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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The SharePoint 2013 Development and Office App Models Promise Expanded Roles for SharePoint Site Designers

SharePoint Users with successful experience branding sites with HTML, JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), can now look forward to a new role, with, arguably, an expanded importance within their communities. The new SharePoint Development, and Office App Models are both built, in entirety, on these skills. SharePoint-Videos offers a very rich set of video tutorial content on these new development models. Yaroslav Pentsarskyy, a SharePoint MVP, acknowledged subject matter expert on SharePoint branding, and a published author led our first online course on this topic, SharePoint 2013: Development. Yaroslav also led an online course for us on SharePoint 2013,…
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Why SharePoint Developers Need to be Comfortable Building Apps for SharePoint Server 2013

SharePoint developers need to move into a comfort zone on the topic of building “apps”. SharePoint server 2013 provides them with an opportunity to attain this objective. On November 12, 2013, Yaroslav Pentsarskyy will teach an online course, Building Robust SharePoint 2013 hosted Apps for productivity and profit – Online Class. This course can provide a lot of the technical content these developers will need to attain their objective. The “app” process development method is the best approach to building processes for SharePoint Server 2013. It is, reliably, the most likely approach to satisfying end user needs for a uniform,…
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Further Detail on Worflow Manager Client 1.0 for SharePoint 2013

Rehmani Consulting, Inc makes substantial efforts to keep SharePoint stakeholders, whether these individuals play a role as a line of business (LOB) decision-maker, or a role within an implementation and/or support team as an administrator, developer, architect, or SharePoint advocate, up to date with best practices with regards to using workflows to develop no-code processes for enterprise implementation on SharePoint. We see workflows as a very valuable feature of SharePoint, which, if successfully implemented, may provide the basis for a meaningful reduction in the cost of daily computing. One can review the type of effort that we make in this…
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Implementing Browser Based Process Development for SharePoint 2013 can Produce Considerable Cost Savings for Enterprise Organizations

It is worth taking a blog post to reflect on an unstated, but nevertheless core assumption of Asif Rehmani’s presentation at the SharePoint 2012 Conference, “Building Composite Solutions for SharePoint 2013 with the Browser”. This core assumption is that it makes sense for enterprise organizations to empower SharePoint 2013 site owners and power users with a set of process development methods that make no use of software programming. These so-called “no-code” methods can stimulate higher levels of user adoption of SharePoint 2013, meaning that users will begin to eschew alternative methods, which may require comparably much more expensive software development…
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Expose Geographical, Location Specific Information about Documents and List Items in SharePoint 2013

In the final section of his presentation at the SharePoint 2012 Conference, Asif Rehmani demonstrated how the new, out of the box field type for SharePoint 2013, “Geolocation” can be used to expose location information about documents in SharePoint 2013 Libraries, and items included in lists. Like any other field type, a SharePoint site column (not to mention a term set) called “Geolocation” can certainly be produced as a method of sorting specific locations for easy identification by users via SharePoint search. Each location will appear as a discrete term within the “Geolocation” term set. As well, each location will…
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Using Third Party Workflow Apps with SharePoint 2013 via the Browser to Manage Business Processes

Workflows are the next scenario presented by Asif Rehmani in his presentation, “Building Composite Solutions for SharePoint 2013 with the Browser” which he delivered at the SharePoint Conference, 2012, which was held in Las Vegas, NV in the U.S. We need to note that the workflow tool discussed in this section of Asif’s presentation is offered by Nintex. He made the decision to build this workflow section of his presentation on Nintex’s product, in part, as the result of Microsoft’s recommendation that this presentation include some mention of 3rd party applications, as appropriate. Appropriately, workflow comes up with regard to…
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Using Site Columns, Document Templates, and Office 2013 Quick Parts to Expose Data to SharePoint 2013

In his presentation, “Building Composite Solutions for SharePoint 2013 with the Browser” Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP and MCT, demonstrated how an Expense Report Created in Microsoft Word can be used as a method of adding data to SharePoint which can be exposed to users in a manner that facilitates business intelligence (BI) gathering objectives. The problem is how to expose the data from MS Word forms like expense reports to SharePoint search, sort, etc? Asif presented likely options to accomplish this task: the user inputs the metadata into SharePoint columns or, a workflow is run once a completed expense report…
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Building Composite Solutions for SharePoint 2013 with the Browser – Part 2

This is the second installment of our comments on a presentation by Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP, MCT and President of Rehmani Consulting, Inc. from the SharePoint Conference, 2012 on Browser Based Process Development for SharePoint 2013. In this post we present a definition of composite solutions along with a first example of this type of solution built with only a browser. As an introduction to our working definition of composite solutions, it is useful, first, to depict a context, within which our definition makes sense. The background for our context is our assumption that ” . . . SharePoint is…
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