Newsletter – Episode 51

Episode 51 – February 5, 2016

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cool pic Episode 082 on PowerApps with Chris McNulty – Office 365 Developer Podcast

In this episode, Jeremy Thake speaks to Chris McNulty on PowerApps.

cool pic Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery now enables export to third-party review apps

Here is the announcement of the new ability for customers to export eDiscovery data from their Office 365 tenant to third-party review applications. This new capability is in addition to the existing export capabilities already present in Office 365, which allow you to download the data directly to your local computer.

cool pic Support Ending for the .NET Framework 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1

Starting January 12, 2016 Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, technical support or hotfixes for .NET 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1 frameworks. Newer versions of products such as Exchange, Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, and Lync are based on the .NET 4 or .NET 4.5. Microsoft recommends you validate your deployment by updating .NET to .NET 4.5.2 in a QA/pre-production environment first before rolling this out to a production environment.

cool pic Yammer automatically added to Office 365 tenants

After significant security and compliance investments, Office 365 team announces that Yammer now meets Office 365’s industry leading compliance commitments. As a result, all Office 365 tenants with a subscription that includes Yammer, will gain the full benefits of Yammer, without any action required by administrators.

videos & presentations

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What’s new in SharePoint 2016 for IT Pros

This is a recording of a webinar given on January 21st by Vlad Catrinescu, Microsoft MVP, to help you prepare for the coming release of SharePoint 2016.

blogs & tutorials

Install and configure SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate

This is a pre-release documentation for SharePoint 2016 Release Candidate deployment.

What’s new in SharePoint 2016 Remote API Part 4 (Web)

In his blog post Steve Curran, SharePoint MVP, shares an overview of the changes to Remote API in SharePoint 2016. This is the 4th part in the series.

Is Microsoft abandoning the enterprise features of enterprise search?

Mikael Svenson shares his thoughts and concerns related to the evolution of search in SharePoint.

Responsive List Forms – Don’t panic it’s just a table

Stefan Bauer shows how to make SharePoint list forms responsive. Nice and simple!

Should you upgrade to SharePoint 2016, and when?

You should probably upgrade to SharePoint 2016 – at some point. But no need to consider it right away. Mikael Svenson provides you with a decision chart to help you when making the decision.

Build a SharePoint Add-In with Angular2 and TypeScript

Scott Hillier tells how to create a simple SharePoint add-in using Angular2 and TypeScript.

SharePoint 2016 Reaches RC Stage: What It Means for You

Unless you have been asleep for the past week, then you should have seen that SharePoint 2016 hit Release Candidate. Liam Cleary, Solution Architect, Microsoft MVP explains what that means and provides some useful related information.

SharePoint 2016 BETA Search – a first look under the hood

Nicki Borell made a first look into SharePoint 2016 BETA Search.

Office 365 Planner and Office 365 Groups combine to deliver lightweight task management

Microsoft has made Office 365 Planner, its new lightweight planning application for teams, available to Office 365 First Release tenants. There’s lots to like about Office 365 Planner, but some flaws make it less appealing than it might otherwise be.

How to Upgrade to the 2016 Version of Project Pro for Office 365

Project Pro for Office 365 is the subscription-based edition of Microsoft Project. It’s paid as a monthly service and can also be combined with a Project Online license to give you full capabilities of the online project and portfolio management (PPM) solution.

Tools

SharePwn_MSFModules

Metasploit modules to perform SharePoint misconfiguration exploitation.

Microsoft Team Unveils SharePoint Search Diagnostic Tool

Microsoft’s premier field engineers for search have produced a new tool to help organizations troubleshoot SharePoint Server search issues.

AutoSPInstaller

Updated version of automated SharePoint 2010/2013/2016 PowerShell-based installation script.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

SharePoint How-To: Use Visual Studio to Construct an Add-in

Liam Cleary focused on understanding how to use Visual Studio and construct an Add-in.

upcoming events & webinars

Microsoft Ignite: September 26–30, 2016, Atlanta, GA

Microsoft Ignite gives you five days of hands-on learning, industry insights, and direct access to product experts—all in one place. Secure your spot now since registration is open!

ESPC16 Call for Speakers is now OPEN!

