Newsletter – Episode 89

Episode 89 – February 22, 2017



cool pic The NEW Office 365 Roadmap Site

The Office 365 Roadmap has moved to a new home.

cool pic Announcing Power BI Web Part (Preview) for SharePoint

The new Power BI web part is an early preview.

cool pic Creating add-ins gets easier — announcing updates to Yo Office

Office Team announced changes to the Yeoman Office Add-in generator with Fabric templates and TypeScript support.

cool pic Upcoming changes to SharePoint and OneDrive for Business APIs to support # and % in file names

The set of supported characters in OneDrive and SharePoint filenames and folders would be broadened over time to support # and % characters.

videos & presentations

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An introduction to Office 365 Secure score

A 4 minute overview of Office 365 Secure Score, a new tool that helps you to automatically assess the security posture of your Office 365 accounts, data, and devices.

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SharePoint PnP Partner Story – How Solvion is using PnP assets in their customer deployments

This video shows how Solvion is using the reusable SharePoint PnP components and patterns in their solutions built for their customers.

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PnP Webcast – SharePoint Customizations – When to use which model?

Webcast around different SharePoint development or customization models.

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Integrate Power BI reports in SharePoint Online

The Power BI report web part is now available for SharePoint Online.

blogs & tutorials

How to – Set the body and headers for the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) httpClient

The article shows how to make basic http calls with the SPFx HttpClient class.

Using Power BI for Additional SharePoint Reporting

In this article, author introduces Power BI tool and will cover some reports that can easily complement built-in reports.

Episode 117 with Jeremy Thake on Microsoft Teams and extensibility—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In episode 117 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates are joined by Jeremy Thake to discuss Microsoft Teams and extensibility.

Gaps and differences between a Group 365 Modern Team Site and a plain old Team Site

This post outlines some of the differences between an Office 365 Group Modern Team Site and a plain old SharePoint Team Site as of February 7th 2017.

70-339 Study Guide: Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

The 70-339: Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 exam is the one and only SharePoint 2016 exam required to get your Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Productivity Certification.

SharePoint Framework and Contextual Bots via Back Channel

The sample does a good job of explaining the basics of the Bot Framework DirectLine channel and WebChat component (built with React).

PowerShell Web Access to Manage SharePoint

In this article you will find how you can deploy the PowerShell Web Access Gateway onto one of your SharePoint servers to allow remote users to perform remote PowerShell operations.

PnP PowerShell overview

SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) contains a library of PowerShell commands (PnP PowerShell) that allows you to perform complex provisioning and artifact management actions towards SharePoint. The commands use CSOM and can work against both SharePoint Online as SharePoint On-Premises.


Search Architectures for SharePoint Server 2016

The attached poster gives an overview of the search architecture in SharePoint Server 2016. It describes the search components and databases in the search architecture and how these interact. It also shows an example of a medium-sized search farm.

Excel Bot

ExcelBot is a bot built with the Microsoft Bot Framework that demonstrates how to use Excel with the Microsoft Graph API.

PnP Starter Intranet for SharePoint 2013/2016 and SharePoint Online

This solution aims to provide the fundamental building blocks of a common intranet solution with SharePoint 2013/2016 on-premises and SharePoint Online through a lightweight client side solution.

Gd-sprest project updates

This post will go over the latest changes to the gd-sprest project. This framework is used to develop against the SharePoint 2013/Online REST API.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

Rencore TechTalks Podcast

Hyperfish Podcast

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Newsletter – Episode 88

Episode 88 – February 8, 2017



cool pic Office 365 news in January—updates to OneDrive, Activity feed and more

Happy New Year from Office! Office 365 Team is kicking off 2017 with updates to OneDrive, the Activity feed within the Office apps, Microsoft StaffHub and more. Read on for the details.

cool pic Site Mailboxes being removed

Microsoft is notifying Office 365 customers that access to Site Mailboxes is being removed from SharePoint Online, and no more Site Mailboxes can be created from March 2017 onward.

cool pic Upgrade Windows Azure Active Directory Sync and Azure Active Directory Sync.

Microsoft will be removing Azure Active Directory Synchronization feature from Office 365, beginning April 13.

cool pic SharePoint PnP JavaScript Core Library v2.0

The latest release of the Patterns and Practices JavaScript Core Library represents an exciting milestone in library evolution.

cool pic New SharePoint CSOM version released for SharePoint Online – January 2017

The SharePoint Engineering team announced availability of new SharePoint Client Side Object Model version targeted for SharePoint and Project Online.

cool pic Episode 115 on January Microsoft and community updates—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In episode 115 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates discuss Microsoft and dev community announcements in January.

cool pic Episode 116 on Sage and Office 365 bundling with Richard Custance—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In episode 116 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates talk to Microsoft Developer Evangelist Richard Custance about Sage and their work building a solution that is highly integrated and bundled with Office 365.

videos & presentations

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SharePoint Patterns & Practices – PnP Core and PnP PowerShell SIG recording – 25th of January

SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) – PnP Core, PnP PowerShell and provisioning engine Special Interest Group (SIG) weekly call recording for the 25th of January meeting is now available from PnP YouTube channel at Presentation is available from the PnP docs at

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PnP Webcast – Introduction to SharePoint webhooks

This PnP webcast gives you an introduction into SharePoint Webhooks. SharePoint Webhooks allow developers to build services which receive notifications on specific events that occur in SharePoint.

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SharePoint Framework Tutorial 1 – HelloWorld WebPart

This tutorial will guide you in building a simple client-side web part using the SharePoint client-side development tools.

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SharePoint Framework SPFx Webinar by Andrew Connell

Live Webinar "Introduction to the SharePoint Framework SPFx" by Andrew Connell MVP. Andrew provides a great introduction to the SharePoint Framework and Client Side Web Part development.

blogs & tutorials

SharePoint PnP Webcast – Getting started with SharePoint Framework development

In this PnP Webcast, you may find all the great resources which are available for SharePoint developers around the SharePoint Framework.

Use Microsoft Flow to grab image of the day for SharePoint

The default Search Center in SharePoint is quite minimalist- just an empty page layout with a search box. This post will show you how to use the workflow logic of Microsoft Flow to grab a reference to the Bing image of the day, copy its URL to a SharePoint list, and then use client side scripting to set the image as a background to your search center or use elsewhere in your portal.

The future of SharePoint Intranet in-a-box customizations

Jeremy Thake on how new SharePoint Framework may influence the intranet in-a-box market.

Automate publishing of your SharePoint Framework scripts to Office 365 public CDN

Elio Struyf shows how to automate the workflow of publishing web part assets by extending SharePoint Framework build chain.

Microsoft Teams vs Slack – A Detailed Look [Infographic]

A detailed, visual comparison between what both apps have to offer.

Authorization considerations for tenants hosted in the Germany, China or US Government environments

When your Office 365 tenant is hosted in a specific environment like the Germany, China or US Government environments then you’ll need to take this in account when you’re developing against your tenant.


New SharePoint Online Management Shell (PowerShell) released

The SharePoint Online Management Shell is a tool that contains a Windows PowerShell Module to manage your SharePoint Online subscription in the Office 365.

SharePoint LegalPortal

A portal dashboard application for SharePoint built using AngularJS and Bootstrap.

Chrome SP Dev Tool

It is a Chrome extension meant to help both SharePoint users and developers.

SharePoint bot using the Bot Framework, OAuth2 and Node.js

In this sample, you can find how to search for your SharePoint content from a bot using the Bot Framework, OAuth2 and Node.js.

People who worked on this episode

Have a great week!

The end!

Best regards,
Belarus SharePoint Community,
Newsletter Founders.

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