Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SharePoint Saturday Event 8th - The best ever event.

Thank you all of you to attend the #SharePoint #Saturday event at An Nam Cafe, Ho Chi Minh City. The success today is indispensable for your coming, we always sincere respect the precious time that you save for us, for this event. We give a special thank to the sponsors, who helped us organize the seminar being successful. In privately, I would like to say thank you to NIFIT, was accompanied with SPS Viet Nam during 2 years, and QUMU, a Singapore company shared and present for the first time.

With this, SPS Viet Nam opened the wide knowledge in each topic:

  • SharePoint /w internet of things: the new thing in SPS event and in HCMC, I thought! However, if you have a confident idea enough to design an interesting component (I don't know how to define the thing) and run with SharePoint, it may be the most exciting device in some day, and SharePoint will be a transporter! It was introduced by Hoang An Phan from Fablab Sai Gon
  •  Perhaps, your mind just keep the image of Skype, Lync or whatever software for conference with both sound and video. QUMU bring the ability other to communicate in the meeting. That is to use any devices for your connection. Especially, the tool can work on any devices and browser. Their solutions will help you leave the traditional video software's and reach out of the completely comfortable usage.
  • The next interesting in event is how to use SingalR to build a SharePoint real-time application and new UI with AngularJS. This topic opens a variety ideas for new SharePoint solutions or application. The gamification is also the new term in software application industrial, especially for SharePoint, can integrate to/with many tools, techs to have a social part such as Yammer tracking personal actions. In this event, Mr. Tiep introduced a demo about live chating/communicating based on SharePoint webpart.
  • The last session is a deep-dive of manage meta-data for search service. Mr. Binh, from Appvity, presented a way to manage and search the term, and gave many useful examples in real life, real time. This session help us understand more and more about how SharePoint can handle the term and apply to search service. So great!
We are so sorry about the missing T-Shirts and seats for audiences because we do only forecast about 80-100 attendees. However, the game is over! So crowed!

Finally, thank you all speakers in the 8th of SPS Viet Nam. Hopefully, in the next event, we will have more exciting topics for small and average company which are considered transfering from other to SharePoint. Please follow us to get started with SharePoint and improve your value in managing the company.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Explain the abbreviation in SharePoint

Regarding to request from my friends having the explanation of abbreviation in SharePoint. This may not totally enough but it might help you know clearly when you read the document.

  • WAD: work as design. You were surprised of strange thing when you do something on SharePoint list or page. You think different and the result must be like your thought. E.g: When you switch from Subject view of discussion list in SharePoint 2013 to Management view, you think that the page will redirect to flat or thread view. But the result was not shown the same as your though. It redirects to itself and you see the item was clicked to be a folder. It calls SharePoint WAD.
  • OOTB: out-of-the-box. This term lets you know what SharePoint support. E.g: In the discussion list of SharePoint 2013, it was integrated the Like and Rating for SP Office Server version. You needn't install any 3rd-party to support the rating and like functioning for this list. This function is called SharePoint OOTB. Almost SharePoint software company produce a product or customize or give a solution are having the idea to support the functioning that SP OOTB does not have.
  • CSOM: client side ojbect model. This abbreviation is related to the program is run on client side. E.g: You want to create a console or windows form to access to SharePoint site and SharePoint server is working as remoting. You can use C# or VB to develop the program and, of course, SharePoint always support the DLL for your reference to the code.
  • JSOM: javascript object model. This model works only in the SharePoint application page or web part, or whatever you need to run in the web page.The objects is built in the SharePoint's JS files in the layouts folder of 15/hive (14/hive). E.g: You build a web part and you need to access the list at the run-time, you could implement something like this:
          var web = SP.ClientContext.get_current().get_web();
  •  REST API: Representational State Transfer API. Think of it simple like coding by javascript, vb or c#. Actually you have to use javascript object to access the SharePoint items. A technical named RESTful will help you understand a deep knowledge base of this term. However, you can image that you can access to all SharePoint objects site by using an address and the method of client context. REST API just only support on SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint online (Office 365). For more information, click  on REST API reference and samples. For SharePoint 2010, you could get and install MashPoint REST by Bamboo Solutions. REST API helps you access the site anywhere, easy to learn, safe in work and fast on time.
         For more information of REST vs CSOM, visit AndrewConnel blog
  • Built-in: This term means you don't need to customize anymore. Just get and build. E.g: You need to build a custom column with a compatibility functioning in the backend, but it's so simple in the new/edit/display form because you only use the controls that SharePoint has been supported. That calls built-in controls.
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Hey guys, please let me know more abbreviation!