Newsletter – Episode 87

Episode 87 – January 24, 2017



cool pic SharePoint Webhooks is now Generally Available – Build service-oriented processes in SharePoint

With webhooks, SharePoint has a new notification capability that makes it easier for developers to respond and react to content updates in SharePoint, within their organization. With these notifications, developers can build their own document processing steps or downstream communications.

cool pic DOD Level 5 PA granted to Microsoft Azure and Office 365

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) granted accreditation for Azure and Office 365 to handle controlled unclassified information (CUI).

cool pic January 2017 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the January 2017 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For January 2017 CU full server packages (also known as Uber packages) are available. No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint.

cool pic New AzureAD Module for Office 365

New AzureAD Module for Office 365 is available.

cool pic Microsoft StaffHub is here!

Microsoft announces the worldwide general availability of Microsoft StaffHub—a new application for Office 365 designed to help staff workers manage their workday—with schedule management, information sharing and the ability to connect to other work-related apps and resources.

videos & presentations

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SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) – January 2017 monthly community call recording

This is the recording of PnP monthly community call from Tuesday 10th of January. PnP monthly community calls are for covering changes in the SharePoint PnP initiative during past month, provide credits for all the community contributors and for demonstrating new capabilities with community demos.

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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Localization with SharePoint Framework client-side web parts

In this PnP Webcast, Waldek Mastykarz and Vesa Juvonen covered localization techniques with SharePoint Framework client-side web parts. Concentration is around how to localize static content in the web part based on the needed UI language.

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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Customization options with SharePoint Online ‘modern’ experiences

The following topics are covered here: available MSDN guidance, modern experiences – current customization support status, modern site provisioning, what’s customizations are supported currently on modern sites, customizing modern lists and libraries.

blogs & tutorials

Avoiding dependency issues in SharePoint Framework (SPFx) development

The post by Chis O’Brien covers some pitfals you would want to avoid when developing web parts with SharePoint Framework.

Developing SharePoint Framework Web Parts Using ReactJS

In this article, you will learn how to develop SharePoint framework webparts using ReactJS.

Episode 114 on Azure Functions for SharePoint add-ins with Doug Ware—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In episode 114 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates talk to MVP Doug Ware about Azure Functions and using them with SharePoint add-ins.

Introducing Azure Functions for SharePoint

Introduction to the first public release of Azure Functions for SharePoint, a powerful but inexpensive to operate open source backbone for SharePoint add-ins.

The future of Microsoft collaboration is Microsoft Teams

Article contains overview of Microsoft Teams.

Using Microsoft Flow for event confirmations

In this article author uses Flow and Typeform to create public registration page.

Build custom controls for the SharePoint Framework web part property pane

This articles explains how you can build custom property pane controls for SharePoint Framework web parts.

Build multi-page SharePoint Framework client-side web parts with Angular v1.x

When building SharePoint Framework web parts using Angular you might need to implement multiple views. This article explains how to do it without breaking other web parts on the page.

Extending Webpack in the build pipeline used in SPFX

Extending Webpack in the build pipeline used in SPFX.

SharePoint Online Search Isn’t Displaying What I Expect – Part 1 – Trimmed Duplicates

The first post in the series about search in SharePoint Online.

Build a SharePoint webhook with Node.js

A showcase of how the newly available SharePoint webhooks can be leveraged from Node.js.

Comics: Office IT Pro Adventure – Issue 1

Comics: Office IT Pro Adventure – Issue 1

SharePoint Framework Reference

The SharePoint Framework object model is built in TypeScript. Use this documentation section to learn more about the classes, methods, and other types available for building your SharePoint Framework solutions.


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.

SharePoint Client Browser for SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server (on-prem)

This tool allows to view a site collection structure, find hidden lists, and documents, view configuration and properties of sites.

