Blogs


  • Conquer your dev toolchain in ‘Classic’ SharePoint – Part 4 (1/16/2018)by Julie Turner, MVP - For this last post I want to take what we’ve learned and add the final pieces that have you creating web parts in the same way you would modern SPFx web parts and solutions. We’re going to start by discussing TypeScript and then briefly ...
  • Conquer your dev toolchain in ‘Classic’ SharePoint – Part 3 (1/11/2018)by Julie Turner, MVP - In our last post I went through the gulp process we were implementing to watch our files and upload them into an appropriate SharePoint library so that we can test our work inside SharePoint regardless of if SharePoint was version 2007 or SharePoint Online. ...
  • Conquer your dev toolchain in ‘Classic’ SharePoint – Part 2 (1/9/2018)by Julie Turner, MVP - In the first post in this series I discussed some of the benefits of formalizing your client-side development process and then a bit about starting the process of tooling up. A common scenario to develop our own client-side solutions in SharePoint is to point ...
  • Conquer your dev toolchain in ‘Classic’ SharePoint – Part 1 (1/5/2018)by Julie Turner, MVP - Last year, around this time, Marc and I agreed we should write a blog series on our development process. As often happens good intentions get buried in other commitments, but I’ve finally managed to circle back on this topic which I’m finding has become ...
  • When Using Angular, Be Sure to Convert to JSON Using `angular.toJson` (1/4/2018)by Marc D Anderson - This is a quick one, but if it has the potential to bite you, you’ll thank me for it later. I use AngularJS generally these days when I want to write solutions in SharePoint, whether on premises or in SharePoint Online. Yes, that’s the older version of Angular, meaning versions in the 1.x range. When […]
  • Sending Emails from SharePoint Solutions Using Microsoft Flow (12/12/2017)by Marc D Anderson - It’s not at all unusual to want to send an email from some page in SharePoint where there isn’t a native capability available. While there are lots of external services which can send email for us – like SendGrid – we usually want to keep the email “in house” in an enterprise environment. (In fact, […]
  • Using Security & Compliance Labels for Content Rollup in “Modern” SharePoint (11/30/2017)by Marc D Anderson - It’s almost the normal course of events that we SharePointilists have to bend SharePoint’s capabilities to our whim to accomplish business requirements. This post is about one of these sort of bastardizations of the platform which allow us to get something important done. I’m writing it up because it’s what I do, but also to […]
  • SharePoint List Forms with PowerApps Now Available in First Release – and more! (11/20/2017)by Marc D Anderson - Another day, another promise from the Ignite conference fulfilled. It’s great to see so many fantastic new capabilities rolling out to Office 365 – and quickly. At Ignite, the Product Group really seemed to focus on near term enhancements and improvements, which makes this last part of the year a fertile one for new goodies. […]
  • The New DIP – The SharePoint Properties Panel Arrives in Word (11/16/2017)by Marc D Anderson - I just got back from a great SPTechCon conference in North Bethesda, Maryland (aka “DC”) last night. It was the last SPTechCon under the BZ Media banner, as SPTechCon has been acquired by Exposition Development Company (ExpoDevCo). SPTechCon is one of the oldest SharePoint conferences and has been very good to its speakers and attendees over the […]
  • Predictive Indexing Comes to Office 365 Lists and Libraries (11/8/2017)by Marc D Anderson - The 5000-item view threshold in SharePoint lists and libraries has been a bane for many people for a long time. I’ve been very vocal about it for the community (as well as for my own selfish reasons – I have client work to do!). I have a plethora of posts tagged with 5000 item limit, […]
  • SharePoint REST Date/Time Updates (11/6/2017)by Julie Turner, MVP - A recent comment on my blog post “SharePoint time, is not your time, is not their time.” has prompted me to create a short addendum post that specifically references updates and how your thinking might differ from displaying SharePoint date/time values. To recap our ...
  • Column Formatting in SharePoint Online Rolling Out! (10/17/2017)by Marc D Anderson - Every once in a while, something comes to Office 365 where no one has anything negative to say. (Is that a back-handed complement?) Column Formatting in @SharePoint Online starts rolling out end of October. https://t.co/FVAz9BxfB6 pic.twitter.com/kiiyNtVrT4 — Marc D Anderson (@sympmarc) October 16, 2017 The fact that this tweet got 22 retweets and 34 likes […]
  • Enabling the “Anyone” Sharing Setting in and Office 365 Site (10/13/2017)by Marc D Anderson - Julie (@jfj1997) and I are working hard on SPS New England coming up on October 28 in Burlington, MA. I wanted to set up an easy place for the speakers to drop their slide decks. We have a perfectly good Office 365 tenant, so I figured I’d just create a Document Library somewhere and share the […]
  • Detecting the Current SharePoint User’s Regional Settings (10/3/2017)by Marc D Anderson - Brian McCullough (@bpmccullough) pinged me on Twitter today with a question: . @sympmarc is this still only option fir getting users regional settings client side? Have you come across any other alternatives? — Brian McCullough (@bpmccullough) October 3, 2017 Brian was asking about an old blog post of mine where I basically screen scraped the […]
  • My Life Is Good – Celebrating Ten Years of Sobriety (9/30/2017)by Marc D Anderson - Today marks ten years to the day since I had my last drink of alcohol. That’s 3,654 days without a drink, or 87,696 hours, or 5,261,760 minutes. If you can’t live without a drink, you know how big those numbers are. I quit cold turkey on September 30, 2007. Most people can’t do that and […]
  • Microsoft Flow: Updating File Metadata When You Have More Than 5000 Items (9/20/2017)by Marc D Anderson - It’s been way too long since I did a blog post. Let’s remedy that, shall we? Paul Culmsee (@paulculmsee) has been doing some great work with Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. His daughter Ashlee even won a contest put on by the PowerApps team to make a fidget spinner app! When Paul digs into a technology, […]
  • Extending SharePoint with ADAL and the Microsoft Graph API – Part 4 (The Extension) (8/30/2017)by Julie Turner, MVP - Introduction When I last left you (in Part 3) we had completed the round-trip journey that is learning all the facets to accessing the Microsoft Graph API (MSGraph) through an Azure Application and the ADAL.js library. A significant portion of our time was spent ...
  • Exclude Specific Content from SharePoint Search Results (7/24/2017)by Marc D Anderson - This is a quick one, and I’m only posting because it took me a while to find the answer with my Binglage. It’s one of those things I know I can do, but I forget the syntax. Most of the answers I found for this involved going into settings (or running Powershell or writing code […]
  • Auth, Auth, Auth – The Bane of Our Development Existence (7/17/2017)by Marc D Anderson - I was reading through one of Bob German’s (@Bob1German) recent (and great!) posts about Porting REST calls to SharePoint Framework and thinking about a conversation Bob, Julie (@jfj1997) and I had at our “salon”* when I was reminded of a very specific truth about our working days. I would venture to say that some ridiculously high percentage of […]
  • Creating a property pane for editing items in your SPFx web parts (7/17/2017)by Julie Turner, MVP - It’s a great privilege and great fun to work with the exceptional team at Shire that’s building a bleeding edge intranet to support their now 24,000 employees and growing. The team is exploring some very new territory and learning a lot along the way. ...

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