Sunday, July 26, 2015

Why You Should Stop Using Custom Master Pages

This article is about how to plan the existing SharePoint upgrade on SharePoint 2016 so the upgrade cast can be reduce. Also you may not take advantage of new capabilities introduces.

Microsoft is delivering Updates in the master page. Recent example is Seatel.master has new version released with added capabilities and controls. and the new version falls in version 16. Means the custom work done on Seatel.master version 15 is old now you need to redo changes to version 16 to get capabilities of Seatel.master version and it will change when the beta or full version of SharePoint 2016 will released so what are the techniques that can help developers to update their branding with minimum cost of upgrade.
Please note custom master pages are still supported and will be but what is the best practice to be able to be unaffected by the newer versions of SharePoint.

Use Alternate CSS, JS injection, design packages, o365 themes and  SP Apps. Handling themes Via SP Apps will reduce the cost you don't have to update for every site in your form. e.g. if you have 1000 sites and you are looking for a central place where you can inject branding to all sites without writing code (e.g. Console Applications) SP Apps is your solution. Imaging you have to update the branding changes to All the  Sites. Alot of Rework can be reduced by using SharePoint Apps.

Here is the link to sample how you can change Branding using SP Apps

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

What's New in SharePoint 2016

Version 2016 is going to be a massive hit than all other versions of SharePoint that is what Microsoft is claiming right now because the new version is focusing on Experience across devices, team site , portals, search, BI , ECM, Out of box and its introducing new portals (knowledge management and people).

Microsoft claims that the next version of SharePoint server the most secure, stable and reliable version to date—allowing organizations to take advantage of cloud innovation on their terms.

2016 is going to be big hit because it will provide integration with other products on cloud and on pram.

We will discuss each new feature on this blog.

Welcome to SharePoint 2016 world

SharePoint Server 2016

This blog has been built with the vision that we are going to provide our audience the latest news about SharePoint 2016 and the development stuff.

as we all know that SharePoint Server 2016 (beta) is launching in last Quarter of 2015 and full version will be released in 2nd Quarter of 2016.

I will be sharing the pro and cons of new version and we will discuss the improvements in detail.