The SharePoint app model and the health of the SharePoint partner community

As Microsoft has attempted to hasten the rate at which its enterprise customers for SharePoint server, on-premises, adopt its flavorful Office 365 cloud, SaaS offer, members of its partner community have vocalized concerns. One prominent component of this adoption campaign, in particular, has come to serve (in my opinion) as a barometer built to measure the health of the partner community. The component is the SharePoint 2013 App Model and the notion of “SharePoint customizations”. I recently wrote several posts to this blog on topics related to the App Model. There is a lot of recently published technical content on…
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Microsoft addresses the need to transform full trust solutions to conform with the SharePoint app model

Microsoft addresses the burning need most communities of SharePoint 2013 users will face when they consider eschewing full trust solutions for systems built with the new Office (SharePoint) App Model in a video tutorial titled Transform SharePoint Customizations to SharePoint App Model: (01) Introduction to App Model Transition Tasks. This video is led by 2 Senior Program Managers at Microsoft: Steve Walker and Vesa Juvonen The video is the first of a set of six video tutorials on this topic, which were all published on December 18, 2014. The intended audience are “IT pros, consultants, Office developers, and Microsoft partners”….
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While promoting the availability of Office 365 APIs, Microsoft also recently provided extensive video training on the SharePoint App Model

During the month of December, 2014, Microsoft published over 5 hours of video training content on the SharePoint App Model. This training has been packaged into 6 segments, each approximately 50 minutes in length. Each segment is led by two senior program managers who each bring extensive experience with SharePoint to the task: Steve Walker and Vesa Juvonen. I have already written a post to this blog on the second segment in this set. The title of my post is Microsoft recommends branding SharePoint Online, Office 365 with themes, alternate CSS and other CSOM methods rather than creating custom master…
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Is SharePoint Online, Office 365 the Right Solution for Your Organization?

As Guy Creese, Research VP at Gartner, Inc. makes clear in a one hour webinar titled The Hidden Snages of Office 365, any business with an Enterprise Agreement (EA) with Microsoft(R) will, soon, face a decision as to whether or not it makes sense to build a SharePoint Online solution, within the context of an Office 365 corporate subscription, or not. The alternative, of course, is to either continue to maintain an on premise SharePoint solution, or to build one from the ground up. What are the limitations of opting for a SharePoint computing solution built on SharePoint Online, Office…
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MSDN Channel 9 Offers a Course in Building Windows Store Apps With HTML, JavaScript and CSS

SharePoint-Videos offers several training sets on Microsoft’s Office 2013 and SharePoint App Model. Tools for building applications for web browser clients, HTML, JavaScript and CSS, play an important role in this model. MSDN’s Channel 9 offers a truly hands-on lab on building a Windows App with HTML 5, JavaScript and CSS 3.0 with Visual Studio 2012. Our training sets on the Office 2013 and SharePoint App Model include one led by Steve Fox, a Director with Microsoft Services: SharePoint 2013: Beginning Development two led by Yaroslav Pentsarskyy: SharePoint 2013: Branding SharePoint 2013: Development and, finally, one set led by Marc…
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Asif Rehmani to Present in April, 2014, on Three High Value Topics at SharePoint Intersection, Orlando

Stakeholders in SharePoint Online, Office 365 or SharePoint 2013, on premises, can realize substantial benefit from implementing workflow as an important method of developing custom applications, wherever appropriate. They can add to this benefit by supporting custom feature development, for SharePoint, as a means of exploiting the opportunity presented by workflow development methods. But user adoption is the critical component of any successful effort in either of these directions. Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP will talk to all three of these components, at SharePoint Intersection, 2014, which will be held in April in Orlando, Florida. Anyone attending this conference, who chooses…
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Understanding the Implications of Implementing Full Trust Solutions for SharePoint

SharePoint-Videos.com has published a series of video tutorial sets on the development options available to organizations implementing SharePoint Server 2013. One of these sets, SharePoint 2013: Beginning Development, which is authored by Steve Fox, a Director at Microsoft®, provides administrators, developers, architects and business analysts with an overview of the range of development options before them when they consider how best to implement new features for this computing platform. What is NOT included in this tutorial set is a presentation of why the new Cloud App Model, and the common reliance, by any of the current development methods, on relatively…
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There is Ample Room for Client Server Development in the New SharePoint App Development Model

Contrary to popular assumption, there is ample room for .net developers using Visual Studio to build processes for SharePoint Server 2013 with the new App model. The method of choice for this type of development is the Client Side Object Model (CSOM). Steve Fox, Director of Services for Microsoft® authored a video tutorial titled Using the Client-Side Object Model in SharePoint 2013. This video is available for unlimited viewing to anyone with a valid subscription to SharePoint-Videos.com. I think it’s important to promote this opportunity. Certainly the SharePoint 2013 App architecture is built to isolate client and server components. This…
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A Closer Look at Building a Provider Hosted App for SharePoint 2013

In a video tutorial titled SharePoint 2013 Provider Hosted App Model, Steve Fox, a Microsoft Director of Services, takes his audience on a deeper dive into one of the 3 App Development models he presented in the prior video tutorial in this set, namely the “Provider Hosted” App model. This video is available for viewing by anyone with a subscription to SharePoint-Videos.com. It’s our practice to release curricula like this one, on the SharePoint 2013 App Model, for purchase for local viewing (we offer license purchase options at different prices for individual viewing and group viewing. Please contact us for…
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