Newsletter – Episode 70

Episode 70 – June 28, 2016

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cool pic Beta Exam for 70-339: Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Now Available!

350 beta seats for this beta exam (exam number: 70-339) are available now. This means you can take the exam for free!! BUT… the seats are limited to first come, first served basis. Registration is now open with the first seats available on June 20. Note that these codes will only work through July 11, 2016.

cool pic Microsoft brings SharePoint to iOS

Microsoft announced the launch of a new mobile app for SharePoint customers aimed at bringing a company’s SharePoint-powered intranet portal and its content to users’ smartphones and tablets. The app is initially available on iOS – meaning it will work on iPhone and iPad – but it will arrive on both Android and Windows platforms before year end, Microsoft says.

cool pic Microsoft SharePoint on the App Store

As a continuation of the news above… Get your intranet in your pocket with the SharePoint mobile app. With easy on-the-go access, the SharePoint mobile app helps to keep your work moving forward by providing quick access to your team sites, organization portals and resources, and the people you work with – across online in Office 365 and on-premises. You can see site activities, get quick access to recent and popular files, and view and arrange lists on your team sites.

cool pic Introducing Microsoft Forms

Microsoft announced the preview of Microsoft Forms, a new formative assessment and survey tool in Office 365. The caveat is that it’s targeted to Educational licenses only. This means Enterprise customers can not use this at the moment, however, as the announcement says, Microsoft is exploring the possibilities for it but with no time line.

cool pic Azure AD Conditional Access for Office365 Exchange and SharePoint preview

This article announces the preview of Azure AD Conditional Access policies for Exchange and SharePoint Online. These policies can be used to require multi-factor authentication (MFA) or block access based on network location.

videos & presentations

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Getting Started with Bots and the Microsoft Graph

In this episode of the Office Dev Show, Richard diZerega demonstrates how to use the Microsoft Bot Framework and Mat Velloso’s AuthBot to quickly build a Bot that authenticates against Azure AD (v1 or v2) so that is can call into the Microsoft Graph.

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How to Integrate SharePoint and Dynamics CRM

This short video will show how to configure SharePoint online and Dynamics CRM online integration using Office 365 default configuration options. It explains how to implement and benefit from SharePoint’s document management features from Dynamics CRM and manage the documents attached to Dynamics CRM Entities from SharePoint document libraries.

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An Introduction to Microsoft Azure Information Protection

Microsoft Azure Information Protection is a new solution that makes it simpler to classify and protect information, even as it travels outside of your organization.

blogs & tutorials

PnP JavaScript library with Angular JS in SharePoint

In this article, you will see how to use the PnP-JS-Core library with Angular JS framework.

Introducing support for lookups and a new sample app

The latest upgrade to PowerApps Studio adds some new features such as the support for SharePoint look ups, a new sample app, and changes to the options panel.

20 amazing features in Office 365 that you probably don’t know about

Here is a list of the best, little-known things you could do with Office 365.

Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft Power BI

This free ebook introduces Microsoft Power BI basics through a practical, scenario-based guided tour of the tool, showing you how to build analytical solutions using Power BI.

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Newsletter – Episode 69

Episode 69 – June 21, 2016

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cool pic What’s new in Office 365 Groups administration—June 2016 update

Office 365 Team announced several updates to Office 365 Groups functionality in order to improve the governance and the administration experience.

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

The product group released the June 2016 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For June 2016 CU there are full server packages (also known as Uber packages), no other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. June 2016 CU includes all fixes from June 2016 PU.

cool pic Announcing a new version of the Office 365 admin app

This article announces a design update for the Office 365 admin app that makes it easier and more efficient to manage services using the app.

videos & presentations

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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Introducing SharePoint WebHooks

In this web cast the PnP team concentrates on upcoming SharePoint WebHooks capability. WebHooks will provide more reliable remote event mechanism for operations happening in SharePoint side.

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Building a Digital Workplace on SharePoint 2016 and Office 365

In this session, recorded in June, a six-time SharePoint MVP, Michal Pisarek and Sam Marshall look at the new features of SharePoint 2016 and the roadmap for Office 365 including SharePoint, Delve, and Groups — and try to make sense of it all.

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PnP Provisioning Engine – Introducing PnP file type for template handling

In this demo video Vesa Juvonen shows how to get started with PnP Provisioning Engine using PnP PowerShell and how to export and use the new PnP file type as the template container. Starting from PnP June 2016 release, you can now export site templates to PnP file type, which is actually an OpenXML document containing template definition and possible additional assets.

