SharePoint 2013 - Planet of the Apps - Now available

Posted on 12/8/2012 @ 11:54 AM in #Books Authored by | Feedback | 3254 views

I am thrilled to announce the first bit of my many part series on SharePoint 2013.

There are 17 more of these to follow, I will keep publishing them as time permits.
The next one will be “Setting up your SP2013 Development Machine” – it will describe how to setup your SP2013 dev environment on a SINGLE MACHINE.
Given what a memory piggie oink oink SP2013 is, there are plenty of tips in that work that I hope you will find useful.


SharePoint 2013 – Planet of the Apps

The one book you need to get started with what is perhaps the biggest difference between SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. This book covers the basics of Apps, the inside workings, Provider hosted apps, and Azure hosted apps. It talks of development experience and nuances of both on-premises Apps and Office 365 Apps.

Note: This book does not cover anything about Office Client Apps.


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Important Obligatory Note: I have no control on the purchase process. and Amazon are not something I control. As a result, I cannot offer things like refunds etc. Also I do not have any flexibility in offering any discounts on multiple format types. I also cannot offer free review versions because there is no such process built into these publishing sites. The only thing I can promise is good content, early in the cycle when you need it. I will continue to update the content, and if the underlying publishing platforms allow it, you will get those updates – again, I don’t have any control on Amazon/Lulu etc. I am still looking into better ways to publish this content. Finally, I do feel that publishing tech books with plenty of code etc. are tough to do on Kindle. The formatting, no matter how hard you try, does get a little screwed up.

If fidelity is important to you, I’d recommend the Lulu PDF version.

Second Important Obligatory Note: Well I’ve been working my a55 off on this stuff. It is tough to write for a product that is still in Beta2, especially when there are parts that clearly won’t RTM even after RTM (like the Azure Hosted Apps). But, I think I done the topic good justice. I intend to continue to revise this material and keep it up to date.

Anyway, my dear friends, I do hope you like this book’let. Let me know how it is by leaving a review or sending me an email. THANK YOU!

Sound off but keep it civil:

Older comments..

On 10/9/2012 1:40:02 AM Sunjay said ..
Hi Sahil

it great that singles are coming out. one thing which you mentioned was the code snippets the formatting is whacked out. can we get a sample screenshot of the pdf version and the kindle version so that we can choose which format to chose.



On 10/9/2012 1:57:45 AM Sahil Malik said ..

Kindle code formatting is whacked out - I tried fixing it as much as I could. But it's nearly impossible to get it right. I tried with images, but the filesize got too big. Kindle is just not the right format for large files.

I'd suggest going with PDF if such issues are important.


On 10/9/2012 2:00:34 AM Sahil Malik said ..
BTW, PDF formatting is perfect.

On 10/9/2012 8:45:09 AM Timur Sahin said ..
Hi. your book is very nice.

I bought it.

i'm waiting for more knowledge about new version of sharepoint.

i know you are writing good things.

nice work.

On 10/9/2012 8:48:16 AM Timur Sahin said ..
Hi. your book is very nice.

I bought it.

i'm waiting for more knowledge about new version of sharepoint.

i know you are writing good things.

nice work.

On 10/9/2012 8:54:41 AM Sahil Malik said ..
Thanks Timur :)

Please don't forget to leave a review. I'm relying on real world reviews. :)


On 1/14/2013 7:50:13 AM wout said ..
Can we download the code samples and powerscripts used in the book?

On 1/15/2013 9:39:52 PM Sahil Malik said ..
Wout - yes. But allow me about 2 weeks to publish an update to the book. I will make the code samples available for free download then.

On 1/28/2013 4:18:39 PM Tim O'Pry said ..
I have the Kindle edition, so downloadable code snippets would be great.

When testing this with O365/2013, the ClientWebPart sample returns a 404 error. The initial sample does work, and I've verified the few changes - is there something different in how this should be configured with O365?

On 4/3/2013 10:44:09 AM Hans Stasikowski said ..
Hi Sahil,

thank you for creating the book. I saw that the front cover on this page here is different to the front cover on Amazon. While here the cover shows the planet Earth, on Amazon the cover shows three apes and an additional "2.0" in the title. When I got your book via it has 80 pages, but on it is offered with 158 pages. So what is wrong with the book I got? Also the content preview on Amazon is different. The ISBN number is equal. Please let me know, thank you.

On 4/3/2013 2:52:47 PM Sahil Malik said ..
Hans - please shoot me an email from, and I will take care of it. (Would have emailed you, but you didn't leave your email addy :-))