Newsletter – Episode 53

Episode 53 – February 20, 2016


cool pic Microsoft is retiring SharePoint MCSD developer exams

In an announcement posted by Microsoft Learning on February 16th 2016, Microsoft announced that both MCSD exams (70-488 Developing SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions and exam 70-489: Developing SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions) will retire on September 30th 2016! Read this post to find out more details.

cool pic Updated people profile experience coming soon to Office 365

Office Team has recently announced an update to the Office 365 people profile experience under Delve, which consolidates the profile and activity pages to make it easier for you to discover relevant content, connect with your colleagues and find experts inside your organization.

cool pic February 2016 CU for SharePoint 2010 is available for download

The product group released the February 2016 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family.

cool pic SharePoint security fixes released with February 2016 PU and offered through Microsoft Update

With February 2016 PU Microsoft Team released security fixes for SharePoint which are offered through Microsoft Update.

cool pic SharePoint 2016 RTM Is Coming March 14 … Maybe

On the 10th of February, Gregory Appel, in response to a question posed by a participant in his seminar on Excel Services and BI in SharePoint 2016, said SharePoint 2016 RTM (Release-To-Manufacturing) should be available by March 14.

cool pic Small businesses get Microsoft FastTrack for Office 365

Businesses with at least 50 seats will now get access to Microsoft FastTrack for Office 365. The service was previously available to businesses with at least 150 seats.

cool pic Deferred Channel build now available for the Office 365 Client apps

The first Office 365 Deferred Channel build (previously known as Current Branch for Business) is now available for Microsoft Office 365 for Windows (including Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Business, Project Pro for Office 365 and Visio Pro for Office 365).

cool pic Episode 084 on Clause Library Word add-in — Office 365 Developer Podcast

In this episode, Jeremy Thake talks to Brendon Ford from Provoke Solutions on the Clause Library Word add-in that integrates with SharePoint Online.

cool pic Some News From Office 365 Network

Check out this week’s issue of Weekly Roundup for an at-a-glance view of hot topics and conversations about Office365.

videos & presentations

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Connecting to SharePoint Online from console application with Azure ADAL and PnP Core Component

This is a blog post around using the PnP Core Component AuthenticationManager class to gain client context from console application using permissions granted from Azure Active Directory.

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PnP Web Cast – Introduction to Authentication Manager in PnP Core Library

In this PnP Web Cast the focus is on the Office 365 Dev PnP Core Component which is designed to increase the productivity of developers when you are developing applications for SharePoint Online or for SharePoint on-premises.

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SharePoint 2016 RC for the Business

In these slides from Joel Oleson’s talk you will find information about top 10 SharePoint 2016 New Features with focus on the business user.

blogs & tutorials

Get started Office 365/SharePoint Online dev with an Azure VM – part 1: Create trial environments and a VM

This is one blog post of the series by Chris O’Brian about how to get started with developing SharePoint add-ins.

10 tips a consultant can give to a company issuing an RFP

Corey Roth, MVP shares some nice tips on issuing RFPs. This info may be quite interesting for people who respond to RFPs as well 😉

Office 365 expands Delve features for organizing collaboration

Microsoft has released a new feature for Office 365 Delve to simplify organized team collaboration. But is it too much of a good thing? Here you will find some answers.

[Infographic] Think You Know What’s in Office 365? Think Again

Ben Niaulin has put together a quick infographic guide to Office 365. It’s not going to solve all Office 365 mysteries for you, but could prove useful to clarify a few things, and to unveil powerful tools you didn’t know you had.

Reviving SharePoint Hybrid Lab by Restoring Expired Certificates

If you are playing around with a SharePoint hybrid lab (or are planning to do it), this may be vey helpful for you.

MVP Thoughts: Office 365 Groups vs SharePoint Team Sites

Benjamin Niaulin asked four SharePoint and Office 365 MVPs what exactly they think Microsoft’s solutions bring to the Modern Workplace table.

Leverage Azure Machine learning in SharePoint

Matthias Einig’s blog post is about trying Machine Learning API’s integrated with SharePoint.


SharePoint CSR Live Editor

A Google Chrome browser extension that adds a tab to Developer Tools, where you can create SharePoint Client Side Rendering customizations and they will be applied as-you-type to the underlying page.

New version of the SharePoint Online Client Browser tool has been released

The tool allows to speed up development, find hidden lists/items/documents, discover the structure or specific artifact properties use.

upcoming events & webinars

Collab365 Summit: Huge, Online and Free!

Join the Collab365 team on the 10th, 11th and 12th of May 2016 for an incredible amount of SharePoint, Azure and Office365 content. Delivered direct to your device, when you want it and for no cost at all. Catch premium keynotes across all 3 days. Sessions designed and delivered for IT Pro, IT Dev and Business Delegates.

People who worked on this episode

Have a good weekend!

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Belarus SharePoint Community,
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