Inconsistent timeouts in Office when connecting to SkyDrive

  SkyDrive has frustrated me for a long time. Word keeps crashing and hangs on start while waiting for a connection or sync operation to SkyDrive. To fix this, you could kill the SkyDrive process and everything will work again, but files are obviously not synced to SkyDrive and the whole operation was pointless. The second, and proper alternative, is to disable in-Office synchronization with SkyDrive.

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Automatically resizing app parts in SharePoint 2013

Recently, I blogged about Getting rid of “Working on it…” in SharePoint 2013 app parts. This time, I will hide the contents of the web part until it is loaded and automatically resize the app IFRAME to its correct size. When the app part was first added to the page, we get a loading message that we cannot control. Instead of hiding it with script, I now set the app part height to 1 pixel within the app part. This is done in the elements file of the app part:<?xml version="1.

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SP.UI controls does not work on provider-hosted apps

We recently had an issue while migrating an auto-hosted app to a provider hosted app. The people picker control would not work. The issue arises as SP.UI namespace controls are not supported on provider-hosted apps. “Unfortunately you cannot use the client people picker on a provider-hosted page. SP controls only work on SP hosted pages. The only control designed from the ground up to work on remotely hosted pages is the chrome control.” Source: http://social.msdn.microsoft.

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