Be part of something truly special. Speak and engage with 1,500+ leading experts, IT Professionals, Developers and Business Decision Makers at Europe’s largest premier Office 365 and SharePoint Conference. With so many recent and upcoming exciting announcements and releases by Microsoft, 2016 will be a transformative year and we want you to share your knowledge, experience, thoughts and innovative solutions with the European SharePoint and Office 365 Community (ESPC) in Vienna this November!

IT Unity’s FREE Office 365 & SharePoint Conference

IT Unity’s FREE Office 365 & SharePoint Conference is scheduled for February 8-11, 2016. Follow the link and join it online!

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Newsletter – Episode 50

Episode 50 – January 30, 2016

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cool pic Document Library Accessibility

New features are now available for working with SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate document libraries.

cool pic New to Office 365 in January! New Inking Tools, Collaboration Improvements, Office Insider Builds Now Available for Mac and More

In this post Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team, shares some information about the updates introduced in Office 365 in January.

videos & presentations

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SharePoint Feature Framework vs Remote Provisioning

This PnP Web Cast is about SharePoint feature framework compared to remote provisioning patterns.

blogs & tutorials

Embed Video Throughout Your Intranet by Kurt Mackie

A video message that is easy to find and easy to view will be more successful than one buried in the depths of one, two, three clicks away. When you put a company message from the CxO or a status update from a project leader—front and center where employees and team members are, the information and insights will be better targeted, more fully understood and ultimately shared within the right context.

SharePoint 2016 and the ‘Hybrid’ Future

Microsoft released Beta 2 of SharePoint Server 2016 on Wednesday. General availability of the product is expected in Q1, according to a Yammer post by Bill Baer, senior technical product manager for Microsoft SharePoint. McDermott, long-time SharePoint MVP, shares his vision regarding the usage of Hybrid features in SharePoint 2016.

SharePoint Branding – Responsive Master Page

You can now hide all the unwanted content placeholders and make your application responsive with Bootstrap.

SharePoint Page Performance Optimization

In this article a few ideas of how to improve SharePoint Page Performance are described.

Steps to Upgrade SharePoint 2016 Beta 2 to Release Candidate

In this post Steps to Upgrade SharePoint 2016 Beta 2 to Release Candidate are described. Unlike SharePoint 2016 Preview, you can Upgrade SharePoint 2016 Beta 2 to SharePoint 2016 RC by installing an upgrade patch. Here are the detailed steps of how to do this. It’s no different than patching a SharePoint environment.

Optimize your network infrastructure for Microsoft’s cloud

The new Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects poster aims to help IT decision makers and architects.

How to Create a New Message or Event and Populate Fields in Office 365

A quick and easy way to compose a new message or create an event in Office 365 OWA.

SharePoint Server 2016 Bringing Perks for IT Pros

Microsoft MVP Vlad Catrinescu outlines some of the benefits and hardware requirements for the upcoming SharePoint Server release.

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online

In this article Office Servers and Services MVP Steve Smith introduces you to the latest updates in the compliance space around data loss prevention (DLP) in the new SharePoint 2016 public beta 2 release.

MVP Thoughts: What Should SharePoint Developers Focus on

Read this blog post (or watch a video) by Benjamin Niaulin to know MVP thoughts about what developers should focus on.

Looping Through Content in SharePoint 2013 Site Workflow

This blog post by Marc D Anderson is the 1st in the blog series about creating a SharePoint 2013 site workflow and the lessons learned.

Tools

Monitoring Office 365 with SCOM? What’s Missing

As a part of your Office 365 service, Microsoft monitors your Office 365 tenant for you. But if that is all you rely on to assure your users don’t have any problems, you are taking a huge risk. For example, even when Microsoft delivers on its 99.9% SLA, your users could still experience over 60 hours of unplanned downtime per year! To understand what you can do to close these gaps, look at what Microsoft does, why this isn’t enough, and what you need to do about it.

SharePoint Health Score by Madan Bhtintade

SharePoint Health Score determines the health of SharePoint Servers from zero to 10, zero being the most healthy state of the servers. SharePoint calculates this health score for each and every request. While calculating this score, some of the key parameters considered are concurrent requests, memory usage etc. From this article you will get the idea of how to determine SharePoint health page score.

JS Sites Core – Subsite Provisioning using JavaScript

JS Sites Core is a Client Side implementation inspired by PnP-Sites-Core uses a schema inspired by PnP-Provisioning-Schema. Take a look – it’s written in pure TypeScript! Sweet!

