With the recent Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of SharePoint 2013, I figured it was time to see what the new app development model is all about.
So the question here is: What’s new in SharePoint 2013 CSOM? Well, of course the API is there (in the 15 hive) and Microsoft has increased the possibilities of building applications with the CSOM adding new assemblies that allow developers not only to interact with SharePoint sites but also use some of the key SharePoint 2013 services like Search, Managed Metadata or the new Translation service.
CloudShare loves making the lives of developers easier. One way we do it is by making processes so convenient that they become invisible. In the application life-cycle this means that developers can focus on creating great technology, and managers can have full visibility and change control. ProPlus provides you the tools needed to start development projects faster and eliminate all thoughts of infrastructure. On top of that we add collaboration and environment management tools. How can it get any better!?
It has. I’m thrilled to announce that ProPlus now features an environment with IBM’s new Rational Team Concert (RTC) Application Life-cycle Management Suite! This makes it easier than ever for developers to experience RTC 4.0 and begin working in the Cloud.
As you know by now, Microsoft released a public preview of SharePoint 2013 products & technologies a couple of weeks ago.A lot of new cool stuff was built on top of the strong pillars of SharePoint 2010. If you want to start checking out the new goodies coming with SharePoint 2013, I recommend you try CloudShare’s SharePoint 2013 template described by Chris here.
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Recently as I was working in my CloudShare “development” environment, I ran into a situation that all developers have run into at one point or another. The client says to you, ”hey, I’d like to be able to see how it’s coming along.” Seems all well and good so you create a login account and they begin to poke around. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week, Microsoft announced the arrive of the new Windows Azure. One of the new services with Azure is Team Foundation Service preview (TFS Service Preview). This is a real TFS service running on top of Windows Azure ready to be used for team development with any kind of technology. In this article I will show you how easy it is to begin SharePoint team development using TFS Service Preview from your CloudShare development environment: Read the rest of this entry »
On this Father’s Day and release day, I’m happy to bring you Windows Server 2012 RC0 ( or if you prefer, Windows Server 8 ), a new multi-server farm permalink, and some new, bare SharePoint templates.
SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure are currently the rockstars of the Microsoft platforms. This post is about how you can tie them together! Read the rest of this entry »
In my last article about developing SharePoint solutions with CloudShare and Visual Studio 11 Beta, I introduced you to the new, cool list designer. Today I want to show you how it simplifies a lot of the work that goes into designing and deploying custom list definitions and instances either to SharePoint On-Premise or SharePoint Online from a CloudShare SharePoint 2010 development environment. Read the rest of this entry »
As an IT manager, you’re probably inundated with requests from developers for environments, servers, and other time consuming, expensive matters. Read the rest of this entry »