Script Editor Webpart (SEWP) now Available for the SharePoint Framework #SPFx – Sort of

During the March 14th, 2017 SharePoint PnP Monthly Community Call, Mikael Svenson introduced a SharePoint Framework (#SPFx) webpart he recently created. Essentially, the SPFx webpart provides an immediate replacement of the current tool many of us have built a love-hate relationship with, the Script Editor Webpart (SEWP). The March 2017 PnP release includes Mikael's new webpart, one he is calling a "Script editor web part for modern pages built in React". He created a wrapper within a SPFx webpart using React as the rendering engine to include/trigger our own custom JavaScript that can be … [Continue reading]

Webinar Recap: Who Needs a Developer for SharePoint Provisioning?

Last week I presented on Sharepoint Provisioning with PnP, during one of many upcoming #PixelMillWebinars. First, I want to say thank you to all those who attended. We had excellent attendance, which verifies to me this is an important topic to many. I know I threw out a lot of information, and that left minimal time for me to answer any inquiries. In this blog, I wanted to take the opportunity to respond those questions during the webinar, as well as provide additional information, feedback, and tips to get you started with SharePoint Provisioning. What is SharePoint Patterns and Practices … [Continue reading]

SharePoint Framework (#SPFx) Hits Generally Available (GA)

Since May 4th, 2016, we have been awaiting the official launch of the general availability of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). With one release, after another, I knew we were getting closer and closer to the end, or rather the beginning, the beginning of a new adventure with SharePoint. And now our journey has officially started. On February 23rd, Microsoft announced the release of SPFx to general availability. The Future of SharePoint Event: When It All Started On May 4th, 2016 at the Future of SharePoint Event in San Francisco, Microsoft first introduced the development of SPFx to the … [Continue reading]

Participating in the SharePoint / Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) Community Initiative

The SharePoint / Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) initiative is changing the way many of us have been working with SharePoint On-prem and Online over the last few years. As a community-driven initiative, efforts extend far past tools, code, and examples. Now, additional resources are available, including engaging monthly and bi-weekly calls where anyone can join to learn and contribute information. As a big advocate of the PnP initiative, I pulled together a compressed list of resources and invites to encourage participation. I will try to keep this up-to-date, but if you find … [Continue reading]

SPFx 101: Include an Additional Typings Definition in your SPFx Project using @types

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The SharePoint Framework transitioned from tds to @types for typing declarations with the Release Candidate 0 code drop, which makes it very simple to use no other tool than npm to install and manage our type declaration files. When you want to … [Continue reading]

The New Wave of SharePoint: #SPFx Release Candidate 0 #RC0 Available

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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. Changes to The Framework One of the many aspects of the … [Continue reading]

Update SharePoint Framework Yeoman Generator

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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 … [Continue reading]

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

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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 … [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 … [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]