SharePoint Client Object Model (CSOM) API for Node.js

The library provides a SharePoint Client Object Model (CSOM) API for Node.js applications. The current version supports SharePoint Online CSOM library (v 16). Remote authentication is performed via Claims-Based Authentication.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

Configure, Store And Read Secure Store Credentials Within SharePoint – Part 1

In this article you will learn how to configure, store and read secure store credentials within SharePoint.

How to Build a Corporate Directory with SharePoint Search

This article by Benjiamin Niaulin will look at building a neat corporate directory with SharePoint Search and Display Templates.

upcoming events & webinars

New Features in SharePoint 2016

SharePoint 2016 RTM is almost out, and with Beta 2 being 99% feature complete, we already have a good idea of what will be there in the final product. In this short webinar, you will look at all the new cool stuff in SharePoint Server 2016 from end user’s point of view!

Microsoft encourages developers to ‘hack productivity’ with Office 365

Microsoft announced their new hackathon for developers. The company is now encouraging developers to Hack Productivity with Office 365. If you are a developer, you will need to build something using the Office 365 APIs, and Add-ins to boost productivity in ‘every year of your life’.

ESPC16 Call for Speakers is now OPEN!

Be a part of something truly special. Speak and engage with 1,500+ leading experts, IT Professionals, Developers and Business Decision Makers at Europe’s largest premier Office 365 and SharePoint Conference. Share your knowledge, experience, thoughts and innovative solutions with the European SharePoint and Office 365 Community (ESPC) in Vienna this November!

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Newsletter – Episode 49

Episode 49 – January 22, 2015

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cool pic SharePoint Server 2016 and Project Server 2016 Release Candidate available

SharePoint Server 2016 RC is mostly feature complete and represents an important milestone for customers and partners looking to deploy and evaluate SharePoint Server 2016 before general availability in Spring 2016.

cool pic New and improved features in SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate

Learn about the new features and updates to existing features in SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate.

cool pic SharePoint 2013 January 2016 Cumulative Updates

The SharePoint 2013 January 2015 Cumulative Updates have been released.

cool pic Solution for the list view issue with MS16-004 (January 2016 PU) for SharePoint 2013

Several people ran into the issue that list views stop working after installing MS16-004. Stefan Goßner offered the individual patch from the Foundation CU that fixes it. If you install patch KB3114508 (download) on all of your servers, and run the Config Wizard, you should be good to go.

cool pic Microsoft Offering Free Office 365 Subscription for Lumia 950/950 XL Owners

Good News, Microsoft is giving free one-year Office 365 subscription worth $59.99 to Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL owners. If you have Lumia 950/950XL then you can claim this free gift through Lumia Offers App.

cool pic Episode 080 with form.io on their Office 365 integration — Office 365 Developer Podcast

In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard Dizerega speaks to Travis Tidwell and Gary Wetzel from form.io on their Office 365 integration.

videos & presentations

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Plan and Configure User Access for SharePoint 2013

​If you would like to learn how to plan and configure authentication and authorization for SharePoint Server 2013 deployment, check out this MVA course.

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Connecting to SharePoint Online with Azure ADAL and PnP Core Component

This video shows how to take advantage of the Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) and Office Dev PnP Core component to connect to SharePoint online using the common consent framework.

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Using TypeScript in a Visual Studio Office add-in project

In this Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices video Simon Jäger shows how to get started with TypeScript within Office add-in development.

blogs & tutorials

Is it time to recertify your MCSE SharePoint 2013? Learn how!

For some of you SharePoint Experts who took your exams in early 2016, the time to re-certify your MCSE SharePoint 2013 might be approaching. As you probably know, Microsoft requires you to re-certify every three years, to make sure your skills are still up to date.

Microsoft Cloud Roadshow

Whether you’re keeping your existing cloud skills current or you’re just getting started, having access to best practices and training is now more critical than ever. Explore these Microsoft Cloud Roadshow sessions to find technical training for IT Professionals and Developers. Get practical insight and helpful tips, directly from the experts who build and run cloud services across Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and Windows 10.

Everything you need to know about Cloud Hybrid Search

This article discusses the new cloud hybrid search service application. Use this article to configure cloud hybrid search in your organization and learn what you need to know.

