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While I have always been a die hard fan of my Surface 2 and Surface RT, when the Surface Pro 3 was announced I was pretty excited.  As someone that travels a lot, I question every item that goes into my bag.  I am done with carrying around an 8 pound Lenovo W520.  With the shift of SharePoint to the cloud with Office 365, I hardly ever need to run a local virtual machine any more.  I found I could get a lot done on the road with my Surface 2.  It has all the Office applications I need plus runs a variety of apps.  However, the once place I had issues is when I needed to use a proprietary VPN to connect to a client.  Although Windows 8.1 has made great strides in this area, most companies don't upgrade their VPN servers very often so I have yet to get the native VPN support to work anywhere.  I need a device that I can use like a laptop while still meeting my tablet ... (more)

How to: Use the SharePoint 2013 REST API from a Windows Store App (Windows 8 Metro)

I’ve recently taken an interest to building Windows Store Apps (aka Windows 8 Metro).  Not because I think I can get rich in the Windows Store but because I think it provides a unique way to present SharePoint data.  If you’re like me, you probably assumed Windows Store App development was just like .NET Framework 4.5 development.  You would be wrong.  The .NET Framework is provided by a single assembly reference called .NET for Windows Store Apps.  It has many of the familiar classes that you have come to expect.  My initial thinking was that I could use the SharePoint Client ... (more)

How to: Set up People Search in SharePoint 2013

Looking back at my analytics, I found that my People Search in SharePoint 2010 was quite popular.  I thought I would update that post for SharePoint 2013.  The process is similar but there are a few things to be aware of.  People Search requires you to have the User Profile Service Application up and running as well as My Sites.  If you don’t have either of those configured, People Search will not work and you will likely see an error like the following in your crawl log. Error in the Microsoft SharePoint People Protocol Handler. (Invalid URI: The URI is empty.) User Profile S... (more)

Silverlight in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint Archiving Journal One misconception I have heard is that SharePoint 2010 is completely based on Silverlight.  While SharePoint does use Silverlight now in various places, I would say most of it is still based upon regular ASP.NET pages.  I haven’t seen anything that actually requires Silverlight yet, but it does make things prettier when you have it.  This is just a brief overview of some things you might see.  For example, one of my favorite new things is the Create page.  If you don’t have Silverlight installed, you get something that looks like this. As you can s... (more)

How to: Debug a PowerShell Cmdlet

In sticking with our theme of debugging things from yesterday, I thought I would write up a quick post on how to debug a cmdlet.  This may be obvious to you experienced developers out there, but someone new to writing cmdlets may not be familiar with the process.  Luckily, cmdlets are easier to debug than the Custom Index Connectors I talked about yesterday.  I hope to educate people as much as I can on how to build cmdlets, so that we can get more contributions to the SharePoint PowerShell Community Toolkit.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, please do. :-) Once you have built... (more)