Newsletter – Episode 47

Episode 47 – December 24, 2015


cool pic Admins – get ready for Office 365 Planner preview!

Office 365 Planner – a new experience in Office 365 that offers a simple, visual way to organize teamwork. Microsoft has started rolling out Planner preview to Office 365 First Release customers. Once administrators take the necessary actions, users can start using Planner by launching it from the Office 365 app launcher.

cool pic New to Office 365 in December – Office Mobile for Windows 10 phone, updates for Apple and Android, Office 365 Planner preview and more

This post by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team, is about new apps and features delivered in December, and updates for Office for Apps devices, Skype for Business for Android, a preview of Office 365 Planner, and new management tools for IT.

cool pic Matter Center for Office 365 is now available in GitHub

Matter Center – is an Office 365 Add-in and SharePoint-based document collaboration solution that seeks to increase productivity for legal professionals while supporting seamless access from any device. Matter Center is available now to a broad community of developers through GitHub.

cool pic New SharePoint CSOM version released for SharePoint Online

New SharePoint CSOM version released for the Office 365 or more specifically for SharePoint Online. This updated CSOM release contains numerous highly requested new capabilities which will enable new business scenarios and capabilities when you are developing solutions for SharePoint Online.

cool pic Skype for Business for Android now available

Microsoft has recently announced availability of the Skype for Business app for Android. Read this blog post to take a look at some of the features of the Skype for Business app for Android.

Meanwhile in a galaxy far, far away

blogs & tutorials

Managing your security and compliance needs with the new Office 365 Protection Center

With the recent launch of new security features in Office 365 Microsoft is expanding the mission of the Office 365 Compliance Center. This blog post is about new Office 365 Protection Center.

Microsoft Vice President Teper: What’s next for OneDrive and SharePoint

Read this article to know what’s next for Microsoft’s integrated cloud storage and SharePoint team according to Jeff Teper, Microsoft Corporate Vice President.

Integrating AngularJS with Azure Active Directory and Office 365/SharePoint

This is a part 1 of article series by Dan Wahlin and Spike Xavier from ITUnity about the process of creating an external application that can interact with Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Office 365 and SharePoint.

Things to know when creating subscriptions via the Microsoft Graph API

This blog post by Elio Struyf, Office 365 MVP, is about leveraging beta endpoints of the Microsoft Graph and journey of creating subscriptions for Office 365 events.

Master List of SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online Custom Development Best Practices

Nick Patel, Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and SharePoint Architect, compiled a list of best practices for modern SharePoint development which would be applicable to SharePoint 2013 on-premises, SharePoint 2016 on-premises, and SharePoint Online.

No the new Delve tab in SharePoint Office 365 isn’t an Intranet

A lot of things are changing for SharePoint and we see these changes when migrating to Office 365. Delve comes as part of this offering and uses the new Office Graph to surface the information you need. However, it should not be considered as your new Intranet.

How to make the new SharePoint Hosted Add-In deploy in SharePoint 2016 Beta 2

One of the complaints while working with SP2016 Beta 2 right now is that the Visual Studio 2015 Office Developer Tools Preview SharePoint Hosted Add-In will not deploy. This post shows how to fix the issue.

Data immutability and Office 365 tenant lifecycle

One of the more common questions about Office 365 has been – what happens to my data after my organization’s Office 365 subscription ends? The most common answer circulated in the community refers to a grace period of 30 days, during which you can still retrieve your data.


Build beautiful one-page specifications for SPMeta2 models

SPMeta2.Specs provides a simple API to generate beautiful one page HTML technical specifications based on your SPMeta2 models.

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Newsletter – Episode 46

Episode 46 – December 18, 2015


cool pic December 2015 CU for SharePoint 2013 is available for download

The product group released the December 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family.

cool pic Integrate Reporting Services into SharePoint 2016

With the recent release of SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2, SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1 enables you to integrate SQL Server business intelligence and reporting into SharePoint 2016. Here you will find a whitepaper and download links to help you get up and running.

cool pic Office 365 Groups now supports eDiscovery, litigation hold, dynamic membership and more!