New guidance on how to roll out & drive usage of Yammer

The nice folks over at Yammer were so nice to create a set of documentation to guide new Yammer customers.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

SharePoint: A Complete Guide to Getting and Setting Fields using PowerShell

PowerShell is a really powerful tool to know how to use. It’s invaluable as a SharePoint Administrator, or as a SharePoint Developer. This article demonstrates how to set and get the various SPField types for a SharePoint list.

Embedding Angular 2 in SharePoint with a Script Editor Web Part

Scot Hillier is going to show you how to embed Angular 2 code into SharePoint pages using the Script Editor web part. This is a great way to see the basic framework in action as well as open up possibilities for future solutions.

How to restore a deleted site collection in SharePoint Online

This article focuses on how a SharePoint Online administrator can restore a deleted site collection.

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Newsletter – Episode 48

Episode 48 – January 15, 2016

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cool pic Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices – January 2016 release

Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices January 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 Office 365 news roundup

The latest news from the Office 365 world by the Office 365 Team.

cool pic Top 10 Microsoft Trends to Look for in 2016

As we start off 2016, there are a number of Microsoft announcements, new products and services to look forward to in 2016 – here is the top list of exciting trends we see in 2016 from Microsoft.

cool pic New and improved features in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2

Learn about the new features and updates to existing features in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2.

cool pic December 2015 CU for SharePoint 2013 is available for download

The product group released the December 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. December 2015 CU includes all fixes from December 2015 PU.

videos & presentations

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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Azure AD for Office 365 developer

This PnP Web Cast is focused on Azure Active Directory from the Office 365 developer perspective.

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Getting Started with Angular 2 and Office/SharePoint Development on Office 365 Dev Pulse

In this episode of Office 365 Dev Pulse, Scot Hillier takes you through the fundamentals of Office add-in development with Angular 2.

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2015 Free Webinar Series from Critical Path Training

You can be sure to get the very latest info on SharePoint, Office 365 and BI in these informative and FREE webinars led by some of the brightest minds in the Microsoft community, the Critical Path Training instructors.

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Workforce Engages Infographic from Webtrends

Webtrends recently released a creative and informative infographic reporting on customer findings about intranets.

blogs & tutorials

Maximizing SharePoint Security

This technical whitepaper describes how to protect SharePoint Servers and Websites, in addition to what is the best practices to maximize the SharePoint Security controls.

Best Way to Connect to Office 365 and Azure AD

A blog post with data on how organizations are choosing to connect their on-premises identities (in Windows Server Active Directory) to their cloud identities (in Azure Active Directory).

SharePoint Solutions Are Changing: What Technical Professionals Need To Know

Here you will find some thoughts regarding the future of SharePoint shared by Mike Fitzmaurice, VP-Workflow Technology, Nintex.

Managing Shared Mailbox Sent Items Behaviour in Exchange Server 2013 and Office 365

This blog post by Paul Cunningham, Microsoft MVP for Office Servers and Services, describes how to manage the sent items behaviour for shared mailboxes – new functionality, which becomes available with the release of Cumulative Update 9 for Exchange Server 2013, as well as updates to Exchange Online (Office 365).

Create AD Users with help from Azure Automation and SharePoint Online

This blog post by Stanislav Zhelyazkov, Microsoft MVP, describes how to create AD Users with SharePoint Online as frontend utilizing Azure Automation with a Hybrid Worker.

Tools

Office 365 Client Performance Analyzer

You can use the Office 365 Client Performance Analyzer (OCPA) tool to identify issues that affect network performance between your company’s client PCs and Office 365.

Office Developer Tools

Discover Visual Studio project templates and tools from OfficeDev.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

SharePoint How-To Series: Business Intelligence Dashboards

Here’s how to use PerformancePoint for creation of fancy BI dashboards.

SharePoint Online 101

This guide describes how to create and customize a team site by using Microsoft SharePoint Online. You can also use the content in this guide to customize other types of sites that you create by using SharePoint Online.

upcoming events & webinars

Webinar: What’s new in SharePoint 2016

Thursday, January 21 at 23:00 Minsk Time (GMT+3) (view in your time zone). Vlad Catrinescu, Microsoft MVP and president of vNext Solutions, will help you to prepare for the coming release of SharePoint 2016.

