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Video: JSON Light Support in the SharePoint 2013 REST API

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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

Session Recording: JavaScript and jQuery for SharePoint Developers

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I recorded the JavaScript and jQuery for SharePoint Developers session I gave at SharePoint Saturday New York on July 26, 2014. The audio was recorded using my laptop microphone so the quality isn’t very good but hopefully it is understandable. The slides and demos can be downloaded from http://1drv.ms/1pkKYRR Session abstract: Much of the JavaScript… Continue reading

Adding a Service Reference to the SharePoint 2013 REST API

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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

SharePoint Fest New York–June 18 to 20

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  Next week I’ll be presenting a workshop and two breakout sessions at SharePoint Fest in New York City. WS 202 – JavaScript and JQuery for SharePoint Developers If you’re a SharePoint developer you are either doing JavaScript development now or you will be doing JavaScript development in the near future. There has been an… Continue reading

REST API Metadata Now Exposed by Sites in SharePoint Online

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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

Walktrough: Building a Site Page in SharePoint 2010 or 2013

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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

SharePoint Dev Quick Tip – Quickly and Easily Building SharePoint REST API Query URLs

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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

My Thoughts on the Developer Content at the SharePoint Conference 2012 (The Appy Hour)

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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

SharePoint Dev Quick Tip–Finding the Internal Name of a Field

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Note: For the purposes of this post I’m going to assume you know the difference between the display name and the internal name of a field and why you should use the internal name when referring to fields in code and queries. There are several tools/tricks you can use to get the internal name of… Continue reading