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mQuery for SharePoint 2013

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Date : August 20, 2012

I was poking around the new Office365 preview and started writing some custom JavaScript tweaks when I found a JavaScript class file called mQuery.js. This was confusing to me, as I had heard from some of the rumors that SharePoint 2013 was going to ship with jQuery out of the box. So I started probing into this new mQuery.js file, and low and behold it looks very similar to jQuery’s event features. Here is the mQuery.js file from their CDN, and here are some functions from the file: Continue Reading…

SharePoint 2013 Hidden Ribbon

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Date : August 1, 2012


I am on the fence about this new feature of SharePoint 2013. I guess I drank the Kool-Aid about how the ribbon was the best UI invention every, and how your average user will perform 95% of all actions in the first tab. So when I got to play around with the 2013 preview I was ehhh about the ribbon being hidden by default. I had to click on a document then click on the ribbon to get my actions for that document. Introducing an extra click for a user is a little puzzling, but I guess MS got such negative feedback about how “in your face” the ribbon was in 2010 that they had to change it in SharePoint 2013. Continue Reading…

Sandbox Solution vs SharePoint App

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Date : July 19, 2012

One of the cool new features of SharePoint 2013 is this concept of SharePoint Apps. Developers that are familiar with SharePoint 2010 will compare this with a Sandbox Solution. But that doesnt do it justice, Sandboxes are for children to play in, SharePoint Apps are for fully grown developers to develop business applications and sell them (licensing is starting to be defined). Just in the few MSDN articles that have been released about them I see stark differences. Continue Reading…