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What exactly is this CAM and FTC stuff?

In the last few months, I have noticed some new acronyms creep up in the SharePoint community.  What is it?  Well as a developer, it’s stuff you’re probably already doing.  You take a search in your favorite search engine and you won’t find the terms mentioned much with the earliest mention I could see starting around October of last year.  The definitions will seem obvious when you see them.

  • CAM – Cloud App Model.  This is basically referring to the new SharePoint app model introduced with SharePoint 2013.
  • FTC – Full Trust Code.  The way you have been developing with previous versions of SharePoint using solution packages and server side code.

More recently I also saw a reference to PTC as well in a post by @mkashman.  What’s that?  Partially trusted code.  In this case, we are talking about Sandboxed solutions.  When I think of PTC, I still think of partially trusted code using CAS policies.

Any how, it’s no secret that there is a big push for us to transition our code to the new cloud app model.  You’ll see more and more references of “FTC to CAM”.  There is even a session or two on this at SharePoint Conference 2014.

What do you think?  Did you have any idea what these acronyms were when you first saw them?

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Corey Roth, a SharePoint Server MVP, is a consultant at Hitachi Consulting specializing in SharePoint and Office 365 for clients in the energy sector. He has more than ten years of experience delivering solutions in the energy, travel, advertising and consumer electronics verticals.

Corey specializes in delivering ECM and search solutions to clients using SharePoint. Corey has always focused on rapid adoption of new Microsoft technologies including Visual Studio 2013, Office 365, and SharePoint.

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