Newsletter – Episode 81

Episode 81 – October 25, 2016

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cool pic SharePoint/Office Dev Patterns & Practices – October 2016 release

SharePoint/Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) October 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 SharePoint Framework (SPFx) drop #5 now available with TypeScript 2.0 support

The latest release, 1.0.5, of the Patterns and Practices JavaScript Core Library includes some new enhancements and fixes to issues reported since the last release. The largest change is the move to support TypeScript 2.0.

cool pic SharePoint Client Side Object Model (CSOM) assemblies now available as NuGet packages for SP2013 and SP2016

Microsoft has announced availability of SharePoint Client Side Object Model (CSOM) assemblies as NuGet packages for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016, which previously was shipped as seperate msi’s.

cool pic SharePoint mobile app for Windows 10 Mobile now in the Windows Store

If you are an owner of a Windows phone, try to install this app to Win 10 mobile OS!

videos & presentations

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PnP Webcast: Azure AD implicit flow with SPFx client-side web part

In this new PnP Webcast you will concentrated on covering current status around connecting Azure AD secured assets from SharePoint Framework (SPFx) client-side web parts.

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SharePoint PnP Oct 19 meeting recording is now available

SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) – PnP Core, PnP PowerShell and provisioning engine Special Interest Group (SIG) weekly call recording for the 19th of October meeting is now available.

blogs & tutorials

Creating a SharePoint Strategy

This SharePoint strategy template has been created to guide you through the process of creating a workable SharePoint strategy.

Introduction to Using Kendo UI in SharePoint Online – A “How To” Series

This article series will provide the web developer with a detailed “How To” guide to using the the HTML5 and JavaScript framework Kendo UI by Progress in SharePoint Online.

Query the Office Graph in SharePoint Framework client-side web parts

Using the Office Graph you can retrieve information and insights that help your users be more productive. To show you how to do this in SharePoint Framework client-side web parts, SharePoint Patterns and Practices published a number of sample web parts. Read this blog post to get more details.

Rollout Update: SharePoint Online "team news" begins rollout to First Release customers

This post serves both as a reminder of what the "team news" is and provides details of the expected roll out plan.

Tools

Setting Administrators on all SharePoint Online Site Collections

Currently, there is no way how you automatically assign users or groups as site collection administrators in your tenant. And while you can manage the settings per site collection in the SharePoint Online Administration area of the Office 365 portal, doing so for dozens or hundreds of sites is not a productive use of time. Find the way how to automate those operations and save your time

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Newsletter – Episode 80

Episode 80 – October 18, 2016

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cool pic Patterns and Practices (PnP) – October 2016 release now available

SharePoint/Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) October 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 SharePoint Server 2016 Recap from Microsoft Ignite

This post is a brief recap by Bill Baer of several new announcements about capabilities coming to on-premises SharePoint customers, as well links to additional sessions of interest related to SharePoint Server 2016, hybrid, and migration from Ignite.

cool pic Office 365 Groups update at Ignite 2016

Microsoft key Ignite session, ‘Discover Office 365 Groups—overview, administration and roadmap’, presented a comprehensive overview and update on Office 365 Groups.

cool pic Announcing the preview of the Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI

Understanding how your users adopt and use Office 365 is critical for you as an Office 365 admin. It allows you to plan targeted user training and communication to increase usage and to get the most out of Office 365.

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PnP Webcast – Introduction to PnP Templates Gallery

This PnP Webcast covers SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) Templates Gallery, which is an open source remote provisioning template gallery for PnP provisioning templates. PnP Templates Gallery can be used to consume and share PnP provisioning templates with SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online.

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Get updates to SharePoint team sites and publishing

Take a demo-rich, first look tour of how the Microsoft SharePoint team plans to transform your intranet into a mobile and intelligence powered experience.

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Build client-side web parts for Microsoft SharePoint

The Microsoft SharePoint Framework provides powerful capabilities to extend your sites through client side web parts. Learn to build new client side web parts for your existing and new team sites, both on-premises and in the cloud.

blogs & tutorials

How to version new SharePoint Framework projects

Project versioning as we used to know it was not a big challenge. Not as long as you only used Visual Studio. The thing is that assigning a proper version of your SharePoint Framework project is trickier than simply apply a single version to it.

