Newsletter – Episode 84

Episode 84 – December 6, 2016

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

New SharePoint Client Side Object Model (CSOM) version is targeted for the Office 365 or more specifically for SharePoint and Project Online.

cool pic Updates for Excel Services and BI in SharePoint 2016 on-premises

There are some updates on what has changed with SharePoint Server 2016 BI. Updates include architecture changes to the SharePoint-based on-premises Microsoft BI Stack and how you can benefit from upgrading your BI farms to SharePoint Server 2016, SQL 2016 and Office Online Server with Excel Online.

cool pic New to Office 365 in November — new collaboration capabilities and more

Microsoft team is announcing several updates to the Office apps to help you easily and effectively collaborate with others.This includes real – time co – authoring in PowerPoint, the ability to upload attachments to the cloud directly from Outlook and other collaboration capabilities.

cool pic SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) repositories moving in GitHub

As part of the SharePoint/Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices ownership changes to SharePoint engineering, PnP team has decided transfer the PnP initiative GitHub repositories from OfficeDev GitHub organization to SharePoint organization.

cool pic SharePoint Framework Drop 6 is available

Drop 6 of the SharePoint Framework is now available also with first release tenants.

videos & presentations

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PnP Webcast – Introducing Office 365 Connectors

This PnP Web Cast with Paolo Pialorsi and Vesa Juvonen is around the Office 365 Connectors.

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PnP Webcast – PnP Core and PnP PowerShell SIG recording – 30th of November

This is PnP Core, PnP PowerShell and provisioning engine Special Interest Group (SIG) weekly call recording for the 30th of November meeting.

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PnP Webcast – Building multi-view Angular 1.x client-side web parts with SharePoint Framework

In this PnP Webcast, Vesa Juvonen concentrated on covering the considerations around multi-view web parts, where the presentation layer is changed based on the status of the web part.

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PnP Webcast – Building real time news feed web part with SharePoint Framework

In this PnP Webcast, you will look at the client-side web part to build a real time notification model with SharePoint Framework using React.js, Office UI Fabric React components, Azure Logic Apps, Azure Storage Queue, and node.js.

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Accessible authoring tips and updates in Office 365

Office 365 Accessibility Product Manager, Malavika Rewari, walks through specific tips and updates that help you to author accessible content with Office 365 and ensure your peers with disabilities can consume your content without any issues.

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New intelligent Office 365 app experiences

Look at this short web cast by Microsoft Mechanics about Intelligent new capabilities in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, including updates to personal work analytics.

blogs & tutorials

Embed a Yammer feed into a SharePoint site

For SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2013, you can easily add a Yammer feed to a SharePoint with Yammer Embed. This blog post will show how to do it.

Should you start writing production code on the SharePoint Framework now?

Modern pages are starting to become prevalent (and the default), and users are using them – so if you’re customizing SharePoint or adding new functionality based on web parts, you might run into problems soon if your web part will not work here. Read article for more details.

Use smart filters to find your file or list item

Smart filters can help you find the file or list item you’re looking for. When you make a filter selection, items that don’t match are removed from the list shown on the page.

DIWUG SharePoint e-Magazine #18

The DIWUG SharePoint eMagazine is a free downloadable magazine with articles written by MCMs, MVPs and other authors from the SharePoint community. The target audiences are IT-pros, developers and end (power) users.

How to use Masonry in SharePoint Framework client-side web parts

Masonry is a popular library frequently used in JavaScript customizations. Here is how you can use it in SharePoint Framework.

Unity Connect 2016 presentation slides available

This blog post by Waldek Mastykarz where he shares his slides from the recent Unity Connect 2016. Take a look if you are interested in presentation about building productivity solutions using the Microsoft Graph.

Modern SharePoint pages and team news pages – how to query/search for them

This blog post by Chris O’Brian is about new modern pages (they are also in SharePoint team sites in Office 365 now) and how they are working.

Tools

SPCSR

SPCSR is a Community driven SharePoint client script library. It contains all of the available Display Template samples provided by the SharePoint community members and javascript libraries that can be used in Display Templates and other CSR scripts.

SharePoint Framework client-side web part samples & tutorial materials

Code samples and developer content targeted towards SharePoint Framework client-side web parts.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

10 ways to move a SharePoint document

10 ways to move a SharePoint document.

SharePoint Basic List Item Operations Using TypeScript

In this article, you will learn how to perform basic list item operations in SharePoint using TypeScript with the help of classes and variables.

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Newsletter – Episode 83

Episode 83 – November 22, 2016

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cool pic New FastTrack offer to migrate SharePoint 2013 customers to Office 365

Microsoft has announced a limited-time offer of migration services from on-premises SharePoint 2013 to Office 365—available at no additional cost to eligible Office 365 customers until March 31, 2017.

