Deep-Dive of SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Proven Development Strategies

Posted by EPC Group on Jan.15, 2015 1:07 pm

Deep-Dive of SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Proven Development Strategies


This EPC Group blog post will cover the latest tools and technologies for performing custom development onSharePoint Server 2013, Office 365, SharePoint Online and Windows Azure environments. We will also discuss development strategies for organizations who plan to have these technology assets deployed both on-premises as well as in the cloud and require applications that are compatible as well as secure in a hybrid cloud environment.

The new SharePoint app model, as shown in the first image below, has been designed in a distributed nature to support applications regardless of where they are hosted, as shown in the second image below, to ensure that SharePoint will be able adapt and evolve over time and scale with your business.

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Topics: Custom Development Identity Management Microsoft Azure NET Development Office 365 Development SharePoint App Model Workflow Development

Security and Identity Management Considerations for Application Development “From the Trenches”

Posted by EPC Group on Jan.16, 2015 7:07 am

Introduction – Security & Identity Management


There are a number of security, identity management and authentication considerations when developing custom applications and related features in SharePoint 2013Office 365SharePoint Online and Microsoft Azure.

You should always keep in mind SharePoint 2013’s “claims first” authentication architecture during your development as well as in discussions with the business about their custom requirements.

With SharePoint 2013’s user authentication based on claims, user authentication results in creation of a claims token which tracks name value pairs related to token subject. These claims tokens are stored in memory using FEDAUTH token format.

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Topics: Application Development Identity Management Office 365 Development S2S Authentication SharePoint 2013 Development SharePoint Development