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20 September 2012
20 September 2012

An Overview of SharePoint 2013 App Development Model

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Microsoft have put a lot of resources into improving SharePoint. SharePoint 2013 introduces 'SharePoint Apps', which are executed within the browser. This provides a lot of opportunities for extending Sharepoint-based applications to make them fit the customers requirements more closely, and paves the way for cloud-based SharePoint services.… Read more
28 February 2012
28 February 2012

PowerShell for SharePoint Developers

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For some reason, Sharepoint developers haven't taken to PowerShell with the same enthusiasm as the DBAs and SysAdmins. Dave McMohan is a man on a mission to explain that PowerShell can provide plenty of power for repetitive tasks and, once learned, can mean very quick scripting.… Read more
17 January 2012
17 January 2012

Managing ItemUpdating and ItemUpdated Events Firing Twice in a SharePoint Item Event Receiver

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Developing a Sharepoint application would have all the fun of a video game, if only you had infinite lives. Dangers lurk hidden out there which, if you run into them, can be a blow to your project and waste a great deal of time. Damon gives just one example of a poisoned dagger in the game of Sharepoint Development: The Item Event Receiver.… Read more

Database Management for SharePoint 2010

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With each revision, SharePoint becomes more a SQL Server Database application, with everything that implies for planning and deployment. There are advantages to this: SharePoint can make use of mirroring, data-compression and remote BLOB storage. It can employ advanced tools such as data file compression, and object-level restore. DBAs can employ familiar techniques to speed SharePoint applications. Bert explains the way that SharePoint and SQL Server interact. … Read more
05 April 2011
05 April 2011

Using Features and Solutions to Deploy your SharePoint Customizations

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When deploying any Sharepoint application, the way to do it is through 'Features and Solutions'. There are two recommended paths of deploying custom functionality into SharePoint: Sandboxed or Farm Solutions. Which should you choose, and in what circumstances? Dave McMahon talks us through a Sharepoint deployment with Sharepoint 2010 and VS 2010 and finds it pretty easy. … Read more
20 January 2011
20 January 2011

Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010: Support at Last

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SharePoint developers have long been denied their own set of tools, but that's finally starting to change. Developing for SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2010 is easy and intuitive, and David takes a moment to walk us through this brave new world.… Read more
12 August 2010
12 August 2010

SharePoint 2010 Visio Services

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Even if you've heard of SharePoint, you may not know about Visio Services, which is making Data-Driven visualizations easier to create than ever before. Dave McMahon has generously provided an excellent introduction to get us up to speed, complete with a step-by-step guide to getting started.… Read more
11 December 2009
11 December 2009

How to Create Custom SharePoint Workflows in Visual Studio 2008

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Whereas simple workflows are possible using Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer, you will soon reach the point where you will need to use Visual Studio. In the third article in Charles' introduction to Workflows in Sharepoint, he demonstrates how to create a workflow from scratch using Visual Studio, and discusses the relative merits of the two tools for this sort of development work.… Read more
07 October 2009
07 October 2009

How to Create Custom Workflows in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

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SharePoint is an incredibly powerful platform when it comes to managing flows of data, and it seems odd that more people don't understand or use that functionality. Charles Lee builds on his explanation of lists in SharePoint for beginners and gives you a clear, straightforward demonstration of how to build a custom workflow to automate some of your more mundane everyday workflow tasks. … Read more
20 April 2009
20 April 2009

Working With the ANTS Profiler to Optimize SharePoint

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When a page in SharePoint takes 30 seconds to load, it is time for any developer to be concerned. There is much to be gained by taking the obvious steps of removing functionality that is not required, but at some point, you'll need to take a close look at the code to see what parts need optimizing. Shereen Qumsieh describes how she reduced loading time to less than a third of what it had been. … Read more