Author Archives: emmettlynch

SharePoint 2013 Online Adventure – Part 1

This is the start of my series that will take you through the steps needed and capabilities available when you develop against a SharePoint 2013 Online site. If you’re familiar with SharePoint 2013 Online, you know that the development model has changed. You can’t just follow the same practice you followed when developing against SharePoint 2010. At this point, I’m successfully developing, packaging and deploying solutions for SharePoint 2013 Online. Getting here was an adventure that involved reading many blogs, deciphering cryptic Microsoft articles and watching bad instructional YouTube videos. All I wanted to do was create SharePoint 2013 solution that would be deployed ONLY on SharePoint 2013 Online. I didn’t want to use Azure as the place that stored my code. I didn’t want to have some other external event receiver. I just wanted a solution that was solely in SharePoint 2013 Online.  Sounds simple, right? It is now, but getting here was tough.

Part 2  will detail setting up your development environment and creating a place in SharePoint 2013 to develop against.

Thanks for reading.

– E

Blog Update ~ Prepping for the new year!

Up until now, my blog has been focused solely on SharePoint 2010. This is changing. SharePoint is one of the technologies I work with, but I have others too. I’m going to start including my work with mobile, development methodologies and other technologies. Below are a few topics that I’ll start blogging about next year. Hopefully, I create some content that will help others.


I’ve spent the past few months looking for a “personal mobile platform” to quickly create apps. I’ve settled on for my first POC. I’m not looking at it from an enterprise corporate solution, but as an individual that would like to create an app. I’ll document the process from idea to launch of my application.

Development Methodologies

Over the years, I’ve worked on and managed teams using different development methodologies resulting in different levels of success. I would like to really research the effectiveness of the current methodology trends. Does a methodology ensure success? Do good people overcome bad methodologies?

SharePoint 2016

What are the new capabilities?


Thanks for reading!

– E



People Picker Problems

The default people picker settings aren’t optimized for you AD environment. Take a look here to see what your options are…



Developing SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions Jump Start – Free Class


  • SharePoint as a Developer Platform
  • Managing Custom Components
  • Working with SharePoint Objects using a Client Side Object Model
  • Developing SharePoint and Auto-hosted and Hosted SharePoint Apps
  • Developing Remote Hosted SharePoint Apps
  • Publishing and Distributing Apps
  • Automating Business Processes

Microsoft Office can remember your My Site… Why are you still asking?

Have you seen this pop up message and no matter how you answer it continues pop up?

Microsoft Office can remember your My Site to show it when opening and saving files. Do you want Office to remember this site (http://site/) Only select ‘yes’ if you trust this site.

It can be corrected by running an Office repair. I’ve seen some other posts about updating a registry key, but that approach might get you into trouble.

SharePoint 2010 – Save site as template missing

add the following to the root of your site…


SharePoint 2010 – Find out which site template was used to create a site

via powershell…

$web = get-spweb http://MyURL