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 […]

Get Consistent Branding Across Classic and Modern SharePoint Experiences

Full feature parity between classic SharePoint experiences such as classic/traditional team sites and publishing sites, and modern SharePoint experiences including communication sites, modern team sites, and hub sites continues to cause migration concerns for organizations of all sizes. Modern SharePoint sites provide many exciting features including a clean, mobile-ready interface, faster page load times, improved […]

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 […]

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 […]

Extended Native Graph API Support Shipping Soon to SPFx

The SharePoint Dev Ecosystem hosts monthly community calls that are not to be missed. The February 2018 Community call was no different. Fortunately for those of us that are busy, we always have the recorded video’s to queue up on demand. What I found most existing in the February 2018 call was a demo around […]

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 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 […]