Newsletter – Episode 50

Episode 50 – January 30, 2016


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New features are now available for working with SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate document libraries.

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In this post Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team, shares some information about the updates introduced in Office 365 in January.

videos & presentations

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SharePoint Feature Framework vs Remote Provisioning

This PnP Web Cast is about SharePoint feature framework compared to remote provisioning patterns.

blogs & tutorials

Embed Video Throughout Your Intranet by Kurt Mackie

A video message that is easy to find and easy to view will be more successful than one buried in the depths of one, two, three clicks away. When you put a company message from the CxO or a status update from a project leader—front and center where employees and team members are, the information and insights will be better targeted, more fully understood and ultimately shared within the right context.

SharePoint 2016 and the ‘Hybrid’ Future

Microsoft released Beta 2 of SharePoint Server 2016 on Wednesday. General availability of the product is expected in Q1, according to a Yammer post by Bill Baer, senior technical product manager for Microsoft SharePoint. McDermott, long-time SharePoint MVP, shares his vision regarding the usage of Hybrid features in SharePoint 2016.

SharePoint Branding – Responsive Master Page

You can now hide all the unwanted content placeholders and make your application responsive with Bootstrap.

SharePoint Page Performance Optimization

In this article a few ideas of how to improve SharePoint Page Performance are described.

Steps to Upgrade SharePoint 2016 Beta 2 to Release Candidate

In this post Steps to Upgrade SharePoint 2016 Beta 2 to Release Candidate are described. Unlike SharePoint 2016 Preview, you can Upgrade SharePoint 2016 Beta 2 to SharePoint 2016 RC by installing an upgrade patch. Here are the detailed steps of how to do this. It’s no different than patching a SharePoint environment.

Optimize your network infrastructure for Microsoft’s cloud

The new Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects poster aims to help IT decision makers and architects.

How to Create a New Message or Event and Populate Fields in Office 365

A quick and easy way to compose a new message or create an event in Office 365 OWA.

SharePoint Server 2016 Bringing Perks for IT Pros

Microsoft MVP Vlad Catrinescu outlines some of the benefits and hardware requirements for the upcoming SharePoint Server release.

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online

In this article Office Servers and Services MVP Steve Smith introduces you to the latest updates in the compliance space around data loss prevention (DLP) in the new SharePoint 2016 public beta 2 release.

MVP Thoughts: What Should SharePoint Developers Focus on

Read this blog post (or watch a video) by Benjamin Niaulin to know MVP thoughts about what developers should focus on.

Looping Through Content in SharePoint 2013 Site Workflow

This blog post by Marc D Anderson is the 1st in the blog series about creating a SharePoint 2013 site workflow and the lessons learned.


Monitoring Office 365 with SCOM? What’s Missing

As a part of your Office 365 service, Microsoft monitors your Office 365 tenant for you. But if that is all you rely on to assure your users don’t have any problems, you are taking a huge risk. For example, even when Microsoft delivers on its 99.9% SLA, your users could still experience over 60 hours of unplanned downtime per year! To understand what you can do to close these gaps, look at what Microsoft does, why this isn’t enough, and what you need to do about it.

SharePoint Health Score by Madan Bhtintade

SharePoint Health Score determines the health of SharePoint Servers from zero to 10, zero being the most healthy state of the servers. SharePoint calculates this health score for each and every request. While calculating this score, some of the key parameters considered are concurrent requests, memory usage etc. From this article you will get the idea of how to determine SharePoint health page score.

JS Sites Core – Subsite Provisioning using JavaScript

JS Sites Core is a Client Side implementation inspired by PnP-Sites-Core uses a schema inspired by PnP-Provisioning-Schema. Take a look – it’s written in pure TypeScript! Sweet!

SharePoint Client Object Model (CSOM) API for Node.js

The library provides a SharePoint Client Object Model (CSOM) API for Node.js applications. The current version supports SharePoint Online CSOM library (v 16). Remote authentication is performed via Claims-Based Authentication.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

Configure, Store And Read Secure Store Credentials Within SharePoint – Part 1

In this article you will learn how to configure, store and read secure store credentials within SharePoint.

