Using Query Rules with CSOM Queries in SharePoint 2013

I've had this question from a few people and never had a chance to track down the answer until today.  I've written a few times already about query rules and how awesome they are:  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Search/en-US?query=%22query%20rules%22&beta=0&rn=Share-n-dipity&rq=site:blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/&ac=8 actually shows 9 postings where I've mentioned them in some way or another.  They are pretty freakin' brilliant, but the…

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When Do Your Apps Need AppRegNew.aspx in SharePoint 2013

I had a nice question today from my good friend Bala, who was working on some app stuff and talking to me about AppRegNew.aspx.  We have a nice article on how to use this here:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj860570.aspx, which is talking about packaging up your applications.  The minor disconnect (mostly on my part) was the use case…

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Another Port Opening for Search in SharePoint 2013

My friend JP is hard at work finding all the port openings we need that haven't gotten completely documented yet, and here's a new one.  (By the way, these all ARE working their way into TechNet, it will just take a month or two probably for them to find their way there).  If you have firewall…

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Using ACS with the New Azure Web Sites

This is effectively just a "retweet" but I wanted to call this out because it was very helpful recently solving a problem in what I think is an important scenario – using ACS for federated identity management with an application hosted in the new Azure web sites.  Vittorio Bertocci posted on the relatively easy change…

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Getting a Full Result Set from a Remote SharePoint Index in SharePoint 2013

This post is in follow up to a previous post about setting up an OAuth trust between two farms:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2012/07/23/setting-up-an-oauth-trust-between-farms-in-sharepoint-2013.aspx.  The primary reason for writing that post was to describe how to set up an OAuth trust between two farms, which can be used for a number of reasons.  A secondary part of that post…

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Configuring Multiple Distributed Cache Servers in SharePoint 2013

My good friend JP Poissant found a little configuration glitch the other day when building out a new farm.  He found that when he tried to start the distributed cache service running on a second server in the farm, it failed to start.  The service was listed but he was getting the "cacheHostInfo is null"…

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