Month: September 2012

SP2010: Saving yourself a full SQL license.

As I’m studying for Microsoft SharePoint certifications, I came across the “Remote BLOB Storage”¬†topic. It’s an interesting technique, allowing you to store BLOB files (documents, videos, images, etc.) outside of SQL Server. The main reason why you’d want to do that is performance. SQL doesn’t handle those BLOB things that fast and they fill up

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SP2013: SharePoint hosted app, getting to your lists

As described in my previous post, a SharePoint app gets its own Web instance in which it lives. For the SharePoint engine, that means getting rid of your app is easy: just delete the web and everything is gone. The web gives you the option to deploy regular SharePoint stuff like lists and columns. But

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SP2010: All SharePoint cloud scenarios

Okay. It’s 2012. You’re hearing all this talking about the cloud and you’ve studied it a bit. Seems quite cool: no need for expensive hardware any more, no need for people carrying around servers, routers and firewalls. Signing up should be enough, right? Sure, if you know what you want and need. And that sometimes

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SP2013: The missing designer view in SPD

Today I came across this thead¬†on the forums, started by Marc Anderson; a well known MVP for SharePoint. He mentions the fact that SharePoint Designer 2013 is missing the “design view” known from SPD 2010. As expected, this is getting a lot of people nervous because they’re using the design view on a regular basis,

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SP2013: App deployment within your organisation

In this previous post I talked a bit about the new SharePoint app model. I started playing around with the examples on MSDN and succeeeded in producing an actual working app. Great. All of this is done within a special developer portal (which is well documented in the MSDN getting started articles). You open a

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SP2013: Proxy problems with SharePoint 2013 apps

Ok, a bit sooner as I had expected; but here’s my first tech post on SharePoint 2013. I was trying out some of the examples found on MSDN for creating SharePoint 2013 apps, such as this one: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/SharePoint-2013-Hello-0fd15fbf. I kept on running into several problems; beginning with the infamous “object reference not set to an

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SP2013: apps versus sandbox

Hi SharePoint friends! It’s been a while. The last few months I was changing jobs (more about that in a seperate blog post) and taking vacation. Just before that, Microsoft released the first bits of SharePoint 2013. As is the case with 2010; this new version comes in two flavours: an on-premise installed version for

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Spatienazi’s

Zucht. Ze zeggen dat het maar saai zou zijn als iedereen hetzelfde was. Misschien is dat ook wel zo, maar soms zou ik het toch wel fijn vinden. Ik beschouw mezelf als hardwerkende Nederlander (ok, afgelopen maand niet, maar daar komt vanaf morgen verandering in). Ik verdien mijn boterham geheel zelfstandig, zorg ervoor dat ik

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