Office developers tools november 2014 update

Nov 28, 2014

If you work in SharePoint development you probably already have noticed that the tools are getting a new update.

With previous versions Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Search and Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Search.Applications dll’s were not included (it most likely has been forgotten)

You then had two solutions:

  • Ensure that all developers had SharePoint binaries installed on their machines
  • Embed a copy of the dll taken from a SharePoint machine

Both solutions were not very practical.

These dlls are now included for version 15 and 16 located here C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\

If you had references to a copy of the dll, when reopening the project it should be automatically updated (not always the case).

I couln’t find any official Microsoft changelog or blog about it this is why I took the time to post something.

Happy coding.

Last edited Oct 24, 2022 by Vincent Biret