In this first update to What’s New for Developers in SharePoint 2016 we’ll see how to create Add-In (App) projects that will work with SharePoint 2016 Beta 2 and talk about additions to CSOM and the REST API.
At the upcoming DEVIntersection conference in Las Vegas, Mark Rackley and I will be doing a full-day workshop designed to help developers get started with SharePoint Development. DEVIntersection – October 26 to 29 – MGM Grand, Las Vegas The intersection of tools and technologies today creates a need for a conference that allows you to… Continue reading Getting Started with SharePoint Development Workshop at DEVIntersection
My Generics in VB.NET course for Pluralsight was published today! #woot
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now and I finally found the time. Take a look at the two REST API calls below. The only thing that is different is the resource path in the URL. If this is case, why are we writing the remainder of the code over and over… Continue reading Reduce Code Need for SharePoint REST API Calls with SPRestRepository
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 Video: JSON Light Support in the SharePoint 2013 REST API
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 Adding a Service Reference to the SharePoint 2013 REST API
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 REST API Metadata Now Exposed by Sites in SharePoint Online
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 Walktrough: Building a Site Page in SharePoint 2010 or 2013