TNWiki Article Spotlight – How to Configure an Environment for Creating your first SharePoint Hosted App

Welcome to the Tuesday Article Spotlight!

Check out this SharePoint Guru Gold Medal winning article from :

These comments from the judges help express our amazement about this article (Margriet and Gokan are both SharePoint MVPs)...


Guru Award SharePoint 2010 / 2013 Technical Guru - August 2014  

Gold Award Winner


Geetanjali Arora Step by Step Guide to Configure Environment for Creating your first SharePoint Hosted App Margriet Bruggeman: "Enormous detailed article!! A good step by step guide!" 
Ed Price: "Great article with visual imagery! Great troubleshooting steps!" 
GO: "WOW! Great article. This article has the 3 "C" in one. Clear, clever and clean. Well done!"


I do love how this article explains everything in depth. Here is the introduction from the article...



One of the new features of SharePoint 2013 is the SharePoint App Model. Similar to the windows phone marketplace, we now have a SharePoint Store available where we can simply search for apps and download them on our SharePoint site.  In SharePoint 2013, everything is an app, be it lists or libraries.

If you have a look at the below screenshot, you will see an option to “add an app” in the View All Site Content section.

Now, if you click on this “add an app” link, you get the below screen where you get available templates for your app like document library, custom list, picture library etc. that you can add as an app.


I recommend you read the rest of the article here to learn all the details:


Enjoy! And remember to jump on in and join  on the Wiki! The Wiki is warm!

   - Ninja Ed

Comments (10)

  1. Davut EREN says:

    wow it's good subject. and good article. Also congrats to all SP guru

  2. Saeid Hasani says:

    As a person who is not a front-end guy, I found it clear and comprehensible !
    Thanks Ed and Geetanjali! 🙂

  3. You’re welcome Recep and Saeid!

    Yes, Saeid, I agree. I think it’s very clear how to follow the process from these instructions. The images help a lot!

  4. I’m really glad Geetanjali won the gold medal that month. She definitely deserved it.

  5. Dan, I agree. It’s a fantastic article! I look forward to another month of great SharePoint articles!

  6. Ed, I am overwhelmed with the exponential growth of the number of SharePoint articles written and posted each month. I enjoy the healthy competition we have each month and it just keeps getting better and better.

  7. Thanks, Dan! Yes, I’m super excited to see such a vibrant SharePoint author community on TechNet Wiki!

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