December 2012

Juan Carlos

SharePoint 2013: What’s new in search in document libraries and lists

December 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, SharePoint | Tags: , , , ,


Without a doubt, Search is one of the key investment areas in SharePoint 2013. From an architectural point of view and a foundation perspective, search in SharePoint 2013 includes a single search runtime that joins the best capabilities of FAST and Enterprise Search technologies. In this article, I will show you how easy and simple it is to find information in a document library and a list providing a great user experience when searching for information.

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Danny Jessee

Access and Manipulate Data in Your CloudShare SharePoint 2013 Farm from Anywhere with CSOM, REST and OData

December 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , ,


SharePoint 2010 introduced the client-side object model (CSOM) to allow developers to write applications which interact with SharePoint from client-side code. In SharePoint 2013, Microsoft steps things up a notch by allowing developers to use Representational State Transfer (REST) in conjunction with the Open Data (OData) protocol to perform Create/Read/Update/Delete (CRUD) operations against SharePoint sites and lists for nearly every API in the CSOM. Through the magic of CloudShare web access, we can leverage the CSOM along with REST and OData to interact with our SharePoint 2013 environments from literally anywhere, using any type of client! All code samples in this blog post will be run from my local workstation over 1,000 miles away from my SharePoint 2013 server running in the CloudShare datacenter!

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Juan Carlos

How to configure the Site Access Request in SharePoint 2013

December 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , ,


SharePoint 2013 introduces many cool improvements in terms of user experience when working standard sites. For instance, users can easily request access to a specific site by using the new site access request and invitation mechanism. At the same time, a site administrator can easily do a follow up of all the access requests to a specific site. In this article, I am going to show you how to configure the site access request mechanism in a SharePoint 2013 site.

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Lydia Bronze

SharePoint 2013 Site Templates

December 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , ,


SharePoint 2013 offers a vast variety of out-of-the-box site templates. One of the success factors of your SharePoint deployment is choosing the most suitable site template that meets your business needs.

I’ve been asked many times which site template can serve particular required needs and what differs one template from another, so I decided to write a quick overview of all the available SharePoint 2013 site templates and their common uses. I’ve also prepared a SharePoint 2013 environment configured with all site types for some hands-on experience.

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