Category: Apps

Lifewire.com describes the word “app” as an abbreviation for “application.” It’s a piece of software that can run through a web browser or offline on your computer, and on a smartphone phone, tablet or other electronic devices, including smart TVs and smartwatches. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet.

App is a modern term for software application, and it is most often used in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that runs on a website. It’s typically used to describe anything that isn’t a full-fledged software program, but even that line has become blurred.

Therefore, the Apps category is blurred too, but is full of handy tips, tricks and advise. Check out some of the Step by Step blogs or learn with our eBooks, How To videos and Webinars.

Understanding the Application Addresses Refresh Job in SharePoint 2010
Understanding the Application Addresses Refresh Job in SharePoint 2010
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In this article I would like to give you some information about a very important timer job in SharePoint 2010 – the Application Addresses Refresh Job. If you do not understand what it is used for you might see some strange (to you) error messages when configuring SharePoint. Even if you’re familiar with it it might be a good idea to continue reading.

SharePoint For Mobile – Yes we can! by Joel Oleson
SharePoint For Mobile – Yes we can! by Joel Oleson
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You may have deployed SharePoint and had a complaint from a mobile user, by default the experience isn’t great. A legacy design decision was made for SharePoint 2010’s that creates a poor default mobile smart phone experience. In my mind if they would have kept the capability for mobile as an alternative and left the default experience alone things would be much better. Instead, by default, an iPad or iPhone, Windows Phone 7, Android, and even Blackberry… yes essentially all your rich mobile phones have a degraded user experience. SharePoint 2010 inherited the mobile interface that was built in SharePoint 2007, and it was improved slightly for publishing sites in SharePoint 2010, and a whole SDK was built for mobile. Was it a waste?

Architecting your SharePoint application–things you shouldn’t miss out on by Radi Atanassov
Architecting your SharePoint application–things you shouldn’t miss out on by Radi Atanassov
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So a few people recommended I post my slides or content from my European SharePoint Conference session. I cover a list of considerations that makes a good reference for people undertaking the design of custom applications on SharePoint.

Usually in projects you would have people responsible for the design of the infrastructure and then a development team would dig into the technical design of the SharePoint application. They will try to answer how different components will be used to satisfy the requirements. Solution Architects explore various options for meeting each requirement and all these options and choices intertwine into a proposed design, maybe a model or a proof of concept, and hopefully a document. Projects that miss this communication are either chaotic, or extremely agile.

Mobile Applications for SharePoint Using HTML5
Mobile Applications for SharePoint Using HTML5
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Access to your business information: anytime, anywhere and from any device.
There lies great potential in mobile applications for SharePoint and a big opportunity for you as a developer!
Microsoft has sold more than 125 million SharePoint licenses to over 65,000 customers. And Tim Cook gave us the following number last week: “92% of the Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPad”

You can expect that your customers will ask you about mobile applications if they aren’t already. Be prepared!
Let me just give you an example. Take the original SharePoint desktop and mobile version of a “Task list” on an iPhone: