Failed to install application files – SharePoint 2013 SP1

Today, I was upgrading a SharePoint 2013 development server that had been "laying low" for a while to Service Pack 1. The installation itself went without any problems – I downloaded the SP1 executable from Microsoft and ran the installation. After the installation, it was time to run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, and I … Continue reading Failed to install application files – SharePoint 2013 SP1

Windows Phone Mobile apps for SP2013

Yesterday I attended the "Building Windows Phone Mobile apps with SharePoint 2013" sesson, here are a few notes I made:The new Windows Mobile API in the Client Side APIs, in addition to SharePoint mobile SDK, makes it easy to extend SharePoint to Windows Phone. It includes authentication via CSOM, push notification possibilites, location, etc. It … Continue reading Windows Phone Mobile apps for SP2013

Extending Social with the CSOM in SharePoint 2013

Here is a short summary from the “How to extend Social in SharePoint 2013” session. The session was a technical introduction to the Client Side Object Model (CSOM) of the Social functions in SP2013 (all of the new functions are also available in the server side model).With the possibilites of the new CSOM, it is … Continue reading Extending Social with the CSOM in SharePoint 2013

Search driven publishing

There is a very important new concept in SharePoint 2013 publishing: search driven publishing. This is a concept that breaks down site collection boundaries (get search index content from multiple site collections), allows for flexible and dynamic publishing, separates presentation from storage and eliminates large list thresholds. The existing publishing model in SP2010 still works, … Continue reading Search driven publishing

Notes on the new WCM functionality of SharePoint 2013

Today I attended the session "Best Practices for designing websites with SharePoint 2013". It was a really interesting session that included good demos of the new design process of SharePoint 2013. Some of the important changes of the basic web site functionality are: No more tables for wp and zones (Yes!!!)Client-side rendering with the Content … Continue reading Notes on the new WCM functionality of SharePoint 2013

Notes from SPC 2013: The extended client side object model

The client side object model has been extended to cover much more of the object model that is available server side. Examples are publishing, search, taxonomy, the new translation service and more. A new API for Windows Phone Application is also available. The client.svc is extended with REST capabilities using the OData protocol, support for … Continue reading Notes from SPC 2013: The extended client side object model