Monday, October 20, 2014

Twitter Integration with SharePoint 2010

Built-In solutions 

Embedded Timeline – We can create timelines ( User, Favorites, List, Search or collection) on twitter account and can use generated javascript in our code.

Note : Embedded timelines are not subject to traditional Twitter API rate limits, and are designed to scale with your site as your traffic and audience grows.

Another JavaScript Solution


Virto Software

A new web part from Virto Software (news, site) has just been released that will enable users to aggregate posts from Twitter and RSS feeds and place them on SharePoint pages all in a single view with a display that can be easily customized. The new web part is already available from Vitro and costs US$ 295 per licence/server.

  • Support for RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0 and ATOM feeds
  • Single view information aggregation
  • Real time feed update using AJAX
  • Native Twitter API support and Twitter status control from SharePoint
  • Administrator-defined access permissions
  • Use OATH Protocol for Twitter

XML Viewer Web Part

AMREIN ENGINEERING – Free  ( Compatible with WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint 2013).

The Twitter Enterprise Web Part does not have the 150 request/hour limit imposed by Twitter and also supports SSL.

SharePoint Twitter

 CODING STAFF ( Compatible with WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007, SharePoint 2010). Requires .Net Framework 3.5

  • Post tweets directly from your SharePoint portal.
  • Show user's time line.
  • Show friend’s tweets.
  • Select which user’s lists to display on the web part’s front-end.
  • Show twitter search results (define a search query for a topic-specific time line).
  • Caching result tweets option.
  • 6 awesome skins for your unique style.


Creating Custom Web Part with new API V1.1 ( Old API V1 has been retired in 2013)

We can create our own custom web part, but we need "consumerKey, consumerSecret, accessToken, accessTokenSecret" with your own key details and run he application. For this we need to create an application on

C# Code Examples which can be helpful to code and Debug the code.

Monday, April 21, 2014

SharePoint 2013 New Features and Functions

Database Improvements

·         Using shredded storage reduces the size of content databases when storing file versions and optimizes network traffic by reducing the need to transfer the entire document at one time.

·         All databases conform to Microsoft SQL Azure compliance criteria.

·         Redundant and unused tables are removed as well as indices to track links.

·         The design reduces Input/Output (IO) operations while browsing document libraries.

·         Improved large-list dependency.

WorkFlow Framework

·         WorkFlow Manager :  A highly scalable workflow framework that is implemented by using the Workflow Manager, originally known as Windows Azure Workflow (WAW). In SharePoint 2013,the Workflow Manager farm is not installed by default. When the WorkflowManager is installed, you can run both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 workflows

Caching Service Improvements

·         SharePoint 2013 uses a distributed caching mechanism that spans all of the SharePoint servers in the farm. When content is saved in distributed cache, no round trip to the content database is needed for the second request.

·         Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) : SharePoint 2013 includes a new navigation framework that improves page load performance by only downloading those portions of the page that have changed. This is known as the Minimal Download Strategy (MDS).

The Theme Engine

·         In SharePoint 2013, the theme engine has changed so that themes are based on HTML5. There is also a corresponding SharePoint 2013 Object Model API with which developers can create and apply a new theme programmatically..

Service Application Improvements

SharePoint 2013 contains three new service applications (Machine Translation, Work Management and App Management). Of these three new service applications, only the Machine Translation service application can be used as a cross-farm service application         

            Search Service Application : Search Service Application is one which has major changes. In SharePoint Server 2013 you can have multiple search schema. you will not be able to create a successful Managed Metadata service application if a search service application is not installed