Office 365 Dev Tip - Get Subsite Count per Site Collection with the Office 365 (CSOM) API

Office 365 Dev Tip - Get Subsite Count per Site Collection with the Office 365 (CSOM) API

Here’s a quick tip for when working with the .NET managed CSOM for Office 365 dev (with SharePoint Online). In a few cases and projects I’ve been involved with, I see code that iterates through each site collection and then iterates through each Web recursively in order to return a count of total subsites in the Site Collection. Well, with the Client Site Object Model (CSOM) it is possible to fetch only properties for a site in your tenant. One of those properties is called “WebsCount“. Obviously this is only one of the properties and there’s a…

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Getting Started with building Azure WebJobs ("Timer Jobs") for your Office 365 sites

Getting Started with building Azure WebJobs ("Timer Jobs") for your Office 365 sites

One of my new Office 365 projects is all about migrating farm-solutions to a more Office 365 compliant format. This includes converting a lot of functionality to SharePoint Apps and other cloud-friendly formats.  One of the things we’ve got plenty of is Timer Jobs. In this post I’ll talk about how you can build an Azure WebJob to act as a scheduled job for your Office 365 (or on-prem, should you like) SharePoint installation. With Office 365, if you’re running SharePoint, you’ll need to re-think the way you run the things that used to be timer…

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Building Apps for SharePoint in Office 365 using Access 2013

Building Apps for SharePoint in Office 365 using Access 2013

Introduction In one of my previous blog posts about The future of Forms with SharePoint and Office 365 I talked about what is going on related to Forms. In this article I will show you the power and ease of using Access 2013 to create a simple App Form that you can use in your Office 365 deployment. Simply put, it’s one of the easiest way to create an App for SharePoint without breaking out any code at all. Say what you want about Access, but these features are pretty slick and I’m going to stick out my…

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The future of Forms with SharePoint and Office 365

Introduction **Update 2015-02-24 ** As per Becky Bertram’s recent blogpost about Recap of Conversation with Microsoft’s Sonya Koptyev regarding the Future of Forms, there’s been some clarifications on the topic of Forms. Finally. Recently Microsoft announced that InfoPath as a forms solution for SharePoint and Office 365 were to cease to exist. In my opinion this is great, because I never really liked InfoPath and it wasn’t very widely adopted in any organization I’ve ever worked with. There were benefits with InfoPath, but nothing we couldn’t do as developers or that the end-users couldn’t…

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Social tool enhancements in the enterprise with Office 365, but not for SharePoint on-premises

Social tool enhancements in the enterprise with Office 365, but not for SharePoint on-premises

Author: Tobias Zimmergren www.zimmergren.net | www.sharepointdiscussions.com | www.pointbird.com |  @zimmergren Introduction What can I say; Microsoft is doing a killer job with Office 365 and their cloud offerings in general. Today during the SharePoint Conference 2014 Keynote, they discussed some of the highlighted new features for SharePoint, Office 365 and related technologies. It is a clear message that cuts across all channels, blogs and presentations alike: Cloud comes first, on-premises may or may not be kept up to date. Let’s dig into some of the announcements. Office 365 is the fastest growing product in Microsoft’s…

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SharePoint Online - Customization - Part 2

Author: Tobias Zimmergren URL: http://www.zimmergren.net Introduction I previously wrote an Introduction to SharePoint Online which was highly appreciated, so now I’m doing a quick follow-up on how you can easily customize the appearance of your SharePoint Online site. Since we today can’t really do any customizations using .wsp packages or deploying custom code on the standard services, we’ll have to use the SharePoint Designer to do our customizations. I will show you a quick-intro on how you can get started with customization of your sites in SharePoint Online. Pre-requisites If you want to be…

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SharePoint Online – A first look

Author: Tobias Zimmergren Blog: https://zimmergren.net Introduction In this article I will be talking a bit about SharePoint Online, which is hosted up somewhere by the clouds. I intend to do a few articles surrounding SharePoint Online and it’s related services and what possibilities it brings to your organization. My Swedish readers, this is for you: You may have noticed that you can’t really access this service in Sweden just yet – this is because there haven’t been any official launch yet – if you hold your breath for a couple of weeks, you’ll see some interesting…

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Developing and customizing on top of SharePoint Online (in the cloud)

Author: Tobias Zimmergren URL: http://www.zimmergren.net SharePoint Online, Standard – How do we develop and customize? Today Microsoft released the whitepaper called “SharePoint Online Standard Developer Guide Dec 2008” which is a document that will walk you through how you can get started with customizations and development on the SharePoint Online platform. (aka. the cloud) TOC Overview The main sections described in this document are as follows; Getting Started Creating SharePoint Online Sites Customizing SharePoint Online Applications Using a Data Form Web Part in SharePoint Online Applications Using SharePoint online Web Services Download whitepaper You can download the whitepaper…

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