Bill Simser Explains SignalR and SharePointR Developments

Thursday, May 3, 2012
posted by alice

Bill Simser is a Solutions Architect with over 15 years in software development. He specializes in SharePoint, .NET, Agile, TDD, Windows Phone 7 development, and computer game programming. Simser recently teamed with Redmond on rewriting SharePoint into a complete JavaScript version that runs in the client they are calling SharePointR, a variation of SignalR, the async signaling library developed by Microsoft’s David Fowler. The client development is discussed in, “Introducing SharePointR.” Simser explains:

SharePointR is built on top of SignalR, a .NET library for building real-time, multi-user interactive web applications. It’s only natural for SharePointR to use the technology and provide a full blown server product like SharePoint to the client. SignalR makes it dead easy and handles all the heavy lifting for you. SharePointR handles all the heavy lifting of running a SharePoint farm for you by putting it on all the client.

SharePointR is open source and the steps and code are provided for creating a new instance of SharePointR. It may be worth the read just to shed some light on what’s happening with the next version of SharePoint and development inspiration, but it is not a total solution.

For a comprehensive and tightly integrated solution for your farm, consider Smartlogic. Here you can read about Semaphore for Microsoft SharePoint. “Semaphore’s tightly integrated automatic classification and taxonomy governance capabilities extend SharePoint – to help enterprises manage and users find, discover and reuse – their content.” Read more at

Ken Toth, May 3, 2012

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