Newsletter – Episode 66

Episode 66 – May 31, 2016

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cool pic Global SharePoint Survey

Be a part of the 2016 Global SharePoint Survey and win one of the three X-Star Quadcopters.

cool pic New to Office 365 in May — updates to Skype for Business, Outlook, SharePoint and more

This month, updates to Office 365 include real-time chat integration into Office 365 web experiences, as well as new capabilities in Outlook and Visio. Office Team also covers the key announcements for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business made earlier this month.

cool pic New SharePoint CSOM version released for SharePoint Online – May 2016

This release contains some information about the updates in the existing SharePoint CSOM assemblies and some maintenance changes as well. You can find the latest CSOM package for SharePoint online, including the Project Online CSOM assembly, from the NuGet gallery with an ID of ‘Microsoft.SharePointOnline.CSOM’.

videos & presentations

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SharePoint Framework – your first glance into the future

Presentation by Wictor Wilén about SharePoint Framework from SharePoint Saturday in Stockholm 2016.

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Introducing Office 365 auditing and investigation workflow with eDiscovery

This video is about the capabilities of the Security and Compliance Center, enabling search and investigation in the Office 365 service. These new capabilities give you transparency into the actions taken against your data and allow you to investigate and respond to potential issues.

blogs & tutorials

Workaround to filter on taxonomy columns using OData filters instead of CAML using REST in SharePoint

This blog post by Mikael Svenson, Microsoft MVP, is about a workaround how to use OData filters on taxonomy columns.

Top 10 reasons to upgrade to SharePoint 2016

Joel Oleson gathered his own list of reasons to upgrade or migrate to SharePoint 2016.

Get Ready for the New SharePoint Framework

If you are already a Senior SharePoint developer — or if you are just a web developer — find out which technologies you should learn right now to prepare for the new framework.

Azure Functions, JS and App-Only Updates to SharePoint Online

This post shows how to interact with SharePoint Online using Node.js.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

Working With SharePoint Web Scope Features Using CSOM PowerShell

In this article you will learn how to work with site features (web scope) programmatically using CSOM PowerShell for SharePoint 2013/ SharePoint Online.

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Newsletter – Episode 65

Episode 65 – May 24, 2016

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cool pic New enhancements to Office 365 eDiscovery further simplify the eDiscovery process

Microsoft has released several eDiscovery enhancements to the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center, including case management, search, hold and export. These new eDiscovery enhancements further strengthen the rich set of eDiscovery capabilities already present in Office 365 to help you quickly investigate and meet legal and regulatory obligations from the Security & Compliance Center.

cool pic Microsoft Releases SharePoint 2016 MCSE information

Microsoft has finally released the information about MCSE certification. The exam number is 70-339 and is called Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016. According to the Collab365 Conference session, the 70-339 exam will be the only SharePoint exam required for the SharePoint 2016 MCSE certification. The date for the exam release is June 20th according to information on Microsoft learning site.

cool pic SharePoint 2016 Architectural Models

Here you will find .PDF and .VSDX versions of the Sharepoint 2016 Architectural Models. Download the .VSDX if you have Visio, otherwise download the .PDF for the Adobe Acrobat Reader version. These are in 11×17 format for easy printing.

videos & presentations

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Introduction to Bulk UPA Custom Profile Properties Update API

In this PnP Web Cast you will concentrate on Bulk UPA Custom Profile Properties Update API for SharePoint Online which enables you to update custom profile properties of your end users in batch format.

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Episode 093 on PnP and the SharePoint Framework—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In this episode, Richard DiZerega talks with PnP founder Vesa Juvonen about the evolution of PnP and the SharePoint Framework.

blogs & tutorials

How to: Using Azure Analytics to track usage of your Office 365 portal

Microsoft now has a brand new offering: Azure Application Insights, its answer to Google Analytics. It will work with any website, built in any language, hosted on any platform, and it offers a raft of interesting features. This blog post by Matthias Einig, SharePoint Server MVP, will walk you through the setup process and will show a little of what is possible.

Branding the Office 365 Login Page

Today more and more organizations are transitioning to Office 365 which is a cloud based solution offered by Microsoft. When an organization purchases the Office 365 subscription, the login screen can be customized accordingly. This blog post describes an easy way how this can be accomplished.

Part 2 – Embed a Power BI Report in a SharePoint site

This is part 2 of the blog post series: How to embed a Power BI Report in SharePoint. Please check Part 1, if you missed this in Episode 63. In this part you will focus on how the report can be added to SharePoint as a custom web part.

