Now Available – Open Source SharePoint Framework RSS Reader Webpart

I am excited to announce the general availability of an open source SharePoint Framework RSS Reader webpart I built and made available to anyone and everyone as part of the SharePoint Patterns and Practices SPFx Webpart examples. Download the RSS Reader SPFx webpart, currently based on SPFx v1.7.0, now to get started today. A few acknowledgements are in order. First, a big thank you to Olivier Carpenter who created a RSS Reader webpart for SPFx v1.1 as part of his Fantastic 40 collection. This webpart has served many of us well over the years, I used it as a base for a few projects … [Continue reading]

Modern vs Classic SharePoint – The Throw-down Recap

Last week, PixelMill hosted a webinar on a throw-down between Modern vs Classic SharePoint. I had the pleasure hosting the discussion with our lead designer, Kunaal Sharma. Do you have questions related to SharePoint, "classic", "modern", "what is your best approach with SharePoint", etc, I highly recommend you watch the recording, Kunaal and I had just enough time to get into some trees and see what we could flush out. During the course of the discussion, many of you asked outstanding questions. We couldn't get to all of them, so we gathered together the questions we received and provided … [Continue reading]

SharePoint Conference 2019 – A Conference You Don’t Want to Miss

SharePoint Conference is returning to Las Vegas this year from May 21st – 23rd, 2019 at the MGM Grand and I’ll be there with bells on. Why is this a must-attend session on my schedule this year? As Microsoft continues to introduce exciting changes, SharePoint Conference 2019 will be a fantastic opportunity to catch up on what’s changed, what’s going to change, and how to navigate and leverage SharePoint’s ever-evolving nature. One of the things I love most about SharePoint Conference is the chance to reconnect with the SharePoint community. This conference is filled with experts on all things … [Continue reading]

SharePoint is the Answer to Content Collaboration in the Modern Workspace

In the afternoon on day one of Microsoft Ignite 2018, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jeff Teper took to the stage, and with help of a few on his team, he presented his update on SharePoint, OneDrive, and more. He clearly stated that SharePoint is the answer to content collaboration in the modern workspace, and I cannot agree more. There was a time a few years back where I and many the community thought that SharePoint had begun to stray and the path at the time was not clear. "Sites" referring to "SharePoint" in the Office 365 App Launcher exemplified those days. Since that time, … [Continue reading]

SharePoint Online Theming – The Threads Between Modern and Classic Experiences

Branding modern SharePoint experiences including modern team, communication, and hub sites continues to revolve around modern themes. Custom modern SharePoint theming is well documented at docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint, including the following … [Continue reading]

Why the panic?

For those watching the cryptocurrency markets, we have been witnessing the umpteenth market scare, market correction, bear market—take your pick on your preferred interpretation or description. So why is this correction happening? Coin Telegraph … [Continue reading]

Get Consistent Branding Across Classic and Modern SharePoint Experiences

Full feature parity between classic SharePoint experiences such as classic/traditional team sites and publishing sites, and modern SharePoint experiences including communication sites, modern team sites, and hub sites continues to cause migration … [Continue reading]

SharePoint PnP Provisioning Schema Version 2018-05

A new SharePoint PnP Provisioning Schema was just released and you can learn more from the SharePoint Developer Monthly Community Call - May 2018 edition recording. You can also learn more via the SharePoint PnP Github repo at: … [Continue reading]

Does Blockchain Mean Cryptocurrency?

Not all blockchains are created equally. The rapid release of an overwhelming number of alt-coins is causing some confusion. Specifically, what does each blockchain network or coin/token aim to achieve? You might be asking, "Another offering? … [Continue reading]

Join Me at SharePoint Conference North America 2018 @SPConf #SPC18

SharePoint Conference is back! And in Las Vegas no less! Are you going to join me this May 21st - 23rd for #SPC18? If not, why not? You don't want to fall behind! If you need even more reasons to join, I am happy to say that PixelMill is also … [Continue reading]