SPSync is approaching version 1.0. Today I’m happy to announce that SPSync now works more stable and also includes a new command-line interface.
It should work now with all SharePoint 2013 on-prem and Office 365 sites without any issues during connecting or displaying the “select folder” dialog. As the “SharePoint Url” you can now use more formats and SPSync will try to figure out the site, the library and the authentication method automatically. For example, these formats are all fine:
The most requested new feature is the command-line interface. You can find SPSyncCli.exe in the install folder.
It accepts two parameters. The local folder and a “preview” mode parameter.
You have to configure a sync connection like before with the GUI. After that, you can sync a folder with the following command:
If you just want to see, which files will be modified (but don’t want to do it now) you can sync in a “what if” or “preview” mode:
SPSyncCli.exe “C:\Your\Sync\Folder” true
The result looks like this:
SPSync now uses a different location for the metadata. It is now directly within the local folder under “\.spsync”. Therefore you might get a conflict message the first time you sync with the new version.
Download the new version here: http://spsync.net
I’m happy to announce that the top requested feature on UserVoice is now available for testing.
Now you can select which folders in your document library you want to sync. Just click “Edit” on your configuration and then “Save & Select Folders”:
Download version 0.9.6 here: http://spsync.net
I know, the last update is almost a year old... But yes, I’m trying to work on it when I find some free time. So this update brings some important changes.
First of all, to add a new sync configuration, the dialog has only a few fields left. SPSync will try to find every other setting automatically for you. Here is the new dialog:
As you can see, the advanced configuration dialog can be opened via the link. The automatic detection will only work if you are using NTLM/Basic (On-Premises) authentication or Office 365. For ADFS you need to enter some more info on the advanced dialog.
Another new feature is that you can now configure, whether you want to sync in both directions or only one of them (Local->Remote or Remote->Local) which was a suggestion on UserVoice with a high vote. Also deleted files (local or remote) are now always send to the recycle bin and never get automatically deleted for ever.
With this new version I’ve decided to drop the support for SharePoint 2010 (and before), because of some missing features for the upload/download handling. This is to make the development much easier and better to maintain. That’s also why SPSync requires now .NET 4.5.1.
Last but not least, a lot of bugs are now hopefully fixed. If you find something, please send me an error report and attach the DebugLog.txt from C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\SPSync
Download the new version 0.9.5 here: http://spsync.net and leave a comment or drop me a line at: support (at) spsync(dot) net
PS: The next new feature will be to be able to sync sub-folders within a document library as it has already 20 votes on UserVoice.
So development today is like:
- Use SharePoint Designer to work with the files –> Not a development environment you want to work with
Here comes my Visual Studio extension to the rescue. Install it directly from within Visual Studio->Tools->Extensions and Update. Search for SPDeployer or download directly from the Visual Studio gallery.
Open a solution with your web project, then click Tools->"Add SPDeployer to project". This will add a new spdeployer.config file to the currently selected project.
Just enter the details to you SharePoint dev site and add a line for each file you want to have SPDeployer automatically upload on save.
Now whenever you make changes in one of the monitored files, it will automatically upload to your SharePoint library.
You can find the sources on GitHub. Feel free to add issues or pull requests.
I'm happy to announce, that ProxySwitcher is now open source on GitHub.
I have just not enough time to maintain ProxySwitcher. The last update is from 2012, so there is room for improvements in the code.
You can find it here on GitHub: https://github.com/mwiedemeyer/ProxySwitcher
You knew InfoPath? It's dead. So what is your current solution to just create a small/simple form in SharePoint to let users enter some information into a SharePoint list?
The default list forms are not a very good answer if it should be end user friendly or you want to style it.
So I've created a super simple solution and it is open source.
You can find a complete guide at the GitHub project site.
Ok, the last version is almost 9 month old, but now I finally had some time to look through all comments on uservoice and now proudly present the new version.
The major change is: SPSync now supports Office 365 authentication which means, you can finally use SPSync with SharePoint Online and SkyDrive Pro. Just select "Office365" from the authentication list and enter your username (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) and your password. Domain is not required.
Also an issue with creating folders is now fixed and it doesn't matter anymore whether the title of a document library is not the same as the URL of the document library.
A reminder: The "Conflict Handling" is a setting just for conflicts. If you select "Overwrite local changes" it does not mean that a full sync is done. A conflict is if a file is modified locally and remotely. All other files are sync'ing independently from this setting.
Download the new version here: http://spsync.net and leave a comment or drop me a line at
support (at) spsync(dot) net
Leider gibt es für das StadtRAD in Hamburg bisher nur iOS und Anroid Apps. Ich habe daher die Gelegenheit genutzt und eine Windows Phone 8 App gebaut. Sie zeigt den aktuellen Standort und alle Standorte der StadtRAD Stationen inkl. der Anzahl verfügbarer Fahrräder.
Einfach downloaden und testen:
Aus Linux kennt man ggf. apt-get um Software/Tools zu installieren. Für Windows gibt es eine wirklich gute Alternative: https://chocolatey.org
Das ganze basiert auf http://nuget.org dem Microsoft .NET Package Manager. Es gibt bereits extrem viele Pakete und man kann problemlos eigene Pakete erstellen und hinzufügen.
Um Chocolatey zu installieren, einfach folgendes in die Kommandozeile eingeben:
@powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Command "iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))" && SET PATH=%PATH%;%systemdrive%\chocolatey\bin
Zum Test habe ich direkt Proxy Switcher als Paket hinzugefügt. Um Proxy Switcher zu installieren muss nun einfach folgendes eingegeben werden:
SPSync is now available in version 0.8. It has a bunch of bug fixes and a better tested sync engine.
Also it is tested on Windows 7 and Windows 8 against SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013.
With Office 2013 you get SkyDrive Pro for free which is the Microsoft tool to sync a local folder with a SharePoint document library. However, this tool has some disadvantages:
- Obviously, you need Office 2013. SkyDrive Pro cannot be downloaded independently.
- You can define only one root folder, where all of your document libraries will show up. With SPSync you can sync any folder you like.
- With SkyDrivePro you have no control what happens with conflicts. In SPSync you can define whether you would like to see a conflict dialog, always overwrite local changes or always overwrite remote changes.
SPSync now has a new installer and is no longer a "ClickOnce" application. It does not require administrator rights.
Download here: http://spsync.net
To provide feedback use support (at) spsync(dot)net or the FEEDBACK button on http://spsync.net