In this article you will find what new and awesome features are coming to Office 365 Groups.

cool pic Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices – December 2015 release

Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) December 2015 release is out with new contributions from community for the community. This post contains all the details related on what was included with the release and what else has been happening in the PnP world during the past month.

cool pic AngularJS 2 beta has been released

Read this article to know what "beta" means, what comes next, and how to upgrade from Angular 1.

cool pic Free Pluralsight 6 Month Subscription

As many of you know, Pluralsight is one, if not the best source of on demand video learning. With over 4500 courses, and expert instructors it’s hard not to see the value of having access to such a great library. Until December 31st, You can get a free 6 months subscription to the full Pluralsight Library in order to learn those skills in the new year! If you see this blog post after December 31st , you should still be able to get a 3 month subscription!

videos & presentations

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Deep Dive into Office 365 APIs for SharePoint Sites Service

Look at scenarios available when using the SharePoint Sites service in the Office 365 APIs.

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Office Dev PnP PnP Web Cast – Provisioning engine and reference solution with AngularJS

New Office365dev PnP web cast on site provisioning reference solution with AngularJS UI implementation

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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Branding SharePoint using add-in model techniques

This web past covers the different recommendations and options for using custom branding in SharePoint sites at Office 365 or in on-premises.

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Hybrid Infrastructure Automation with Azure Resource Manager Templates

In this video Corey Sanders, lead engineer for Azure compute, demonstrates how Azure Resource Manager templates can set you free from the headache of setting up a hybrid infrastructure for SharePoint.

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Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery

This demo features the new Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery (formerly Equivio Analytics) capability in Office 365 E5.

blogs & tutorials

What’s deprecated or removed from SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2

Learn about the features and functionality that are deprecated or removed in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2

SharePoint 2016: Six Deprecated Features You Need to Know About

There are certainly many enhancements to SharePoint in the new 2016 version, this article by SPCAF team gives an overview which of the features have been deprecated or removed.

How and why is the community customizing SharePoint?

Some statistics on the kinds of customizations and tools used for them are provided in this article.

Architecture models for SharePoint provider hosted add-ins in on-premises

Now that the SharePoint 2016 is also arriving relatively soon, we are getting more and more questions around the on-premises setup around the SharePoint add-in/app model. Target of this blog post is to address some of the most common questions around the infrastructural setup for on-premises and to clarify what are the options from the infrastructure perspective.

Office365 Sway versus new Blog experience

In his post Patrick Guimonet, MVP shares a comparison of two similar technologies introduced in Office 365 which both can be used to quickly create a site.

Minroles under the hood

Mintroles is a new concept inside SharePoint 2016. You need another web front end? No problem, just deploy another server with the Front-End minrole, and voila, there you go – no need to think about services which should run on that server, Microsoft is doing that sort of thinking for you now. In this article Adis Jugo shares some useful info about this cool feature.

Configure DLP in SharePoint 2016 Step by Step Tutorial

As part of the release of SharePoint 2016, and included since Beta 2, Microsoft included Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Capabilities in SharePoint Server. This blog by Vlad Catrinescu provides step-by-step instructions how to configure DPL.

Moving from SPServices to Rest, Part 6: Converting UpdateListItems to REST

While the majority of calls using SOAP with SPServices use GetListItems to get items from lists, changing data with UpdateListItems is probably a close second. In this case, we’re altering data based on some user action. In a way, it’s like repainting your car. The shape and structure of the car stays the same, but you make it look better with new paint. New data can be like that – after all, the list or library itself doesn’t change.

Accessing Compliance Center using PowerShell in Office 365

In the following blog post are described PowerShell cmdlets that can be used for accessing Compliance Center and setting up a Compliance Search for SharePoint Online sites.


Top 10 Free SharePoint Developer Tools

A list of 10 useful tool that you might find useful.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

SharePoint for IT pros

Training, documents & downloads – check out these SharePoint resources today.

TechNet Virtual Labs

Immerse yourself in a virtual hands-on lab and experience the product first hand, or try our guided experiences, and click through a tour of the various product features.