The future of SharePoint: A Lego-like box of services

After Microsoft’s “Future of SharePoint” event in San Francisco on May 4, much of the excitement and conversation has been, of course, around new functionality and an improving user experience. The article is focused less on features and functionality, and more on the change in how we look at collaboration and information management through the lens of the maturing SharePoint platform, and of the many cloud services now available.

Searching in SharePoint using React and Webpack

An example by Waldek Mastykarz of how to start using React for building Office 365 solutions.

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Style Guide generator for SharePoint and Office 365 Development released

Stefan Bauer has published the beta version of the style guide application for SharePoint and Office 365.

SharePoint Client Object Model (CSOM) API for node

The library provides SharePoint Client Object Model (CSOM) API for Node.js applications.

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Newsletter – Episode 64

Episode 64 – May 17, 2016

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cool pic SharePoint 2013 May 2016 Cumulative Updates

The SharePoint 2013 May 2016 Cumulative Updates have been released.

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

Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) May 2016 release is out with new contributions from the community for the community. This post contains all the details related to what was included in the release and what else has been happening in the PnP world during the past month.

cool pic The Latest of Microsoft Office Developer Tools: Office Add-in Commands and SharePoint 2016 Support

Visual Studio team has announced Preview 2 of Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015. Preview 2 adds the support for SharePoint 2016 solutions and add-in development in Visual Studio 2015, on top of the new features available in Update 2 of Office Developer Tools. For Visual Studio 15, SharePoint 2016 support is available by default when you install Office Developer Tools.

cool pic What’s new in Office 365 administration — April roundup

This article is a summary of updates in April for the new Office 365 admin center.

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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Getting started with SharePoint Framework

In this PnP Web Cast Vesa Juvonen and Waldek Mastykarz concentrated on showing in practice how to get started with upcoming SharePoint Framework.

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Accelerating Innovation with Hybrid: SharePoint Server 2016 and Office 365

Principal engineer Michael Connolly explores the easiest ways for you to get value out of the Cloud now via a hybrid solution that doesn’t require full migration of content from your existing on-premises deployment.

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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Managing your app principals in Office 365 – Tooling and Scripts

In this PnP Web Cast you will see how to manage your app and service principals using either code or using PowerShell.

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Creating a SharePoint 2016 External Content Type trough OData in VS 2015 with EF6

This blog post will describe step by step how to create a SharePoint 2016 External Content Type trough OData in VS 2015 with EF6.

Making a vacation request flow with Microsoft Flow (preview)

A demonstration of how a workflow for a vacation request can be automated with the new Microsoft Flow.

SharePoint and Flow

A walkthrough of using the Microsoft Flow to integrate MailChimp and SharePoint.

Exploring Microsoft’s vision for enterprise collaboration

Here you will find Microsoft’s view of how to deliver effective collaboration.

The new SharePoint development model – client web parts, JavaScript frameworks, npm, Gulp, TypeScript etc.

In this blog post Chris O’Brien has created an overview of the new SharePoint development model and the most important technologies and tools to be used in the future.

SharePoint Framework – Initial Questions and Answers

At the Future of SharePoint event in San Francisco on May the 4th Microsoft announced the new and improved customization option and/or development model called the SharePoint Framework. There’s been some confusion going on on Twitter and other social medias and podcasts, so Wictor Wilen decided to put together this Q&A post to clarify things.

Connect external services to SharePoint using Microsoft Flow

Connecting external services to SharePoint, especially the ones that are not part of Microsoft ecosystem, was incredibly hard, but this is about to change with Microsoft Flow. Microsoft Flow is an event-automation service developed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and more.

What you should learn to prepare for developing solutions on the SharePoint Framework

This blog by Waldek Mastykarz, Microsoft MVP, reveals a few things that you can start learning today to be prepared for the new SharePoint Framework before it becomes available.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

Install and Configure System Center Management Pack for SharePoint Server 2013

In this post Roel Knippen is going to take you through the steps required to install and configure the system center management pack for SharePoint server 2013.

upcoming events & webinars

Best Practices for Migrating to Office 365

Adopting Microsoft Office 365 is often seen as a pretty daunting and complicated task, but with careful planning you can be up and running in no time! Whether you are looking to test, pilot or migrate your business to Office 365, this webinar will guide you through the process and help you avoid some of the common pitfalls.

