Retrieving values of Managed Properties in SharePoint 2013 Search REST API

Having just spent the best part of a day trying to figure out how to query values of Managed Properties within a SharePoint 2013 App using the new Search REST API, I thought I would share with you how it’s done. There is a real lack of decent MSDN documentation…

SharePoint 2013–retrieving the lookup value of User fields using the REST API

I’ve been stuck on an issue for a while trying to retrieve the value of a User field using the SharePoint 2013 REST API. The MSDN documentation is less than helpful and offers this advice for retrieving the value of lookup fields using REST – In addition, you can specify…

SharePoint 2013 ‘SharePoint Hosted’ App Permissions

It turns out this SharePoint 2013 dev malarkey is actually pretty good! I’m working on a SharePoint hosted app at the moment which queries the User Profile Service using SP.UserProfiles.js. It’s nice to see that we have a decent javascript API to use now when querying user profiles. Anyhow my…

Failed to install App for SharePoint error when provisioning Lookup columns

I came across this error today while trying to provision some lookup columns as part of a SharePoint 2013 App I was creating. It seems in 2013 you can provision lookup columns declaratively in the Elements XML – this is great news! In 2010 you had to do a sort…

Enabling SharePoint 2013 ‘Apps’

After installing and configuring SharePoint 2013, if you try to visit the SharePoint App Store you will notice a warning message ‘Sorry, apps are turned off. If you know who runs the server, tell them to enable apps.”. Well lucky for us, we run this server so it’s time to…

SharePoint 2013 Configuration Wizard Error ‘maxdegree of parellelism’

When trying to configure SharePoint 2013 on SQL Server 2012 I got the following error – ‘This SQL Server Instance does not have the required maxdegree of parellism setting of 1’ It turns out this is a simple fix, just run the following SQL script to set the ‘maxdegree of…

Microsoft has just announced SharePoint 2013!

In case you have been living under a rock, Microsoft has just announced the next version of SharePoint (SharePoint 2013). They have also unveiled the new ‘Metro’ style version of Office (Office 2013) which runs using the software-as-a-service model. You can download SharePoint 2013 Server and Foundation flavours and Office…

Content Type SPI bug in SharePoint Sandbox Solutions

I seem to have come across what I believe to be a bug when with Content Types in SharePoint 2010 Sandbox Solutions. I believe this bug to be caused by Visual Studio but I haven’t been able to confirm this yet. The issue arises when you provision a Content Type…

Debugging SharePoint 2007 Customer Timer Jobs–The easy way

When debugging your custom SharePoint 2007 Timer Jobs you don’t necessarily need to attach to the OWSTimer process. All the blogs and information I have found out there on the interwebs suggest two options Attach your Timer Job code to the OWSTimer process and then wait for the job to…