European SharePoint Conference 2017 – November 13-16 – Dublin Bound!

European SharePoint Conference 2017 (ESPC17) is only a few months away, and the countdown has begun for Europe’s largest SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure Conference! This year’s ESPC is taking place in Dublin, Ireland, November 13-16th. I am excited to be co-presenting a full day tutorial with Waldek Mastykarz, a fellow MVP with Rencore. Besides […]

Permanently Remove a Site Collection from SharePoint Online Admin Recycle Bin

When deleting a site collection from your SharePoint Online tenant in the SharePoint Online Admin Center, by default a deleted site collection will stay in the recycle bin for 30 days. This is great as a retention policy for many reasons, but there is no easy way to then clear your recycle bin, or at […]

SharePoint Framework Extensions Milestone – Release Candidate 0 Available

We are one step closer to the highly anticipated release of SharePoint Framework Extensions. Microsoft announced yesterday the release of SharePoint Framework Extensions RC0. My obvious questions are, what does this mean, what is different, how do I get the latest bits, and finally when will this go GA so I can use this for […]

SharePoint Search – Querying Private Groups and Documents Within Private Groups

Since private Groups were provided in Office 365, we have had a need to surface private groups and private group content in SharePoint Search. A while back many quickly found that the “WebTemplate” for Groups was simply “Group“, thus we could add the following to our search query to limit results to Groups. “WebTemplate:Group”, such […]

#SPFx Extensions Dev Preview Drop 1 Breaks Placeholder Control

The SharePoint Framework (#SPFx) Extensions Dev Preview Drop 1 utilizes a new version of one of the core node modules, sp-webpart-base v1.1.1. This module removed, possibly by accident, a particular TypeScript definition file, Placeholder.d.ts found in \node_modules\@microsoft\sp-webpart-base\lib\components\placeHolder. Unfortunately this change was not included in the release notes, so it went unnoticed for a few days until rgueldenpfennig […]

SharePoint Virtual Summit 2017 in Review

Just a few hours ago, Microsoft wrapped up their SharePoint Virtual Summit 2017, a follow-up to their May 4th, 2016 “Future of SharePoint” event. After watching the Summit keynote, I quickly jumped over to the OnDemand technical sessions, like “Updates to the SharePoint Framework with SharePoint Framework extensions” presented by Mike Ammerlaan, “An overview of […]

Public Facing SharePoint Online Sites Going Dark May 1st, 2017

If you have a public facing SharePoint Online site as a part of your Office 365 tenant, i.e. for those of you that spun this up prior to March 9th, 2015, this will be my final reminder to you that anonymous access to your site will be disabled on May 1st, 2017. You can read […]

Podcasts & PnP – Discussing Customizing SharePoint w/ Jeremy Thalke

I have had a very busy last few weeks. A week in Redmond with all my developer friends, a week in Austin at SPTechCon, a SharePoint Saturday in Vancouver, and now currently I’m polishing my sessions in Washington D.C. for SPFest. Living out of a suitcase isn’t just a turn of phase, it’s my April. […]

A new honor – Microsoft Regional Director

I was standing in the Expo Hall at SPTechCon Austin, it was the 3rd day of the conference and I had just given my first session that morning on SharePoint UI Customization options. As I was conversing with my sales team at our booth, I felt my phone do the all too familiar “hey look […]

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 […]