I’ve been working with Powershell lately, and I wrote a couple of functions to help verify server permissions in Microsoft SQL Server. Why would I want to verify server permissions instead of verifying server roles? In my case, I’m interested in knowing if a particular user is able to create a database on a SQL […]

Media Center is a SharePoint app that allows you to integrate your Windows Azure Media Services (WAMS) assets within SharePoint. Before I describe the app functionality, I think it useful to take a step back and briefly talk about why this app is needed and the design choices we had to make in order to […]

I recently ran into a problem: How to test some code that was not readily testable without carrying along a database. It was my own fault, really. I had quickly written a data access layer that was directly dependent on Entity Framework, and was also doing some minor business logic. Because I had a direct […]

Workflow, as far as I can tell at this point, is one of the most overhauled functionalities from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. The first major difference is that it’s no longer contained within SharePoint. Workflow is now handled by Windows Azure Workflow (WAW). “Whoa, whoa, whoa! Does that mean I’m going to have to […]

Like the rest of the AIS team, I’d thought I’d share one of the most interesting sessions I attended during SPC12. It was called SharePoint Center of Excellence: Why you need one. Those IT Pro and Dev guys/gals might have missed this one because it was in the basement (politely known as the conference’s Business Section), but […]

Microsoft has been a busy company this year with refreshes on most of its biggest solutions. Not only has SharePoint gone through a massive update, but so has Windows. If you’re still unfamiliar with the changes in Windows 8, then be prepared for a shocker. In the new UI, applications have been stripped of chrome […]