SharePoint Tabbed Web Parts–HillbillyTabs 3.0

Over two years ago I created a simple little script to allow people to place SharePoint Web Parts into tabs using the jQueryUI library. Just by adding a script to a page in SharePoint you could easily put one or all of your web parts into a well organized tab structure. And there was much rejoicing. This little script has quickly grown into one of the most popular solutions I ever put in my blog. Last year I updated the script to add additional features. Since then, I’ve had several requests for even more features to be added (You guys Continue reading SharePoint Tabbed Web Parts–HillbillyTabs 3.0

So… You STILL Want to Be a SharePoint Developer?

I wrote my very first blog post ever in December of 2008 with the question: So! You think you want to be a SharePoint Developer???? And wow has a lot changed since then in the world of SharePoint development! Sandbox Solutions (introduced and now deprecated in some respects), the App Model, Office 365, Workflow Manager, Service Applications (does anyone still try to write these?), the loss of design view in SPD, REST, CSOM, the recent demise of InfoPath (still giggling like a school girl), and the new introduction of OSLO and the new Office 365 APIs AND I’m sure I Continue reading So… You STILL Want to Be a SharePoint Developer?

When to Choose SPServices vs. the Client Side Object Model (CSOM)

Body: ​This is a cross post with Marc Anderson. I changed it as needed so that it makes sense to the reader of this blog. —————————— Marc Anderson (@sympmarc) and I had a Twonversation with Jeff Jones (@SPJeff) about a month ago about when it is good to use SharePoint’s Client Side Object Model (CSOM) over SPServices. You can see the important bits of that conversation in the image to the right. (Yeah, it’s taken us forever to get this post done. I blame Marc.) In fact, Marc and I often are asked “When should you use SPServices vs. the CSOM?” Continue reading When to Choose SPServices vs. the Client Side Object Model (CSOM)