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Newsletter – Episode 63

Episode 63 – May 10, 2016

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cool pic The Future of SharePoint

At Future of SharePoint event in San Francisco, SharePoint Team unveiled a new cloud-first, mobile-first vision and roadmap for SharePoint, along with innovations that empower people, teams and organizations to intelligently discover, share and collaborate on content from anywhere and on any device.

cool pic With New Enhancements, Microsoft Partners Declare SharePoint Is Roaring Back

Read this Redmond magazine article about all SharePoint enhancements Microsoft has recently unveiled at the "Future of SharePoint" event in San Francisco.

cool pic The SharePoint Framework — an open and connected platform

SharePoint Team has announced the SharePoint Framework — a Page and Part model that enables fully supported client-side development, easy integration with the Microsoft Graph and support for open source tooling.

cool pic SharePoint — the mobile and intelligent intranet

This post covers all the intranet related announcements from the latest Future of SharePoint event.

cool pic Sharepoint is going mobile this year with a new app

Microsoft has announced new mobile experiences for SharePoint and OneDrive that are rolling out over the course of 2016.

cool pic Intune Service Health is now available in the Office 365 portal

Office 365 team is already migrating Intune subscription management into the Office 365 management portal. They are also migrating Service Health dashboard into the Office 365 management portal.

cool pic Announcing simple and powerful file sharing and collaboration for Office 365

Effectively managing and sharing files is critical to almost every organization. a bold new vision for file management in Office 365 across OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online was announced, and new ways for you to share and collaborate on all your files on any device.

cool pic Office Online Server now available

Microsoft has announced the release of Office Online Server (OOS), which allows organizations to deliver browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote, among other capabilities.

cool pic Power to the people: introducing Microsoft Flow and announcing the public preview of PowerApps

Microsoft team is excited to make two important announcements: the introduction of Microsoft Flow and the public preview of Microsoft PowerApps.

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Future of SharePoint

As part the Future of SharePoint event, Microsoft Mechanics team created exclusive demos from the engineers behind new and upcoming capabilities. Check out the playlist for demos on these SharePoint topics: SharePoint Server 2016, the SharePoint mobile app, security and compliance, the intelligent intranet, and more.

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Manage Domains and Network Requirements in Office 365

If your job requires you to manage custom domains in Office 365, this course can definitely help! Find out what to plan, from a network perspective, and how to manage your client applications, including Office 365 ProPlus.

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SharePoint Server 2016 — your foundation for the future

SharePoint Team pleased to announce general availability of SharePoint Server 2016, which provides SharePoint customers a foundation for modern, intelligent intranets and content collaboration.

What you should learn to prepare for developing solutions on the SharePoint Framework

Microsoft has just announced the SharePoint Framework – a new model for building SharePoint solutions. And although you can’t start building solutions using it just yet, there are quite a few things that you can start learning today to be prepared when the new framework becomes available.

Introducing the SharePoint Framework — the new developer experience for SharePoint

In this post Tobias Zimmergren shares his ideas about the new SharePoint Framework, and how it will benefit SharePoint users and customers.

SharePoint’s Roadmap: See What’s Coming

A sum up of the latest features announced for SharePoint by Benjamin Niaulin.

Web Parts are back at the center of SharePoint development

Wictor Wilen’s thoughts on the new SharePoint Framework model.

Everything you need to know about the SharePoint Framework

The post by Waldek Mastykarz on the SharePoint Framework.

SharePoint entering 2016 style of web development with the introduction of SharePoint Framework

Mikael Svenson’s vision on the introduction of the SharePoint Framework.

Create a cool CRM for SharePoint and Office 365 with Add-Ins

In this post you will find a high-level view of how to create a CRM using SharePoint or Office 365 Add-Ins and also why these are good tools to do the job.

SharePoint MythBusters: Top 5 Misconceptions of the Platform

In this article Sergey Golubenko talks about the most common SharePoint myths you should break to avoid wrong expectations about the platform when starting your own project.

How Much Does a SharePoint High Speed Migration Cost?

Here you will find a sampling of azure pricing for a migration, and the numbers in it are quite surprising.

How to embed PowerBI in a SharePoint site

Currently there is no out-of-the-box web part to display a PowerBI report in a SharePoint site. Here is how to do this with a provider hosted add-in!

How to Get the Time Zone in SharePoint Online Using JSOM

This post shows how to get the time zone from a user profile and from web’s regional settings using JavaScript.

Tools

SharePoint Patchify

SharePoint Patchify – centralized tool to apply CU patch to entire farm from one console.

