All posts tagged SharePoint 2013

SharePoint Metro Weather – Sneak Peak

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I would like to just show off a new WebPart that is nearly ready for public release / testing by the community.  After a long time of SharePoint development I have become bored and disappointed at the styling of the various “Weather WebParts” that are available.  I decided to build my own which is not only free, but is styled my much loved “Metro Windows 8″ style.

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The Weather displays the current weather and up to 5 days forecast.  I am getting my weather data from http://www.worldweatheronline.com/ which provides a free Weather API which has a 500 requests/hr limit.  Therefore i have implemented caching into the webpart to ensure that this is not an issue.  I hope to finish the WebPart soon and it will also be rendered using XSLT to ensure that it is extensible to your requirements.

Let me know your initial thoughts on the design and the release will be coming VERY soon.

jQuery Collapsable Quick Launch – Plugin Update & Cookie States & 2013 Compatibility

Overview

Christmas is nearly with us and it has been a long while since my last post. To try and give some people a little Christmas cheer I am releasing part one of my new set of jQuery plugins for many of my Quick Tips that I have posted. Today’s update is to the ability for a user to hide / show the Quick Launch menu. Although the previous version worked well, there were a number of requests for new functionality which I have integrated into my new version. The new version also makes configuration MUCH easier and friendlier for non-techy types.

New Features:

  • Plug-in Architecture based on jQuery Boilerplate
  • Ability to set default state of the Quick launch (HideOnDefault)
  • Quick launch state is now saved across page views using Cookies. This can be turned off.
  • Re-written code.
  • Fully configurable for various scenarios (Have tested on OOTB & Custom Masterpages)
  • 2013 Compatible. I can confirm the plug-in works on the OOTB Seattle.master with no code changes (only plug-in configuration).

How to use:

The quick launch plug-in can be used and applied as follows:

Options:

The following default options are available:

No CSS is required for the plugin and the main plugin selector should be the side navigation div that you are hiding. So in the case of SharePoint 2010 this will be “#s4-leftpanel”

Full Usage (2010 / 2013)

2010 Full Usage (OOTB Masterpage)

2013 Full Usage (OOTB Masterpage)

Hope you enjoy this plug in and as always if you have any issues please let me know.

Download

Developer Version : jQuery.LISP.quicklaunch.js

MinifiedVersion : jQuery.LISP.quicklaunch.min.js

SharePoint 2013 Webinar – Ideas & Suggestions

…an update

Its been well over a month since my last post and after some much needed holiday after a seriously busy period I will be able to get back to updating the Metro Masterpage, releasing a MySite Metro Layout and releasing some new SharePoint 2013 content.  As part of my new content search, I will be creating and setting up some SharePoint 2013 Webinars which will be run through the company I work for (ICS Solutions Ltd).  These Webinars are intended to be more technical than most (although there may be an overview session to start with).  So this is an open call for all visitors to my blog to help come up with some suggestions to what direction they would like to see the Webinars go.  Some ideas that I have on the topics that may be covered are as follow.

  • WCM – SharePoint Web Content Mangement in SharePoint 2013
  • Design Manager / SharePoint 2013 Masterpage customisation – Create great new designs in SharePoint 2013
  • Content Search WebPart Configuration / Customisation
  • Whats new in Visual Studio 2013 for SharePoint 2013 and App Development
  • SharePoint 2013 App Development – Suggestions for an App you would like to see would be great.

These are only some initial ideas that I have on a series of Webinars that will be created over the coming months.  If you like, hate, or have some other great suggestions please let me know.  Once again thank you for all the positive comments I have been receiving regarding the Metro Masterpage which has had over 6000 downloads so far across various versions and thanks to all those who have spotted bugs, as I have tried my best to resolve as many as possible.

Watch this space for some great new content coming soon :)

SharePoint 2013 Screenshots – Updated

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Overview

As promised below we have some screenshots from the SharePoint 2013 Public beta. All screenshots are taken from the Office 365 version of SharePoint and i will be installing the server edition asap and will post any differences. I

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have taken screenshots of the following:

  • Site Templates
    • Team Site
    • Blank Site
    • Document Workspace
    • Blog
    • Group Work Site
    • Project Site (New)
    • Community Site (New)
  • Settings Pages
    • Site Settings
    • View All Site Content
    • Apps (2 pages) – Apps have replaced “lists” as the term used.
  • MySites
    • Newsfeed
    • About Me
    • My Tasks
    • Edit Details
  • Office Web Apps
    • Word
    • PowerPoint
    • Excel
    • One Note

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Office 2013 & SharePoint Foundation / Server 2013 Public Beta OUT NOW!

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SharePoint 2013 Public Beta Downloads

Announced today the Office 2013 public beta is hitting the web and is available for download.

SharePoint Foundation 2013
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30345

SharePoint Server 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh973397

Some usefuul SharePoint 2013 content
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/search.aspx?q=SharePoint%202013&p=1&r=40&t=32

Click here for the customer preview of the Office Suite also.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en

Coming VERY soon will be full screenshots of all the new functionality and sites that have come with SharePoint 2013.