People who worked on this episode

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Newsletter – Episode 86

Episode 86 – January 12, 2017



cool pic SharePoint Framework Release Candidate 0 is on its way

SharePoint team has published the Release Candidate 0 of SharePoint Framework. A set of changed items and potential breaking changes listed on GitHub.

cool pic SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices – January 2017 release

SharePoint / Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices January 2017 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 New SharePoint CSOM version released for SharePoint Online – December 2016

Microsoft announces availability of new SharePoint Client Side Object Model (CSOM) version targeted for the Office 365 or more specifically for SharePoint and Project Online.

cool pic New Office 365 ProPlus deployment guide for IT pros now available

The Office 365 ProPlus deployment team has been working hard to give IT pros the tools they need to successfully deploy Office 365 ProPlus in various scenarios. Microsoft recently released a new guide focused on making organization’s ProPlus deployment a success.

cool pic The new gets first major update

Microsoft is now rolling out new changes that will greatly increase the ease of navigating apps and improve access to frequent and recently opened documents. These changes started rolling out in December and will continue through early 2017.

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

Short intro into new usage reports in Office 365.

cool pic New to Office 365 in December 2016 — accessibility updates and more

This post by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team, is the summary for the December updates to the Office apps and more.

cool pic What’s new in Office 365 administration—December update

Recent updates to the Office 365 admin experience include a new OneDrive for Business admin center, new settings to manage Microsoft Teams and GigJam, and improvements to the new Service health dashboard. This article is the summary of the recent updates in December 2016.

videos & presentations

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Step-by-step guide to building PowerApps for SharePoint

Office 365 provides helpful tools to automate business processes including the ability to build new apps without custom code. In this demo bench you’ll learn how to use PowerApps to gather SharePoint list data on mobile devices, Microsoft Flow and the Data Gateway to bring cloud data to on premises SQL and Power BI to build dashboards that you can easily embed in SharePoint

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SharePoint Is Evolving: Your Customizations Should Too!

In the following webinar, Mark Rackley discusses the new possibilities available through the SharePoint Framework (SPFx), and explores existing custom solutions to see if they will carry forward easily.

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ESPC16 Keynote 3: What is the Future of SharePoint Customizations?

In this keynote PnP Core team members will use the history of SharePoint to explain where we are heading and why.

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PnP Webcast: Using modern web stack with SharePoint on-premises deployments

This PnP Webcast covers how to get started on using modern web stack development in on-premises deployments.

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PnP Webcast – Custom property pane controls with SharePoint Framework

This PnP Webcast covers how to build a reusable control as a custom property pane control.

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PnP Webcast – Cascading property pane drop-downs with SharePoint Framework

In this Webcast, Waldek Mastykarz and Vesa Juvonen covered how to build cascading asynchronous drop-downs for property pane of client-side web part.

blogs & tutorials

Introducing the Office 365 Productivity Library

This article contains introduction to Office 365 Productivity Library. This library introduces the concept of Productivity Cards – resources that help users understand how they can be more productive, provide tips to work faster, and show them various tools, which will assist with making faster decisions.

The State of SharePoint and Office 365 Development: An interview with Microsoft’s Vesa Juvonen

Rencore company (you may know their SPCAF products) has published an exclusive interview with Vesa Juvonen, a Senior Program Manager within SharePoint engineering at Microsoft, talking about state of SharePoint and Office 365 development.

SharePoint Framework guidance: reference third-party CSS styles in SharePoint Framework web parts

This article shows two different approaches to include third-party CSS styles in web parts and how each approach affects the resulting web part bundle.

SharePoint and Client-side development  – The common build toolchain

This article will give an introduction to SharePoint and client-side development and common build toolchain that should be used.

Top 6 SharePoint Reports for IT Admins

The aim of this article is to give a guidance on reports that will help to maintain, manage, and improve SharePoint deployments.

Free eBook: Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid

The ‘Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid’ eBook from Microsoft Press has been made freely available for download.


SharePoint framework samples

You have probably already seen the Github collection of the code samples and developer content targeted towards SharePoint Framework client-side web parts. Here is some more from Microsoft:

People who worked on this episode

Have a great week!

The end!

Best regards,
Belarus SharePoint Community,
Newsletter Founders.

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