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What kind of SharePoint and Office 365 developer are you?

What kind of developer are you? Do you take an open source approach to your SharePoint customization projects? Are you a fan of PowerShell, SharePoint Designer, or good old Visual Studio?  Do you use jQuery as your JavaScript framework, or do you prefer the more niche React? Are you hanging onto Server side work, or … Continued

SharePoint and Office 365 Development in 2016 – what we discovered

Who actually builds customizations for SharePoint? What programming languages do they use? How active is the Office 365 development world? Do they have the skills they need to do their jobs, or are they falling behind? Knowing about the community that helps develop, extend and enhance SharePoint and Office 365 is extremely important. From a … Continued

Rencore Partners with AvePoint to Enhance and Secure SharePoint Customization Deployment at Microsoft Ignite 2016

Partnership combines AvePoint’s SharePoint deployment management solution with Rencore’s code analysis framework to help customers confidently deploy customizations into the cloud and on premises Atlanta— September 29, 2016 — Rencore, custom code analysis experts, today announced from the halls of Ignite that it has partnered with AvePoint, the Microsoft Cloud expert, to ensure the quality of SharePoint … Continued

PowerShell – Null comparison demystified

I have been working recently on the guidance for PowerShell rules. Rule research requires a lot of research and digging into how a programming language works internally, in order to find validity in community best practices. One of these best practices is to always compare to powershell $null on the left instead of the right of a comparison. … Continued

STOP using SPDisposeCheck (or MSOCAF) with SharePoint 2013! Now!

SharePoint apps and farm solutions require all sorts of system resources. These resources could involve memory, system handles or even database connections. Not dealing correctly with them can introduce nasty bugs and performance issues. The .NET CLR supports automatic memory management, using the garbage collector. But other resources need to be dealt with using bespoke code. … Continued

SharePoint Online Client Object Model and PowerShell: Three tips

Over the years, SharePoint has evolved a lot and the powerful tool we know today has undergone some serious developments. SharePoint developers working on configuration of the platform for specific needs have seen solutions to their design needs improve too. However, it’s not always clear exactly which to use and when, so this post will … Continued

Custom Code: The Missing Piece of the SharePoint Governance Puzzle

Lots of companies have been running SharePoint systems for many years. Some have built up a lot of expertise, some even have dedicated support professionals and teams in place. Yet even for these very mature organizations, ‘governance’ can still be a bit of a mystery. Any company running SharePoint needs to think governance, and what … Continued

SharePoint JavaScript Context Development Part 3 – Minimal Download Strategy

This blog is part of the blog series SharePoint JavaScript Context Development Part 1 – SP.Init.js and SP.ScriptUtility Part 2 – SP.ScriptHelpers Part 3 – Minimal Download Strategy (This post) Part 4 – Async Download Manager Part 5 – JavaScript Framework Governance Part 6 – jQuery vs SharePoint Note: Parts 3 & 4 are linked. Please read in order. … Continued

IT Pro fear no more! Introducing the SPCAF PowerShell CmdLet

Attention IT Pros! This time we have something for you! We are happy to announce the availability of the new SPCAF PowerShell CmdLet enabling you to analyze the code quality of your SharePoint solutions (.wsp) and apps (.apps) in your solution deployment scripts, your farm health checks or anywhere else you are using PowerShell to automate … Continued

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