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Raghu's SharePoint Column
Feb 14th 2014 marks an important day for all SharePoint fans in and around Bangalore. This is for people who love working, exploring and sharing SharePoint. I am pleased to share the Soft Launch of SharePoint Bangalore User Group. Brief about SharePoint Bangalore Group (SPBangalore) Description: This is a virtual group available to share SharePoint related topics. We plan to conduct both In-Person and Online webinars in association with BDOTNET group. This group will meet the needs for 1) SharePoint Developers 2) SharePoint Administrators 3) SharePoint End-Users / Power Users 4) Office 365 deployments (We are part of BDOTNET / BITPRO - User Group family) Community Events: The Read more [...]
I am sure everyone had a good time celebrating Christmas and New Year and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year (better late than never :)). I have been thinking from past 1 week about what different things I need to do this year and how I can help the SharePoint community in much better way. I have come up with few things which I would like to take up this year and will share at the end of this post. Recap of 2013 Migrated my blog from http://moss-solutions.blogspot.in to  www.sharepointcolumn.com. Received my first Microsoft Community Contributor Award. Achieved 5K points in MSDN Forums. Extensive work on SharePoint Foundation 2013 at ITC Read more [...]
Anyone who has worked/working on SharePoint will understand the pain of SharePoint deployments Trust me it’s not that easy if you are planning to do everything manually.  In 7th edition of SharePoint Column I would like the readers to focus on how we can automate SharePoint deployments and save your time.  I will be pointing out awesome articles which is a must read for developers and leads as this will help you understand why and how to implement these in your projects. 1. I am sure you will be interested in understanding why would you automate a SharePoint deployment and their benefits? http://zimmergren.net/business/automating-sharepoint-development-iterative-development-process http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2011/06/sp2010-continuous-integrationpt-1.html 2. Read more [...]
From the launch of SharePoint 2013 we have been hearing and reading a lot about APPS. With an intention to reduce the load on SharePoint Server and improve the performance of the SharePoint sites Microsoft is encouraging the developer community to build apps using JavaScript. So when it comes to writing JavaScript do we need to be careful about the browser compatibility? Yes we have to be careful to a certain extent, but with the release of modern browsers and use of JavaScript frameworks like JQuery, Angular, Knockout etc. the browser compatibility issue is considerably reduced. The intention of this post is to help developer to decide which JavaScript library to be used based on their Read more [...]
It’s almost a year that I have been working extensively on SharePoint Foundation 2013 (a rare opportunity at least for me). I have been given a responsibility of building an Intranet with social features (Ex: Like, rating, profiles etc.) which are not available in SharePoint Foundation 2013, this makes it clear that I had to deal with lots of customization OOB and custom development using Visual Studio. As the development started we came across many unexpected things, I am not sure if they can be called as bugs or known issues or limitations, however In this post I would be listing down these which I feel might be helpful for others who are working on SharePoint Foundation 2013. By any chance Read more [...]