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 Developer Preview, my geek-o-meter turned up to 11. As I sit here in Vienna at the European SharePoint Conference, my excitement level may have just broken a Guinness world record: The SharePoint Framework has made its way to First Release Tenants. This is especially exciting for myself and my company, as we have been advocates of SharePoint Branding … [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 property? Within the Framework, we configure the property pane within the method: propertyPaneSettings(), which returns IPropertyPaneSettings, basically an array of “pages” for the pane. That catch is that this does not return a Promise, rather a static object, thus we have to have all data available that we want to present within the property pane at … [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 Europe: Find out who’s going Keep an eye on Twitter, specifically "#espc16" to see who's joining the party this year. These conferences are for much more than simply learning all SharePoint and Office 365, they provide you a huge, unmatched opportunity: networking. ESPC16 is going to be the perfect time to connect with your peers, meet new … [Continue reading]

Ignite 2016: A Bright Future

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 sheer vastness of the Expo Hall, and most importantly getting to interact with all of the attendees, whether they be friend, foe, or a fellow geek in SharePoint. I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to all who attended my Ignite session 'Learning best Practices for Customizing and Branding SharePoint Team Sites'. Your enthusiasm and … [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

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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]

The wait is over: The SharePoint Framework (#SPFx) Now Available

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Since the May 4th announcement on Future of SharePoint I have been long awaiting the SharePoint Framework (#SPFx) Public Developer Preview. My excitement escalated about three weeks ago when I had the privilege of attending the third Developer … [Continue reading]

Measuring Collaboration Success – The Second Step

Back in March, I wrote an article on workplace collaboration, titled, "Company Collaboration: The Leading Force of Success, inspired by a survey series called, "Measuring Collaboration Success" (#MeasureCollabSuccess) lead by Christian Buckley … [Continue reading]

Branding Modern SharePoint Webinar – Recap and Answers

On July 14th, I gave a webinar on Branding Modern SharePoint for VisualSP. I enjoyed sharing my knowledge and experience on branding SharePoint. The webinar was mainly on SharePoint branding best practices, the "dos" and "don'ts" of SharePoint … [Continue reading]

The New SharePoint Framework: A New Perspective from DevKit3

Last week I had the privilege of attending the third Developer Kitchen (DevKit3). The mini-conference, with content centered on the upcoming SharePoint Framework (#SPFx / the Framework), gave attendees an in-depth review of the future of SharePoint … [Continue reading]