Newsletter – Episode 50

Episode 50 – January 30, 2016


cool pic Document Library Accessibility

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

cool pic New to Office 365 in January! New Inking Tools, Collaboration Improvements, Office Insider Builds Now Available for Mac and More

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!

People who worked on this episode

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