If you are working with SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow action “Call HTTP Web Service” then you might know that return results in JSON via accept header is important. But what if you want to view the JSON results in the browser? It would be helpful to see the data you are about to consume. The video below will demonstrate how to do that in Firefox. I don’t know how it is done in Chrome or IE (The video has no audio)
Other helpful links:
Thank to all those who attend my presentation yesterday at SharePoint Saturday UK 2012. There were lots of questions throughout and a thoroughly engaged audience.
The slides are now uploaded here: http://www.slideshare.net/Ghamson/cps-transitioning-from-sharepoint-to-project-server-2013-for-enterprise-project-management
Via PowerPoint (Office Web Apps / SkyDrive)
I also created a video of the demonstration of the day. This is embedded as part of the presentation and is also available here:
Transitioning from #SP2013 to #PS2013 for Enterprise Project Management #SPSUK #MSProject #SharePoint
Just a quick note to say that I will be presenting at SharePoint Saturday UK on December 8th 2012 on:
Project Site to Project Management
Transitioning from SharePoint to Project Server for Enterprise Project Management
After attending this session you will understand the different tools for Project Management offered with SharePoint and Project Server, including the advantages / disadvantages of each method.
In addition you will also takeaway:
- A high level understanding of how SharePoint / Project Server work together
- The benefits of enterprise project management
- Project management maturity expectations as solutions become more complex
- What’s Project Server / Project Online
- Understanding Project Maturity
- Supporting Tools
- Transition – Simple to Complex
- Decisions – Where to start?
Where, When, How?
- Conference: SharePoint Saturday UK 2012
- Location: Nottingham
- Date: Saturday, 8 December 2012
- Conference Times: 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)
- Presentation Time: 13:30 to 14:30
- Presenter: Giles Hamson
- Full Address:
East Midlands Conference Centre
NG7 2RJ Nottingham
If you see me during the day, say hello and I hope you all enjoy the conference.
Just a quick email to say that the Opening Keynote from the SharePoint Conference 2012 is now available online.
Just a few useful links from the newly released / updated TechNet articles around SharePoint, Project Server and BI in 2013
- Hardware planning support: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(v=office.15).aspx
- Browser support including activex controls http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263526(v=office.15).aspx
- Mobile device support: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161353(v=office.15).aspx
- Software Boundaries and Limitations: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787(v=office.15).aspx
- Capacity / Performance Management: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff758647(v=office.15).aspx
- IPv4 / IPv6 Guidelines: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748826(v=office.15).aspx
Project Server 2013
- Hardware and Software requirements: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee683978(v=office.15).aspx
- Performance and Capacity: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff646967(v=office.15).aspx
- Plan User Access
- Good overview video of the two different permission models and why you would use one over the other: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161361(v=office.15).aspx
Business Intelligence within SharePoint 2013
- Software Requirements: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219634(v=office.15).aspx
- Remember with Office Web Apps as a seperate SKU and install, things are a little different this time around…http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424405(v=office.15).aspx
- BI functionality within Excel Services for SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online and interestingly, SkyDrive: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219751(v=office.15).aspx
- PerformancePoint 2013 overview including migration!!!: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424392(v=office.15).aspx
- PerformancePoint Strategy Maps: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff535783(v=office.15).aspx
- Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30375
- NB: Remember this is not for production environments yet.
Reporting Services / Power View / PowerPivot
Reporting Services 2012 SP1 CTP3 or higher required for PowerPivot functionality
2012 SP1 CTP4 is out and RS2012 installation details here:
SQL Server 2012 BI – includes links to Report Builder, Power View and PowerPivot help
Reporting Services 2012 Developers Reference
Hardware and Software requirements for Reporting Services and Power View
Supported Reporting Services with SharePoint combinations
Reporting Services add-in locations
Feature support for rs2012 Native vs. SharePoint
Reporting Services 2012 feature availability comparison with different SQL Server 2012 editions
As we gear up further here at CPS with the Office 2013 Preview and what it means for our clients, we started to look client requirements.
Now many of our larger clients are still running Windows XP and looking at the confirmed clients requirements for the Office 2013 Preview, it would appear Windows 7 and higher now the new standard with Internet Explorer 8 or above.
In Microsoft’s defence, Windows XP is a very old operating system and we can’t expect them to support it forever.
To work out when mainstream support ends for your versions of Office and Windows, you and go to the Microsoft Product Lifecycle – Support Home:
Anyway, on with some of the details I came across:
Office 2013 Preview App-V (Streaming) Client Requirements
For those of you using the Office 365 Preview, the Office 2013 / Project 2013 clients that stream down via App-V (Application Virtualisation). The preview also uses a new version of App-V, version 5.0 beta 2 of which the minimum requirements is also Windows 7 or higher.
App-V 5.0 Beta 2
Supported operating systems:
- Windows 7
- Windows 8 Release Preview
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate
App-V Packages + Requirements: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30423
Office 2013 Preview Client Requirements
Details of the requirements are below. Specific details by product are at the MSDN link below:
|Computer and Processor||1 gigahertz or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set|
|Memory (RAM)||1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32 bit); 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (64 bit)|
|Hard disk||3.0 gigabytes (GB) available|
|Display||Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX10 graphics card and 1024 x 576 resolution|
|Operating System||Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012|
|Browser||Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x|
|.NET version||3.5, 4.0, or 4.5|
|Multi-touch||A touch-enabled device is required for any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.|