Thursday, 26 June 2014

SharePoint Online : Working with People Search and User Profiles

People Search and User Profiles are amongst the popular topics that everyone use in their projects every now and then. With SharePoint 2013, a lot of functionality has been included in the Client API's by Microsoft. If you consider user profiles itself, in SharePoint 2010 you cannot fetch user profiles using client side object model. However, with SharePoint 2013, you have a wide variety of methods that you can use to fetch the user profile information using client object model. The search API is also expanded greatly.

Content Search WebPart is one of the important additions in SharePoint 2013. Using this webpart you can display content that was crawled and added to search index.

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SharePoint Online : Export User Profile Properties Using CSOM

With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has provided the ability to fetch User Profile information client side using CSOM API’s. User Profiles and user profile properties provide information about the SharePoint Users.

The scope of this article is to talk about how we can make use of CSOM API to fetch the user profile information on Office 365 and export profile properties to a csv file.

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Perform Basic Admin Operations using CSOM in SharePoint Online

This post will focus on how to make use of SharePointOnlineCredentials class to authenticate to SharePoint Online from your host machine using a console application. In this article I will give you a walk through of some of the basic administration stuff that can now be achieved using CSOM. Previously this was possible only using Powershell and SharePoint Online (SPO) commandlets but now we have CSOM as an option available as well.

Though we can use CSOM from an app but in the below scenarios I will be implementing the same using Console Application to keep things simple.

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