Automating SharePoint Development - Iterative Development Process

Automating SharePoint Development - Iterative Development Process

Author: Tobias Zimmergren www.zimmergren.net | www.tozit.com | www.sharepointdiscussions.com | @zimmergren Introduction When dealing with SharePoint development, there’s tons of things to consider. There’s the aspects of code quality, aspects of proficient testing taking place and of course having a reliable process to re-do and fix anything that comes up along the way. Most importantly in my opinion is to not do all iterative work manually over and over. Most of these things are part of any common ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) cycles in a modern-day development team. In this article I’ll talk briefly about…

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So today we launched Pointbird.com, let's celebrate!

So today we launched Pointbird.com, let's celebrate!

Introduction The last few weeks and months I’ve been busy setting up the foundation for a new set of products we’re developing. We call them Pointbird. The story behind the name is a tale for another time. Simple but powerful plugins, products and solutions for SharePoint and other services – that’s what we’re currently building. We’ve also simplified licensing so that all our customers can easily understand our model and implement our solutions without any trouble! Easy as 1-2-3. Products We’ve got a set of products lined up in our respositories that are in testing…

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SP 2013: Extending the SuiteBarDelegateControl by adding the Title Breadcrumb control

SP 2013: Extending the SuiteBarDelegateControl by adding the Title Breadcrumb control

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction In one of my previous articles where we investigated some of the new and awesome delegate controls in SharePoint 2013. It walks you through some of the interesting DelegateControl additions that I was playing around with. On top of that I got a comment about how you could extend it further by adding the current site title in the Suite bar: Sure enough, I took a dive into the Seattle.master to take a look at how the title is rendered and found the control called SPTitleBreadcrumb.…

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SP 2013: Getting started with the new Geolocation field in SharePoint 2013

SP 2013: Getting started with the new Geolocation field in SharePoint 2013

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction SharePoint 2013 comes with tons of enhancements and modifications to previous versions of the product. One of the cool features I’ve played around with lately is the Geolocation field. Back in 2010 I wrote a custom-coded solution for displaying location information in our SharePoint lists, integrating some fancy-pants Google Maps – in SharePoint 2013, a similar field exist out of the box. In this article I’ll mention what this field does, a sample of creating and using the field, getting and setting the Bing Maps keys…

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Upgrading your SharePoint 2010 Visual Studio projects and solutions to SharePoint 2013

Upgrading your SharePoint 2010 Visual Studio projects and solutions to SharePoint 2013

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction Recently someone asked me about how to attack the major pain of upgrading their custom coded projects and solution from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. Given that question and my experiences thus far I’ll try to pinpoint the most important things to consider when upgrading. There’s TONS of things you need to consider, but we’ll touch on the most fundamental things to consider just to get up and running. After that I’m sure you’ll bump into a few more issues, and then…

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SP 2013: Tip - Change the "SharePoint" text in the top left corner.

In my previous post (http://zimmergren.net/sp-2013-some-new-delegatecontrol-additions-to-the-sharepoint-2013-master-pages) I talked about how you could use the new delegate controls in the master page (seattle.master) to modify a few things in the SharePoint UI, including the text in the top left corner saying "SharePoint". If your goal is simply to change the text, or hardcode a link without the need for any code behind, you could do it even easier with PowerShell. Changing the SharePoint text to something else using PowerShell Before: After: PowerShell Snippet $webApp = Get-SPWebApplication http://tozit-sp:2015 $webApp.SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml = "Awesome Text Goes Here"…

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SP 2013: Some new DelegateControl additions to the SharePoint 2013 master pages

SP 2013: Some new DelegateControl additions to the SharePoint 2013 master pages

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction In this post we’ll take a quick look at some of the new DelegateControls I’ve discovered for SharePoint 2013 and how you can replace or add information to your new master pages using these new controls, without modifying the master pages. This is done exactly the same way as you would do it back in the 2010 projects (and 2007), the only addition in this case are a few new controls that we’ll investigate. New DelegateControls Searching through the main master page, Seattle.master,…

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SP 2013: Measuring performance on the JSLink property in SharePoint 2013

SP 2013: Measuring performance on the JSLink property in SharePoint 2013

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction In one of my previous posts I talked about "Using the SPField.JSLink property to change the way your field is rendered in SharePoint 2013". That article talks about how we can set the JSLink property in our SharePoint solutions and how we easily can change the rendering of a field in any list view. It’s pretty slick and I’ve already had one client make use of the functionality in their pilot SharePoint 2013 farm. However I got a comment from John Lui…

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