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Newsletter – Episode 47

Episode 47 – December 24, 2015

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cool pic Admins – get ready for Office 365 Planner preview!

Office 365 Planner – a new experience in Office 365 that offers a simple, visual way to organize teamwork. Microsoft has started rolling out Planner preview to Office 365 First Release customers. Once administrators take the necessary actions, users can start using Planner by launching it from the Office 365 app launcher.

cool pic New to Office 365 in December – Office Mobile for Windows 10 phone, updates for Apple and Android, Office 365 Planner preview and more

This post by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team, is about new apps and features delivered in December, and updates for Office for Apps devices, Skype for Business for Android, a preview of Office 365 Planner, and new management tools for IT.

cool pic Matter Center for Office 365 is now available in GitHub

Matter Center – is an Office 365 Add-in and SharePoint-based document collaboration solution that seeks to increase productivity for legal professionals while supporting seamless access from any device. Matter Center is available now to a broad community of developers through GitHub.

cool pic New SharePoint CSOM version released for SharePoint Online

New SharePoint CSOM version released for the Office 365 or more specifically for SharePoint Online. This updated CSOM release contains numerous highly requested new capabilities which will enable new business scenarios and capabilities when you are developing solutions for SharePoint Online.

cool pic Skype for Business for Android now available

Microsoft has recently announced availability of the Skype for Business app for Android. Read this blog post to take a look at some of the features of the Skype for Business app for Android.

Meanwhile in a galaxy far, far away

blogs & tutorials

Managing your security and compliance needs with the new Office 365 Protection Center

With the recent launch of new security features in Office 365 Microsoft is expanding the mission of the Office 365 Compliance Center. This blog post is about new Office 365 Protection Center.

Microsoft Vice President Teper: What’s next for OneDrive and SharePoint

Read this article to know what’s next for Microsoft’s integrated cloud storage and SharePoint team according to Jeff Teper, Microsoft Corporate Vice President.

Integrating AngularJS with Azure Active Directory and Office 365/SharePoint

This is a part 1 of article series by Dan Wahlin and Spike Xavier from ITUnity about the process of creating an external application that can interact with Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Office 365 and SharePoint.

Things to know when creating subscriptions via the Microsoft Graph API

This blog post by Elio Struyf, Office 365 MVP, is about leveraging beta endpoints of the Microsoft Graph and journey of creating subscriptions for Office 365 events.

Master List of SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online Custom Development Best Practices

Nick Patel, Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and SharePoint Architect, compiled a list of best practices for modern SharePoint development which would be applicable to SharePoint 2013 on-premises, SharePoint 2016 on-premises, and SharePoint Online.

No the new Delve tab in SharePoint Office 365 isn’t an Intranet

A lot of things are changing for SharePoint and we see these changes when migrating to Office 365. Delve comes as part of this offering and uses the new Office Graph to surface the information you need. However, it should not be considered as your new Intranet.

How to make the new SharePoint Hosted Add-In deploy in SharePoint 2016 Beta 2

One of the complaints while working with SP2016 Beta 2 right now is that the Visual Studio 2015 Office Developer Tools Preview SharePoint Hosted Add-In will not deploy. This post shows how to fix the issue.

Data immutability and Office 365 tenant lifecycle

One of the more common questions about Office 365 has been – what happens to my data after my organization’s Office 365 subscription ends? The most common answer circulated in the community refers to a grace period of 30 days, during which you can still retrieve your data.

Tools

Build beautiful one-page specifications for SPMeta2 models

SPMeta2.Specs provides a simple API to generate beautiful one page HTML technical specifications based on your SPMeta2 models.

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Newsletter – Episode 46

Episode 46 – December 18, 2015

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cool pic December 2015 CU for SharePoint 2013 is available for download

The product group released the December 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family.

cool pic Integrate Reporting Services into SharePoint 2016

With the recent release of SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2, SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1 enables you to integrate SQL Server business intelligence and reporting into SharePoint 2016. Here you will find a whitepaper and download links to help you get up and running.

cool pic Office 365 Groups now supports eDiscovery, litigation hold, dynamic membership and more!

