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Add SharePoint Context Parameters to your MVC Provider Hosted App Form POST

You’re developing a SharePoint provider hosted app and you need to do a form post to a controller action, and in that controller action you need to get a SharePoint context using the SharePointContextProvider class. When you do this, you may find that an exception is thrown by this class because there aren’t any of […]

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Updating your Azure WebJob using the Kudu Console

So you’ve already published your shiny Webjob to Azure either using Visual Studio 2013 publishing awesome-ness or ‘manually’ using the Azure management portal, and now you want to update it. There’s a super-easy way and thats using the Kudu console. Login to the Kudu console for your web app using the url shown below; https://{webapp name}-scm.azurewebsites.net […]

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Enable IFraming in a SharePoint Provider Hosted MVC App

In order to show your shiny remote provider hosted app in a dialog or IFrame, the calling domain of the page with the IFrame, must match the domain of the target page (the page being IFramed). Why might you do this? well there a quite a few patterns in the OfficeDev PnP which use remote provider hosted […]

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Set a PropertyBag Property as Indexed (Queryable via Search) using CSOM + Powershell

PropertyBag values in SharePoint 2013 can be indexed, which means that they’re indexed by Search and a crawled property is created using the PropertyBag name as the crawled property name. If you then create a managed property mapped to the crawled property you can use it in your search queries. The code below creates an indexed […]

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Gotcha using Office 365 / SharePoint REST API and ODATA Minimal Metadata

You’ve probably heard that in Office 365 / SharePoint Online, the REST API service now includes support for JSON light responses, meaning that you can vary the style of the ODATA response. Reading that post you’ll notice that the ‘shape’ of the response is also different when using the minimalmetadata or nometadata types; For example, when using […]

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