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Understanding REST APIs in Office 365, SharePoint 2013 & Custom Development

Understanding REST APIs in Office 365, SharePoint 2013 & Custom Development The REST APIs are very straightforward and easy to use and allow for a platform-agnostic development approach

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Deep-Dive of SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Proven Development Strategies

A Deep-Dive of SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Proven Development Strategies This blog post will cover the latest tools and technologies for performing custom development on SharePoint Server 2013 , Office 365, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Azure environments

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Security & Identity Management Considerations for Application Development in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

Security & Identity Management "From the Consulting Trenches" There are a number of security, identity management and authentication considerations when developing custom applications and related features in SharePoint 2013, Office 365, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Azure. You should always keep in mind SharePoint 2013’s “claims first” authentication architecture during your development as well as in discussions with the business about their custom requirements

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Developing Workflows in SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and SharePoint Online

Workflow Development "From the Consulting Trenches" There has been a complete update to SharePoint 2013 ’s workflow capabilities and overall workflow architecture, as shown in image below, with new features as well as the underlying workflow engine itself receiving a major overhaul. In this post, EPC Group's SharePoint and Office 365 hybrid development team will walk you through new best practices and strategies regarding workflow development

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SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 APIs: The Development Options for Accessing Data and Resources

The CSOM provides for: .NET Framework redistributable assemblies Office 365 API Tools JavaScript library Silverlight redistributable assemblies REST APIs Windows Phone assemblies The following image is an overview of underlying interactions in CSOM within SharePoint 2013: Office 365 API Tools Microsoft has recently introducing the next step in the evolution of the Office 365 platform by delivering the "preview" release of the Office 365 API tools, as shown in the image below

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Hybrid Office 365 Search Deep-dive: SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 Integration

Hybrid Search Deep-dive: SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 Integration One of the most common configurations that is starting to emerge into today’s IT landscape is that of a hybrid cloud architecture and is something you must plan for in your organization's long-term SharePoint and/or Office 365 roadmap . SharePoint Server 2013 can integrate with cloud-based solutions such as Office 365 and/or SharePoint Online in a secure and federated manner that will allow a user with proper permission’s search to return results from both on-premises in SharePoint Server 2013 as well as in Office 365 in the cloud, as shown in image below

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Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud - Office 365 & SharePoint 2013 - An EPC Group Case Study

Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud - EPC Group Case Study This blog post will provide "from the consulting trenches" ( Hybrid Cloud ) strategies and granular details of EPC Group’s approach to the new Hybrid Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013 architecture's growing proliferation and how it may affect your organization. New Hybrid (Office 365) Governance Fundamentals Users that Ignore Governance and Planning for the Real World If it’s easy to get around it, they will: To ensure it will happen, enforce it transparently If it’s to complex, it won’t happen Strike a balance between: Note: Always consider compliance around HIPAA, PHI, and PII related data in Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013

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SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365 Upgrade: Does your Information Architecture Align with Your IT Roadmap?

”From the Consulting Trenches” Examples of Environments Succesfully Migrated into SharePoint 2013 and/or Office 365’s SharePoint Online These 5 organizations with existing SharePoint as well as non-SharePoint platforms had the following technology landscapes implemented and overall project requirements for their new initiative: • Our organization has SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) implemented with a fair amount of customizations that were done via SharePoint Designer and we are wanting to upgrade directly to SharePoint Server 2013

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One day after Microsoft launches OneDrive to replace SkyDrive, Microsoft has announced plans to rebrand its Office Web Apps to Office online

When speaking with the business side of a SharePoint 2013 or Office 365 Hybrid initiative (and even in Azure) you would have to detail what exactly an "App" was and with those users in organization's with previous experience in either SharePoint 2007 or SharePoint 2010 and Web Parts, with the ability to add an "App Part" to a Site site definitely can get confusing for end users and Power users alike

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