Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy and ADFS 3.0 Azure Lab

The following diagrams are based on a lab I built on Microsoft Azure IaaS leveraging Web Application Proxy and ADFS 3.0. to demonstrate single sign-on with claims based applications. As I come from an application development and architecture background, I learned a great deal with Azure IaaS and system administration with respect to Azure Virtual … Continue reading Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy and ADFS 3.0 Azure Lab

SharePoint 2013 Workflow Integration with the WaitForCustomEvent Activity

Implementing an integration scenario with SharePoint 2013 Workflows using WaitForCustomEvent Activity in Visual Studio 2012 Technical Requirement: Integrate a SharePoint workflow with another application to call into the application and wait for a response with data. Applicable business scenarios A document management approval workflow notifies a CRM system of a customer engagement and provides a … Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Workflow Integration with the WaitForCustomEvent Activity

My favourite SharePoint 2013 resource of the week

Out of all the resources posted on many blogs and on technet, I find the following link the best to kick off the learning curve: SharePoint 2013 training for IT pros http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/fp123606 These videos are great because Talk mostly net new features/functionality Great starter for experienced SharePoint professionals Good depth of overview on new features … Continue reading My favourite SharePoint 2013 resource of the week

My Presentation at Toronto SharePoint Camp 2011

For my 2nd year in a row, I just had delivered a presentation at the Toronto SharePoint Camp 2011 this past weekend. It was another smashing community event. Thanks to the organizers and all who came. tspug.sharepointspace.com My presentation this year was on http://www.calgary.ca as a SharePoint 2010 Internet Site. I have been on this … Continue reading My Presentation at Toronto SharePoint Camp 2011

Networking for Application Developers

This post is about IT Networking. Having been in Web Application Development all of my career, I spent a couple of months learning about computer systems networking. My belief in being that well-rounded technology architect, basic networking knowledge is fundamental. More than just knowing how to use 'ping' and 'ipconfig' command line tools, I wanted … Continue reading Networking for Application Developers

Content Organizer Feature for Large Site Hierarchies

The Situation A typical content management model that most end users are most familiar with are hierarchical in nature. For example, “Windows Explorer”  is hierarchical to manage files. A hierarchical structure has the characteristics to support a simple and natural feel to create classification scheme through folders, finding content and moving content. However, the challenges … Continue reading Content Organizer Feature for Large Site Hierarchies