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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Webinar Recap: Who Needs a Developer for SharePoint Provisioning?

Last week I presented on Sharepoint Provisioning with PnP, during one of many upcoming #PixelMillWebinars. First, I want to say thank you to all those who attended. We had excellent attendance, which verifies to me this is an important topic to many. I know I threw out a lot of information, and that left minimal time […]

SharePoint Framework (#SPFx) Hits Generally Available (GA)

Since May 4th, 2016, we have been awaiting the official launch of the general availability of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). With one release, after another, I knew we were getting closer and closer to the end, or rather the beginning, the beginning of a new adventure with SharePoint. And now our journey has officially started. […]

SharePoint / Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) Common PowerShell Command Reference

The SharePoint / Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) initiative provides a massive array of guidance, code samples and most often used by me, a PnP PowerShell command set that makes working with SharePoint (Online and on-prem) that much easier. General documentation and samples are available direct from GitHub and elsewhere, but I found […]