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 REST API Metadata Now Exposed by Sites in SharePoint Online

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 Walktrough: Building a Site Page in SharePoint 2010 or 2013

Upcoming Pluralsight Course: SharePoint 2013 Development with the Client Object Model and REST API

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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 Upcoming Pluralsight Course: SharePoint 2013 Development with the Client Object Model and REST API

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

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

SharePoint 2013 Developer Resource Links

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I’m posting these mostly so I can find them again later Setting up a developer environment How to: Set up an on-premises development environment for apps for SharePoint Configuring Visual Studio 2012 RC for SharePoint 2013 Preview Development SharePoint App Development Apps for SharePoint overview Developer training SharePoint 2013 Preview for Developers (Forums) Apps for… Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Developer Resource Links

SharePoint 2013 Development–Microsoft has their Heads in the Clouds

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The SharePoint 2013 Preview has been out for a couple days and I have it all figured out – not! But I have seen enough to get the general feel of the release, at least from a developers perspective. The App and Solution Models The vast majority of the material that has been released over… Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Development–Microsoft has their Heads in the Clouds

Walkthrough: Creating a Custom ASP.NET (ASMX) Web Service in SharePoint 2010

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There is a walkthrough on this subject on MSDN. I’ve seen a few people comment that they have had issues trying to follow the walkthrough so I thought I’d create an alternate version. Update: A couple of people have asked for information on how to consume the service so I’ve added an extra section at the… Continue reading Walkthrough: Creating a Custom ASP.NET (ASMX) Web Service in SharePoint 2010

How To Programmatically Read Best Bets for SharePoint 2010 Search

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For one of the projects I’m working on, I needed to be able to iterate search best bets programmatically. I did a quick Google search and came up with a blog post by Stefan Goßner on the subject. Turns out Stefan’s post was for SharePoint 2007 and the code uses a type that has been… Continue reading How To Programmatically Read Best Bets for SharePoint 2010 Search

Creating a SharePoint Site Page With Code-Behind Using Visual Studio 2010

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A while ago I was reading Kirk Evans blog post on the subject of using code-behind in SharePoint 2010 site pages. I wanted to make sure things still worked the way they did in SharePoint 2007. Everything looked the same until I saw the part about updating the web.config file. From Kirk’s blog post: “The… Continue reading Creating a SharePoint Site Page With Code-Behind Using Visual Studio 2010