Microsoft offers some recommended procedures for SharePoint customizations built with full trust solutions

In the final 10 mins of the 1st of 6 video tutorials titled Transform SharePoint Customizations to SharePoint App Model, Vesa Juvonen, a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft presents several correct practices developers can use to safely build custom trusted solutions for SharePoint, on-premises. The first 40 minutes of the video were devoted to a structured presentation, perhaps it would be better to refer to it as a rhetorical argument intended to persuade the audience to hasten their pace of adopting the SharePoint App Model. Regardless, in the final 10 minutes the audience is treated to a presentation of how…
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Microsoft Turns Up the Volume on Why Developers Should Embrace The Office and SharePoint 2013 App Model

Microsoft has started a concerted effort to persuade Office Developers and SharePoint 2013 Developers to embrace the new App model. This effort includes the launch of a Reimagine SharePoint development site, a set of videos with the same title on MSDN Channel 9, and even dedicating an Office 365 technical webcast to the topic. This webcast took place on June 5, 2014. This technical webcast was led by Vesa ”Vesku” Juvonen, who is a Principal Consultant at Microsoft. Why is Microsoft accelerating its efforts now? Perhaps all of this new activity reflects a greater sense of urgency. After all, the…
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Microsoft Adds Another Reason for Organizations to Choose Office 365 – Document Conversations

Microsoft acquired Yammer in June, 2012. But to date, Yammer appears to have exclusively appealed to organizations with a deep commitment to nurturing collaboration. Some organizations fit this model, while others clearly do not. One can argue this ‘on off’ characteristic of consumer appetite for Yammer presents both a challenge, and an opportunity for Microsoft to broaden Yammer’s appeal, and, thereby, help more organizations embrace cloud and Office 365. After all, Yammer is only available in the cloud. There is no better way to implement Yammer in lieu of SharePoint’s native newsfeed than to subscribe to Office 365. On June…
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