Gå videre til hovedindholdet

SharePoint is like football

SharePoint Apps

It's a small town, but you know its name. You may have even been there. You probably know the name of the country too. You don't necessarily know the name of the capital city. Why? The capital city is frequently in the news. Culture, politics, angry people. Nothing like that small town. But that small town has a football team. Football is what makes this town, country, and people interesting. Football is like a glue that makes all that information stick to your brain.

SharePoint is my football. SharePoint is a special ingredient that makes each project interesting. A game. The game is on, sometimes in my hometown, sometimes in another city or country. I'm running from a tight end, advancing across the field, making a slight curl, timing the pass of the ball...

Football? Did you score? Did you win? Who is playing defense? Who is on another team? Where are the cheerleaders? Where is the naked guy that sometimes runs out on the field?

And there is beer. A lots of beer. Both in SharePoint and football :-)

What else does football have in common with SharePoint?
SharePoint people are strong, fast, and furious, just like football players :-)

I'm not kidding. SharePoint is "The new way to work together", through empowering people and enabling technology. That's not easy. You have to be strong and fast, if you are to meet all the challenges. You have to know all the best practices. You have to know when to make a slight curl and avoid potential pitfalls and offensive tackles. You do everything. Except, you can't fly like a superman. That will probably be available in next version of SharePoint.

Is this going to change? Will SharePoint stop being a game?
Imagine SharePoint out-of-box with no customizations. No custom development, no architecture or infrastructure concerns. No support. No need for skilled SharePoint people.
SharePoint being more like curling than like football.

Nope. I can't. That's just not possible :-)

This is only SharePoint. We are not in business of saving lives. Cool and other options in Pay Now are here if you think this blog post helped you.

50% of profit goes to charity.

SharePoint tiles with text, pictures, links
SharePoint 2013 App
News and Facebook comments
SharePoint 2013 App
Quick poll and pie chart statistics
SharePoint 2013 App
Image carousel and transitions
Publishing Pages
18 page layouts for Publishing sites
SharePoint 2013 App
Documents Tree View
Sites, apps, folders, and documents

Related Content
MySite as intranet or website start page
Business, IT Pro, Developer: Make MySite as start page. Main page for your intranet. Your public facing website, when you log on, can also start at your MySite.

SharePoint Apps - how to show content on other sites and site collections
IT Pro, Developer: How to replicate App Parts and show content on other sites and site collections

Free SharePoint Apps
IT Pro, Business: I wanted to see what other free apps at the Office Store are about. I downloaded a bunch of apps. All free apps from the main page.

SharePoint App Checklist
Developer: What do you need to submit your app to the Office Store? An app that works on a dev site?

Ups, I sold an app to 1 billion people!
Business, Developer: Thinking and dreaming about 1000 users, about money can be a nice way to spend an afternoon. I don’t do it though. I try to think about selling my app to 1 billion people. Yes, 1 billion people.

Adventures with Napa Apps in SharePoint 2013
Developer: What Napa apps have in common with winemaking

Dear SharePoint 2013 Designer
IT Pro, Developer: No Design View in SharePoint Designer 2013. Message from Microsoft: Use another tool.

Other Things I Wrote
Developer's Guide to Delve
Developer, IT Pro, Business: What is Delve

Image Renditions
IT Pro, Business, Developer: Image Renditions allows you to crop images, and control image width and height.

SharePoint 2013 Small Business Website
IT Pro, Developer: Public facing websites with anonymous access on Office 365? Yes.

SharePoint Navigation - Structural, Managed, Intelligent Contextual
Business, IT Pro: When structural navigation is not good enough, and managed navigation is not quite the thing we need.

SharePoint and Linkedin
IT Pro, Developer: It is easy. It is a copy-paste thing. I’m talking about using data from Linkedin on your SharePoint 2013 site.

SharePoint 2013 Mobile
IT Pro, Business: Mobile devices are everywhere, and whether we like it or not, working with SharePoint sites can suddenly turn into working with mobile sites.

Content Search Web Part, Metadata Driven Navigation, and Display Templates
IT Pro, Developer: How to set up Content Search web part and Metadata Managed Navigation and how to customize Display Templates

SharePoint Branding - Team Sites on Mobile Devices
IT Pro, Developer: I’ll show what it takes to do a Team Site for mobile devices on Office 365, and how the “Device Channel” story is different

Self-hosted Apps List Access with CSOM
Developer: C# code samples to access lists in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint Branding - Themes, Master Pages, and Page Layouts
IT Pro, Developer, Business: What does it take to brand SharePoint successfully? Divide SharePoint Branding in Themes, Page Layouts, and Master Pages

SharePoint Search with REST
IT Pro, Developer: SharePoint search with REST is fun. Lots of fun. Open your SharePoint 2013 site and add /_api/search/query?querytext=’*’ after site Url

SharePoint 2013 Search box and Search Results web parts
Developer: I made a search page in my app and I reused SharePoint 2013 out-of-box Search Box and Search Results web parts


Send en kommentar

Populære indlæg fra denne blog

SharePoint Store - Buying an Add-in, the Customer View

Lite SharePoint add-ins Free to download

Customer at the Microsoft SharePoint Office Store


How hard is to add an app

The practical realization of the dream of making a free app and then eventually earning money

Microsoft made some improvements to the store recently. All improvements are welcome. Microsoft has its own add-ins and is focused on strengthening the platform, Office and SharePoint.
I do not work for Microsoft. No thank you.

I'm, just to make it clear, just as any other developer or a company trying to make money from SharePoint add-ins. My own Store is also open for business.

In the following I'll describe how it is to be a customer at the Microsoft's SharePoint store, the process of finding an app, buying the app... Oh, it is called add-in now...

1. Searching for a SharePoint add-in from SharePoint

I clicked on "Add an app" and searched for "page layouts" from SharePoint

I got 32 results. Nice.

I clicked on the link to open the SharePoint St…

Shopify I Love You: Selling SharePoint apps, web parts

Lite SharePoint add-ins Free to download

Shopify I Love You 

It's been 4 years since I've started selling SharePoint apps at Office Store. I was one of the pioneers. Through the years I got used to selling SharePoint apps directly to customers by accepting payments to my account or with PayPal. Recently, I opened my own Store

And I'm thrilled. There is no point in comparing it to the Office Store. It is so much better.

And I'm more than thrilled. It took me less than a day to set it up. Click here. Click there. I got my products, prices, pictures. I can do a discount code for purchases. I accept PayPal and credit card payments with Stripe. All that for around $30 a month.

I could make it even better with custom look and feel, nice pictures. OK, I'll do that :-)

From time to time, I get emails from Shopify with links to articles that can improve my sales. They want me to sell.

Related Content

Ups, I sold an app to 1 billion people!

Points: Developer's Guide to App B…

Ups, I sold an app to 1 billion people!

Ups, I sold an app to 1 billion people!!!

Wow! Really?

No, I didn't :-)

I do have a SharePoint app (25 apps to be exact) at the Store for Office and SharePoint Apps.

No, I don't have 1 billion customers :-)

I enjoy building apps. First I get an idea, then I code the app, style the app, test the app. At the end I do a support document, text, images, and video to present the app for potential customers. Then comes advertising, contact to customers, updates...

And I try to keep my feet on the ground, and that's the reason for a smiley after "No, I didn't" and "No, I don't"

Building apps for Office Store differs from building custom solutions directly to customers. Most of the times, you have to come with idea for an app your self. Most of the time, you don't even know who bought your app.

Blah, bla, bla, no I didn't sell 1 billion apps :-)

I talked about apps with many developers and they were all listening me talking about hosting, app id…