Newsletter – Episode 60

Episode 60 – April 19, 2016



cool pic New usage reports for SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer and Skype now available

For IT, understanding how people in your organization are using Office 365 is an important step in driving more usage and ultimately getting the utmost value from your investment in Office 365. That’s why Microsoft Team introduced the new reporting dashboard in the Office 365 admin center.

cool pic SharePoint Changes Ahead: New Document Library

Microsoft has delivered one of the first pieces they said they would with an updated UI for the SharePoint Document Library. The UI is that which has been tested on OneDrive for Business for months and announced on stage in Stockholm back in November to arrive along with many other changes to give life back into the SharePoint Team Site. This change allows us to get a glimpse of the future planned for SharePoint. Read the article for more information.

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

Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) April 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.

cool pic April 2016 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the April 2016 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family.

cool pic Introducing a new home page experience for Office 365 users

The new Office 365 home page enables more consistent and unified experiences for work, education and home users across every device. This new platform also helps respond to user feedback and deliver innovative new features at a faster pace than ever before.

cool pic April 2016 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the April 2016 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. This is the first CU for SharePoint Server 2016 after RTM.

cool pic Announcing new experiences for teachers and students in Office 365 Education

As part of  Microsoft’s Education announcement, Microsoft has announced new and unique experiences and updates to Office 365 Education coming summer 2016 (in US only) that will make it easier for teachers to manage their classroom; students to learn; and IT administrators to set it all up.

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

Please read the article to see what fixes were included in new Microsoft update.

videos & presentations

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Make SharePoint SASSy – Webinar recording

The recod of amazing webinar of Stefan Bauer devoted to SharePoint branding

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Building Office 365 solutions with React

Using React you can easily build web applications with rich UI. New to React? No worries! In this session you will learn what React is, why you would use it and how you could leverage React for building solutions for Office 365 and SharePoint.

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PnP Core Component – Remote Timer Job Framework

This PnP podcast is concentrating on the Remote Timer Job framework available from the PnP Core Component. PnP Core Component is open source component which simplifies remote developed with SharePoint Online or On-Premises.

blogs & tutorials

OneDrive for Business recognized as an EFSS leader and continues momentum with spring updates

In December 2015, was released the first version of the Next Generation Sync Client, which now is refered to as the new OneDrive sync client. The new OneDrive sync client has dramatically improved sync reliability and performance and contributed to tremendous growth in OneDrive for Business total storage and active usage.

Using correct Client Side Object Model (CSOM) version for SharePoint customizations

When you are developing your customizations using managed code and with Client Side Object Model (CSOM), it’s important to understand that CSOM version to be used is dependent on your target environment. Since this versioning is not clear in the currently available documentation, you might want to read this short blog post by Vesa Juvonen explaining how the CSOM versioning works and what version you should be using. 

Office 365 changes – new document libraries, Group enhancements and new API

Microsoft recently made some changes to Office 365 which have a big impact, or perhaps because of what they indicate for the future. Read this article by Chris O’Brian to know whether these are all good news, there you go!

5 Ways of Branding Office 365 without Modifying the Master Page

Here are 5 ways you can build brand and look and feel without modifying the master page.

upcoming events & webinars

[REMINDER] The Future of SharePoint

Come celebrate SharePoint and see Jeff Teper, CVP OneDrive and SharePoint, unveil the new vision and roadmap for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, both on-premises and in the cloud with Office 365. The online event will take place on May 4th, 2016, so be sure to register and add it to your calendar!

People who worked on this episode

Keep on rocking!

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Best regards,
Belarus SharePoint Community,
Newsletter Founders.

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