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 … [Continue reading]

PnP PowerShell Upgrade Error – “Authenticode issuer” certificate invalid

With the December 2017 release SharePoint PnP PowerShell, if you update the PnP PowerShell commendlets using "Update-Module" via PowerShell, you might receive the following error. [cc lang="html" lines="9" tab_size="3" line_numbers="true" … [Continue reading]

European SharePoint Conference 2017 – November 13-16 – Dublin Bound!

European SharePoint Conference 2017 (ESPC17) is only a few months away, and the countdown has begun for Europe’s largest SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure Conference! This year's ESPC is taking place in Dublin, Ireland, November 13-16th. I am excited … [Continue reading]

Permanently Remove a Site Collection from SharePoint Online Admin Recycle Bin

When deleting a site collection from your SharePoint Online tenant in the SharePoint Online Admin Center, by default a deleted site collection will stay in the recycle bin for 30 days. This is great as a retention policy for many reasons, but there … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

#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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]