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 […]

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 starting guides to name a few: SharePoint site theming Customizing “modern” team sites Classic SharePoint experiences including classic teams sites and publishing sites continue as popular […]

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: https://github.com/SharePoint/PnP-Provisioning-Schema. Why this matters The provisioning engine within the PnP initiative continues to be one of the […]

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 extremely excited to be sponsoring […]

Microsoft Tech Summit San Francisco 2018

A few days back I had the pleasure of presenting, hosting panels, and assisting with workshops at Microsoft Tech Summit San Francisco 2018. I joined a few thousand other Microsoft technology enthusiasts over a few day period and discussed Microsoft 365, Office 365, SharePoint, Teams, Blockchain, Azure, Start ups, diversity in technology, and much more. […]

SharePoint Hub Sites Make Their Debut

The wait is over! First publicly announced at Ignite 2017, SharePoint Hub Sites just reached a major milestone with a 100% rollout for Targeted Release tenants on Office 365! This means that we have not reached full General Availability for every Office 365 tenant just yet, that’s likely only a few weeks away, but many […]

Windows 10 – Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Lagging UI – Fixed

For far too long I’ve felt like a frog slowly being boiled by my, admittedly, aging laptop and Windows 10. In particular, I’ve found certain programs, like Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business, caused my computer to either experience long UI freezes or long load times. And I claim without proof, that the delays were […]

Conditional Load of External Library such as jQuery in SharePoint Framework Solutions

When a SharePoint Framework based use-case arising that includes conditionally loading an external library such as jQuery, an option exists that includes looking to see if a library has already been loaded, and then conditionally loading additional libraries using SPComponentLoader.loadScript SharePoint Framework Limitations The common method of loading external libraries in SPFx solutions is to […]

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 […]