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Newsletter – Episode 45

Episode 45 – December 12, 2015


cool pic SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 and Project 2016 Server have been announced

SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 that has recently been released can be downloaded and full-featured installed for a 180-days trial at the Microsoft Download center.

cool pic Microsoft introduces new Office 365 communications services for businesses

Microsoft has introduced some new Office 365 communications services which will “modernize” voice, video, as well as meeting experiences.

cool pic More services join First Release

Frequent updates are a core benefit of Office 365, helping you provide the latest releases of your favorite apps and services to your organization. With First Release, you can opt in to receive updates earlier than the Standard Release.

cool pic SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 3.1 is available

The SQL Server engineering team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of SQL Server 2016 November public preview release CTP 3.1.

cool pic Microsoft has introduced PowerApps

Microsoft has introduced PowerApps as a unique solution and an enterprise service for innovators everywhere to connect, create and share business apps with a team on any device in minutes.

cool pic What’s new on the Office Roadmap – 2015-12-04

Wictor Wilen shares some exciting updates with us! The Office Roadmap has once again been updated and this time there are quite a few new additions.

cool pic Announcing Office 365 customer security considerations preview

Office 365 Team presents the customer security considerations (CSC) workbook that can be used to facilitate a quick review and implementation of the security controls available in Office 365.

cool pic White Paper Published: Deploying SQL Server 2016 PowerPivot and Power View in SharePoint 2016

The PowerPivot add-in for SharePoint Server 2016 was published for the first time as part of the Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview (CTP) 3.1 Feature Pack. Now customers can take advantage of SharePoint 2016 in their I-enabled farms and benefit from infrastructure advancements, compliance and security enhancements, and numerous performance and reliability improvements.

videos & presentations

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A demo tour of updates to Power BI Pro

Take a look at the latest updates and new features with the Power BI.

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Office 365 admin updates

In this episode of the Microsoft Mechanics, Jeremy Chapman is joined by Lawrence Chiu to take a tour and review Office 365 updates for admin.

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PowerApps + Azure App Service for Developers

This session introduces all of the developer focused features of the new PowerApps service.

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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – JavaScript performance considerations with SharePoint

This PnP Web Cast is focused on JavaScript development performance considerations with SharePoint sites.

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Microsoft IT Showcase webinar

In this webinar you will know how Microsoft IT manages and governs its internal SharePoint environment.

blogs & tutorials

Automating add-in/app installation to SharePoint sites using CSOM

Vesa Juvonen from Micrsofot answers in his blog post the most common questions about add-ins/apps installation and automation of this process.

Enhancements to SharePoint collaboration, Office 365 groups, user profiles, PowerApps and more on the way! (end 2015)

Chris O’Brian, SharePoint MVP, has recently returned from the MVP Summit and European SharePoint Conference and shares in his blog post the summary of what is coming in the SharePoint world.

The State of SharePoint and Office 365 Development: An interview with Jeremy Thake of Microsoft

How much do we actually know about the SharePoint and Office 365 community? Read this interview with Jeremy Thake, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft, about his insights into the future of development with SharePoint and Office 365, how Microsoft is looking to make things easier for developers and how the community plays an important part in their thinking.

SharePoint 2016: What You Need to Know about Zero Downtime Patching

This blog post by Liam Cleary, Microsoft MVP, gives some insights on what the Zero Downtime Patching feature of SharePoint 2016 is about.

SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 Hybrid Scenarios

The article describes new Hybrid capabilities avaialable with SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2.

Office 365 E5 and the new features that you need to know about

Microsoft has released the new Office 365 License (E5), which comes with a whole new range of exclusive features. So what are the main changes that you need to be aware of? Here are some key features that have been added and timeframes for their release in Australia.

Configure DLP in SharePoint 2016 Step by Step Tutorial

As part of the release of SharePoint 2016, and included since Beta 2, Microsoft included Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Capabilities in SharePoint Server.

Enforcing Office 365 identity in Yammer now available

Post was written by Angus Florance, senior product marketing manager for the Yammer team.

[100% JS] Embed Power BI Tiles in SharePoint !

In this article is described how to embed a Power BI tile in a web page, or a SharePoint Page, or whatever can show an iFrame and execute JavaScript.


O365_Logon Module

Mike O’Neill created the PowerShell module to help O365 Administrators sign into their online tenant services using simple PowerShell cmdlets.

SharePoint – Table of Contents jQuery plugin

Stefan Bauer published his table of contents script on github.

ExtensionChrome SP Editor

Create and update SharePoint Online css/js files, inject files to web and manage web properties from Chrome Developer Tools.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

How do I learn more about different SharePoint topics?

Every now and then, someone new starts at the office and needs to start learning SharePoint. Benjamin Niaulin decided to put them together into categories or topics as much as possible.

upcoming events & webinars

Empower and Engage Employees with Knowledge

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 10 PM – 11 PM Minsk time (GMT+3) (view in your time zone).

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