CSOM Get List Fields

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Posted here for self-reference. This is how to get all fields within a list using client object model. The output is logged to the javascript console. Very handy when you’re trying to get internal/hidden field names without having to go to PowerShell or deploy custom code. In my case I needed some of the hidden […]

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Creating SPWeb’s using Client Object Model (CSOM)

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This is a quick example of how to use the JavaScript client object model to create a new SPWeb. As a bonus, this also covers adding it to the root of the site collection. Now, remember  in SP2013 if you are doing this from an app you will need to request rights to either the […]

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SharePoint and Chrome

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A few months ago I posted an entry called SharePoint 2010 Scrolling detailing a method to get scrolling working on less supported browsers in SharePoint 2010. Along with some background on to why the method works. So, I’ve had reason recently to revisit Chrome and SharePoint compatibility specifically as of late. In the process a […]

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Yammer and SharePoint

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So with the press today and yesterday around the supposed buy out of Yammer by Microsoft, I’ve noticed almost every single article says one of these: Microsoft is taking a potential competitor to SharePoint out of the market That SharePoint is failing to Oracle and SalesForce SharePoint is not widely used and Yammer is This […]

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Migrating Audience Targeted Sites

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Sometimes you’ll encounter a scenario where you need to move a site from one environment to another and the site is using Audiences. Now I’m personally a bit of a fan of Audiences for simple out of the box targeting of information. However, it has one pretty major flaw. Audiences are fundamentally environment specific. There […]

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Automatically Apply Master Page to Subsites

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A common issue when using a custom master page is any subsites you create do not automatically inherit branding from the parent site. So I’ve gone ahead and published out a simple event receiver that solves the issue. http://sp2010ext.codeplex.com/releases/view/99028 What this does is anytime a new subsite is either created or moved, it will look […]

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Sharepoint 2013 beta exams

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Finished taking the beta exams at SPC!

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Northern California Collaboration Experience

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Come join me and others check out what the students at Chico State and Sacramento State have been building in SharePoint! Chico State’s demo is tomorrow and I’ll be on hand judging the projects built by the students. Sacramento is on Thursday. “The Collaboration Experience was created to supply an opportunity for college students to […]

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SPUserPoll for SharePoint 2013

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I’ve just published the first beta build of SPUserPoll for SharePoint 2013 to CodePlex. This is a complete overhaul from previous versions so has been built from the ground up to ensure supportability, maintainability and stability. Download SPUserPoll 2013 This build largely breaks compatibility with previous versions of SPUserPoll due to the massive amount of […]

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eBay’s Playbook for Social Business Adoption

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Mark Fidelman recently sat down with me and Ramin Mobasseri to go through how we have built social here at eBay. eBay’s going social. Its protagonists are building the next generation social platform called the HUB, to increase employee engagement, collaboration and effectiveness. It is instructive to follow the evolution of their strategy in response […]

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