Category Archives: Development

Creating Office add-ins – using ADAL JS and the Office 365 Unified API

Since my last post on Azure Analytics (thanks to everyone that shared) and now that it is summer and things are calming down a bit, I wanted to play around a little with all the new shiny stuff that is getting released by Microsoft around Office 365, Azure and SharePoint. Today I’m going to focus on […]

STOP using SPDisposeCheck (or MSOCAF) with SharePoint 2013!

SharePoint apps and farm solutions require all sorts of system resources. These resources could involve memory, system handles or even database connections. Not dealing correctly with them can introduce nasty bugs and performance issues. The .NET CLR supports automatic memory management, using the garbage collector. But other resources need to be dealt with using bespoke code. […]

How to: Using Azure Analytics to track usage of your Office 365 portal

Are you looking for answers to questions like: How are people using my Intranet? How many people are visiting which pages? How long do they stay on each section? Then head over to my blog at SPCAF.com to learn How to use Azure Analytics to track usage of your Office 365 portal  

SharePoint Online Client Object Model and PowerShell: Three tips

Over the years, SharePoint has evolved a lot and the powerful tool we know today has undergone some serious developments. SharePoint developers working on configuration of the platform for specific needs have seen solutions to their design needs improve too. However, it’s not always clear exactly which to use and when, so this post will […]

Mastering Office 365 Development Patterns and Practices

The Microsoft of even just a few years ago was a very different beast. Few would have imagined Word on an Android tablet, or the open sourcing of the .NET framework. Yet the end of Steve Ballmer’s reign, and the incoming Satya Nadella, has seemingly given the company a real boost and a host of […]