Wednesday, September 11, 2013

API Tutorial for Office

I am so excited about the Microsoft new announcements and their implementation approaches going forward. Just got to know today the great implementation "Javascript API for Office". Isn't it exciting to read? It's the new way to work with Office online. The tutorial app will provide us 6 examples on how we can use the Javascript API for Office. You can use "Napa for Office 365 Development Tool" to open the app files to write code.

To run the tutorial online you must be using IE 9, Safari 5.0.6, Firefox 5, Chrome 13 or later versions of these browsers.

API Tutorial for Office

Monday, September 9, 2013

Download Visual Studio 2013 RC and Windows 8.1 RTM

It's great day to start with new releases. If you didn't try VS 2013 yet then it's the right time to try it out as it improves the productivity by >30%. Windows 8.1 RTM is ready to download via MSDN or Technet subscriptions.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

SharePoint Conference 2012 Sessions free streaming

If you missed the SP Conference 2012 keynotes and the sessions then it's a good news for you that more than 100 videos are available for you free here. Enjoy the videos and learn SharePoint for better applications.

SharePoint Conference 2012 Sessions

Friday, September 6, 2013

SharePoint Online improvements

Office 365 is going to be better and better. As many people are started using Office 365 I see Microsoft is planning to invest more on this domain. Lets see what they have improved. Below improvements are not applicable to Office 365 dedicated subscribers.

  1. The complete Office 365 environment for all users are updated to SharePoint 2013.
  2. Skydrive Pro will solve many problems regarding storage for Online users. Now, its been increased from 7GB to 25GB. This is free. 
  3. The improvements which are rolling out in coming weeks are:
    • Now SharePoint Online supports many file types: This is one of the great features I like. They extended the support for broad range of file types including .EXE and .DLL.
    • File upload limit increased: Now, users can upload files up to 2 GB size. Earlier it was just 250 MB limitation.   
    • Number of site collections: With latest improvements a tenant can create 10000 site collections. Earlier it was limited to 3000. 
    • Improvements to Look up fields: Each list can support 12 lookup fields. 
    • Self-restoration: Increasing recycle bin retention duration (now it is 90 days, earlier it was just 30 days) and versioning is turning on by default for the Skydrive Pro libraries.
    • IE 10 now supports opening Explorer view. Yes, it is back...
  4. Other than these there are many improvements. 
Below are the reference links to get more details. These are really important points to know before you planning to migrate to Office 365/SharePoint Online.