Apr10

Using the FullCalendar Plugin in SharePoint 2013 Apps

UPDATE: This sample is now live and can be downloaded from here. As we all know, SharePoint 2013 has heavy emphasis on client-side programming. Because of this, I have had my eye out for a good jQuery calendar plugin to use with JavaScript. In ...[Read More]
Published: Apr-10-13 | 0 Comments | #ERR Links to this post

Mar26

Uploading Files in SharePoint 2013 using CSOM and REST

Recently, I have been working through the process of trying to accomplish as many basic SharePoint tasks with both CSOM and REST as possible. My goal is to build a deeper understanding of what operations work in both approaches as well as streng ...[Read More]
Published: Mar-26-13 | 0 Comments | #ERR Links to this post

Mar11

Using the When...Done Pattern with Promises in SharePoint 2013 Apps

I have written a couple of posts about using promises to control the sequential execution of asynchronous calls in SharePoint 2013. If you are new to promises, go back to the previous posts for more information. This post will assume you underst ...[Read More]
Published: Mar-11-13 | 0 Comments | #ERR Links to this post

Mar04

Using Promises with the JavaScript Client Object Model in SharePoint 2013

I’ve discussed promises briefly in a previous post and have noticed that many SharePoint developers are starting to talk about them. If promises are new to you, read that short post first to come up to speed before continuing. Promises allow an ...[Read More]
Published: Mar-04-13 | 0 Comments | #ERR Links to this post

Feb27

App Designs in SharePoint 2013

3/18/2013 Update: After presenting this material at a few user groups, I decided this article needs a better structure to present the ideas. So I have updated the table to reflect more nuance than just "good" and "bad". I'm i ...[Read More]
Published: Feb-27-13 | 0 Comments | #ERR Links to this post

Feb14

Create a Search-Based Task Management Solution in SharePoint 2013

Task lists can be created in any site within SharePoint 2013, so it is often the case that someone is assigned tasks in multiple sites. In many cases, users might not even know they have been assigned a particular task. Setting alerts on all the ...[Read More]
Published: Feb-14-13 | 0 Comments | #ERR Links to this post

Feb01

Print List App for O365

Available now in the SharePoint Store for O365   The Print List App provide a print view for issues, custom, task, links, announcements, events, and contacts lists in Office 365 sites. The following figure shows the print button in the ribbon of ...[Read More]
Published: Feb-01-13 | 0 Comments | #ERR Links to this post

Jan17

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 App Development

I just received word that the book I wrote with Ted Pattison on app development - Microsoft SharePoint 2013 App Development - should be out by the end of January 2013.   In the mean time, you can get the companion content from the O'Reilly site. ...[Read More]
Published: Jan-17-13 | 0 Comments | #ERR Links to this post

Jan17

CAML Distinct Extension Method

Recently, I had a need to return distinct items from a SharePoint 2010 list based on a field in the list. Since CAML doesn't support this type of query directly, people have posted various approaches to solve the problem. Unfortunately, all of the ...[Read More]
Published: Jan-17-13 | 0 Comments | #ERR Links to this post

Nov29

Utilizing Promises in SharePoint 2013 Apps

Before starting my discssuion of promises, I want to give a shout out to Rob Bogue who hates JavaScript, but was instrumental in pushing me down the promises pattern path.   This turned out to be a pretty big hit at the SharePoint Conference, ...[Read More]
Published: Nov-29-12 | 0 Comments | #ERR Links to this post

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