UserCode Solutions… collaborative guidance

This just in, we finally have a ruling from the SharePoint court of appeals… Sandboxed Solutions are deprecated!

Okay, some of them are deprecated. If you’re using declarative code and JavaScript, then keep on writing those Sandboxed Solutions, they’re still supported.

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:

SharePoint 2013 and Access Services… quick reference guide

Looking for some resources on Access Services 2013 for SharePoint? Look no further… okay, so use your favorite search engine of choice whether that be Bing, Google or DuckDuckGo.

Here’s a quick compilation for anyone looking of videos and articles that I’ve found useful.

Comparisons:
The Pros and Cons of the Access App for SharePoint 2013 by Cardinal Solutionshttp://www.cardinalsolutions.com/content/cardinal/blog/portals/2013/12/the_pros_and_consof.html

InfoPath, Access & SharePoint 2013 from SharePoint O’Toole – http://sharepointotoole.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/infopath-access-sharepoint-2013/

Channel 9:
Creating a SharePoint App with Microsoft Access Services from TechEd 2013 – http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2013/SES-H204#fbid=

Building Apps for SharePoint with Access 2013: A deeper dive from SPC12 – http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/SharePoint-Conference/2012/SPC071

MSDN:
Develop Access 2013 web apps http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp179906.aspx

Bing Search on Access Services:
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/sharepoint-2013-changes-and-features-in-access-services/10tgt1z3z?cpkey=985d8c3a-a92c-4364-8213-c2201289b88e%257c%257c%257c%257c

Access Services on Premise with Kirk Evans:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaevans/archive/2012/08/30/configuring-access-services-2013-on-premises.aspx

Snippets about Access Services in SharePoint 2013:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/jessmeats/archive/2012/12/13/sharepoint-2013-snippets-access-services.aspx