Newsletter – Episode 76

Episode 76 – September 20, 2016



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

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

cool pic New capabilities in SharePoint Online team sites including integration with Office 365 Groups

Microsoft has announced the rollout of several new enhancements to SharePoint Online team sites in Office 365, including deeper integration with Office 365 Groups.

cool pic Episode 108 with Chakkaradeep Chinnakonda Chandran on the SharePoint Framework and SharePoint WebHooks—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In episode 108 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with Microsoft Program Manager Chakkaradeep Chinnakonda Chandran about the SharePoint Framework and SharePoint WebHooks.

cool pic Episode 107 Office Dev Ops with Max Knor—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In episode 107 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Andrew Coates talks with Max Knor, Microsoft program manager, about Dev Ops in an Office Developer context.

cool pic New usage reports for SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online

Here’s a look at new reports for SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online.

cool pic Microsoft announces guest access feature for Office 365 Groups

Office 365 Groups is a great tool for collaboration within a team inside an organization. There will be occasions when you need to work closely with customers, partners, and others outside of your organization. To solve this problem, Microsoft is announcing the new guest access feature for Office 365 Groups which gives you the ability to include people outside of your company in an Office 365 group.

cool pic Office Lens comes to Windows 10 and adds Office 365 support

The new Universal Windows Office Lens app gives your Windows 10 PC, tablet, phone or even HoloLens scanning superpowers.

cool pic Office 365 local datacenters now available in the United Kingdom

On September 7 Microsoft announced the general availability of Office 365 from multiple local datacenters in the United Kingdom.

cool pic Introducing the new Power BI JavaScript API

Microsoft has recently announced the release of new JavaScript API, which provides bidirectional communication between Power BI reports and your application. The JavaScript API enables you to more easily embed reports into your applications and to programmatically interact with those reports so that the applications and the reports are more integrated.

videos & presentations

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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Referencing external JavaScript libraries from client-side web part

In this PnP Web Cast Waldek Mastykarz and Vesa Juvonen concentrated on showing how to get use external JavaScript libraries in your SharePoint Framework client-side web parts.

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SharePoint Framework Tutorial – HelloWorld WebPart

This tutorial will guide you in building a simple client-side web part using the SharePoint client-side development tools. Please check all 6 episodes in the series: start working with the framework, talking to SharePoint, serving in SharePoint page, deploy to CDN, jQuery Accordion WebPart, using Office UI Fabric components.

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JS & SP Fx Special Interest Group Recording

SharePoint Patterns and Practices – JavaScript and SP Framework Special Interest Group weekly call recording for the 8th of September meeting.

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The Future of Designing Collaboration Experiences

Presentation by Kanwal Khipple from 2toLead on the future of organizations and new ways to collaborate.

blogs & tutorials

SharePoint Framework Documentation

Online SharePoint Framework Documentation from Microsoft.

A Side-by-Side Comparison of AWS, Google Cloud and Azure

Three main players of business cloud services have an array of products covering all you can possibly need for your online operations. But there are differences not only in pricing but also in how they name and group their services, so let’s compare one next to another and find out what they offer.

Why bundling external frameworks in SharePoint Framework Client-Side Web Parts is a bad idea

The easiest way to reference external JavaScript frameworks in SharePoint Framework Client-Side Web Parts is
by bundling them together with the Web Part. But is it really a good idea?

Live Edit JavaScript & CSS Files on SharePoint Online

Early release tenants now have the ability to edit JavaScript & CSS files directly in the Web Browser. There is primitive auto complete support & syntax validation.

SharePoint and Flow

In this post, using a premade flow template, Merwan Hade is going to walk you through how you can quickly copy new members from a MailChimp member list to a SharePoint Online custom list based on approval via email.

Keeping up with SharePoint announcements, changes, community

A quick five bullets of info to the best places to keep an eye on what is happening throughout the SharePoint of Things – news, announcements, futures, help and how to, and community discussions.

Use custom gulp tasks in the new SharePoint Framework

Stefan Bauer shows how to add custom gulp tasks in the pipeline of the new SharePoint Framework.

Building SharePoint Framework Client Side Web Parts using jQuery and jQuery plugins from CDN

This blog post by Waldek Mastykarz shows how you would build your solution as a Client Side Web Part with the SharePoint Framework released.

5 differences between SharePoint Framework debug and release builds

SharePoint Framework projects can be built in the debug and release mode. This blog post by Waldek Mastykarz guides you through the 5 key differences between the two.


Custom Fields samples for the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)

Custom Fields samples for the SharePoint Framework (SPFx), as DatePicker, PeoplePicker, ColorPicker, FontPicker, FontSizePicker, PicturePicker, SPListPicker, SPFolderPicker, Password, Phone Numbers, Regexp Masked Input, Map point picker, etc. property fields. These samples can help you to personalize the Edit Properties Panel for your WebParts.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

Retrieving the Content Type in a REST Call in SharePoint 2013 On Premises

Short article about retrieving Content Type using REST Call.

upcoming events & webinars

Microsoft Ignite

Monday, September 26, 2016, 16:00 am – 21:00 Minsk time (see your time zone).

SharePoint at Microsoft (SME roundtable September 2016)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 20:00 Minsk time (see your time zone). IT Showcase brings together subject matter experts from SharePoint at Microsoft course to answer your questions about how Microsoft IT designs, implements, manages, and supports SharePoint at Microsoft.

People who worked on this episode

Have a great week!

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Best regards,
Belarus SharePoint Community,
Newsletter Founders.

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