Office 365 PowerApps Deep(ish) Dive – Part 1

This is part one of the series that explores PowerApps. It dives into the key capabilities in Office 365 and SharePoint to create business solutions.

Try SharePoint Framework without installing it

Here is a blog post by Waldek Mastykarz about how you can SharePoint Framework without installing it, or any of its prerequisites, on your machine.

Free eBook: Programming Microsoft Office 365

Download free eBook – an excerpt from the new book from Paolo Pialorsi about Programming Office 365.

SharePoint Framework: how to properly dynamically populate dropdown property pane fields

In this post Wictor Wilen shows how to dynamically populate drop downs in the property pane for client-side Web Parts in the new SharePoint Framework.

SharePoint Server 2016 dev/test environment in Azure

This article steps you through the creation of a SharePoint Server 2016 dev/test farm hosted in Microsoft Azure.

How To Prepare For SharePoint Server 2016 Upgrade From 2010

This article gives an information for getting yourselves prepared for the SharePoint Server 2016 upgrade from SharePoint 2010.

Tools

SPFx 40 Fantastics Web Parts

This package is a sample kit of great Client Side Web Parts built on the SharePoint Framework SPFx. You can find here different kind of high visual web parts as carousel, images galleries, etc.

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Newsletter – Episode 79

Episode 79 – October 12, 2016

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cool pic PnP Templates Gallery – Open source provisioning templates

At Microsoft Ignite 2016, in Atlanta, Microsoft has announced the availability of the new "PnP Templates Gallery" portal, which is available here. The basic idea around this new portal, is to have a public and shared repository for PnP provisioning templates, which anybody can download and use for free.

cool pic Major OneDrive updates at Ignite 2016 include SharePoint Online sync preview

Microsoft releases the ability to have offline sync of SharePoint document libraries. And at the same time they bring back the possibility to not sync all folders, but selectively sync folders on what you need.

cool pic SharePoint CRUD operations in SharePoint Framework client-side web parts

When building web parts on the SharePoint Framework you might need to interact with list items. To help you get started, SharePoint Patterns and Practices published a set sample Web Parts.

cool pic New SharePoint CSOM version released for SharePoint Online – August 2016 Updated

Microsoft Team is happy to announce availability of new SharePoint Client Side Object Model (CSOM) version targeted for the Office 365 or more specifically for SharePoint and Project Online. This release again contains few updates on the existing SharePoint CSOM assemblies and some maintenance changes. There’s quite a lot of new classes and APIs especially in the Project side.

cool pic Create and share Office documents while collaborating in Yammer

Users can now create Office documents such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel and co-author them with their team from within a Yammer group.

videos & presentations

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Updates to the SharePoint Framework

In this guide, Roel Knippen is going to take you through the steps to implement the Office 365 Management pack for System Center Operations Manager. You can also look at the following blog post.

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SharePoint PnP Webcast – CRUD operations with SharePoint Framework client-side web parts

In this webcast PnP team concentrated on covering how to perform typical CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations with different JavaScript framework with SharePoint Framework client-side web parts.

blogs & tutorials

Architectural models for SharePoint, Exchange, Skype for Business, and Lync

These posters describe the architectural models and deployment options for SharePoint, Exchange, Skype for Business, and Lync and provide design information for deploying SharePoint in Microsoft Azure.

SharePoint PnP Customer Story – Using PnP Partner Pack at Weleda AG

This SharePoint PnP Customer Story is concentrated on covering how Experts Inside delivered a self-service site collection provisioning solution for Weleda AG, by using the PnP Partner Pack as a starting point for their delivery. Customer wanted to provide automated process for their employees to have branded collaboration sites and PnP Partner Pack starter kit provided excellent starting point for the Experts Inside for this customer case.

Script your SharePoint Framework project updates

With every new drop of the SharePoint Framework it seems that always the same procedure needs to be executed to update existing projects. Read the article to get script for fast update.

