This just in, we finally have a ruling from the SharePoint court of appeals… Sandboxed Solutions are deprecated!
If you’re using the slimmed down API that Microsoft presented to us in SharePoint 2010 for the use of custom code within a Sandboxed Solution, then you’re outta luck as the SharePoint Developer Team has posted guidance leaving things pretty cut and dry as to where things stand. The only caveat being that they don’t define what they mean by “deprecated”.
More on this thrilling story is available here – Deprecation of Custom Code in Sandboxed Solutions.
Something that the article calls out, but I’m guessing that a lot of developers still may have overlooked is the Reimagine SharePoint Development session that they’ve been pushing folks to check out.
If you’re not too keen on these changes though, or you have a use case that you feel will make Microsoft think a little differently or perhaps augment the way custom code Sandboxed Solutions are handled going forward, be sure to speak your mind over at the Customer Feedback for the Office Developer Platform.
If you happen to live in the DC area, there’s an IT Pro Camp going on
22 February 2014 at the Chevy Chase offices of Microsoft. More details are available along with registration here:
Washington DC IT Pro Camp
A few other articles of note that might come in handy that I’ve come across from friends in the community:
- “Note to Self: SharePoint 2013 Access Services” – Liam Cleary reminds us that we need to use mixed mode AuthN for SQL server to properly support our friendly neighborhood Access Services in SharePoint 2013.
- Determining Core Counts in Azure PowerShell the Easy Way – Scott Hoag provides a bit of guidance and insight to determine the number of cores that are in a given Azure subscription using a little bit of PoSh-Foo as I’ll call it. Check out the article for a little more information. Note that he blues out the Account Admin’s Live Email Id (come on Scott, don’t you want more mail? :)).
- Order is everything when setting up SharePoint on Azure IaaS – Jason Himmelstein provides some insight and guidance that most of us agree with in terms of setting things up for Azure in the proper order else you’ll get burnt when you realize that you don’t have your affinity group setup properly and you’re already half way down the road of implementation. Check it out if you’ve got some cycles.