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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