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May 17

Written by: Michael Washington
5/17/2014 3:10 PM  RssIcon

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A SharePoint development site is required to develop SharePoint Cloud Business Apps (LightSwitch applications enabled to run on SharePoint). However, to properly test, for example, a multi-tenant Cloud Business App, you will want to have another SharePoint site.

Setting one up is easy once you know how.

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The first step is to go to http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/business/.

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You need to pick a plan that includes Office 365 and SharePoint (such as the E1 plan).

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After you create your account, log in and go to Office 365 administration.

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Add new users (so that you can test non-administrators).

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You enter information for the user.

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To activate the user you have to assign or purchase more licenses.

Installing Applications

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To install applications, log in as a Global Administrator (the account you used to create the site) and go to SharePoint administration.

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Select Apps then App Catalog.

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Create a app catalog if one does not already exist.

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After the App Catalog is created, return to the catalog.

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Select Distribute apps for SharePoint.

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We can upload the .app file of a SharePoint application.

Note: The application must be registered using a key created on the site, or with the Seller Dashboard.
For more information see:
SharePoint Hosting & Authentication Options for LightSwitch (Brian Moore).

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After uploading the .app file we add more information so that those with who have permission to install the application will know what it does when they see the app in the app catalog.

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Go to Sites and create a new site or select an existing one.

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Select the gear icon next to your name, and select Add an app.

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Select From Your Organization, and then select the application we just added.

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You will have to Trust it.

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Now, when users log into the site and select Site Contents, they will be able to launch the application.

Special Thanks

A Special thanks to Dave Kidder for his assistance in creating this article.

Links

SharePoint Hosting & Authentication Options for LightSwitch (Brian Moore)

Publishing LightSwitch apps for SharePoint to the Catalog (Brian Moore)

How to: Set up an on-premises development environment for apps for SharePoint

Deploy A LightSwitch Application To Office 365 / SharePoint Online

Exploring SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio Cloud Business Apps (LightSwitch)

Creating A LightSwitch SharePoint 2013 Multi-Tenant Provider-Hosted Application

Implementing Documents in a SharePoint 2013 Cloud Business App (LightSwitch)


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