I’ve done quite a bit of work with the client-side People Picker in
SharePoint-hosted apps lately. I find that while it is relatively easy to
get set up, I found it was quite easy to break. I have found that it tended
to work better in Office 365 than it does in on-premises SharePoint 2013. I
ran into two common issues. First, I found that after you did a query for
users, you could not actually select the user. The second related issue is
that you could select the user, but the textbox would remain empty and not
show the user’s name.
In my troubleshooting of the issue, I found that the behavior differed based
on a variety of things including what user was using the page, how you
authenticated, and which browser you were using. When I was experiencing
issues, I found that administrator users never had a problem. That
figures. Low-privilege users would not be ... (more)
You might have heard today that the new Boards (aka Pinterest) feature for
Office Delve was released to First Release customers of Office 365. I was
lucky enough to have it show up already in a few of my tenants, so I thought
I would share my initial experience.
When you open Delve now, you’ll notice a new icon that says Add to board.
Clicking on the icon will allow you to type the name of a new board or select
an existing one. Pick wisely as there is currently no way to remove the
item from the board. Nor is there a way to change the name of the board.
I suspect we’ll see t... (more)
By now, you have heard about how the SharePoint 2010 development experience
has been improved. We can easily deploy web parts and other code without
having to manually manipulate any XML files. What about under partial trust
though? Many of you that know me know that I have pushed using Code Access
Security quite a bit through a series of blog posts and talks. So it would
be irresponsible of me not to talk about how we can do that in Visual Studio
2010. The good news is that it is a lot easier.
Let’s start by creating a new SharePoint project in Visual Studio 2010 and
A while back, Kevin Williams pointed out to me that certain web sites could
be searched in Google Chrome using the syntax query in the address
bar. For example, once I have been to youtube.com, I can later type in
youtube to initiate a search query.
Pressing tab, give you a spot to enter your query or you can just type a
space and put in your keyword.
As someone that does a lot of work with SharePoint Enterprise Search, this
got me thinking. I want my SharePoint site to show up in my browser too.
I did some research and discovered this is part of OpenSearch and that I c... (more)
For those that know me, I am a die hard supporter of my Surface RT. Back in
February, I wrote a post about why I chose it over a Surface Pro. The
device wasn’t perfect and there were a number of issues that people had
with it. With Window RT 8.1, a lot of those issues have been put to rest
and that’s pretty exciting.
This device isn’t for everyone, but if you have a similar use case to mine,
you might find it a highly useful device. What is my use case? Well,
first of all, I travel. A lot. I often find myself working from atypical
office settings including the airport, ai... (more)