SharePoint Framework #SPFx Release Candidate 0 #RC0 Released

The SharePoint Framework recently reached another milestone with the drop of the Release Candidate 0 (RC0) bits. You can read all of the technical details of this latest drop at GitHub. Big changes have been made to the Framework One of the many aspects of the framework GitHub project is how Microsoft has provided well documented release notes for each drop. With RC0 this tread continues, I do hope this is what we can come to expect. Anyhow, if you have been working with the #SPFx Developer Preview, be sure to read the RC0 release notes, yet more importantly I suggest you pay special … [Continue reading]

Update SharePoint Framework Yeoman Generator

The SharePoint Framework Yeoman Generator is expected to continue to improve as Microsoft pushes changes to the Framework. As of the publish date of this post, we are up to code drop 6 (January 2017), which is in developer preview, but even once the Framework goes to GA, it is expected to continue on its evolutionary path with future updates. To keep up to date, we need to ensure that our local development Yeoman generator also stays up to date. All we need to do is run "npm update" on the Yeoman generator and we are set at least on a global scale within our workstation. Your existing … [Continue reading]

SharePoint / Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) Common PowerShell Command Reference

The SharePoint / Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) initiative provides a massive array of guidance, code samples and most often used by me, a PnP PowerShell command set that makes working with SharePoint (Online and on-prem) that much easier. General documentation and samples are available direct from GitHub and elsewhere, but I found I need to keep providing the same command references again and again. Therefore I provide the following list of commands and samples as a reference of what I find I use most commonly. Prerequisites First of course always ensure that you have … [Continue reading]

Happy New Year! Microsoft MVP Renewed

Last year I was honored to receive my first Microsoft MVP award as an Office Servers and Services MVP. I am again honored and humbled to have been renewed as a Microsoft MVP for another year. This past year has been amazing. The beginning of the year took a few months to get started, but then after the May 4th "Future of SharePoint" event in San Francisco, everything really took off. I have been making it a point to dig into as much SharePoint Framework and PnP as possible so that I may help share the experiences and knowledge to assist anyone I can who works with SharePoint and Office … [Continue reading]

SPFx Officially Available to First Release Tenants

As many of you know, I have been bouncing off the walls with excitement since the May 4th announcement surrounding the SharePoint Framework. When it was announced on August 17th at SharePoint Fest Seattle that it was transitioning to Public … [Continue reading]

Asynchronous Dynamic Properties in SharePoint Framework Webpart Property Panes


Recently Wictor Wilén penned a great how to on dynamically loading data into a SharePoint Framework Webpart property pane. Yet what if you want to dynamically, with asynchronous data, populate a property’s options based on the value of another … [Continue reading]

Join Me in Vienna at European SharePoint Conference 2016


We are just over 3 weeks away from European SharePoint Conference 2016 in Vienna. For those of you heading that way, here are some great tips that will help you get the most out of the largest gathering of SharePoint & Office 365 professionals in … [Continue reading]

Ignite 2016: A Bright Future

A photo by Tony Webster.

Ignite 2016 has come and gone. Like many of you, I am still recovering from last week's celebration of all things Microsoft. What an amazing time myself and my team had sharing in the wealth of knowledge brought to the plate by all the speakers, the … [Continue reading]

Ignite 2016: Mid-week report! 

What a crazy week it's been so far down in Atlanta for Ignite 2016. So many highlights already, and a great Keynote for the kickoff. Here are a few of my thoughts so far from my experiences: Day 1: Keynote Magic The morning keynote speeches … [Continue reading]

The SharePoint Framework: The potential to replace the SharePoint UI Unchanged since 2007


The First Real Change in the SharePoint Interface The release of the new SharePoint Framework (SPFx) signifies the first real shift in the SharePoint interface development since 2007. Microsoft introduced the concept of Master Pages and Page … [Continue reading]