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Newsletter – Episode 62

Episode 62 – May 3, 2016

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cool pic Office 365 vulnerability exposed any federated account

Vulnerability in SAML allowed anyone to log into Microsoft Office 365 instances. Microsoft fixed the vulnerability within 7 hours once issue had been reported, and handled the disclosure process admirably.

cool pic Introducing Yammer external groups

Microsoft has announced the new external groups feature in Yammer, enabling you to include people outside your company in a Yammer group.

cool pic Episode 091 on Angular 2 with Sahil Malik—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In this episode, Richard DiZerega and Sahil Malik talk about what it means to be a developer with Office 365 and the Office 365 work Sahil has been doing with authentication, Angular 2 and Cordova.

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ebook: Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid

Microsoft has announced the release of another free new  e-book: Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid by Jeremy Taylor. This book is part of a series on how to connect SharePoint on-premises to Microsoft’s cloud services. Enjoy!

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JavaScript and Microsoft Graph (Quick Contacts Sample)

In this PnP Web Cast Stefan Bauer and Waldek Mastykarz concentrated on Quick Contacts PnP sample, which was originally released as part of the April 2016 monthly release.

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Managing your app principals in Office 365 – Tooling and Scripts

In this PnP Web Cast Frank Marasco focused  on how to manage your app and service principals using either code or using PowerShell.

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Blocking Malware and Spoof attacks in Office 365

Antimalware protection in Office 365: hands-on with troubleshooting a zero-day virus.

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Office 365 Add-Ins Dialog API released

In this article you will find out that the new Add-Ins Dialog API has been released and is working with Office 2016 and in Office 365.

How to embed PowerBI in a SharePoint site

This blog post by Roland Oldengarm is part one of the series on how to embed PowerBI into a SharePoint site, plus you will find the source code on GitHib.

Managing Office 365 with PowerShell

This blog post by Corey Burke claims that just about everything you can do (and many things you cannot do) in the Office 365 Management Console can be accessed and automated using the PowerShell module for Office 365.

Top 10 Improvements in SharePoint 2016 for Business Users

Once again about top ten improvements in SharePoint 2016. This time let’s consider that IT professionals won’t be your only pool of users. This blog will help you to be informed and ready to guide business users.

Evaluate your SharePoint Search Topology

SharePoint Search is a great solution that can be used for indexing all kinds of content whether within SharePoint or external such as shared network drives. As SharePoint grows with content, it becomes important to monitor and check the search configuration to ensure it can handle everything.

SharePoint2016 – Planning and architecting Distributed cache Service

As more and more customers are looking at and planning to deploy SharePoint 2016 on-premises infrastructures, it’s an ideal time to get a precise look of how our old habits should be challenged with the new version. Patrick Guimonet, MVP will help you to accomplish that in his article.

Search Performance: A case of AV slowing down crawls

You are probably aware of the nasty impact of Anti-Virus (AV) on the performance of SharePoint Search. The point is that there is no single path to failure caused by AV, but this blog post will walk you through some representative scenarios.

Get all SharePoint Document Library Files and Folders at a ServerRelativeUrl in One REST Call

If you need to build a directory tree view of a Document Library for a client, this blog post will be very helpful for you as there is not a lot of good documentation for the REST endpoints for Folders and Files in SharePoint.

Tools

SharePoint Server 2016 Overview Guide

The SharePoint Server 2016 Overview Guide provides an overview of new capabilities in SharePoint Server 2016.

Starter Master Pages – SharePoint 2016

A new version of SharePoint is about to be released for general availability, and with that Randy Brisgill has some new starter master pages for you to use for custom branding.

The Latest of Microsoft Office Developer Tools: Office Add-in Commands and SharePoint 2016 Support

As a Visual Studio user, you can get started right away and take advantage of all the new Office extensibility goodness inside the IDE. Read this article for more details.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

SharePoint Client Object Modal (CSOM)

Client Side Object Model (CSOM) was first introduced in SharePoint 2010. The Client Side Object Model is mainly used to build client applications and enables us to access SharePoint Sites that are hosted outside without using web services. Prior to CSOM, developers had only a few choices to build client applications. Find CSOM basics in this article.

Deploy Office add-ins with the new Admin Center

In case you didn’t know, there’s a new Admin Center for Office 365. In this post, you will focus on the new deployment mechanism for Office add-ins.

upcoming events & webinars

[THIS WEEK!!!] 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!

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