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 this functionality in the future based on the product
team’s new iterative development cycles.
Once you have tagged your document, it will show underneath the document for
all users. Items tagged to boards are visible to all users. However, the
results are still security trimmed like everyt... (more)
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)
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 pro... (more)
I’ve seen quite a few posts on jQuery and SharePoint lately. I haven’t
seen too many people point this out (maybe I didn’t search well enough :)
), so I thought I would take a quick minute to remind you to use jQuery’s
noConflict() method in SharePoint.
too also makes use of the $ shortcut. If you don’t simply having a
reference to the jQuery script on a page can cause all number of things to
display such as the Ed... (more)
With MOSS 2007, I often got asked what order do I install these solution
packages in. Oftentimes, it was critical that they get installed in a
particular order. With features, we have had the ability to set
dependencies, but we really didn’t have anything like that for solution
packages. Well, I haven’t heard people talking about this new feature
yet, but we can in fact set solution dependencies in the manifest.xml file.
The way it works is that it checks to see if a dependent solution has already
been deployed on your farm (or site collection for sandbox solutions).