Newsletter – Episode 93

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Episode 93 – April 13, 2016

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Restoring deleted groups, retention policies, label management, and other features have been added.
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The usage reporting APIs complement the existing usage reports by allowing organizations and independent software vendors to incorporate the Office 365 activity data into their existing reporting solutions.
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SharePoint / Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) April 2017 release is out with new contributions from community for the community.
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This update is packed with features to help you be more productive. 20 modules added for services such as SQL and DocumentDB management.
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Now over 250 different file formats are available for online viewing in OneDrive and SharePoint.

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Newsletter – Episode 92

Episode 92 – April 6, 2017

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SharePoint Virtual Summit — a free, global online event — will be on May 16, 2017.
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This release again contains few updates on the existing SharePoint CSOM assemblies and some maintenance changes.
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March updates make the experience even better with co-authoring in Excel, the general availability of Microsoft Teams and more.
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Office 365 team announced the public preview of the new Microsoft Graph reporting APIs, enabling customers to programmatically access the data available within the usage reports.


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Newsletter – Episode 91

Episode 91 – March 23, 2017

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cool pic SharePoint Patterns & Practices – March 2017 release

SharePoint / Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) March 2017 release is out with new contributions from community for the community.

cool pic Microsoft Teams rolls out to Office 365 customers worldwide

Microsoft Teams — the chat-based workspace in Office 365 is now generally available in 181 markets and in 19 languages.

cool pic Introducing the new Office 365 profile experience

Microsoft rolling out an extended profile card experience across Office 365 to enhance the way user collaborate with colleagues and external contacts. Read more in this article.

cool pic New Microsoft Teams Training Content Available

New Microsoft Teams Training Content Available

cool pic Announcing Microsoft Flow integration for SharePoint document libraries

Announcing Microsoft Flow integration for SharePoint document libraries.

videos & presentations

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Updates to Conditional Access in Enterprise Mobility + Security

Microsoft engineer and identity expert Alex Simons, joins Simon May to demonstrate updates to Conditional Access, part of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS).

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Create awesome bots, connectors and tabs in Microsoft Teams

In this session you can learn how to tailor Microsoft Teams space with bots, connectors, and dedicated tabs using a simple set of APIs.

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PnP Webcast – Getting data from SharePoint in SharePoint Framework solution

In this PnP Webcast you can learn what are the different options on accessing SharePoint data from SharePoint Framework solution.

blogs & tutorials

New open source project: The SharePoint Admin Bot

The SharePoint Admin Bot is an attempt to make the everyday jobs of a SharePoint Online Administrator or Power User easier.

How to use Handlebars in SharePoint Framework Projects – SPFX

In this post author will show how to use Handlebars in SharePoint Framework.

The Power of SharePoint

Explores how to build out a basic project-management app based on SharePoint lists, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Power BI.

SharePoint Wiki Bot – How to automate the Azure QnAMaker bot knowledgebase

This post shows a proof of concept implementation of an Azure QnAMaker bot that gets its knowledgebase updated by changes in a SharePoint wiki.

Walkthrough: Building a Custom Web API for use with SharePoint Online

Article describes Web API that is called JavaScript code running in a page in SharePoint Online. Web API is be able to make Client Object Model (CSOM) calls back to SharePoint using the identity of the calling user. Web API is able to authenticate callers to ensure they are members of the Azure Active Directory (AD) associated with SharePoint Online.

Perhaps the only SharePoint Framework web part you will ever need

An example of a script editor web part that works with SharePoint Framework.

Building customizations: Working with the product and not against the product

Chakkaradeep Chandran, SharePoint Framework’s PM shares his general thoughts on how to handle customizations.

Provisioning modern pages and SPFx web parts

Find out how to provision modern pages and web parts using the PnP.

What Administrators need to know about the SharePoint Framework

Jeremy Thake highlights some scenarios that SharePoint Administrators should be aware of with SharePoint Framework.

Active Directory from on-premises to the cloud – Azure AD whitepapers

Identity management, provisioning, role management, and authentication are key services both on-premises and through the (hybrid) cloud. Unsurprisingly, identity becomes a service where identity “bridges” in the cloud talk to on-premises directories or the directories themselves move and/or are in the cloud.

Azure Functions For SharePoint Operations Using CSOM PowerShell

In this article, author will teach how to create Azure function apps for the SharePoint operations using client side object model PowerShell scripts.

Tools

SP Editor

A Google Chrome Extension for creating and updating files (js, css), injecting files to sites, modifying web property bag values (add, edit, remove, index) and creating webhook subscriptions in SP2013, SP2016 and SharePoint Online from Chrome Developer Tools.

PAITSliderSPFX

Create a slider in SharePoint using a Promoted Links list, Unslider, and the SharePoint Framework.

Correctly reference scripts with Rencore Script Check

Using Rencore Script Check you can easily reference external libraries in SharePoint Framework solutions the right way.

Clear the Configuration Cache in a SharePoint 2010, 2013, or 2016 farm

Here is a script that will clear the SharePoint Configuration Cache on all servers in the farm.

