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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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Development Tools and Related Strategies for Public, Private, and Hybrid Environments

Development Tools and Related Strategies for Public, Private, and Hybrid Environments There have been many improvements as well as options added to Visual Studio 2013 to address the new technology releases of SharePoint 2013 , Office 365 , SharePoint Online , and Microsoft Azure . EPC Group highly recommends that your organization’s developers have both on-premises and cloud development environment tools available so that they can become familiar with them, and also ensure that compatibility of a future architecture, as shown in the image below, is taken into consideration. Visual Studio 2013 and Related Tools and SDK Visual Studio 2013 is the enterprise development tool that should be used on almost any development initiative because the application life-cycle management as well as code repository integration and new SharePoint 2013 integration features make it the only tool available on the market with its capabilities

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

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

APIs and Development Options for Data and Resources SharePoint 2013’s APIs allow apps, as well as other elements, to connect and integrate with SharePoint’s core features. The development team at EPC Group uses APIs, as shown in the image below, that provide apps their ability to view content or integrate with a workflow or even perform searches

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SharePoint 2010 - A Learning Management System (LMS) for Government\DoD, Private Sector\Fortune 1000, and Educational Institutions | (SP vs. Blackboard)

There are existing popular LMS systems that exist such as Blackboard, recently acquired by an investor group , and others but if you can achieve with SharePoint 2010: Courseware administration and development Course enrollment Assessments or quizzes for student \ class placement 24/7 secured online training (and by the way you probably already own the licenses to SharePoint) The development of learning paths, tracking of student progress, and customizable (audience driven) courseware Grade tracking Integration with Plagiarism Prevention Tools Executive Dashboards \ Business Intelligence via seamless integration with Microsoft PerformancePoint 2010 The most powerful element, in my opinion, that other LMS systems do not always offer, is the tracking of a student or staff member’s training \ achievements \ certifications, etc. for the entire lifecycle of their training while they are in the organization \ institution

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DIY SharePoint

In order to do these things correctly, and to ensure adoption, an organization has to possess a broad array of skills that fall into the following categories: IT Pro Information Architecture Software Development Evangelist & Trainer The IT Pro’s job is to set up and configure the platform which requires, at a minimum, a firm understanding of hardware, virtualization, Windows Server, IIS, Active Directory, SQL Server and SharePoint (configuration and administration)

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SharePoint Consulting - Developing a SharePoint 2010 Steering Committee

Note: With large enterprise organizations, other business units or subsidiaries worldwide may adopt some of their own regional governance policies (i.e. development, etc.) and the SharePoint Steering Committee will be responsible for taking these local considerations into the overall SharePoint 2010 Governance to ensure SharePoint governance stays up-to-date and relevant

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