Two Vantage Points(11/28/2017)-I just returned to Microsoft after a six-year adventure at a startup, BlueMetal. It was a great experience, but I was ready for a change, and I was fortunate to secure a great position as a Partner Technology Architect in Microsoft’s new One Commercial Partner (OCP) organization. I’m thrilled! Now that I’m back, I’m able … Continue reading Two Vantage Points
New Release of Widget Wrangler(1/31/2017)-When you’re writing a widget in Angular 1.x, it’s possible to pass configuration information into the widget using the ng-init directive, as shown in this example. (Angular 2 isn’t ready for widgets yet since there’s no way to put multiple copies on the page; Microsoft is working with Google on a fix. Here’s a sample.) … Continue reading New Release of Widget Wrangler
A Brand New Vantage Point(1/30/2015)-Welcome – you have arrived at my new blog! After nearly a decade blogging at MSDN, it’s time for me to strike out on my own. Microsoft was really nice to let me keep blogging after I left their employ to work at BlueMetal Architects, and Chris Bortlik was good enough to sponsor me (thanks Chris!) But … Continue reading A Brand New Vantage Point
Teams and SharePoint: Better Together(5/14/2018)-Collaboration Silos Traditionally, our collaboration tools have been divided into silos based on the mode of communication. In the Microsoft space, we’ve used Outlook and Exchange for persistent messaging, Skype for Business for real-time communication, and SharePoint to provide a place to share documents and other information. These tools work together to provide for our … Continue reading Teams and SharePoint: Better Together
SharePoint As a Service(7/2/2015)-NOTE: For more on this topic, please check out this episode of the Office 365 Developer Podcast where I discuss these topics with Microsoft’s Jeremy Take; it was a great discussion! For many years, Microsoft and others in the SharePoint community promoted SharePoint as a Platform. The idea was to develop business applications within SharePoint … Continue reading SharePoint As a Service
Building Compliant Team Sites(9/24/2017)-This is a companion article to my talk at Microsoft Ignite 2017, Building Compliant Team Sites. It contains details and links to resources that can help you put the ideas from the talk into action.
ALM for Widget Solutions(11/11/2016)-Colleague and fellow SharePoint developer Brian McCullough asked a great question on Twitter: This is such an important topic I thought it was worth more than a 140-character reply; hence this article. Whole books have been written on Application Lifecycle Management,and there are many facets beyond simple software deployment, but this article will focus on the baseline … Continue reading ALM for Widget Solutions
How to: Display the name of the Windows user logged into your ASP.NET Site(2/5/2015)-This is really pretty simple but I was surprised not to find it in any one blog posting. It's easy to display the Application Pool account rather than the logged in user. Some articles said to turn on Impersonation, but that's often a bad idea for other reasons. This is what worked for me just now.