Tag Archives: SharePoint Online

Failed to deploy SharePoint app to Office 365

During a development of my auto-hosted app, deploying to SharePoint Online started to fail in very undeterministic way.

1. When deploying through Visual Studio yout might receive:

  • Cannot register Services/*.svc on Windows Azure Service Bus: Unable to connect to the remote server
  • One or more services were unregistered from the Windows Azure Service Bus.

2. When deploying to AppCatalog

  • upload of app package to appCatalog site would fail. Usually at repeated attempt it would succeed.
  • If deployed succesfully, remote event receivers or workflow would not be triggered (application web wasn’t probably deployed, but there was no error message)


In my web project I used additional libraries (such as Exchange EWS libraries) which weren’t included in the package. These libraries weren’t in Visual Studio set to Copy Local = true.


Make sure to set all yours references to be included in the package. sp_app_externalLibs

ESPC14 and my summary

European SharePoint Conference 2014  (#espc14) held in Barcelona was my first to attend and it was just amazing. I am grateful that I could be there and to be a part of the SharePoint community. It’s wonderful experience and chance to hear and see upfront what’s going on in SharePoint and what are the Microsoft plans.

This article tended to be only for my collegues and friends, but then I realized it’s general enough and it could be useful for others as well. I hope that this will enrich others and will give others some ideas what was presented and what I find interesting.

ESPC was happening 2 month after the main SharePoint conference in Las Vegas. European event is smaller, which I guess is not a bad thing. Mostly I regretted that I cannot split myself to be able to attend multiple presentation (I cannot imagine what I would feel in SPC).

For Czech readers, there are nice articles from Jana Babáčková

If you are interested in some numbers and comparison:

  • number of attendees: 10000 (SPC), 1400 (ESPC)
  • countries attendees were from: 85 (SPC), 45 (ESPC)
  • number of presentations: 230+ (SPC), 100 (ESPC)

(these are not official and exact numbers)

Well, now to the presentations. This list is what I found most interesting for developers. Also, it’s a list I would easily recommend to others to read through or watch. I was inspired by similar post by Jeremy Thake about SPC, which you can find here.

If it exists, I attach link to live video to SPC conference with same/similar presentation (SPC presentations were recorded, ESPC’s nope).

1. Keynote: Now We Know, Now We Don’t (Dan Holme)

  • video from SPC14 here.

2. Understanding the Five Layers of SharePoint Security (Michael Noel)

3. Optimizing SQL Server for Speedy SharePoint (Sahil Malik)

4. Think You Can Hack SharePoint? (Liam Cleary)

5. The Ultimate SharePoint Infrastructure Best Practices Session (Michael Noel)

6. ALM for Developing Apps and Sandboxed Solutions Targeting Office 365 (Jeremy Thake)

7. Using JavaScript Templates To Customise the SharePoint 2013 User Interface (Chris O’Brien)

8. Transitioning Your SharePoint Solution Model Skills to the New SharePoint App Model (Jeremy Thake)