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  • I can make the request. Please check back. Thanks!

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:42 AM
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  • Thanks Ed!

    Kind Regards Bjoern
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    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 9:24 AM
  • > Is it possible to rename the "Developing Apps for SharePoint" forum to "Developing Apps for SharePoint 2013" ?

    Good luck with that.

    Experience with the SP 2010 and pre-2010 forums shows that people don't read the full name of the forums.

    My suggestion would be that the "SharePoint 2013" should come first in the forum name. (The pre-SharePoint 2010 was at the end of the forum names and was often ignored completely)


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 5:31 PM
  • > Is it possible to rename the "Developing Apps for SharePoint" forum to "Developing Apps for SharePoint 2013" ?

    Good luck with that.

    Experience with the SP 2010 and pre-2010 forums shows that people don't read the full name of the forums.

    My suggestion would be that the "SharePoint 2013" should come first in the forum name. (The pre-SharePoint 2010 was at the end of the forum names and was often ignored completely)


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters


    That's a good suggestion. Thanks, Mike!

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 5:36 PM
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  • Good idea! This will make "2013" stand out even more.


    Kind Regards Bjoern
    Blog


    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 6:37 PM
  • +1

    It is good to have specific name for a forum. Still people are posting 2010 questions in 2007 forum and they are very lease bother about this.


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:28 PM
  • Another thing: Microsoft have for SP2013 outlined 2 distinctive approaches for Developers. One is the "Apps" route, the other one is "Solutions". Solutions incorporate the development of  full trust applications  in the Farm or partially-trust sandboxed applications using the server side object model. Solutions-based development is still fully supported in 2013,  but seems to have taken a slighter background role, partly due to all the publicity given to the Apps after the Preview Release.

    So there is  a "Developing Apps for SharePoint 2013" or "SharePoint 2013, developing Apps" forum. We should probably have an equivalent forum with a similar name for Farm and Sandbox solutions as well. Maybe we could rename the "SharePoint 2013 Preview for Developers" and use that one for solutions-specific questions?


    Kind Regards Bjoern
    Blog




    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:02 PM
  • I think with this last comment you are moving into an area that Microsoft will decide (of course they will probably take comments into account) when they create forums for the RTM product.

    My reading of the present situation is that these two forums are only for the Preview product - and thus match the two main areas Microsoft have defined for their support and documentation, namely ITPro supported by TechNet documentation and Developers supported by MSDN documentation.

    I don't see that it will be at all practical after RTM to only have two catch-all forums and thus these two (and having only two) are only suitable for the lower amount of traffic that the preview product will have compared to the "real thing". I would hope that once we reach RTM the two present forums would be made read-only and a completely new set of forums (in number something between the rather too few forums for SP 2010 and the rather too many forums for pre-SP 2010) be created.

    At that time I would hope that both the comments in this thread (forum names starting with SharePoint 2013 and two different developer forums for the two different kinds of development) would be included in the product team's deliberations along with them noting the problems that the rather too few SP 2010 forums caused. At the same time they (the product team) should insist that both the MSDN and the TechNet forum systems locate all the SP forums (pre-SP 2010; SP 2010 and SP 2013) adjacent to each other in their list of forums and in the section beginning with the letter "S" [again learning from bad experience in the past]. It's not enough for the product team to create good names for the individual forums, they also need to ensure that users find the correct forum which they won't do if (say) the SP 2010 forums are listed under "M" and are thus reached first when scrolling down a total list of forums and they can only do this by monitoring what the TechNet and MSDN forum people do with them (= where they list them)


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters


    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:00 PM
  • I submitted the request to the support team.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Monday, August 27, 2012 11:15 PM
    Owner
  • Hi Bjoern,

    We had received Ed's request. Forum owners said they are working on a restructure of the SharePoint
    forums at RTM/GA that will hopefully resolve many of these issues.

    We will keep you posted of any update.

     


    Have a great day, Jundan

    Friday, August 31, 2012 6:29 AM