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

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 Kitchen (DevKit3). Finally, today is the day; the SharePoint Framework is finally available for Public Developer Preview to Office 365 tenants. The rollout may take some time, but you should see it happen pretty soon. Jeff Teper made the announcement just minutes ago at SharePoint Fest Seattle and at the moment it appears as though … [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 (@buckleyplanet). Just last week, Christian released part two of the survey series, and I encourage everyone and anyone to check it out and participate. As a panelist, I am very excited to be supporting this initiative and to be promoting the second of three planned community-driven questionnaires. As a co-founder and leader of a team focused on … [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 branding (a.k.a., what is possible and what is not feasible), and the positive effect the new SharePoint Framework will have on SharePoint branding. The webinar turnout was outstanding! A big thanks to all of you that attended. Many of you had great questions that I did not have time to answer during the session, so below I have done my best to … [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 development. Since what I consider the Framework’s predecessor, NextGen Portals, was publicly introduced at Ignite 2015, I have been beyond excited to dig into a new SharePoint development model. This excitement jumped a notch when the Framework was formally announced at the Future of SharePoint in May 2016. First, I just want to thank Daniel … [Continue reading]

SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley 2016 is just a few days away!

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SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley 2016 is this Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at the Microsoft Office in Mountain View and I couldn't be more excited. If you haven't heard of or haven't attended a SharePoint Saturday, this is a free one-day conference … [Continue reading]

Reminder – The Future of SharePoint – An Online Event May 4th, 2016 9:30 AM PST

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This is a friendly reminder that if you have any toe in the SharePoint world, you need to ensure your calendar is marked for tomorrow, May 4th, 2016, 9:30 AM PST. Why? Microsoft is presenting a webcast of "The Future of SharePoint", live from San … [Continue reading]

Microsoft Build 2016 Day 2 – Azure, IoT, Xamarin, Office Productivity, the Global Developer Community

Day 2 started with another great keynote, this time lead primarily by Microsoft Executive Vice President of Cloud + Enterprise, Scott Guthrie and Microsoft Executive Vice President of the Applications and Services Group, Qi Lu. Building upon Day 1, … [Continue reading]

Xamarin Now Free with Visual Studio

This is just too hot to not share right away. During the Day 2 Keynote at Build (), taking place this week in San Francisco, Microsoft Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie announced that Xamarin would now be included with Visual Studio at no extra … [Continue reading]

Imagine What’s Possible – Build 2016 – Day 1

"Imagine what's possible", a statement by Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, during the Day 1 Keynote, set the tone for this year's Build 2016 taking place this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. This is my first Build event and … [Continue reading]

Company Collaboration: The Leading Force of Success

Recently Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet) asked me and a few others to help collaborate on a community-based survey on measuring collaboration. One might ask, how did our collaboration measure? Pretty good I think, the survey, "Measuring … [Continue reading]