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  • Blog Post: Self-Service Site Provisioning using Apps for SharePoint 2013

    NOTE : Site Provisioning using apps has been better addressed by myself and others in the community on the Office AMS project published on codeplex . You are highly encouraged to reference that material over this. I would also discourage the use of Autohosted apps for this type of customization. Thanks...
  • Blog Post: Corporate YouTube and Video Delivery via SharePoint 2013

    Want to deliver an internal/corporate “YouTube” for your organization using SharePoint? Looking to maximize your SharePoint deployment by incorporating video/media delivery? Worried about the storage/bandwidth implications of allowing anyone in the enterprise to contribute video/media? Then...
  • Blog Post: Leveraging SharePoint dialogs in Apps for SharePoint

    One of the creative ways Apps for SharePoint can be exposed in a site is through the SharePoint dialog. In this way, apps can deliver contextual capabilities to a SharePoint site. Dialogs will typically be launched from custom actions in the app. In this post I will discuss how to launch an app through...
  • Blog Post: Combining Apps for SharePoint and Apps for Office

    One of the interesting capabilities of the new SharePoint/Office app models is combining them to deliver complete real-world solutions. In fact, an app for SharePoint can contain/embed an App for Office. Combining apps can lead to some powerful scenarios. Imagine an expense report app for Office that...
  • Blog Post: Real-world Apps for SharePoint 2013 - Kudos (Part 2)

    Several months ago I wrote a post about building real-world apps for SharePoint 2013. In that post, I walked through the creation of an employee recognition app for SharePoint 2013 called Kudos. The original Kudos app leveraged SharePoint lists for storage and wasn’t very configurable. In this...
  • Blog Post: Real-world Apps for SharePoint 2013 - Kudos (Part 1)

    In this two part series, I will explore developing real-world solutions via apps for SharePoint 2013. Part 1 will focus on the basic app delivery without complex tenancy considerations (the solution will store all information in a list on the tenant). In part 2 , we will explore tenancy considerations...
  • Blog Post: Optimizing User Experience of Apps for SharePoint 2013

    The User Experience Challenge Just a decade ago iframes were frowned upon on the web. Not all browsers supported them and some organizations even applied browser policies to block iframes. Fast-forward to today and iframes are a staple of web development and the cornerstone of both the Facebook and...
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