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 […]

#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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

SPFx 101: Include an Additional Typings Definition in your SPFx Project using @types

The SharePoint Framework transitioned from tds to @types for typing declarations with the Release Candidate 0 code drop, which makes it very simple to use no other tool than npm to install and manage our type declaration files. When you want to install a new type declaration for your #SPFx solution, install it with “npm […]

The New Wave of SharePoint: #SPFx Release Candidate 0 #RC0 Available

The SharePoint Framework recently reached another milestone with the drop of the Release Candidate 0 (RC0) bits. You can read all of the technical details of this latest drop at GitHub. Changes to The Framework One of the many aspects of the framework GitHub project is how Microsoft has provided well-documented release notes for each drop. With RC0 […]

Update SharePoint Framework Yeoman Generator

The SharePoint Framework Yeoman Generator is expected to continue to improve as Microsoft pushes changes to the Framework. As of the publish date of this post, we are up to code drop 6 (January 2017), which is in developer preview, but even once the Framework goes to GA, it is expected to continue on its […]

SPFx Officially Available to First Release Tenants

As many of you know, I have been bouncing off the walls with excitement since the May 4th announcement surrounding the SharePoint Framework. When it was announced on August 17th at SharePoint Fest Seattle that it was transitioning to Public Developer Preview, my geek-o-meter turned up to 11. As I sit here in Vienna at […]