What's new in SharePoint Online, Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Server 2019

This week, the big event of the year is happening in the SharePoint space. SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. During a couple of days from May 21 to May 23, Microsoft and some world-class speakers are announcing exciting news and features that are happening in the SharePoint space. This blog post aims to give a recap of the most interesting announcements and features we've learnt about so far. First off - the introductory stats about SharePoint is pretty incredible. I remember back in 2006 when I started my journey in the SharePoint landscape. A LOT has happened since! Wow! #SharePoint…

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Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 006 - Office 365 PnP Provisioning Engine with Mikael Svenson

Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 006 - Office 365 PnP Provisioning Engine with Mikael Svenson

Note. This episode was recorded 2016-12-08. I'm catching up with Mikael Svenson, and in this episode Mikael gives us some insights into how he's been using the Office 365 PnP Provisioning Engine in a few of his projects. Episode Guest, Mikael Svenson Mikael Svenson is a principal consultant for Puzzlepart, an Office 365 consultancy. He has worked in the search field for over 15 years implementing solutions for major international corporations and for several Nordic governmental institutions. Some of the topics we brush on are: What benefits does PnP provisioning engine give your project? A few examples of how Mikael…

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Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 005 - Microsoft Teams with Maarten Eekels

Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 005 - Microsoft Teams with Maarten Eekels

Note. This episode was recorded 2016-12-08. I’m catching up with Maarten Eekels on Microsoft Teams. As of this post, Microsoft Teams has been released in General Availability. As of the recording, it was still in a preview. Episode Guest, Maarten Eekels Maarten Eekels (@maarteneekels is Microsoft MVP and CTO of Portiva, one of the larger SharePoint and Office 365 implementation partners in the Netherlands. In that role he is responsible for all knowledge and technology related matters. Maarten is an experienced Office 365 and SharePoint specialist and already since version 2003 he is involved in implementing SharePoint and (later)…

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Microsoft Ignite 2016 - Summary of key announcements for Office 365, SharePoint and Azure from Day 1

Microsoft Ignite 2016 - Summary of key announcements for Office 365, SharePoint and Azure from Day 1

In the flood of announcements from Ignite 2016 today, I noted down my favorites about Office 365, Azure and SharePoint. Enjoy. SharePoint Server Announcements I only found one interesting SharePoint Server announcement today, and that was the announcement about Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016. The Feature Pack contains among other things: Logging of admin tasks in Central Admin Logging of admin tasks using PowerShell Enhancements to MinRole to support small environments A new OneDrive for Business User Experience Custom tiles in the SharePoint App launcher Unified auditing across site collections on-prem and in O365 Unified taxonomy across on-prem…

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Introducing the SharePoint Framework - The new developer experience for SharePoint

Introducing the SharePoint Framework - The new developer experience for SharePoint

If you've stumbled upon the SharePoint Framework terminology lately, it's most likley because Microsoft recently made public information about it. The new modern Team Sites for SharePoint are based on it, modern-day customizations and development will happen on top of it. In this post I will try to elaborate what it is, my thoughts on this direction and how I think this will benefit SharePoint users and customers. Introducing the SharePoint Framework Since our team at Rencore had the privilege of sending two of our MVP's to the Microsoft DevKitchen, I've gained some insights and had some time to both…

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The Future of SharePoint - it's here!

The Future of SharePoint - it's here!

Today Microsoft announced "The Future of SharePoint" at one of their events. This is a big step in the right direction for many reasons, and in this post I'll try to explain my take on why I like what I'm seeing. Microsoft is really reinventing themselves. That's why I love being part of the story as an architect and developer on these highly relevant platforms and services. During the keynote, there were two short promotional videos about the future of SharePoint and related technologies. If you haven't seen those yet, check them out below. The Future Starts Now…

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Office 365 Dev Tip - Office 365 Patterns and Practices - Notes from the field

Office 365 Dev Tip - Office 365 Patterns and Practices - Notes from the field

Here’s another post in the Office 365 dev tip series. This time I’ll mention the Office 365 PnP core library, which is a really great library which you can (and in my opinion should) use for your projects where suitable. This is not a how-to post about implementation but rather general tips that I’ve heard people discuss/ask countless of times already. Hopefully you’ll find it helpful :-) Samples, Scenarios, Solutions and Guidance In the GitHub repository there’s a LOT of samples and scenarios where you can learn a LOT about how to properly work…

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Office 365 Dev Tip - Getting Add-in (App) Information for Add-ins (Apps) on a specific Web

Office 365 Dev Tip - Getting Add-in (App) Information for Add-ins (Apps) on a specific Web

Here’s yet another quick tip for the CSOM developer in SharePoint online. I came across a discussion about retrieving information about which apps were used/installed on a certain site. There’s a lot of people who want a simple indicator, notification/alert or list when new apps are deployed or removed globally and don’t want to complicate things. Well, here’s an easy way to find out exactly which apps are installed on a specific web. Oh an by the way it’s old news now, but Apps are called Add-ins. I’ll try to refer to…

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