How’s the weather? Using a public API with PowerApps (part 1)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series OpenAPI

Introduction Okay citizen developers, listen up! This post and its forthcoming second part will teach you how to get PowerApps to connect to an online web service to add an extra dimension of awesomeness to your app. It also covers what I think is the most off-putting aspect… Continue reading

So what is this newfangled apps model anyway and why do I care? (part 2)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Apps Model

Hiya This is the second post in some articles aimed at demystifying the SharePoint “apps” model for the strategic or business focused user. In case you are not aware, Microsoft have gotten a serious case of “app fever” in recent times, introducing the terminology not only into SharePoint,… Continue reading

So what is this newfangled apps model anyway and why do I care? (part 1)

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Apps Model

Hiya I’ve been meaning to write about the topic of the apps model of SharePoint 2013 for a while now, because it is a topic I am both fascinated and slightly repulsed by. While lots of really excellent material is out there on the apps model (not to… Continue reading

Join me learning Dialogue Mapping in the UK/Ireland in September

Hi all I will be in the UK in the first week of September for various matters (like watching Kate Bush in concert) and while I am there will be running a 2 day Dialogue Mapping introductory class. If you liked Heretics Guide to Best Practices, or If… Continue reading

Trials or tribulation? Inside SharePoint 2013 workflows–conclusion and reflections

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Workflow

Hi all In case you have not been paying attention, I’ve churned out a large series of posts – twelve in all – on the topic of SharePoint Designer 2013 workflows. The premise of the series was to answer a couple of questions: 1.  Is there enough workflow… Continue reading

Trials or tribulation? Inside SharePoint 2013 workflows–Part 12

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series Workflow

Hi all, and welcome to part 12 of my articles about SharePoint 2013 Workflows and whether they are ready for prime time. Along the way we have learnt all about CAML, REST, JSON, calling web services, Fiddler, Dictionary objects and a heap of scenarios that can derail aspiring… Continue reading

Trials or tribulation? Inside SharePoint 2013 workflows–Part 11

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Workflow

Hi all, and welcome to the penultimate article in what has tuned into a fairly epic series about SharePoint 2013 Workflows. From part 6 to part 8 of this series, we implemented a workflow that made use of the web service calls as well as the new looping… Continue reading

Trials or tribulation? Inside SharePoint 2013 workflows–Part 10

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Workflow

Hi there and welcome back to my series of articles that puts a real-world viewpoint to SharePoint 2013 workflow capabilities. This series is pitched more to Business Analysts, SharePoint Hackers and generally anyone who might be termed a citizen developer. This series shows the highs and lows of… Continue reading

Trials or tribulation? Inside SharePoint 2013 workflows–Part 9

This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series Workflow

Hi all and welcome to my series that aims to illustrate the trials and tribulations of SharePoint 2013 workflow to those who consider themselves as citizen developers. In case you don’t want to go all the way back to part 1, a citizen developer is basically a user… Continue reading