Recapping Microsoft Ignite 2016 Conference, Atlanta, GA

A short recap from Nick Patel of Microsoft Ignite 2016 event.

Microsoft Ignite 2016 selected videos from Mikael Svenson

This is a recap from Mikael Svenson about Microsoft Ignite 2016 Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Tools

3D Carousel Web Part

The 3D Carousel Web Part is a SharePoint client side web part built with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) in the preview version. This web part adds a 3D carousel animation with picture, title and link.

Tip: a few useful PowerShell scripts for Exchange and Office 365 Admins

Recently there has been some helpful activity over on the Microsoft Script Center for Exchange and Office 365 administrators. Here are overview of 3 scripts: Install Exchange 2016 Pre-requisites.ps1 – makes it easier to install Exchange 2016 prerequisites; O365_Installs_Connections.ps1 – makes it easier to prepare machines from which you administer Office 365; O365_Logon Module – an easier way to log into Office 365 services using PowerShell.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

Three Approaches to Auditing a SharePoint Farm

The is a 3 different approaches that you may take for SharePoint farm aubit. In fact, often, Matthew McDerm ott use all three for different reasons. Three approaches to auditing your farm before you upgrade. Or anytime you need to know what going on with your farm or want to visually represent your farm to an audience who may need “reports” over raw data.

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Newsletter – Episode 78

Episode 78 – October 4, 2016

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cool pic Office 365 news in September at Ignite—intelligence, security and collaboration

Major announcements about Office 365 at Ignite.

cool pic Better Together: SharePoint and Microsoft Graph API Beta now available!

SharePoint is home to many of the critical documents, items, and sites for organizations of all sizes. Growing Microsoft Graph API set is designed to make working with data, hosted across Microsoft products, as easy as possible. In this light, it’s natural that combining these two capabilities together would create something amazing.

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

New SharePoint Client Side Object Model (CSOM) version targeted for the Office 365 or more specifically for SharePoint and Project Online is available now. This release again contains few updates on the existing SharePoint CSOM assemblies and some maintenance changes.

cool pic Yammer strengthens team collaboration through integration with Office 365 Groups

Microsoft announces Yammer integration with Office 365 Groups, bringing together the power of open collaboration with the productivity tools millions rely on every day.

cool pic Microsoft is killing Yammer Enterprise plan in January 2017, will start integrating Office 365 Groups first

Microsoft provided new information about how it will be integrating Office 365 Groups into its Yammer enterprise-focused social network. The Yammer Enterprise service tier will be going away on January 1, 2017. But Yammer itself will remain available, and there are many levels of integration with the Office 365 services.

cool pic Introducing the new Office 365 App Launcher

Microsoft has announced a new version of the Office 365 App Launcher, which will provide improved discoverability to new and recently used apps, additional customization options and search across all the services and applications in the Microsoft Cloud.

cool pic Introducing Microsoft StaffHub

Microsoft StaffHub is a cloud-based shift management tool designed for employees whose job requires them to be on their feet or on the go.

cool pic Enhanced conditional access controls, encryption controls and site classification in SharePoint and OneDrive

Microsoft is announcing the next wave of innovations that give you more control over your company’s valuable information and intellectual property.

videos & presentations

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Microsoft Ignite 2016 sessions

Browse through a list of all Microsoft Ignite 2016 sessions.

blogs & tutorials

Office 365 news roundup

Learn what’s new with Office 365 and how these improvements can benefit you and your business. Then, take a few minutes to check more news about Office 365.

Applying intelligence to security and compliance in Office 365

Given the explosive growth in data production, IT is tasked with securing a volume of corporate data that is growing exponentially. To stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape, companies need the ability to analyze and learn from that data in order to identify, intercept and respond to threats. Office 365 provides unmatched security intelligence to help customers protect, detect and respond to threats.

Connecting a Slack Channel to an Office 365 Group

This step by step guide shows how to get Slack activity within the Office 365 group.

Microsoft Ignite 2016 – Summary of key announcements for Office 365, SharePoint and Azure from Day 1

Tobias Zimmergren shares his notes of main announcements from the first day of Ignite 2016.

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