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I'm fairly sure I know the answer to this, as I haven't been able to find anything yet, but is there any way I can get custom code onto the server without having any direct access to it? I have Administrator access and can do much that way, but I can't actually access the system outside of SPD and the browser, as IT refuses to respond to my emails. I am trying to do some things that seem beyond the scope of the built-in abilities of the system, but when I tried to do some coding, one of the first steps was to get a DLL from the server, and I couldn't find anything indicating that there would be much hope for getting my code up there.

EDIT: I guess I should be a bit more clear, as I am not only looking for ideas as to how I can work on some code for the server, but also any sneaky ways to get code into SharePoint without dealing with them. I had hoped I might be able to put a bit of custom code into a form, but that is not available on list forms, and I haven't yet worked enough with form libraries to see if it can be done there.

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How is the title even remotely related to your question? :) – Robert Lindgren Jun 12 '13 at 17:39
I couldn't think of anything better. Plus, I'm trying to find out if I can get started programming for SharePoint... It's a LITTLE related... sorta – Crash Jun 12 '13 at 17:50
How about "Can I do "X" without direct access to the server" where you edit your question to describe the sort of thing you are trying to do? – lgaud Jun 12 '13 at 20:27

Your IT department has very good reasons for not giving you access to a production SharePoint environment.

If you want to start developing SharePoint solutions, the first step would be to ask for a development VM, or you can use a service like CloudShare, plus of course resolving the question of whether IT will ever let you put custom code up on the server or if there's a better way to get the functionality that you want.

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The IT department isn't denying me access to the production environment- they're refusing to talk to me. That would be a very good option, if I could get them to respond to my communications. I have been trying to get ahold of them for almost a month now, and have yet to receive a response. Apparently this is not abnormal here. As for the CloudShare option, is that something I could get free access to? Without hearing from IT, it's doubtful that I could get the company to foot the bill. – Crash Jun 12 '13 at 19:57

As lgaud said you should create your own SharePoint server. Since you dont have direct access to your SharePoint farm but you are a Site Collection administrator of your site collection you can take into consideration creating SharePoint 2010 Sandbox Solution. Getting to know Sandbox solution.

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