Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions video online now

11-8-2013 6-39-49 PM Are you a developer for the Microsoft platform, interested in helping your organization collaborate and manage workflow using SharePoint solutions? Take this course to learn the core skills common to most SharePoint development activities. Find out how to work with backend data and front end user interfaces and security. You’ll get some guidelines and best practices that will help you optimize your SharePoint applications. You’ll see some cool demos that will show you how to create an app, deploy it to a catalog, and install it. And you’ll see workflows inside the dramatically enhanced SharePoint Designer. This Jump Start will help you prepare for Exam 70-488.

Instructors | Chris Johnson – General Manager, Provoke Solutions Inc.; Consultant; Christopher Harrison – Microsoft Certified Trainer

Related Exam(s) | 70-488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint® Server 2013 Core Solutions Associated Course(s) | 20488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint® Server 2013 Core Solutions

Go to the page linked below and sign up for a free MVA (Microsoft Virtual Academy) account and get started:

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SharePoint Site Notebook feature dependent on WOPI?

After integrating Office Web Apps Server 2013 with SharePoint Server 2013, a OneNote shared notebook will automatically be created upon creation of a Team Site. What if you don’t have OWA installed? Well, I got tasked to find this out today and here’s the results.

When you attempt to activate it, it simply will not activate – push the button and screen spins and goes back to deactivated state.

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Reason being is, there is a FeatureActivated event which tries to create the Quick Links menu entry (doable), but also tries to spin up a new One Note Notebook- not doable without WOPI- how do I know this: well, SharePoint is not going to be able to create OneNote documents spontaneously in any other way. How do I know this- I cracked open a little binary called Microsoft.SharePoint.dll in Reflector and went to SPSiteNotebookFeatureReceiver, and it has the following code:

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Here’s a Technet reference! You know you want it.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/microsoft.sharepoint.spsitenotebookfeaturereceiver_members.aspx

..and here is the Feature definition as it lives in the SP2013 Hive:
sharepoint-site-notebook-feature-definition

I don’t know how useful it would be to anyone, as the instructions on the feature do warn you that you’re going to need that WOPR, er.. WOPI

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