Over the Summer, Microsoft released JSON Light support in the SharePoint 2013 REST API. One of the big bits of feedback we got from developers using the REST SharePoint API was about the payload of the data that was returned. Our response was to add support for JSON Light. JSON Light is an open standard… Continue reading
I just moved my blog. The posts are here but some of the content is missing (like images) and some needs to be adjusted (like video embeds). I hope to get these issues addressed as quickly as possible.
Some time ago I wrote a post describing my issues trying to add a service reference to the SharePoint 2013 REST API. I’ve done some more investigation since then and I have some additional information. First off, I talked with my friend Paul Schaeflein who wrote a great blog post on how to use the… Continue reading
I was sitting in on one of Andrew Connell’s talks this week and he mentioned that the REST API for most SharePoint Online sites now exposes metadata. I immediately went to my SharePoint Online site, added /_vti_bin/Client.svc/$metadata to the site URL and, lo and behold, it worked! What follows is the tale of my… Continue reading
Let’s start with a brief description of Site Pages from MSDN: Site pages are provisioned from a template page that is stored on the file system of the front-end Web server. When a site is provisioned, SharePoint Foundation creates a pointer to the instance of the page template on the file system. This allows SharePoint… Continue reading
Next Tuesday (May 28) my newest Pluralsight course will drop. It’s a 6.5 hour epic journey through the world of SharePoint 2013 Development using the Client Object Model and REST API. Here’s the module (chapter) breakdown. Module 1: Introduction – Introducing the Client Object Model – Introducing the REST API Module 2: Programming with the… Continue reading
Have you ever tried to build the URL for a REST API service call and ended up confused and frustrated? The OData query syntax is well documented, it’s just not that intuitive. Well, if you want to query list data I have a little trick you can use to have the appropriate URL generated for… Continue reading
Another SharePoint Conference has come and gone and it’s time for the obligatory wrap-up post (at least what I can remember). This was a very busy conference for me, almost to the point of being overwhelming. I caught some sessions live and got to spend time with my colleagues from Portal and Pluralsight, but I… Continue reading