How To Create A Windows 8 App For SharePoint Part 2 – The Development Stage

September 30, 2012

  The Development Stage In my last post How To Create A Windows 8 App For SharePoint Part 1 – The Planning Stage we discussed about the reason I chose Windows 8 HTML5 as my development environment and why it’s the best and the most intuitive environment for SharePoint developers who plan to start creating Win8 apps. Today we will focus on developing our Win8 app and integrate it with SharePoint Online 2013. The app will serve as a search and use The new Search REST API to pull data from SharePoint 2013 Search engine (FAST) and display it in our app....

How To Create A Windows 8 App For SharePoint Part 1 – The Planning Stage

September 15, 2012

The Planning Stage There’s a big buzz going on around Windows 8 app development, In my earlier post “Create a Metro Live Tile using MetroJS, JsRender and the new REST API” I showed how to create a metro live tile using html and JavaScript and today we continue exploring this subject area and create Windows 8 app that interacts with SharePoint. We will focus on Windows 8 HTML5 app, There are 4 main reasons why I chose to use HTML5 development in this example. A) SharePoint developers will feel much more comfortable around JavaScript and HTML rather then in XAML development. B) Leverage...

SharePoint: Save Site As Template Common Errors/Mistakes

September 4, 2012

Hi guys, I’ll try to explain couple of common mistakes/errors made when trying to save a site as site template. 1) Save publishing site as site template. The Problem Common mistake is made when trying to save publishing site as site template , There is a  good reason why this publishing template is not supported and does not include the ‘Save as Template’ link, There is a workaround to enable this feature as explained in this post. It maybe a quick solution but in the long run this solution is very problematic when later trying to upgrade the site templates generated from this...

Getting ‘The "BrowserFormWebPart" Web Part appears to be causing a problem’ error when opening InfoPath form

September 1, 2012

  Hi guys, Recently we had a problem when our end users got ‘The "BrowserFormWebPart" Web Part appears to be causing a problem’ error when trying to open InfoPath form. The problem seemed to be related to some permission issues but we haven't found any solution. After couple attempts we found a workaround  to this problem. All you need to do is to Publish the form again preferably in a new library. This should fix the problem (at least it worked for us ) It seems that there maybe some bug involved and after publishing the form again it some how fixes the...