Last week I was in London for the annual SharePoint Evolutions conference. It’s a show that I eagerly look forward to every year. In my mind the show has the best attendees, content, venue, speakers and surrounding events (how about that party this year!). At this conference I presented two sessions, one on workflow and one on building SharePoint Hosted Apps using the single page app technique.
My workflow session (DEV204: World Workflows with Visual Studio 2012, Azure Workflow and Web Services) didn’t go exactly as planned as the networking issues in the conference center actually confused my farm as Visual Studio 2012 + SharePoint + Workflow + Service Bus farms couldn’t see each other. Apologies for those issues… it was quite frustrating because just two hours earlier, all the workflows were working just fine. I should have left them deployed as they would have run just fine… arg! Of course I rebooted my entire farm after the session and everything deployed as expected. At any rate, I’ve made my workflows that I demonstrated available here .
If you’re interested in learning more about this technique, check out John Papa’s jumpstart class on building SPA’s at Pluralsight . There are a bunch of things you can’t do in a pure SharePoint Hosted App that John shows. I’ll address those in future posts.