In this article you will find what new and awesome features are coming to Office 365 Groups.

cool pic Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices – December 2015 release

Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) December 2015 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 AngularJS 2 beta has been released

Read this article to know what "beta" means, what comes next, and how to upgrade from Angular 1.

cool pic Free Pluralsight 6 Month Subscription

As many of you know, Pluralsight is one, if not the best source of on demand video learning. With over 4500 courses, and expert instructors it’s hard not to see the value of having access to such a great library. Until December 31st, You can get a free 6 months subscription to the full Pluralsight Library in order to learn those skills in the new year! If you see this blog post after December 31st , you should still be able to get a 3 month subscription!

videos & presentations

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Deep Dive into Office 365 APIs for SharePoint Sites Service

Look at scenarios available when using the SharePoint Sites service in the Office 365 APIs.

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Office Dev PnP PnP Web Cast – Provisioning engine and reference solution with AngularJS

New Office365dev PnP web cast on site provisioning reference solution with AngularJS UI implementation

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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Branding SharePoint using add-in model techniques

This web past covers the different recommendations and options for using custom branding in SharePoint sites at Office 365 or in on-premises.

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Hybrid Infrastructure Automation with Azure Resource Manager Templates

In this video Corey Sanders, lead engineer for Azure compute, demonstrates how Azure Resource Manager templates can set you free from the headache of setting up a hybrid infrastructure for SharePoint.

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Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery

This demo features the new Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery (formerly Equivio Analytics) capability in Office 365 E5.

blogs & tutorials

What’s deprecated or removed from SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2

Learn about the features and functionality that are deprecated or removed in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2

SharePoint 2016: Six Deprecated Features You Need to Know About

There are certainly many enhancements to SharePoint in the new 2016 version, this article by SPCAF team gives an overview which of the features have been deprecated or removed.

How and why is the community customizing SharePoint?

Some statistics on the kinds of customizations and tools used for them are provided in this article.

Architecture models for SharePoint provider hosted add-ins in on-premises

Now that the SharePoint 2016 is also arriving relatively soon, we are getting more and more questions around the on-premises setup around the SharePoint add-in/app model. Target of this blog post is to address some of the most common questions around the infrastructural setup for on-premises and to clarify what are the options from the infrastructure perspective.

Office365 Sway versus new Blog experience

In his post Patrick Guimonet, MVP shares a comparison of two similar technologies introduced in Office 365 which both can be used to quickly create a site.

Minroles under the hood

Mintroles is a new concept inside SharePoint 2016. You need another web front end? No problem, just deploy another server with the Front-End minrole, and voila, there you go – no need to think about services which should run on that server, Microsoft is doing that sort of thinking for you now. In this article Adis Jugo shares some useful info about this cool feature.

Configure DLP in SharePoint 2016 Step by Step Tutorial

As part of the release of SharePoint 2016, and included since Beta 2, Microsoft included Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Capabilities in SharePoint Server. This blog by Vlad Catrinescu provides step-by-step instructions how to configure DPL.

Moving from SPServices to Rest, Part 6: Converting UpdateListItems to REST

While the majority of calls using SOAP with SPServices use GetListItems to get items from lists, changing data with UpdateListItems is probably a close second. In this case, we’re altering data based on some user action. In a way, it’s like repainting your car. The shape and structure of the car stays the same, but you make it look better with new paint. New data can be like that – after all, the list or library itself doesn’t change.

Accessing Compliance Center using PowerShell in Office 365

In the following blog post are described PowerShell cmdlets that can be used for accessing Compliance Center and setting up a Compliance Search for SharePoint Online sites.

Tools

Top 10 Free SharePoint Developer Tools

A list of 10 useful tool that you might find useful.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

SharePoint for IT pros

Training, documents & downloads – check out these SharePoint resources today.

TechNet Virtual Labs

Immerse yourself in a virtual hands-on lab and experience the product first hand, or try our guided experiences, and click through a tour of the various product features.

