Announcement: Deploying SharePoint Framework (SPFx) solutions to all site collections in an SPO tenant at once

[Via Office Dev Center] Announcing Tenant-Scoped SharePoint Framework Package Deployment You can use new capabilities released today that provide more options for engaging broader audiences with your SharePoint Framework (SPFx) web parts. We are pleased to announce a new tenant-wide SPFx deployment option, which complements the existing site-collection targeted deployment option. Developers can choose to…

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SharePoint Developer Announcement: The SharePoint Framework—an open and connected platform

Today a new development model for SharePoint has been announced: The SharePoint Framework, a Page and Part model that enables fully supported client-side development, easy integration with the Microsoft Graph and support for open source tooling. The SharePoint Framework is an evolutionary step in SharePoint extensibility that delivers a new client-side rendering framework leveraging open…

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New SharePoint CSOM version released for SharePoint Online

We just announced the availability of a new SharePoint CSOM version targeted for SharePoint Online. This updated CSOM release contains numerous highly requested new capabilities which will enable new business scenarios and capabilities when you are developing solutions for SharePoint Online. You can find the latest CSOM package for SharePoint online from the NuGet gallery…

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How to unpublish a published content type if the published content type no longer exists

One of my colleagues (Steffi Buchner) recently got a case where a customer deleted a content type hub and later noticed that some of the content types provided by this hub were already published. The problem is that the information about which content types are published is stored in the TermStore database outside of the…

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Do you have plans to write an Android App that communicates with Office 365?

If the answer to the question above is yes, then the following announcement will be interesting to you: Microsoft unleashes Office 365 Android SDK for developers to play with   Overview With the Office 365 SDK for Android Preview, it’s now possible to use data stored in Microsoft Office 365 from your Android Apps. This…

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Office App Model Samples – Community solutions for SharePoint

On Codeplex you can now find a bundle of very powerful App Model Samples for SharePoint. Although the title talks about Office currently most samples actually focus on SharePoint Apps. As of today samples for the following scenarios are covered: Cloud based site collection provisioning Creating site collections remotely using SP Apps in on-premises Provision…

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How to copy list items with people and group columns between site collections using CSOM

Recently I had to work on an issue where a user needed to migrate a list from one site collection to another in a different site collection. He used CSOM for this but was challenged by the fact that the list also contained several people and group columns which cannot just be copied over to…

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Now Available: Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

Yesterday we released the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. The Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 provide broad and deep support, ranging from new templates to new designers to a whole host of integrated lifecycle tools.  They enable developers to create, edit, test, debug, package, and deploy apps for Office and SharePoint,…

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Customizing the SharePoint 2013 Developer Dashboard using custom scripts

The Developer Dashboard has undergone some significant changes in 2013. E.g. it is now running in a separate browser window and also allows to show ULS log entries related to the current request. The following article gives a brief overview of the new functionality: http://blah.winsmarts.com/2012-7-SharePoint_2013_Developer_dashboard.aspx Beside these changes, the Developer Dashboard can now be extended…

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SharePoint 15 Technical Preview Managed Object Model SDK available for download

This download contains the following developer documentation: SharePoint 15 Technical Preview Managed Object Model SDK: This compiled help (.chm) file contains reference topics focusing only on types and members that are called by other Microsoft applications. This reference does not document the full SharePoint 15 managed object model. That documentation will accompany a later release…

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