With the release of SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has dramatically changed the rules for SharePoint developers. The introduction of the new app development model is intended to essentially eliminate the development of full-trust and sandboxed solutions for SharePoint. Although both of these solution types are still available in SharePoint 2013, the message from Microsoft is clear: all new SharePoint development should be done by using the app model.

We cover the reasons for this seismic shift in detail in Chapter 1, so we won’t repeat them here. However, the SharePoint community will probably be left with many questions about the future even after understanding Microsoft’s logic. Certainly, the most important questions revolve around ...

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