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

SharePoint/Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) November 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/Office Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) – Nov 2016 monthly community call recording

This is the recording of PnP monthly community call from Tuesday 8th of November. PnP monthly communnity calls are for covering changes in the PnP initiative during past month, provide credits for all the community contributors and for demonstrating new capabilities with community demos.

cool pic Introducing Outlook Customer Manager – relationships made easy for small businesses

The Outlook team is introducing a new Office 365 service called Outlook Customer Manager. Outlook Customer Manager gives you a complete view of your interactions with each customer, helps you track tasks and deals in progress, and surfaces timely reminders.

cool pic Simplifying SharePoint integration story

SQL Server Reporting Services Team presents SQL Server v.Next to make Reporting Services a fantastic BI solution you can deploy on its own – and more easily integrate with SharePoint if you so choose.

cool pic Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016 now available

Through the November 2016 Public Update for SharePoint Server 2016, several new features are being delivered based on customer feedback, extending support for hybrid scenarios and developer needs, including MinRole enhancements to support small and medium-sized farms, Custom tiles in the SharePoint app launcher, SharePoint hybrid auditing unified across site collections on-premises and in Office 365 and many others.

videos & presentations

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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Building multi-view Angular 1.x client-side web parts with SharePoint Framework

In this webcast, the PnP team covered considerations around multi-view web parts, where the presentation layer is changed based on the status of the web part. Considerations are being also demonstrated with a client-side web part built with Angular 1.x.

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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Reuse your existing JavaScript libraries with SharePoint Framework

In this PnP Webcast, team was concentrated on covering the steps on how you can reuse your existing investments on JavaScript when developing with SharePoint Framework solutions.

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SharePoint Patterns & Practices – PnP Core and PnP PowerShell SIG recording – 16th of November

SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) – PnP Core, PnP PowerShell and provisioning engine Special Interest Group (SIG) weekly call recording for the 16th of November meeting is now available from PnP YouTube channel at http://aka.ms/sppnp-videos.

blogs & tutorials

The case of Get-SPOSite

This post covers a big change in the naming of SharePoint PnP cmdlets.

Implement a real time news feed using the SPFx, Azure Logic Apps and socket.io

An example of implementing a live update for a web part that gets data from SharePoint.

Working With Web Part Properties Of SharePoint Online Pages Using PnP Core CSOM Library

In this article, you will learn how to retrieve and update the web part properties of a page using PnP Core CSOM library on SharePoint online sites.

Best practices for SQL Server in a SharePoint Server farm

Learn how to implement best practices for SQL Server in a SharePoint Server 2013 farm.

Office 365 Groups and Tasks API – ESPC 2016 session resources

Office 365 Groups and Tasks API – ESPC 2016 session resources

Video demo of Zero Downtime Patching in SharePoint Server 2016

Video demo of Zero Downtime Patching in SharePoint Server 2016

Using Kendo UI in SharePoint Online—The ‘How To’ Series

In this guide, learn how to use Kendo UI to boost your productivity and create beautiful custom solutions for SharePoint development.

Tools

Microsoft Graph Explorer Update – Revamped and Expanded

The new Graph explorer has autocomplete, so as soon as the user starts typing, the explorer presents the options for continued queries. Learn about this and many other cool functionalities from this blog post.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

Create connected SharePoint Online team sites in seconds

Brief instructions on how to create Group connected SharePoint Online team sites in seconds.

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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 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 77

Episode 77 – October 27, 2016

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cool pic SharePoint Framework: September Updates

Drop 3 of the framework has a few changes to the property pane APIs in the sp-client-preview package, and some small fixes to the build toolchain.

cool pic SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Developer Preview Drop 4 now available

New drop #4 on the SharePoint Framework npm packages are now available! Check release notes on the included changes and addressed issues.

cool pic Office 365 Public CDN Developer Preview Release

Vesa Juvonen announced the availability of the (long awaited) CDN features for SharePoint Online. The SharePoint Online CDN features allows you to turn one or more libraries in your SharePoint tenant into a repository for assets that you want to store in a CDN for performance reasons and geo-distribution reasons.

cool pic SharePoint Webhooks Developer Preview – Now Available

Microsoft introduces Webhooks for SharePoint. Webhooks are an increasingly common developer notification technology used across the industry in various web applications to inform each other about changes in their respective systems.

cool pic Announcing Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016—cloud-born and future-proof

Details on the Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016 upcoming in November are available now.

videos & presentations

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SharePoint Patterns & Practices – JS & SP Fx Special Interest Group Recording – 22nd of September

SharePoint Patterns and Practices – JavaScript and SP Framework Special Interest Group weekly call recording for the 22th of September meeting.

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PnP Webcast – Getting started with SharePoint Webhook

In this PnP Web Cast you will concentrate on showing how to get started with upcoming SharePoint Webhooks. SharePoint Webhooks allow developers to build service integration which subscribe to receive notifications on specific events that occur in SharePoint.

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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Introduction to PnP Partner Pack v2

In this PnP Web Cast all the key capabilities in new PnP Partner Pack v2.0 release are covered.

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Migrating on-premises SharePoint sites to the cloud

TechNet Radio host Yung Chou welcomes David Johnson, Senior Program Manager, to discuss how Microsoft IT migrated more than 185,000 on-premises internal SharePoint sites and portals to the cloud.

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Office 365 Update for September 2016

Jim Naroski covers recent enhancements to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based solution for the modern workplace.

blogs & tutorials

70-346 Study Guide – Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements

If you want to get your MCSA #Office365 Certification, you may find this reference/study guide from Vlad Catrinescu very helpful!

