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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Windows Developers can now use Office 365 REST based APIs to build the platform into their solutions

Windows application developers (working with Visual Studio as their IDE) can now build Microsoft Office 365 into their apps, and even solutions via . At TechEd Europe, Microsoft announced the availability of “REST based APIs” for Windows developers interested in building Office 365 into solutions and apps. SDKs for iOS, and a renovated SDK for Android developers were also mentioned in the works. Readers interested in technical development of SharePoint, SharePoint Online, and Office 365 solutions and apps can learn more about these APIs by watching a set of videos on Microsoft’s Channel 9 on the topic, hosted by Jeremy…
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Working with the OData Protocol, Web Parameters and URIs to Expose External Data in SharePoint

Expressions of the OData protocol are usually incorporated within Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs). These expressions add parameters to Internet locations, at the application layer (hypertext). Once the syntax of a URI has been successfully completed, a web browser can be used as a “universal client” to parse data repositories for targeted segments of data, which users can consume as web pages. In two video tutorials included in a new set of video training content led by Fabian Williams, SharePoint Server MVP, we demonstrate not only the importance of a thorough grounding in web application development to a successful effort to…
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Using the BCS to Pull External Data into SharePoint 2013 with Visual Studio

Microsoft is attempting to rebrand its code editor, Visual Studio, as a preferred method for developers to product Apps conforming to the Office 2013 App model. In a set of three video tutorials, Fabian Williams, a SharePoint MVP and widely acknowledged subject matter expert, demonstrates how the BCS can be used, via Visual Studio, to pull external data into SharePoint 2013. All three of these video tutorials are included in a new set of training content titled SharePoint 2013: Working with external data in SharePoint 2013 using BCS and Workflows. This set is available, exclusively, on SharePoint-Videos.com. In the first…
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When is Visual Studio the Preferred Tool for Building Workflows for SharePoint 2013?

Readers may not be aware of the special cases where Visual Studio 2012, rather than SharePoint Designer, 2013, is the best tool for building workflows for SharePoint 2013. Microsoft® provides some of this information in an entry to the MSDN Library titled Develop SharePoint 2013 workflows using Visual Studio. The version of Visual Studio, which is the subject of this entry, is Visual Studio 2012. The entry states: “what differs from previous versions [of Visual Studio] is that using Visual Studio no longer provides a code-based authoring strategy. Instead, both SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio provide a fully declarative, no-code…
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IT Professionals Looking for Windows App Certification can Find Lots of Video Training On MSDN’s Channel 9

SharePoint-Videos offers three sets of video training on the SharePoint 2013 App Model: SharePoint 2013 Development SharePoint 2013: JavaScript and jQuery and SharePoint 2013: Beginning Development Any reader looking to achieve certification for “Windows 8 Apps with HTML5” should take a look at the list of video courses offered on MSDN’s Channel 9 on the topic. The first of these, Developing Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 Jump Start is led by Jeremy Foster and Michael Palermo. It should be noted, as Michael Palermo explains, “all of the code samples are on codeshow.codeplex.com”. Selecting CodePlex as the repository of the code…
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A Presentation of the Spectrum on App Development Options for SharePoint 2013, Part Two

This post is the second on a video tutorial authored by Steve Fox, Director of Services at Microsoft®. The title of Steve Fox’s video tutorial is SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools: When to Use What?. This video is available for unlimited viewing by anyone with a subscription to SharePoint-Videos.com. Further on the Browser Development Option theme, Steve demonstrates how Central Administration, and Site and Site Collection administration screens in SharePoint 2013 are all examples of browser development options, this time with even more power than the branding example he provides at the start of this video tutorial. Keeping with the structure…
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Writing Apps and Processes for SharePoint Server 2013

Apps and processes can be written for SharePoint Server 2013. Much has been written about SharePoint 2013 Apps. Microsoft® has built an “App Store” within the Office website to provide customers with access to both free of charge Apps and those available in return for a cash payment. Organizations will likely want to master the methods available to build both varieties of systems to complement SharePoint Server 2013. In a video tutorial series titled SP13-303 SharePoint 2013: Development Course. This course is also available for purchase for local use by either individuals or organizations as SP13-303 SharePoint 2013: Development Video…
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