Today I released my first Open Source tool to support the development, testing, debugging of Azure Search - the AzureSearchTool. AzureSearchTool - v.0.1.5.0 The tool lets you connect to different indexes and assists you crafting search queries. As a byproduct it generates a REST URL for you to use in your application or website. With this it should be easier to develop against the Azure Search REST API - and should speed up the testing time enormously.
Germany’s latest and greatest SharePoint community event was last weekend (30.05.2015 & 31.05.2015 at Microsoft in Munich) - and it was awesome, once again!
ShareCamp & Community What is so special about ShareCamp? Easy question, it is entirely community-driven. On both days, Saturday and Sunday, there is a session vote before the “conference” starts. So the attendees prepare presentations and do a short intro during the vote - if more than 3 people raise their hand there will be a session and there were lots of em.
So Ignite is over - and I am pretty impressed how fast the content is available! I followed the first conference (we even had a community hangout during the first keynote) of this style closely via twitter - and the feedback there was quite interesting! Most importantly for me as a SharePoint guy, was of course the announcements of SharePoint 2016. And well, you can be of different opinion of the rescheduled release - but lets focus on the positive side: It’s the first time that we publicly hear what is coming and what will be changed: over a year ahead!