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Newsletter – Episode 90

Episode 90 – March 8, 2017

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cool pic SharePoint Framework reaches general availability—build and deploy engaging web parts today

SharePoint Team is proud to announce the general availability of SharePoint Framework—allowing developers and administrators to build and deploy parts that are used by Office 365 users in their production environments.

cool pic SharePoint Framework (SPFx) enterprise guidance

This document provides administrators with the background, benefits, and knowledge they need to successfully manage SharePoint Framework-based components within their SharePoint environments.

cool pic File Security in Microsoft SharePoint and OneDrive for Business

This whitepaper provides an overview of security and compliance best practices for OneDrive for Business in Office 365.

cool pic Rencore TechTalks: Episode 3 – Getting to know Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint 2016 with Trevor Seward

In this episode, Rencore is catching up with Trevor Seward on what the Feature Pack 1 is and what Trevor’s favorite features are.

cool pic Rencore TechTalks: Episode 4 – SharePoint 2016 and the BI workloads with John White

In this episode, Rencore is catching up with John White on SharePoint 2016 and the BI workloads.

cool pic Australia Ignite 2017

Videos from Australia Ignite 2017 Conference that was held on Feb 14–17 in 2017.

cool pic Hyperfish Podcast – Cracking the Knowledge Management nut with Office Delve with Sue Hanley

Jeremy Thake talks to Sue Hanley, Office 365 MVP and collaboration and knowledge management consultant, about how Office Delve can help get you closer to the knowledge management nirvana she’s been dreaming about for over 20 years.

cool pic What the SharePoint Framework means to users with Andrew Connell — Hyperfish Podcast

Jeremy Thake talks to Andrew Connell, Founder of Voitanos and Microsoft MVP, about the SharePoint Framework and what it means to users of Office 365.

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PnP Webcast – Provisioning SharePoint assets for your SPFx solution

Presentation for the SharePoint PnP webcast around SharePoint asset provisioning when solution is taken into use.

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Deploying and Governing Office 365 Groups

Explore how to get Office 365 Groups deployed and setup and how to do this with the most common Hybrid setups of Exchange. In addition, author will also go through the various governance and control options to help keep groups well controlled in a large organisation.

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SharePoint Patterns & Practices – JavaScript Special Interest Group Recording, 2nd of March 2017

SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) – JavaScript Special Interest Group (SIG) bi-weekly call recording for the 2nd of March, 2017 meeting is now available from PnP YouTube channel.

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PnP Webcast – Provisioning SharePoint assets for your SPFx solution

In this PnP Webcast, PnP team covered different options around provisioning SharePoint assets to SharePoint sites as part of the SharePoint Framework solution package.

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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Business Value of PnP assets – Why to use reusable components?

This webcast can be considered as 100 level introduction to the SharePoint PnP initiative, including objectives and value it’s targeted to provide for the customers and partners.

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5 Things SharePoint Client Side Developers Should Stop Doing Immediately (1/5)

In this series of articles author will explain what a SharePoint client side developer need to stop doing so that he/she could be ready to play in the new playground.

What’s Next for the SharePoint Framework?

If you are a SharePoint developer doing any work in SharePoint Online and you have held out on taking a look at the SharePoint Framework, now is a good time to start taking a look.

All you never wanted to know about Exchange Online, Azure AD and Office 365 Groups creation

Here you will find some insights from Mikael Svenson into the magic of moving the groups when migrating from on-premises to Office 365.

Azure AD Group Based Licensing

Overview of Azure AD Group Based Licensing.

Customize SharePoint from Mac OS

In this article author will explain how to save time and how to get access to all the files and folders needed to customize SharePoint sites from your Mac.

Move SharePoint Online Files with PowerShell

Learn how to manage and automate your SharePoint Online Document Libraries with the Patterns and Practices PowerShell.

Understanding the SharePoint Framework Development Toolchain Email Course

Over the course of ten days, author will deliver daily, easy to digest emails to your inbox that will peel back the onion and simplify what may be confusing you in this new development model.

How to customize search results look by using result types and display templates in SharePoint 20106 SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2010?

Display templates are templates used in Web Parts that use search technology (referred to in this article as Search Web Parts) to show the results of a query made to the search index. Display templates control which managed properties are shown in the search results, and how they appear in the Web Part. For more details read the article.

Creating Azure Functions For SharePoint Operations Using Managed CSOM

In this article, you will learn how to create Azure function apps to test SharePoint operations, using Managed CSOM code. Azure function is a way to run the solutions or piece of code over the Cloud. It helps in processing the data or integrating other systems or even working with the internet of things devices.

Tools

SPCAF v6.9 is out with support for SharePoint Framework RC0

SPCAF v6.9 which supports analysis of solutions built with the SharePoint Framework Release Candidate 0 has been released.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

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Newsletter – Episode 89

Episode 89 – February 22, 2017

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 http://aka.ms/sppnp-videos. Presentation is available from the PnP docs at http://aka.ms/sppnp-docs.

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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.

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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.

Tools

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.

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Newsletter – Episode 87

Episode 87 – January 24, 2017

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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.

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.

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.

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