Miss The SharePoint Conference? Now You Can Watch All The Talks Online! If you missed the SharePoint Conference and wish you could have tuned in to find out all the latest around SharePoint, Office 365 and Yammer, then you are in luck! Microsoft's Channel 9 is now carrying videos of all the talks. The sessions can be streamed online or even downloaded for offline viewing or posting to your own internal sites for sharing with your organization. For more information, please see this site.

Taxonomy Picker in SharePoint Provider-Hosted App. One of the exciting announcements at the 2014 SharePoint Conference, was the general availability the Office App Model Samples (OfficeAMS) on Codeplex. OfficeAMS is grass-roots effort by volunteer Microsoft developers to provide code samples using the Office/SharePoint app model that address common customization scenarios. The samples in OfficeAMS include many scenarios that the SharePoint community felt was impossible or challenging to deliver without full-trust code.  It includes almost 30 complex scenarios such as site provisioning, branding, templating, profile sync, UX controls, and many more. To learn more, please see MTC Architect Richard diZerega's blog post.

SharePoint 2013 Search Driven Publishing Considerations. Search-driven publishing is a powerful feature of SharePoint 2013. In this "Michael on the Go" video, MTC Architect Michael Gannotti discusses a client case that highlights some of the considerations you need to take in to account when looking to implement search-driven publishing. See Michael's video here.

SharePoint Branding With BindTuning. In this "Michael on the Go" video, MTC Architect Michael Gannotti discuss the use of BindTuning in jumpstarting enterprise branding projects, for small business or departmental sites, for consistency across multiple versions of SharePoint and other CMSs, etc. See Michael's video here.

Configure a Reverse Proxy Device for SharePoint Server 2013 Hybrid. In this TechNet article written by MTC Architect Ali Mazaheri is an overview of the role of reverse proxy devices in a SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid deployment, and links to device-specific configuration guidance. In the article, there is a discussion of supported reverse proxy devices, the role of a reverse proxy in a SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid deployment and information about reverse proxies and forward proxies.

Upcoming Webcasts

  • Tech Talk Webcast -Azure for Developers 2 of 4 Connecting Your Corporate Environment to Azure" Today at 12pm Eastern, the MTC Philadelphia Architects Todd Furst and Danilo Diaz will present “Azure for Developers 2 of 4 Connecting Your Corporate Environment to Azure.” If you are an IT or in Operations and looking at Azure for test/dev workloads or for hosting production applications then this is a session for you. Todd and Danilo will walk you through the various methods of extending/connecting you domain to Azure to provide for a seamless environment. At the MTC we have been working with customers helping them set up environments like this for a while (including a large production ISV instance of SharePoint running multiple production sites) and so we have seen the practical gotchas, tips, and tricks. During their session Todd and Danilo are also prepared to answer your questions about such setups. To learn more about how to join the webcast, please visit this site.
  • Mid Day Café - Monday, March 17th at 12pm Eastern. The agenda for this week's webcast is below. To learn how to join the webcast, please visit this site.
    • Welcome
    • Microsoft Tech News
    • Device of the Week – Nokia Lumia 2520
    • Bits & Bytes – Analyzing System Center Data with PowerPivot. Guest MTC Architect William Emmert
    • App of the Week – The Accelerometer Enhanced Bing Travel Application
    • Mailbag
    • Upcoming Events
    • Close