Notes from SharePoint 2013 Ignite training Day 4

Disclaimer: While this training in conducted by services folks from Microsoft Corp, notes here include my own understanding and gut feel. Some observations here do not apply when SharePoint 2013 RTMs later.

New SP group created Dev_Ignite2013

 

Office Services

 

Lab VM running 15.0.4128.1014

Both lab and my own built VM cannot start Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 NGEN v4.0.XXXX services but the SP startup scripts will try to start this

 

bigbet to register a singapore address

 

Excel Services

Now you have Excel Form

Excel everywhere (its like OLE but works on web page)

Javascript API on your Excel sheets!!

 

 

Word Automation Services

CSOM access to Word Automation Services

Can convert to other format PDF and XPS

Still no access to protected Word files

Still does not run on hosted model (Only as Farm solution)

 

PowerPoint Automation Services (New)

Same model as Word

Source from PPT and PPTX

Convert to PPTX, PDF, XPS, JPG, PNG

 

Deck of multiple slides when converted to JPG and PNG will be separate files

 

Translation Services

Cloud based solution using Bing

Also based on WAS programming model

Can translate sites and documents

 

Note: No extensibility point to use other translation engine

 

At the moment its cost free for Bing translation but Product Manager to confirm later

 

Social

 

Skydrive Pro is a new name of SharePoint Workspaces

Community is a new feature in SP2013

 

MySite broken into Newsfeed, Sites and SkyDrive

One can do microblogging now

 

My Task gives you unified view of task from various SP sites and Exchange

 

But SP and Exchange still have their own task silo

So the Windows Phone still don’t automatically shows alert on SP tasks

 

The Social services make heavy use of App Fabric Cache

Work Management Service Application will goes around pull task

 

Yammer the cloud enterprise social site, acquired by Microsoft

SP2013 does not have integration with Yammer yet

Yammer does have web part for SP2010

Yammer has a rich set of JS API, there are demos later on how to integrate SP2013 Communities with Yammer Groups

However Yammer may remain a on the cloud service

 

Still there is no Pool and Quiz web part

 

There is no pure gamification in SP2013 yet

 

Community is a new Site Template

 

Badges and reputations exist in Communities

 

Social and gamification works like ring fence certain pieces of information and apply. It is not site wide.

 

For lab file use MsOnlineClaimsHelper for O365 ??

 

For Social, things like profanities filtering and site wide point system are TBD

 

Mobile

 

Now can stored geo code info in a new Location Field, but this has to be done via custom scenario with coding

Actually its more about Windows Phone/ Windows 8 at the lab

Think of Windows Azure Mobile Service

 

Supports FBA, O365, Basic authentication

Cross firewall to be done via UAG or Alternative Access Mapping

 

Will Reporting Service 2012 supports FBA? I think only supports claim based but not FBA

 

For the lab VS2012 does not allow Mobile Dev in Windows Server

 

Push Notification can register Windows Phone but cross fingers for Windows 8 also

 

To activate go to Site Features –> Push Notifications Support & Push Notifications

 

Uses Bing Map in the phone

 

Napa Office 365 Development Tool

 

Available on Office 365 Preview

Runs only in Developer Site Collection

 

www.napacloudapp.com

 

Still in Beta, if you click Create and nothing happens go out and do again

 

Semi Intellisense is here, for HTML and Javascript

Error highlighting is here already

Documentation is available

There is hover over explanation

Debugging not there yet, but its a planned feature

Napa projects can be opened in Visual Studio without download locally

From VS, source code available for TFS Preview on the cloud

 

Supports IE 9 above but also will work on other browsers. I assume its HTML5 based

 

Design

 

How easy to change the SharePoint theme?

You can drag wallpaper onto the site

Change the colour scheme and font

So we need to find out more

1. Can we add new Site Layout and Font?

2. How to change to more complex theme?

 

 

Apps for Office

Build on Web Extensibility Framework, allows HTML and JS developers to build Office plugin

Ends up one can target Office Web Apps as well

On desktop mode, it allows Office to host the web page code via the IE Trident engine and let the code access the document

Less feature than VSTO i.e. you can’t play with the chrome

Some Javascript functionalities are turned off, i.e. alerts can’t run

 

Can run on Office store and also on private folder share

This is known as Agave in beta

 

No drag and drop eventing for now

 

The HTML app is actually a remote web app as its a ASP.NET website

You can’t do cross domain call… unless via json proxy

 

Manifest file loaded into registry

CurrentUser -> Microsoft -> office -> 15 -> Wef

 

People now install apps now based on reviews… people used to choose based on system requirements

 

Can be install via Exchange App Catalog but its more of a push model, Admin install Exchange App and its visible to users

 

Do we have a offline mode?

 

Admin can disable Office Store with GPO

 

Check out telemetry services for Office

You can find out the type of Office and Office Apps in the enterprise

 

SharePoint can be an App Catalog

 

When an app is added to a document, the bread crumb will change and become a GUID

 

Does not work for protected document at the moment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

File not found error when navigate to allitems.aspx

I got into this problem recently, initial thought is that its caused by some missing assemblies. But after removing all solutions from the server, the problem still persist. Yes, from SharePoint Designer I can see the allitems.aspx. My gut feel is that it has something to do with the permission issue on the managed account assigned to the web application. So what I did was to create a new managed account for this web application and things back to normal. So I hope it helps as this seems to be a common problem but exists in different forms.

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