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Corey Roth [MVP]

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What exactly is this CAM and FTC stuff?

In the last few months, I have noticed some new acronyms creep up in the SharePoint community.  What is it?  Well as a developer, it’s stuff you’re probably already doing.  You take a search in your favorite search engine and you won’t find the terms mentioned much with the earliest mention I could see starting around October of last year.  The definitions will seem obvious when you see them.

  • CAM – Cloud App Model.  This is basically referring to the new SharePoint app model introduced with SharePoint 2013.
  • FTC – Full Trust Code.  The way you have been developing with previous versions of SharePoint using solution packages and server side code.

More recently I also saw a reference to PTC as well in a post by @mkashman.  What’s that?  Partially trusted code.  In this case, we are talking about Sandboxed solutions.  When I think of PTC, I still think of partially trusted code using CAS policies.

Any how, it’s no secret that there is a big push for us to transition our code to the new cloud app model.  You’ll see more and more references of “FTC to CAM”.  There is even a session or two on this at SharePoint Conference 2014.

What do you think?  Did you have any idea what these acronyms were when you first saw them?

@coreyroth

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About CoreyRoth

Corey Roth is an independent SharePoint consultant specializing in ECM, Apps, and Search.
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