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March 2013

Consume your custom (SharePoint 2013 hosted) WCF Data Service in a SharePoint 2013 App

I think this will be my shortest post ever. To consume your custom (SharePoint 2013 hosted) WCF Data Service in a SharePoint 2013 App you can simply follow the instructions you find here:
Then why is this still worth a post? Simply because I think that it’s very easy to oversee this option and start digging in the wrong direction. In my cas…

Hosting a WCF Data Service in SharePoint (2013)

Hosting a WCF Data Service in SharePoint requires you to make a few important changes or else it will fail.
1. Change the servicehost Factory
If you created your WCF Data Service using VS2012 you will find that the servicehost Factory is set to

System.Data.Services.DataServiceHostFactory, Microsoft.Data.Services, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35


Developing Apps for SharePoint 2013

I’m basically using my blog right now as a public scrapbook. I simply log every issue I run into when I developing my first SharePoint 2013 hosted App.
Issue 1. – JavaScript Error(s) when deploying/testing my first App Part (15th March 2013)
An App Part is basically a very simple yet effective solution to add functionality to the host web (the web hosting the app): It simply is an IFrame that…

Configuring my SharePoint 2013 development environment (with only 6 GB)

I know there are a lot of posts out there that will guide you through the setup of a SharePoint 2013 development environment. So does it really needs another one? Well, maybe I searched with my eyes closed or I just have a very exotic idea of what my SharePoint 2013 development environment must look like:

Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 that is Active Directory Server at the same time
SQL Server…

Adding a local SharePoint 2013 (development server) as a cache host to AppFabric’s cache cluster

UPDATE If you’re landed at this page, you’re probably stuck with a SharePoint 2013 installation that is causing you headaches. If that’s the case you may want to read this post first:
Having just installed SharePoint 2013 my eye was struck by an anoying error…

Search Content Web Part for SharePoint 2010 (Sandbox)

Every since I learned about SharePoint 2013′s Content Search Web Part, I thought “Hey, that’s easily done with SharePoint 2010 as well!”. This weekend I finally managed to put my head down and do some creative programming. But of course, as this is the Age of Apps, I wanted to create a lightweight (a.k.a. a sandboxed) solution. Below, you’ll find a first screenshot of what I came up. It gives a…

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