Enable Workflow Manager 1.0 in a SP2013 development environment

Preparations: The Workflow Service and Service Bus can be run as the farm account, but it is recommended to use specific accounts for these services. I created the following to accounts in my Active Directory: wfService (for the workflow service) and sbService (for the service bus) The installation must be done with a user that has … Continue reading Enable Workflow Manager 1.0 in a SP2013 development environment

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Setting default value of person field in SharePoint 2013 with JSLink

Often, there is a need for setting a default value in a person field. In this article, we will have a look at how to set a person field value to the current logged in user. This involves using the Client People Picker with JSLink for rendering the field in the new form and using the … Continue reading Setting default value of person field in SharePoint 2013 with JSLink

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