I would like to thank everyone for attending my webinar “Work Management Service – Using SharePoint as a consolidated task platform across the company”. I am really pleased by such a large number of attendees, which is a clear sign that this topic has been somewhat neglected inside the SharePoint community. You can find here the source code I have shown in the webinar, as well as the answers on the questions which were not passed through during the webinar itself.
A huge thank goes to the whole European SharePoint Conference team, who has organized webinar. You guys rock, and I hope we all see each other in Barcelona, where even more cool SharePoint sessions, and lot of great fun and parties is going to happen!
Tue, February 18 2014 » Development, News » Comments Off
Tomorrow, February 17th, 11AM CET, I am conducting a webinar about SharePoint 2013 Work Management Service, from the developers’ perspective. Yes, I’ll show a loooot of code.
This webinar is for free, and it is a part of European SharePoint Training week, organized by the same guys who organize the one and only European SharePoint Conference.
You can register for the webinar here: http://www.sharepointeurope.com/content/work-management-service-using-sharepoint-2013-as-consolidated-tasks-platform-across-the-company
Sun, February 16 2014 » Development, News » Comments Off
I usually do not write year reviews. Nobody reads them, anyway – everyone has had a decent portion of tumult in 2013 on her/his own. No need for more of it right now… So let me recap the last year with a Garfield comic, which I have used a year before, as well. Nothing else to add to it, actually…
On another hand, 2014 will be a year of major changes in my professional life. To put it straight – I have a new job.
Wed, January 1 2014 » News, Random Thoughts » Comments Off
Yes, an Android user! Back in August this year, I realized I needed a second phone, due to my numerous travels abroad. That phone would need to meet 3 basic requirements: to enable me to do my back office work smoothly (E-mail, contacts, calendar, yammer, Skype/Lync), to have dual SIM card support (I prefer not to carry too many phones with me), and, since it will not be used that often, to be as cheap as it goes – but without endangering the first two requirements. Yes, of course I want to use Facebook and Twitter from time to time as well. Normal requirements, you may say. So after doing some research, the choice has been made, and I bought Samsung Young DuoSIM, a small cheap phone running the Android 4.1, which was meeting all the requirements from above. And I must admit, I was curious about Android, since I was never using it actively before. Well, as I told, I didn’t have much complaints about it, since I wasn’t using it much. Until December.
In the beginning of December, due to my pending job change, I had to return my main phone of that time (HTC 8X), and since I knew I would be getting a new phone immediately in January, I didn’t want to buy a new phone just for a month, especially while I was going to spend that month with my family on holidays. So, yes, am using my Samsung Young with Android 4.1 since almost a month now, as a primary phone. This article will be describing one month of my Android
experience sorrow. Android will be mainly compared to the Windows Phone, since that is what I use and know the best.
Warning to all of you Android and Google fanboys: please stop reading here. You are going to accuse me of being Microsoft nerd, you will imply that I am being forced to write this, only because I am a Microsoft MVP, or whatever. So, please stop reading here. I don’t really care what you think, or what you have to say in this moment, sorry. All the others, who want to hear an honest opinion, please proceed.
Sat, December 28 2013 » Random Thoughts » Comments Off
Now, this is going to be one of those blog posts, that are very pleasant to write: the second edition of SharePoint and Project Conference Adriatics (www.spcadriatics.com) is finished, and we are still overwhelmed with the feedback. 230 visitors, 2 days of content, 30 speakers, 44 sessions in 4 tracks, with the overall rating of 4.45 – the numbers speak for themselves.
Sat, December 14 2013 » News » Comments Off
SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online Wave 15 (from Office 365) have been here for quite some time now, and you might, or might not be aware of the Work Management Service Application (WMA) which is included in both twin-sister editions. I find it actually interesting that there is almost no information on the Internet about the WMA, other than end-user info how to use it with Out-of-the-box features.
Since I had a chance to implement some WMA-based use cases for my customers recently, I will start with a series of the blog posts – expected five to seven, where I will dissect the WMA, explain the general principles, deep dive into the APIs (yes!) and say something about the provider model.
Wed, November 20 2013 » Architecture, Development » Comments Off
What do Sahil Malik, Daniel Wessels, Agnes Molnar, Paolo Pialorsi, Martina Grom, Dan Holme, Mike Fitzmaurice, Erica Toelle, Paul Swider, Penelope Conventry and many others have in common, except being top-notch, planet-wide known SharePoint experts? They are all speakers at our small, cool, probably the best SharePoint conference in the world – SharePoint and Project Conference Adriatics (SPC Adriatics) in Zagreb, Croatia, on 27 and 28 November.
Mon, November 4 2013 » News, Random Thoughts » Comments Off
Another KulenDayz, again better than the last year. And I am again returning home full of great impressions.
First of all, for my fellow SharePointers: I’m not talking about any SharePoint conference here. It’s a general, Microsoft-technologies oriented, a bit more towards developers/.net oriented community conference in Croatia, southern Europe. The whole conference is masterminded by four wonderful people, and organized by them and their whole team. And that’s where all the credits go: Maja Janic, Bernardin Katic, Nenad Bestvina and Dean Vitner – you guys rock, and you know it!
Tue, September 17 2013 » News » Comments Off
It is a common task in enterprise social scenarios to retrieve all followed documents for an user. This code snipped shows how to achieve that, plus, how to check if an user actually should have right at all to follow that particular document, since following documents is not security trimmed.
Sun, September 15 2013 » Development » Comments Off
Following documents on behalf of users in a common and obligatory task in enterprise social scenarios. Think of onboarding procedures: each employee must follow the “company rules” document, and get notified when this document periodically updates.
This is not possible with SharePoint Client Object Model, bit it is an easy exercise with SharePoint Server Object Model.
Sat, August 24 2013 » Development » Comments Off