SharePoint 2013 on-premise is a different beast from SharePoint 2010. There are a lot of new features that you need to account for in terms of infrastructure, deployment, and performance.
I was at the SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas and attended an extremely useful session on key architectural decisions to follow when designing your SharePoint 2013 farms.
The session was called “SPC334: Real-world SharePoint Architecture Decisions” by Wictor Wilen. Two really interesting points that he made caught my attention:
- Performance of tiers when planning your topology
- Optimal way to deploy your search components Continue reading
I just came back from the SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas, and as you might have heard the conference might as well have been called the Office 365 / SharePoint Online Conference.
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I say that in jest of course, but the key takeaway for developers was: on-premises will still exist, but cloud is a higher priority. Therefore, if you want to stay current as a SharePoint developer, you will need to adapt to the new methods of creating SharePoint applications.
On-premises is still alive and well and thus WSP farm solutions are not going to go away in the next year or two.
One of the most useful sessions that I attended was “SPC358: Developing future-focused, on-premises solutions” by Bob German. Continue reading
As I talked about in my previous blog post on the future of work, Enterprise Social is a defining factor in the future of how teams of people work together.
Image Credit: Adam Pisoni – SPC14 presentation – “A responsive organization stays ahead of the competition
But as anyone working in the Enterprise Social space knows, there are many skeptics.
I am better able to see these skeptical perspectives not as roadblocks, but instead as helpful guides that creates laser focus on delivering business value.
However for many organizations, identifying the use cases that drives business value is elusive.
How do you start and what does it look like?
There are many reasons why you may want to target content in SharePoint. Here I will explain 4 ways of implementing content targeting and when you would want to use them.
SharePoint 2007 introduced a wonderful web control called SPSecurityTrimmedControl that allows you to define sections of content based on user permission, authentication, and/or page mode. The type of content you can display conditionally may be plain text, raw HTML, or ASP.NET control. You can use it in masterpages, page layouts, or custom controls. Most of the time it’s a no-brainer to use it because it’s very flexible and easy to configure. Continue reading
This year’s conference kicked off with the much anticipated keynote from the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton.
From there Jared Spataro (General Manager of Enterprise Social at Microsoft) took to the stage to share the key themes that Microsoft is focusing on currently:
- Big Data
We have a client on SharePoint 2013 with an external facing website (i.e. anonymous users) that uses a lot of OOTB web parts.
One of these is the Pages web part (with custom styling of course):
However, for some reason, when we press the Next button on this web part we get a 401 Unauthorized error: Continue reading
This is the first year in our 14 year history that we have attended the RSA Conference, which might strike you as strange. After all, we’re a company focused on connecting employees with the right information at the right time.
And while security has always been a key part of connecting employees, the rise of enterprise mobile has changed everything. That’s why we’re here.
RSA is well known in the information security industry. You’ve probably seen or even used those secure fobs that flash numbers across the screen every thirty seconds.
You’ve got RSA to thank for them. Continue reading
The short answer is: A platform specific experience, tailored to leverage the best features of the user’s platform. This experience provides easy access to the data that is most useful to the user in the format that maximizes their platform.
The rise of mobile devices and the growing popularity of bring your own device (BYOD) programs has numbered the days in which portals will be exclusively rendered through traditional web pages. The web page experience is very useful and makes a lot of sense when the user’s platform is a traditional desktop or laptop computer. But what about when that user’s platform is a tablet or a smart phone?
What are SharePoint Apps? How do they work? Will they change everything, again!? Microsoft is introducing the concept of Apps in Office 2013. What does this mean? Here’s my understanding right now…
First, here’s a friendly video that introduces you to the world of Apps:
Imagine apps for Office and SharePoint in 90 seconds
Developers that have been writing scripts for Excel can now be “app developers”. Web Parts for SharePoint can be bought at the app store. But how does this work for SharePoint?