SharePoint links of the week [April 24]

SharePoint links of the week [April 24] edition is to share the useful links we come across while working/learning SharePoint, office 365 and yammer.

Below one is our first list of links we are going to share with you. We hope you enjoy the series of SharePoint links which we will be sharing with you going forward. Some of the links might be old ones from various sources, but we feel that those sources of links will help you solve your daily challenges you come across while working with SharePoint/Office 365/Yammer and it's related technologies.

Yammer Tarining videos

There is lots of good information about yammer. If you are about to start learning  Yammer this is the good place to start exploring about yammer. In this article trainings divided into four categories which comprises: Getting Started, Host a YamJam, group collaboration and onboarding and Administration.

No code sandbox solutions to SharePoint apps

Waldek, one  of my favorite SharePoint Server MVP had recently published an article on his blog about how to convert No code sandbox solutions to  SharePoint apps. No code sandbox solutions are ideal to convert to SharePoint Hosted Apps. He concluded the post with "No-code Sandboxed Solutions are okay for now, but given the direction that SharePoint extensibility is heading it’s a fair thing to say that in the future things will look different. It is a good time now to start thinking differently about designing and distributing SharePoint customizations and learning the new skill set applicable to the App Model".

Choice Column or Lookup Column

One of the common decision we need to make between choice column or lookup column while designing the Information architecture for our site. The link explains some important considerations which type of column you have to choose for a list or document library while designing the Information architecture.

Script Browser

Microsoft released an extension for Windows PowerShell ISE called script browser. I have Installed the extension in my machine and the functionality it provides is so cool. The intention of releasing this is to provide a feature to search the relevant scripts from the Windows PowerShell ISE itself. So it is easy  to use/maintain them from one place. You can set the script as favorite one, so that in the future, you don't need to search it again. You have download option as well. It also provide the script analyzer to analyze the script based on set of predefined rules. In future Microsoft might provide user set their own rules. I am planning to create a small video on this.

Plan service deployment in SharePoint 2013

One of the common question or requirement is to know what service needs to be run on which server (WFE/Application Server) in SharePoint.The above link explains both for streamlined topologies and traditional topologies. We use to see so many times "Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application" running on all the SharePoint servers in the FARM rather than the WFE servers. I hope this link can help when you plan for SharePoint FARM configuration.

Do you have any useful SharePoint links to share with us?

You are welcome to share the useful SharePoint links that you come across while working or learning with SharePoint. Please use below comments sections or send me an email at in Advance.

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Devendra Velegandla is a five-time recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award (2014-2019) for Office Apps and Services, Office Servers and Services MVP and  SharePoint Server. He received the MCC award for his contributions in Microsoft MSDN/TechNet forums. He loves sharing articles, videos, and tutorial on SharePoint and Office 365.