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If you have used Azure App Service, you will have loved how easy it is to set up authentication to providers such as Azure Active Directory and Facebook.  It lets you get started with a single line of code.  You can literally login with a single line of code like the following: client.login('aad').then(results => {     // successful login }, error => {     // login error }); This will give you an id_token that you can then turn into a access_token by calling the /.auth/me endpoint with a REST call.  However, that access_token won’t have access to anything even though you configured App Service to use an App that has requested specific permissions.  CGillum from Microsoft pointed me in the right direction with his post to access the Azure AD Graph, but the Microsoft graph required some tweaks. You start by going to the Azure Resource Explorer.  However, this assumes ... (more)

Calling the Enterprise Search Web Service from Silverlight 3

I needed to do a quick proof of concept of displaying search results in Silverlight recently and it actually proved easier than I thought it was going to be.  I tried this once before in a beta version of Silverlight 2 and it was much more difficult at the time.  I was able to easily add the reference to the search web service but the proxy was filled with classes that were not supported in the Silverlight .NET Framework.  This time I was relieved to find that it was much simpler.  I’ve written many applications to query using the web service, so the first thing I thought of wa... (more)

Quick Overview of Master Pages in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint on Ulitzer SharePoint 2010 brings a few new master pages that you may want to know about.  There are additional master pages to accommodate both the old and new versions of UI.  There are also some simplified pages to take note in. The first master page we will talk about is v4.master.  This is the default team site master page used with version 4 (obviously) of the UI.  This will be the master page you typically use. It provides the ribbon bar and all of the other new visual UI changes such as the site actions menu on the left side. If you did an upgrade to SharePoin... (more)

Will Virtualization Die in SharePoint 2010 Development?

SharePoint on Ulitzer This is already starting to be an interesting topic, so I wanted to post about it.  We’ll start with the facts. SharePoint 2010 only runs on 64 bit operating systems In the past, SharePoint developers have pretty much always had to develop in a virtual environment Windows Virtual PC does not support 64 bit guests but other non-Microsoft virtualization technologies do SharePoint 2010 can run on Windows 7 / Vista x64 Most developers do not want to run a server OS on their development machine Some developers may still be running 32 bit operating systems (ack!) ... (more)

PowerShell Basics for SharePoint 2010

SharePoint Archiving Journal on Ulitzer I’m not expert in PowerShell, but I thought I would share a few basics I picked up at Ignite and various other places along the way when it comes to getting started with PowerShell.  The easiest way to issue SharePoint commands with PowerShell is by running the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell located under Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products in your Start Menu.  However, it is good to understand what this shortcut actually does.  PowerShell works by using the concepts of snapins.  A snapin is simply a DLL installed with gacutil and install... (more)