President Bill Clinton is keynoting SharePoint Conference 2014

Clinton_Bill_cropYesterday, the SharePoint Team announced President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, as the keynote presenter for SharePoint Conference 2014.  President Clinton will deliver a keynote address Monday, March 3rd at 8:30 am.

All attendees with a General Registration pass can attend the keynote and are advised to arrive early.

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Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 Is Now Available!

The first update for Visual Studio 2013 came out a couple of days ago and is heavy on bug fixes but not much in the way of new functionality. You can download the latest update from the following link:

http://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs#d-visual-studio-2013-update-1

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Here is a list if the new additions underlined:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2911573

Speaking @ SharePoint Conference 2014 (Las Vegas, March 3 – 6th)

I’m very pleased to report that I’ll be speaking at SharePoint Conference 2014. This year, SPC14 is fully loaded with cutting edge content, hands-on labs, workshops, discussions, showcases, and networking events to guarantee attendees leave with the skills, and solutions they need to take them to the next level.

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Session Topic : Application Lifecycle Management in Office & SharePoint

Session Description : There are several methods to customize SharePoint. Developers have the option of creating new cloud applications for SharePoint or maintaining legacy full trust code. Coupled with the complexity many organizations have in terms of managing SharePoint customizations across Office 365 and on-premises implementations, developers and solution architects will need to understand how to adjust application lifecycle management (ALM) techniques to support and deploy quality solutions. This session will focus on the establishment of development, testing and deployment best practices for on-premise and cloud applications and solutions. We, too, will include concepts such as continuous integration, release management and testing.

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Speaker Page : http://www.sharepointconference.com/content/speakers/ayman-el-hattab
Session Page : http://www.sharepointconference.com/content/sessions/SPC273

No-Code Sandboxed solutions are NOT deprecated

The SharePoint Developer Team just blogged to clear any confusion around the future of Sandboxed Solutions:

While developing sandboxed solutions that contain only declarative markup and JavaScript — which we call no-code sandboxed solutions (NCSS) — is still viable, we have deprecated the use of custom managed code within the sandboxed solution. We have introduced the new SharePoint app model as a replacement to those scenarios that required the use of managed code.

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Read more here …

[SharePoint4MEA : Arabic Video] Search Service Application in SharePoint 2013

Lesson 8 in the “SharePoint Server 2013 Administration” Arabic course is now available on SharePoint4MEA YouTube channel, you can watch it from here.

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341-1Presenter : Ahmed Said Moussa
Publisher : SharePoint4MEA
Language : Arabic

Also Watch:

Lesson 1 : Preparing for SharePoint 2013 Installation
Lesson 2 : Installing SharePoint Server 2013
Lesson 3 : The logical Architecture of SharePoint 2013
Lesson 4 : Creating SharePoint 2013 Web Applications
Lesson 5 : Managing Web Applications in SharePoint Server 2013
Lesson 6 : Creating Site Collections in SharePoint Server 2013
Lesson 7 : Managed Metadata Service Application in SharePoint Server 2013