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I’m excited to be returning to SharePoint Conference this year to deliver another exciting session.  I’m getting back to my roots this year and I’ll be delivering a session on Search.  If you have survived until Thursday be sure and check out...
As a developer, I have to admit I have always had a love / hate relationship with InfoPath.  It worked well for some things but once you reached that point where you needed more, you had to scrap your entire solution and start over with something...
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...
For many versions of SharePoint, you have been able to configure the number of days the new indicator shows up on a document in a library.  For example, here is how a new document is indicated in a document library. I’ve worked with a number of user...
It’s been a big year and I thought I would take a moment today to cover some of the SharePoint highlights for 2013. 1) SharePoint moves to a “services-first” offering Wave 15 of Office brought us a number of new features to SharePoint Online including...
Cloud Business Apps are a new project type that you will find in Visual Studio 2013 for SharePoint development.  What exactly are they?  They are the next evolution of LightSwitch using the app model.  If you’re not familiar with LightSwitch...
Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at Dev Connections 2013 in Las Vegas.  Unfortunately, not all of my sessions went according to plan when I found out earlier that week that my co-presenter, Fabian Williams ( @fabianwilliams ) came down with...
As an administrator or developer, there may be times when you really want to see everything in the search index.  It’s great for troubleshooting.  Unfortunately, the way you do this seems to vary between SharePoint versions.  I wrote on...
I had the pleasure of presenting a new search talk at SQL Saturday Baton Rouge.  For a SQL event, this one always brings a fair number of SharePoint users.  Attendees got to hear about how to improve their search experience thought implementation...
When it comes to SharePoint search, managed properties have always had a special place in my heart.  After all they are what lets you do all of the cool stuff in SharePoint search when it comes to querying, refining, and displaying information. ...
If you’re like me, you like complete code samples.  I don’t like having to infer the code I am supposed to right when I see a reference in the API.  I don’t program much any more, so I admit I am lazy and want to see a complete example that...
I’ve had yet another fun week up here in Canada.  I gave a brand new talk about the new ways to query search in SharePoint 2013.  I had a room full of developers that asked a lot of great questions.  As promised, my slide deck is below...
I wanted to create an autocomplete textbox in a SharePoint app recently by using terms from the term store.  Since retrieving items from the term store can be a bit involved I wanted to show you the steps involved.  This solution make use of...
I’ve got a number of talks coming up that I am excited about.  It turns out that talking about my experiences publishing SharePoint 2013 apps to the Office Store is hot!  I’ve already spoken about it in Austin and now I’ll be speaking about...
I have a session coming up at SharePoint Summit Toronto this year about the many different ways you can query search.  Whenever I am working on a new talk, it is customary for me to write blog posts about my examples so here it is. :)  I first...
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