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Create and Delete Sites in SharePoint 2013 Online with PowerShell

In this post I describe how to connect to SharePoint 2013 Online using PowerShell and how to create and delete team sites there. Download SharePoint Online Management Shell It is recommended that the SharePoint Online Management Shell is installed on your system. The preview edition can be downloaded from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30359 Connect to Service First […]

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SharePoint Customizing Governance

With the release of SharePoint 2013, lots of companies try to find their way to upgrade to that new product version. SharePoint 2010 was a great platform for creating custom solutions. It was such a gread platform that some companies even tried to migrate most of their web based applications to SharePoint 2010 in order […]

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Add new ListItem to Promoted Links list in App using REST

In this article I describe how to add a list item to a Promoted Links list within a SharePoint hosted app using the REST API. There is a MSDN article about REST basic operations with an example about how to add a list item to a list. In that example only the title is set. […]

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Add logging to your SharePoint App

In this post I describe how to write information to the App Error Log. Microsoft published an article about that: Adding troubleshooting instrumentation to an app for SharePoint. While figuring out the product GUID I found out that logging to the app log is easier that described in the article. The following snipped describes in […]

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Test browser support for HTML5 and CSS3

HTML5 delivers a great support for new controls with validation what might save alot of JavaScript code. I asked myself what HTML5 or CSS3 features are supported by certain browsers used by my customers. I stumbled over two very cool sites that deep-test browser capabilities: HTML5 Test This site checks the HTML5 capabilities of your browser […]

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Create SP.FieldLookup using JavaScript and CSOM

In this post I show how to create a lookup column in SharePoint 2013 using JavaScript and CSOM. I used this code within a SharePoint App that has beed deployed to Office 365. The code should also work in SharePoint 2013 On-Premis Apps. The lists are created in host web. Step 1: Context objects and […]

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Syntax hightlightning on wordpress.com

I moved my wordpress blog to wordpress.com and wondered where all my plugins were gone. After moving, I figured out that plugins are not allowed on wordpress.com – Welcome to the cloud! But luckily there is a little help. See this article for Details: http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/ With that helper my code looks brilliant: Great, thanx wordpress!

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SharePoint navigation: Quick launch vs. Navigation

In this article I’ll write about some notes on how quick launch configuration differences between publishing and collaboration sites in SharePoint 2010. If you navigate to the site settings the “Look and Feel” section you will see that there are different options available between collaboration and publishing sites. Look and feel options of a publishing site […]

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Wiki vs. Documents

Since SharePoint 2010 has been released half a year ago, lots of people start talking about the new cool wiki features it brought with it. Some people seem trying to use the wiki features whereever possible not thinking about the drawbacks. Documents seem to be old-fashioned, they’re not enterprise 2.0…  Indeed, it is true that the SharePoint 2010 wiki feature are […]

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Things to keep in mind when testing a custom or 3rd party design for SharePoint

Some weeks ago I got a custom SharePoint design for testing. The design was implemented using a custom master page, some css files and an Office Theme file (thmx). At the first glance, the design looked great. So I decided to deploy it and show the design to colleagues. After some more testing it turned […]

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