Surface on-premise data in Office365 using ADAL.js, WebAPI and Azure AD

Posted by Dave Fisher on 09.07.17


SharePoint Framework is the new development model proposed by Microsoft to build webparts in modern SharePoint. One question I see alot is, "What about SharePoint Add-Ins? Are they gone?".

For those of you who do not know what a SharePoint Add-In was a new development model for SharePoint 2013 which was meant to replace farm solutions within SharePoint. You can find more information about the SharePoint Add-In Model here (used to be called "SharePoint App Model".

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Topics: Office 365, SharePoint 2013, JavaScript, Development

SPAnyForm-LITE "The Tutorial" | Aerie Consulting

Posted by Dave Fisher on 07.12.16

There comes a time in every developer's life to make the decision whether or not a piece of software is "good enough" for public consumption. However, I've come to the realization that SPAnyForm-lite will never truly be finished, as it will continue to evolve over time. So here it is!

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Topics: SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Apps, JavaScript, Development

New Forms Framework for SharePoint with SPAnyForm.js

Posted by Dave Fisher on 10.30.15

For the past year, I've been developing a product in hopes to change the way we add content into SharePoint. 

The Problem:

SharePoint has no good form solution out of the box. Plain and simple.

Majority of form frameworks, especially thoses centered around JavaScript and HTML 5 have a learning curve and often times the framework only handles the data submission between form and SharePoint. This requires a developer to actually build an HTML form and use HTML-5 data-attributes to map to SharePoint fields.

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Topics: JavaScript, Development

Customize The Text of The Column Headers in Your SharePoint Tables

Posted by Gary Levine on 10.15.15

Content Search Web Parts and their Display Templates offer great power and flexibility for aggregating and displaying content. There are some areas where this system falls short. It would be nice, for example, to allow the end user (in this case the Page Designer) customize the text for the column headers in a table. Sure some of the column names such as “Title” are fine. Others, like AuthorOWSUSER or LastModifiedTime, could use a little help.

Here’s a little trick. 

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Topics: SharePoint, JavaScript, Tutorial

UPDATE! Using REST to set a multi-value Managed Metadata  Field in SharePoint

Posted by Dave Fisher on 05.29.15

In a previous post I wrote, I showed you how to update a taxonomy field using REST even when Microsoft says you must use the CSOM/JSOM to update these fields! Well I can't take "No" for an answer...

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Topics: JavaScript, Development, SPFx

Signature Field for SharePoint Lists

Posted by Gary Levine on 03.24.15

Adding a signature field to a SharePoint list is a great way to verify user input to a list especially in environments with shared-access kiosks or devices. They are especially useful for tablets. Once the framework is in place they are relatively easy to implement on list or library forms.

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Topics: JavaScript, Development

Search & Display Events in SharePoint 2013 Using a CSWP & FullCalendar

Posted by Dave Fisher on 01.16.15

Why Am I Doing This?

A few months ago we had Mark Rackley, commonly known as the SharePoint Hillbilly, to our office for a visit and presentation. During the presentation he walked through his usage of FullCalendar.js which prompted me to think (aloud), couldn’t we use that js file to build a display template that searches for content and renders the results in a calendar format? His response was something along the lines of “good idea, I’ll race you!”

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Topics: SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online, JavaScript, Content Search Web Parts, Development

SharePoint App Model: Part 2

Posted by Dave Fisher on 12.17.14

In my last post, I discussed the introduction into SharePoint App development and why I think it’s important for SharePoint & Office 365 going forward. Any technology stack can hold a fair amount of criticism and while some may not fully accept the SharePoint App model right now, remember that SharePoint is a rapidly expanding framework and I think we’ll start to see advancements in the “App Model” going forward.

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Topics: SharePoint, The Cloud, Office 365, SharePoint Apps, JavaScript

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