Your Questions Answered by Sahil Malik

The following questions and answers are from Sahil’s latest webinar with the European SharePoint Community. You can catch the full recording here:  CSOM and REST API in SharePoint 2013

Q: is there a way to authenticate sp hosted app to another server which uses oauth for example? where to store secret keys? sp lists or there is a better way?

Certainly! You must be careful of storing OAuth keys though. Since you are having an App authenticate into another server, for sure you should keep the keys server side, and all such interaction should be on server side. Keeping these keys secure is “key” 🙂

Q: There is a news which I have heard from somewhere, this need not be true but will Microsoft not release any more versions of SharePoint, they will just release more apps going forward from SharePoint 2013.

I don’t work for Microsoft, so I cannot give you an official answer. However, given the number of customers that are on-prem, I find this highly unlikely. That said, you will see further on-prem versions be not as compelling and Office 365 innovations far outpacing on-prem. This again, is just my opinion.

Q: With respect to managing a list which has more items and List threshold of 5000 items. which one is better CSOM or REST?

It doesn’t matter, internally the queries they execute on the DB are the same.

If you have any questions or feedback on Sahil’s article please leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you.

Sahil Malik

Sahil Malik

Sahil Malik, the founder and principal of, has been a Microsoft MVP and INETA Speaker for the past 10 years, author and reviewer of many books and numerous articles in both the .NET and SharePoint space, consultant and trainer who delivers training and talks at conferences internationally. Sahil has trained for the best names in the Microsoft technology space, and has architected and delivered SharePoint based solutions for extremely high profile clients. Sahil has authored 14 books on topics ranging from .NET, SQL Server, and SharePoint 2007, 2010, and 2013.

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