Site Collection Features Operations In SharePoint 2016 Using REST API

In this article, you will see how to interact with site collection features in SharePoint 2016, using REST API. The scope of the article is, fetch all the active site collection features, activate Publishing feature, deactivate Publishing feature.

Developing using Tenant permissions with App-Only in SharePoint Online

The developer experience has changed for SharePoint Provider-hosted Add-ins that require Tenant permission in combination with app-only. This article walks you through the new experience for developing and debugging these solutions.

Create an Office 365 dev/test environment in Azure

With the Office 365 dev/test environment in Azure, you can follow step-by-step instructions to configure a simplified intranet in Azure infrastructure services, an Office 365 Enterprise E5 subscription, and directory synchronization for Azure Active Directory (AD).

Microsoft Cloud IT architecture resources

These architecture tools and posters give you information about Microsoft cloud services and platforms, including Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Dynamics 365, private cloud datacenter, and hybrid on-premises and cloud solutions.

Bulk UPA Custom Profile Properties Update API available worldwide

Bulk UPA Custom Profile Properties Update API is now available across all SharePoint Online tenants.

SharePoint Framework Nuggets: logging like a pro

The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) has as all decent frameworks a built-in logging mechanism, albeit very simple, but still yet valuable. Read this article by Wictor Wilen to find out more.

Tools

5 ways to load templates in SharePoint Framework Client-Side Web Parts built using Angular

One of the key elements of each Angular application are templates used to display data. Here are 5 ways how you can define them in SharePoint Framework Client-Side Web Parts built using Angular.

Metro Tiles

Create live tiles and add them to your SharePoint. This add-in works in: SharePoint 2013 or later, SharePoint Online.

SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool Release Candidate

Assessment tool for SharePoint 2013 servers before migration to SharePoint online.

office-ui-fabric-react

React components for building experiences for Office and Office 365.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

SharePoint Online Deployments: What You Need to Know

In this article, common tools and strategy for deploying SharePoint Online successfully are described.

Infographic – Ultimate guide to size and usage limits

Nice infographic that covers the size and usage limitations inherent to SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online

How not to go insane with all the SharePoint changes

7 tips on how to get yourself familiar with new featuresj available in Office 365.

Customizing the Suite Bar Theme in your Office 365 Tenant

A step by step instruction on how to change the logo and a color of a suite bar in your Office 365 tenant.

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Newsletter – Episode 75

Episode 75 – August 2, 2016

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Dear SharePointees!

Our Belarus SharePoint Community Newsletter team has decided to take a short annual vacation, so please enjoy this latest episode before we are on leave! We don’t say Goodbye, we say, “See you soon in September!”

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Newsletter – Episode 72

Episode 72 – July 12, 2016

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cool pic Office Delve for Windows 10 Preview

Office Delve for Windows 10 Preview has been announced. You can also read one of the earliest reviews in this blog post.

cool pic Update on Modern Document Libraries and Extensibility

An anouncement by the Office 365 team on the current state and the future of SharePoint document libraries extensibility.

cool pic Episode 098 with Tom Resing on Future of SharePoint — Office 365 Developer Podcast

In this episode, Richard DiZerega is joined by former SharePoint MVP and new Microsoft employee Tom Resing about weekly updates and his new role at Microsoft.

cool pic Free ebook: Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities

MS Press announced the availability of the new free ebook, Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities (ISBN 9781509302437), by Jeremy Taylor, Neil Hodgkinson, and Manas Biswas.

videos & presentations

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Office 365 Update for July 2016

Jim Naroski covers recent enhancements to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based solution for the modern workplace.

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Office Dev Show – Episode 35 – Getting Started with Angular 2 and the Microsoft Graph

In this episode of the Office Dev Show, Richard diZerega explores how to connect to the Microsoft Graph from an Angular 2 and TypeScript project.

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Office Dev Show – Episode 36 – Microsoft Graph with Ionic 2 and Angular 2

In this episode of the Office Dev Show, Richard diZerega explores how to build a Cordova mobile application using Ionic 2, Angular 2, and TypeScript. This provides a great platform for multi-platform mobile development.

blogs & tutorials

Archiving in SharePoint

In this article Dennis Hobmaier will describe built-in archiving functionality in SharePoint/Office 365. You will read about how you can use Site/Library based retention to fulfil company or legal requirements.

Azure Infographic: SharePoint with SQL Server AlwaysOn

The Deploy SharePoint with SQL Server AlwaysOn infographic from Microsoft provides a really good visual representation of how to design a SharePoint solution in Microsoft Azure.

upcoming events & webinars

Pluralsight Course: Implementing a Hybrid SharePoint 2013/2016 Infrastructure

Thus Pluralsight course by Vlad Catrinescu, SharePoint and Office 365 MVP, will help you to learn how to configure a hybrid infrastructure in either SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016.

MVA Course: SharePoint at Microsoft

With this IT Showcase course you will gain insights into the best practices Microsoft uses to plan, design, deploy, and operate SharePoint as a strategic collaboration platform both on-premises and in the cloud.

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