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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Asynchronous Dynamic Properties in SharePoint Framework Webpart Property Panes

Recently Wictor Wilén penned a great how to on dynamically loading data into a SharePoint Framework Webpart property pane. Yet what if you want to dynamically, with asynchronous data, populate a property’s options based on the value of another property? Within the Framework, we configure the property pane within the method: propertyPaneSettings(), which returns IPropertyPaneSettings, […]