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Newsletter – Episode 45

Episode 45 – December 12, 2015

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cool pic SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 and Project 2016 Server have been announced

SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 that has recently been released can be downloaded and full-featured installed for a 180-days trial at the Microsoft Download center.

cool pic Microsoft introduces new Office 365 communications services for businesses

Microsoft has introduced some new Office 365 communications services which will “modernize” voice, video, as well as meeting experiences.

cool pic More services join First Release

Frequent updates are a core benefit of Office 365, helping you provide the latest releases of your favorite apps and services to your organization. With First Release, you can opt in to receive updates earlier than the Standard Release.

cool pic SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 3.1 is available

The SQL Server engineering team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of SQL Server 2016 November public preview release CTP 3.1.

cool pic Microsoft has introduced PowerApps

Microsoft has introduced PowerApps as a unique solution and an enterprise service for innovators everywhere to connect, create and share business apps with a team on any device in minutes.

cool pic What’s new on the Office Roadmap – 2015-12-04

Wictor Wilen shares some exciting updates with us! The Office Roadmap has once again been updated and this time there are quite a few new additions.

cool pic Announcing Office 365 customer security considerations preview

Office 365 Team presents the customer security considerations (CSC) workbook that can be used to facilitate a quick review and implementation of the security controls available in Office 365.

cool pic White Paper Published: Deploying SQL Server 2016 PowerPivot and Power View in SharePoint 2016

The PowerPivot add-in for SharePoint Server 2016 was published for the first time as part of the Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview (CTP) 3.1 Feature Pack. Now customers can take advantage of SharePoint 2016 in their I-enabled farms and benefit from infrastructure advancements, compliance and security enhancements, and numerous performance and reliability improvements.

videos & presentations

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A demo tour of updates to Power BI Pro

Take a look at the latest updates and new features with the Power BI.

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Office 365 admin updates

In this episode of the Microsoft Mechanics, Jeremy Chapman is joined by Lawrence Chiu to take a tour and review Office 365 updates for admin.

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PowerApps + Azure App Service for Developers

This session introduces all of the developer focused features of the new PowerApps service.

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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – JavaScript performance considerations with SharePoint

This PnP Web Cast is focused on JavaScript development performance considerations with SharePoint sites.

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Microsoft IT Showcase webinar

In this webinar you will know how Microsoft IT manages and governs its internal SharePoint environment.

blogs & tutorials

Automating add-in/app installation to SharePoint sites using CSOM

Vesa Juvonen from Micrsofot answers in his blog post the most common questions about add-ins/apps installation and automation of this process.

Enhancements to SharePoint collaboration, Office 365 groups, user profiles, PowerApps and more on the way! (end 2015)

Chris O’Brian, SharePoint MVP, has recently returned from the MVP Summit and European SharePoint Conference and shares in his blog post the summary of what is coming in the SharePoint world.

The State of SharePoint and Office 365 Development: An interview with Jeremy Thake of Microsoft

How much do we actually know about the SharePoint and Office 365 community? Read this interview with Jeremy Thake, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft, about his insights into the future of development with SharePoint and Office 365, how Microsoft is looking to make things easier for developers and how the community plays an important part in their thinking.

SharePoint 2016: What You Need to Know about Zero Downtime Patching

This blog post by Liam Cleary, Microsoft MVP, gives some insights on what the Zero Downtime Patching feature of SharePoint 2016 is about.

SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 Hybrid Scenarios

The article describes new Hybrid capabilities avaialable with SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2.

Office 365 E5 and the new features that you need to know about

Microsoft has released the new Office 365 License (E5), which comes with a whole new range of exclusive features. So what are the main changes that you need to be aware of? Here are some key features that have been added and timeframes for their release in Australia.

Configure DLP in SharePoint 2016 Step by Step Tutorial

As part of the release of SharePoint 2016, and included since Beta 2, Microsoft included Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Capabilities in SharePoint Server.

Enforcing Office 365 identity in Yammer now available

Post was written by Angus Florance, senior product marketing manager for the Yammer team.

[100% JS] Embed Power BI Tiles in SharePoint !

In this article is described how to embed a Power BI tile in a web page, or a SharePoint Page, or whatever can show an iFrame and execute JavaScript.

Tools

O365_Logon Module

Mike O’Neill created the PowerShell module to help O365 Administrators sign into their online tenant services using simple PowerShell cmdlets.

SharePoint – Table of Contents jQuery plugin

Stefan Bauer published his table of contents script on github.

ExtensionChrome SP Editor

Create and update SharePoint Online css/js files, inject files to web and manage web properties from Chrome Developer Tools.

SharePoint 101 (Novice Level)

How do I learn more about different SharePoint topics?

Every now and then, someone new starts at the office and needs to start learning SharePoint. Benjamin Niaulin decided to put them together into categories or topics as much as possible.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 10 PM – 11 PM Minsk time (GMT+3) (view in your time zone).

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