How to Build a Corporate Directory with SharePoint Search

This article by Benjiamin Niaulin will look at building a neat corporate directory with SharePoint Search and Display Templates.

upcoming events & webinars

New Features in SharePoint 2016

SharePoint 2016 RTM is almost out, and with Beta 2 being 99% feature complete, we already have a good idea of what will be there in the final product. In this short webinar, you will look at all the new cool stuff in SharePoint Server 2016 from end user’s point of view!

Microsoft encourages developers to ‘hack productivity’ with Office 365

Microsoft announced their new hackathon for developers. The company is now encouraging developers to Hack Productivity with Office 365. If you are a developer, you will need to build something using the Office 365 APIs, and Add-ins to boost productivity in ‘every year of your life’.

ESPC16 Call for Speakers is now OPEN!

Be a part of something truly special. Speak and engage with 1,500+ leading experts, IT Professionals, Developers and Business Decision Makers at Europe’s largest premier Office 365 and SharePoint Conference. Share your knowledge, experience, thoughts and innovative solutions with the European SharePoint and Office 365 Community (ESPC) in Vienna this November!

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Newsletter – Episode 49

Episode 49 – January 22, 2015


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SharePoint Server 2016 RC is mostly feature complete and represents an important milestone for customers and partners looking to deploy and evaluate SharePoint Server 2016 before general availability in Spring 2016.

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Learn about the new features and updates to existing features in SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate.

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The SharePoint 2013 January 2015 Cumulative Updates have been released.

cool pic Solution for the list view issue with MS16-004 (January 2016 PU) for SharePoint 2013

Several people ran into the issue that list views stop working after installing MS16-004. Stefan Goßner offered the individual patch from the Foundation CU that fixes it. If you install patch KB3114508 (download) on all of your servers, and run the Config Wizard, you should be good to go.

cool pic Microsoft Offering Free Office 365 Subscription for Lumia 950/950 XL Owners

Good News, Microsoft is giving free one-year Office 365 subscription worth $59.99 to Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL owners. If you have Lumia 950/950XL then you can claim this free gift through Lumia Offers App.

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In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard Dizerega speaks to Travis Tidwell and Gary Wetzel from on their Office 365 integration.

videos & presentations

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Plan and Configure User Access for SharePoint 2013

​If you would like to learn how to plan and configure authentication and authorization for SharePoint Server 2013 deployment, check out this MVA course.

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Connecting to SharePoint Online with Azure ADAL and PnP Core Component

This video shows how to take advantage of the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) and Office Dev PnP Core component to connect to SharePoint online using the common consent framework.

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Using TypeScript in a Visual Studio Office add-in project

In this Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices video Simon Jäger shows how to get started with TypeScript within Office add-in development.

blogs & tutorials

Is it time to recertify your MCSE SharePoint 2013? Learn how!

For some of you SharePoint Experts who took your exams in early 2016, the time to re-certify your MCSE SharePoint 2013 might be approaching. As you probably know, Microsoft requires you to re-certify every three years, to make sure your skills are still up to date.

Microsoft Cloud Roadshow

Whether you’re keeping your existing cloud skills current or you’re just getting started, having access to best practices and training is now more critical than ever. Explore these Microsoft Cloud Roadshow sessions to find technical training for IT Professionals and Developers. Get practical insight and helpful tips, directly from the experts who build and run cloud services across Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and Windows 10.

Everything you need to know about Cloud Hybrid Search

This article discusses the new cloud hybrid search service application. Use this article to configure cloud hybrid search in your organization and learn what you need to know.

New guidance on how to roll out & drive usage of Yammer

The nice folks over at Yammer were so nice to create a set of documentation to guide new Yammer customers.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

SharePoint: A Complete Guide to Getting and Setting Fields using PowerShell

PowerShell is a really powerful tool to know how to use. It’s invaluable as a SharePoint Administrator, or as a SharePoint Developer. This article demonstrates how to set and get the various SPField types for a SharePoint list.