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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Converting existing JS apps to SharePoint Framework

In this web cast the PnP Team concentrated on high level steps around converting your existing JavaScript application to SharePoint Framework or to be hosted in SharePoint Framework. Web cast uses existing angular app as the sample to be converted to hosted as a client side web part in SharePoint Framework.

blogs & tutorials

Introducing Security and Compliance Center on SharePoint Office 365

This article contains introduction of the Security and Compliance center on SharePoint Office 365. The Office 365 Security and Compliance Center is one-stop portal for protecting data in Office 365.

Interview with Microsoft’s Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President for SharePoint and OneDrive

An interview by Tobias Zimmergren with Jeff Teper during SharePoint Saturday Paris.

First new SharePoint Framework web parts arrived on Office 365

Stefan Bauer is talking about changes that gives an indication of the upcoming framework and future improvements.

Use the Cloud Search Service Application On-Premises

One of the new features included in SharePoint Server 2016, and also available with SharePoint 2013 as long as you have the required PU, is the Cloud Hybrid Search.

Tools

Step-by-Step: Migrate Files to SharePoint Online – Office 365 Import Service

This is a Step-by-Step tutorial to Migrate Files from File Share to SharePoint Online using the new Office 365 Import Service. Office 365 Import Service was launched by Microsoft initially to migrate PST files to Office 365 Exchange mailboxes. Recently, Microsoft extended the Import Service so users on On-premises can Import data into SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

upcoming events & webinars

ON DEMAND: The Power of Security within Office 365 Enterprise E5 Webinar

Please watch this 60 minutes webinar to take a look at the new data analytics features and other enhancements available within the new Office 365 E5 platform. From customer-controlled data access with Lockbox to Advanced Threat Protection, Office 365 E5 brings the latest and greatest in compliance and security to the cloud.

Webinar: Measuring the Impact of SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online

This webinar is on Thursday, June 16th at 8PM Minsk time (GMT+3). It will break down the definitions of success used by SharePoint customers around the world, and provide insights into how Microsoft is helping those companies better deliver on their collaboration goals.

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Newsletter – Episode 68

Episode 68 – June 14, 2016

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cool pic Patterns and Practices SharePoint JavaScript Library 1.0.0

Patterns and Practices client side library version 1.0.0 was released on the 6th of June. This is the culmination of several months effort by Microsoft as well as PnP community contributors to produce a reusable library to help simplify SharePoint client side development. It contains a fluent API for working with the SharePoint REST API as well as utility and helper functions.

cool pic xSharePoint is now SharePointDsc – what you need to know!

For just over 12 months now Microsoft has been working hard to grow the xSharePoint DSC module to let SharePoint 2013 and 2016 administrators use PowerShell Desired State Configuration to manage their SharePoint deployments. MS Guru and their core team have made an important transition – renaming from “xSharePoint” to “SharePointDsc”.

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

This release contains some updates of the existing SharePoint CSOM assemblies and some maintenance changes. The main reason for this new release was around the new taxonomy term set capability which is commonly used with term sync tooling across environments.

cool pic Office 365 and SharePoint Patterns and Practices – June 2016 release

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

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

Here you will find a summary of the May updates for the new Office 365 admin center.

cool pic Microsoft Planner ready for Showtime

The general availability of Microsoft Planner was marked on 6th June. Over the next several weeks, Planner will roll out to all eligible Office 365 customers worldwide. This includes Office 365 Enterprise E1–E5, Business Essentials, Premium and Education subscription plans.

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What visibility and control do I have of threats in my Office 365 environment?

Data is the new currency. Everyone wants access to it, however only a certain few should be allowed to get it. This video will help address what visibility and control you have of threats in your Office 365 environment.

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A Forrester report: The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) organizations may get by deploying Office 365. The purpose of this study is to provide the readers at small and medium-sized businesses (one to 250 users) with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Office 365 on their organizations.

blogs & tutorials

Develop a client web part in the SharePoint Framework – a walk-through

Chris O’Brien continues his post series on the new SharePoint Framework.

A new way of developing display templates

Elio Struyf described the possible modern ways of developing display templates.

Create a Simple SharePoint 2013 Employee Directory on Office365 – Part 5 – Sorting & Refiners

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series “Create a Simple SharePoint 2013 Employee Directory on Office365”.

Contributing to Office Dev PnP and SharePoint PnP documentation just got easier

Now there is a new and improved process for enabling easier way to make documentation contributions around the Office 365 Dev and SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) MSDN section. Read the article for more details.

Office 365 development and SharePoint patterns and practices solution guidance

The Office 365 Developer and SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) initiative provides samples and documentation to help you to implement typical customizations for Office 365 or for SharePoint (Online and on-premises) based on your functional requirements.

Tools

PnP JSCore Yeoman Template

A Yeoman generator which establishes a sample project to help you get started using the sp-pnp-js library.

