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 Name Phil Harding  Blog More Soma Please...
 Location United States  Category SharePoint
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Trying to create new Office documents in SharePoint using client-side development technologies, i.e. Javascript with JSOM or REST is a common enough scenario, though Googling it with Bing yields li...
The SharePoint CSOM API doesn’t have an implementation to change the Content organiser settings for a site, but these settings are persisted on the Webs propertybag, meaning that you can chan...
Scenario Crawled properties are not created by the search crawler for Taxonomy type fields provisioned using XML and CSOM. You create Managed Metadata site columns using the XML field schema and th...
Scenario You open SharePoint Designer and load a site from a tenancy for the first time, you are prompted for credentials and the site opens. SharePoint Designer caches those credentials so that yo...
When you register an Azure AD application, amongst other things you are required to configure a Reply URL, which by default takes its value from the Sign-On URL value you enter during the Azure app...
Grokking the AzureAD OAuth2 Implicit Grant Flow      19-Apr-2016     370  
References: Authentication Scenarios for AzureAD The OAuth2 Implicit Grant flow is designed for use by applications with cannot maintain the security of an application registrations client secret, ...
SharePoint Client People Picker Control Helper      08-Apr-2016     678  
The SharePoint people picker client-side control is a bit of an opaque beast, many times when you’re doing a client-side customisation you might want to Add or Remove person or group entities...
I recently came across a problem in SharePoint Search which had me flumuxed for a while, looking at the search results below is displayed the results of 2 list items, 1 with a PowerPoint attachment...
A few times over the last year or so I’ve come across an error while trying to connect to SharePoint Online using CSOM; Exception calling “ExecuteQuery” with “0” argument(s): “For security re...
If you launch a SharePoint/Office365 provider hosted addin using a direct URL to the app, rather than using the site contents page/applauncher, either as a dialog or fullpage immersive – you ...
You’re developing a SharePoint provider hosted app and you need to do a form post to a controller action, and in that controller action you need to get a SharePoint context using the SharePoi...
Updating your Azure WebJob using the Kudu Console      01-May-2015     635  
So you’ve already published your shiny Webjob to Azure either using Visual Studio 2013 publishing awesome-ness or ‘manually’ using the Azure management portal, and now you want to...
In order to show your shiny remote provider hosted app in a dialog or IFrame, the calling domain of the page with the IFrame, must match the domain of the target page (the page being IFramed). Why ...
PropertyBag values in SharePoint 2013 can be indexed, which means that they’re indexed by Search and a crawled property is created using the PropertyBag name as the crawled property name. If ...
You’ve probably heard that in Office 365 / SharePoint Online, the REST API service now includes support for JSON light responses, meaning that you can vary the style of the ODATA response. Re...
In this super short post I’ll show how to use Powershell and CSOM (Client-side Object Model) to set the value of a multi-value Lookup field column in a list or library. To set the value for a...
The “Link to a Document” content type in SharePoint allows you to add URL links to a Document Library, much like you would with a Links List, but in this case you can add a Link item to...
Using URL Shortening Services from the Client with Javascript....
Recently when building an app which (amongst other things) rendered links to other pages (created by others), I found I needed to be able to detect whether these other pages/resources actually exis...
ListData.svc REST Gotcha in SharePoint 2010 / 2013      24-Jul-2014     656  
Came across another Clumsy Ninja SharePoint feature recently concerning the ListData.svc REST API which is found in both SharePoint 2010 and 2013. This issue does not occur if you’re using th...
A small Powershell snippet which will create folder hierarchies within SharePoint lists and libraries Usage...
The SharePoint 2013 List View Web Part Toolbar      16-Jul-2014     993  
The SharePoint 2013 List View Web Part’s toolbar type setting is something of a clumsy ninja, brilliant but clumsy nevertheless. The problem is, the toolbar type property enumerations bear li...
The List View Web Part has great capability for filtering displayed data using the web parts header controls.. If you’re building out a UI which incorporates a list view web part, you can als...
Ratings in SharePoint allow users to mark content with a rating, which can then be used to display content by popularity for instance. For more information on the ratings feature in SharePoint see ...
Using the SharePoint 2010 Silverlight Video Player      15-Jan-2014     450  
As part of a recent project I need to build a video player carousel, like this; The merits of a Carousel in an Intranet are Debatable: http://conversionxl.com/dont-use-automatic-image-sliders-or-ca...
You’ve setup your SharePoint development environment to use host named site collections within a single web application. In Visual Studio 2013 when you attempt to create a Server Explorer con...