Monthly Archives: February 2016

What’s deprecated or removed from SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate

Learn about the features and functionality that are deprecated or removed in SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate

SharePoint Foundation
Standalone Install mode
ForeFront Identity Manager client (FIM)
SharePoint BI capabilities
Tags and Notes



New and improved features in SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate


This section provides detailed descriptions of the new and updated features in SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate.

Access Services plus Access client and server
Central Administration is no longer provisioned on all servers by default
Compliance features
Document Library accessibility
Encrypted connections
Fast Site Collection Creation
Filenames – expanded support for special characters
Hybrid in SharePoint 2016
Identify and search for sensitive content in both SharePoint 2016 and OneDrive documents.
Image and Video previews
Information Rights Management
Large file support
MinRole farm topology
Mobile experience
New controls for working with OneDrive for Business
Open Document Format (ODF) available for document libraries
Project Server 2016 Release Candidate
Power Pivot add-in and Power View are now available to use with SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate
Sharing improvements
SMTP Connection Encryption
SMTP ports (non-default)

New ASP.Net Core 1.0

In 2002… was born ASP.NET … after 15 years we are presenting a new framework ASP.NET 5 and replace ASP.NET 4.6…

ASP.NET 5 is now ASP.NET Core 1.0.

.NET 5 is now .NET Core 1.0.

Entity Framework 7 is now Entity Framework Core 1.0 or EF Core 1.0

.NET Core introduce a new concept multi-platform and open source as you can see on the following image:

net core

for more info about .net core check the following links:


Integrate MailChimp in SharePoint/ Solutions

MailChimp is an email marketing service and the trading name of its operator, it was sending over 10 billion emails per month on behalf of its users.

MailChimp integrates with the web services you already use, so you can easily sync your data, import content from other sources, and get reports on how your newsletters are impacting your business.

if you what use MailChimp on .net/C# Solutions, you can use API following the steps:

First install the NuGet package: Install-Package

mailchimp nuget

The following example explains how to use it.

static void Main(string[] args)
  const string apiKey = "6ea5e2e61844608937376d514-us2";  // Replace it before
  const string listId = "y657cb2495";                     // Replace it before
  var options = new List.SubscribeOptions();
  options.DoubleOptIn = true;
  options.EmailType = List.EmailType.Html;
  options.SendWelcome = false;

  var mergeText = new List.Merges("",List.EmailType.Text)
                        {"NAME", "Fábio Carvalho"},
  var merges = new List<List.Merges> { mergeText };
  var mcApi = new MCApi(apiKey, false); 
  var batchSubscribe = mcApi.ListBatchSubscribe(listId, merges, options);
        if (batchSubscribe.Errors.Count > 0)
            Console.WriteLine("Error:{0}", batchSubscribe.Errors[0].Message);

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