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Microsoft PowerApps Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 14, 2016

After a six-month preview of PowerApps, Microsoft has reached General Availability (GA) with the cross-platform business application productivity service. PowerApps is now available for production usage in six regions, in 42 languages, with a 99.9% SLA.


SharePoint 2013 FBA Pack: Usable Forms Based Authentication for SharePoint

by Jonathan Allen Follow 655 Followers on  May 27, 2014

While it supports some basic Forms Based Authentication operations, SharePoint lacks many of the features necessary to properly use FBA. Projects such as the SharePoint 2013 FBA Pack by Chris Coulson fill in the gaps.


Windows Azure Introduces Per Minute Billing and Monetary Credits for MSDN Subscribers

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 25, 2013

Microsoft has updated Windows Azure with per minute billing based on actual usage, monetary credit for different levels of MSDN subscribers including the ability to check credit status from within the management portal.


Microsoft Office Developer Tools - Search Configuration Template, App Validation and Azure Debugging

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 08, 2013

The recently released Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 provides a new search configuration project template, ability to validate apps during the submission process and Windows Azure debugging.


New Developer Tools for SQL Server, SharePoint, and Office

by Jeff Martin Follow 19 Followers on  Mar 12, 2013

Microsoft updated several tools for developers targeting SQL Server, SharePoint, and Office. The Business Intelligence tools support analysis, integration, and reporting for SQL Server. The Office/SharePoint tools suite bring support for the 2013 versions of each and .NET Framework 4.5.


DotNetNuke 7 with Active Directory and SharePoint Lists

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 12, 2012

DotNetNuke 7 has been recently released with support for Active Directory and SharePoint Lists. Richard Dumas, Senior Director of DotNetNuke Corp speaks exclusively to InfoQ on the recent release.


SharePoint Emulators Simplifies Unit Testing

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 28, 2012

Visual Studio 2012 SharePoint Emulators recently released by Microsoft simplifies the unit testing of SharePoint code. It provides necessary libraries for implementing Microsoft Fakes based shims.


Developing New Applications for Office and SharePoint 2013

by Jeff Martin Follow 19 Followers on  Oct 31, 2012

The addition of the app store to Office and SharePoint 2013 provides new opportunities for both users and developers. These new features provide greater awareness for Internet data sources and bring customization to users.


Introducing Napa – A Web Based IDE for Outlook/SharePoint

by Jonathan Allen Follow 655 Followers on  Aug 07, 2012

Office 365 is introducing a web based IDE called Napa. This IDE allows programmers to create Office and SharePoint-based plugins using HTML and JavaScript. Libraries such as jQuery are support but not required.


Microsoft Upgrades Developer Tools and SaaS Capabilities for Dynamics CRM

by Richard Seroter Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 21, 2011

Microsoft has released new tools to accelerate development of custom components in Dynamics CRM 2011 solutions. At the same time, they published an update to Dynamics CRM Online that includes better integration with Office 365 and the introduction of social capabilities.


Develop Cloud-Based Collaborative Solutions with SharePoint Online and Office365 Beta

by Jenni Konrad Follow 0 Followers on  May 26, 2011

Office365 Beta includes SharePoint Online, the cloud-based version of SharePoint 2010. The process of building solutions for SharePoint Online is similar to SharePoint 2010, but there are several key differences that must be taken into account when planning to deploy a SharePoint solution on Office365 Beta.


SQL Server 2008 Major Updates

by Al Tenhundfeld Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 20, 2009

Microsoft has released significant updates for SQL Server 2008, including 2008 Service Pack 1, Express Edition Service Pack 1, large Feature Pack, Upgrade Advisor, SRS Report Builder 2.0, SharePoint integration, and data mining Office add-ins.


Article: SharePoint Object Model Performance Considerations

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 04, 2009 9

In this article, Andreas Grabner analyzes the performance implication of using the SharePoint Object Model, specifically displaying and editing lists, one of the most used SharePoint objects.


Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for SharePoint 1.3 CTP Released

by Al Tenhundfeld Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 28, 2009

Microsoft has released a CTP of the new version of Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint (WSS). VSeWSS v1.3 includes several improvements SharePoint development including installation on x64 Windows Server, command line build, and improvements in the WSP View pane.


SharePoint Development Improves in Visual Studio 2010

by Al Tenhundfeld Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 26, 2008

Visual Studio 2010 will support tighter integration with the SharePoint development process. The focus of the tooling is to automate tedious tasks, enhance the debugging experience, and provide a GUI surface for visually exploring deployment and feature packaging.