• Use Microsoft Flow to grab image of the day for SharePoint

    The default Search Center in SharePoint is quite minimalist- just an empty page layout with a search box. This post will show you how to use the workflow logic of Microsoft Flow to grab a reference to the Bing image of the day, copy it’s URL to a SharePoint list, and then use clientside scripting […]


  • SharePoint Code Analysis Framework 5 released

    I’m not one to make a blatant product plug but I really like¬†the SharePoint Code Analysis Framework¬†tool and they’ve upped the ante on how effective it is for running QA on SharePoint code, including tests for SharePoint Apps. What is the SPCAF tool? A desktop program that evaluates SharePoint code, solutions, features, Apps etc. and […]


  • Introducing TypeScript – Microsoft’s new open source JS language

    TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development.TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. Any browser. Any host. Any OS. Open Source. http://www.typescriptlang.org/#Download Starts from JavaScript, Ends with JavaScript TypeScript starts from the syntax and semantics that millions of JavaScript developers know today. With TypeScript, you can use existing JavaScript […]


  • Firefox Friday #1 – Useful Plugins for SharePoint Development

    As SharePoint developers we are bound to IE but often fallback to other browsers for various reasons such as performance, HTML standards compliance, or in my case with Firefox – the plugins available.   The official Technet on what is and is not supported on various browsers (Chrome is notably not even in there): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263526.aspx. […]


  • SharePoint 2010 Get Current Username / Logged in User

    Have been exploring the SharePoint Client Object Model and in particular the Javascript Object Model While there are methods to get the current user info, you can also simply borrow the logged in username from the top right of the screen: This technique is a little complex for my liking however, so here’s a snappier […]