Embedding Angular 2 in SharePoint with a Script Editor Web Part

Scot Hillier is going to show you how to embed Angular 2 code into SharePoint pages using the Script Editor web part. This is a great way to see the basic framework in action as well as open up possibilities for future solutions.

How to restore a deleted site collection in SharePoint Online

This article focuses on how a SharePoint Online administrator can restore a deleted site collection.

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Newsletter – Episode 48

Episode 48 – January 15, 2016


cool pic Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices – January 2016 release

Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices January 2016 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.

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The latest news from the Office 365 world by the Office 365 Team.

cool pic Top 10 Microsoft Trends to Look for in 2016

As we start off 2016, there are a number of Microsoft announcements, new products and services to look forward to in 2016 – here is the top list of exciting trends we see in 2016 from Microsoft.

cool pic New and improved features in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2

Learn about the new features and updates to existing features in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2.

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The product group released the December 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. December 2015 CU includes all fixes from December 2015 PU.

videos & presentations

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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Azure AD for Office 365 developer

This PnP Web Cast is focused on Azure Active Directory from the Office 365 developer perspective.

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Getting Started with Angular 2 and Office/SharePoint Development on Office 365 Dev Pulse

In this episode of Office 365 Dev Pulse, Scot Hillier takes you through the fundamentals of Office add-in development with Angular 2.

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2015 Free Webinar Series from Critical Path Training

You can be sure to get the very latest info on SharePoint, Office 365 and BI in these informative and FREE webinars led by some of the brightest minds in the Microsoft community, the Critical Path Training instructors.

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Workforce Engages Infographic from Webtrends

Webtrends recently released a creative and informative infographic reporting on customer findings about intranets.

blogs & tutorials

Maximizing SharePoint Security

This technical whitepaper describes how to protect SharePoint Servers and Websites, in addition to what is the best practices to maximize the SharePoint Security controls.

Best Way to Connect to Office 365 and Azure AD

A blog post with data on how organizations are choosing to connect their on-premises identities (in Windows Server Active Directory) to their cloud identities (in Azure Active Directory).

SharePoint Solutions Are Changing: What Technical Professionals Need To Know

Here you will find some thoughts regarding the future of SharePoint shared by Mike Fitzmaurice, VP-Workflow Technology, Nintex.

Managing Shared Mailbox Sent Items Behaviour in Exchange Server 2013 and Office 365

This blog post by Paul Cunningham, Microsoft MVP for Office Servers and Services, describes how to manage the sent items behaviour for shared mailboxes – new functionality, which becomes available with the release of Cumulative Update 9 for Exchange Server 2013, as well as updates to Exchange Online (Office 365).

Create AD Users with help from Azure Automation and SharePoint Online

This blog post by Stanislav Zhelyazkov, Microsoft MVP, describes how to create AD Users with SharePoint Online as frontend utilizing Azure Automation with a Hybrid Worker.


Office 365 Client Performance Analyzer

You can use the Office 365 Client Performance Analyzer (OCPA) tool to identify issues that affect network performance between your company’s client PCs and Office 365.

Office Developer Tools

Discover Visual Studio project templates and tools from OfficeDev.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

SharePoint How-To Series: Business Intelligence Dashboards

Here’s how to use PerformancePoint for creation of fancy BI dashboards.

SharePoint Online 101

This guide describes how to create and customize a team site by using Microsoft SharePoint Online. You can also use the content in this guide to customize other types of sites that you create by using SharePoint Online.

upcoming events & webinars

Webinar: What’s new in SharePoint 2016

Thursday, January 21 at 23:00 Minsk Time (GMT+3) (view in your time zone). Vlad Catrinescu, Microsoft MVP and president of vNext Solutions, will help you to prepare for the coming release of SharePoint 2016.

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