Monitoring and protecting sensitive data in Office 365

Microsoft IT created a solution to manage the risk of sharing sensitive data, while still promoting collaboration in Office 365. Power BI dashboards give insight into how Microsoft corporate users share information. This solution detects sensitive data sharing and helps Microsoft IT proactively manage and respond to information security risks.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

Modern document libraries in SharePoint

What is a document library in SharePoint 2016?

upcoming events & webinars

Microsoft Ignite Agenda is Available

Session catalog for the upcoming conference has become available on MS Ignite site. Check it out and get inspired to attend this event.

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Newsletter – Episode 67

 

Episode 67 – June 7, 2016

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cool pic European SharePoint and Office 365 Community Awards 2016

The European SharePoint Community has announced that European SharePoint and Office 365 Community Awards 2016 are now accepting submissions.

cool pic Weekly Roundup – Office 365 Network

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

cool pic 7 Reasons You Need To Upgrade to SP2016

There are many new features offered by SharePoint 2016, such as improved mobile experience and IRM, and there are even more to come. Review the best of them and find your own reasons for an upgrade.

cool pic Be prepared for the SharePoint Framework

Over the years SharePoint development has been impossible without a specific environment. With the new framework you are absolutely free to choose your environment, the only requirement is a computer able to run the latest web technologies, you can even use Mac OS or a Linux distro.

cool pic Microsoft Delays SharePoint 2013 MCSD Retirement

As you know Microsoft previously announced that SharePoint 2013 MCSD developer exams would be retired on September 30th, 2016. However, recently a delay of this date has been announced. Currently, both 70-488 and 70-489 exams are set to retire on March 31, 2017.

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Search display templates tips and tricks.

Slides from the presentation about Search display templates by Elio Struyf at Paris SharePoint conference.

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How to Integrate SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps

In this video you will learn what are Office Web Apps (OWA), what are their features, how to design OWA, and how to configure Office Web Apps for SharePoint.

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Updates to Office 365 in High Contrast Black Mode on a PC

Steven Liss walks through why High Contrast mode is so important for people such as himself with a visual impairment and highlights the latest enhancements in Office 365 applications to support High Contrast themes in PCs.

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Introducing Advanced Security Management for Office 365

Lead engineer, Astrid McClean demonstrates Office 365 Advanced Security Management. A new capability was added to the service which gives you enhanced visibility and control of your Office 365 tenant by: identifying high-risk and abnormal usage; assigning a risk score and alerting you when a policy gets triggered; enabling you to investigate alerts, set your own custom policies and take further actions to remediate suspicious activity.

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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Preparing for SharePoint Framework – What should I learn?

In this PnP Web Cast Waldek Mastykarz and Vesa Juvonen concentrated on how to get prepared for the upcoming SharePoint Framework.

blogs & tutorials

A practical guide to SharePoint permissions

SharePoint permissions can be complicated. Whether you’re brand new to site ownership or a seasoned vet, keeping permissions as simple as possible is always the best practice. It will keep you from losing your mind. This post will give you some guidance on how to set up permissions when you get or inherit a new SharePoint site. Follow these proven practices and things will remain simple and easy to manage. Remember, a simple permissions setup can keep you from going insane.

The SharePoint 2016 roadmap

Microsoft unveils its plans for the future of SharePoint. Four key themes will dominate the product’s evolution over the next 8 months.

Bringing out the client side hammer – The one thing you should learn about SharePoint search in 2016

In this blog post Mikael Svenson shares his client side solution for the top flaws in SharePoint search.

Cloud-Accelerated Hybrid Scenarios with SharePoint and Office 365

This is a free guidance book that provides an overview of Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365 hybrid scenarios, including basic details on configuring one or more hybrid workloads.

Replacing SharePoint 2013 Item Templates with AngularJS

Here you will find a neat walk-through of how to replace SharePoint item templates with AngularJS-based ones. The code is available on GitHub.

Export Web Parts using REST

An example of how you can export web parts using REST with recent updates to SharePoint API.

Tools

Spsave 2.x version has been released!

Spsave is nice Node.js module for saving files in SharePoint (SharePoint 2013/2016, SharePoint Online). You will also be interested to look at this Gulp plugin: gulp-spsave.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

Upload And Set Custom Master Page To Site Using CSOM PowerShell On SharePoint

In this article you will learn how to upload and set master page using CSOM PowerShell on SharePoint 2013 / SharePoint online sites.

SharePoint hybrid sites and search

When you add Office 365 to an environment where you’re already using SharePoint Server, by default there’s no integration between the two. With SharePoint hybrid features, you can tie the two environments together in a variety of ways to make a more seamless user experience.

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