TechEd - Application Hosting Models in SharePoint 2013

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Shyam Narayan (@dotnetbounce), a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer took us through the approaches to application hosting in SharePoint 2013.  Application Identity models in SP2013 SP2010 provided two models for custom code – Full Trust and Sandboxed Apps in SP2013 now have their own identity Fine grained permissions can now be configured – analogy of the app on your smartphone asking for specific permissions  ExampleApp: Site Collection – I want Full Control User Profiles – I need Read access…

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TechEd - Helicopter ride

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If you follow me on Twitter you probably saw my delirious excitement about the helicopter ride I won. There was a competition and the Windows Server 2012 team were giving away these joyflights as a prize. I was fortunate enough to win in the first round and went for a 10 minute flight over the Gold Coast.  Behold some pictures! You’ll see they are geotagged as well, you can kind of make out the flight route.  TechEd 2012…

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TechEd: Real world SharePoint Customisation - IT Pro v Developer

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In this session Jeremy Thake and Mark Rhodes took us through both sides of SharePoint customisation, pitting developers against IT pros.  Jermey started by taking us through a common scenario – the blame game. Customised SharePoint performs slowly, devs are guilty until they prove themselves innocent and need to prove their customisations have not caused the performance problems. Yet real world example where a simple SQL setting wasn’t applied upon installation.  IT Pros hate customisations an…

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TechEd - Building Robust Windows Azure Applications with P&P Guidance

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This session was presented byMahesh Krishnan from Readify (@MaheshKrishnan) and focused on building robust Windows Azure apps, but in particular the benefits of elasticity. To me one of the most appealing things about cloud based apps is the ability to scale up / down as needed to meet demand, so this session was a good choice. In addition to that Mahesh showed us the application block from the enterprise library for dealing with transient errors.  Scalability Here is a pretty comprehensive au…

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TechEd - FIM Best Practices

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This was a great session from Carol WapshereMVP (@miss_miis) about the essential ingredients of a successful identity management project using FIM – Microsoft ForeFront Identity Manager.  The current latest and greatest is FIM 2010 R2 and it has the following technical components: Synchronisation Service – connects matched objects in directories and applications Password Synchronisation – updates passwords of joined use accounts following AD password changed. Portal and Service (added with 201…

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