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Feature Pack 2 for SharePoint Server 2016

Feature Pack 2 for SharePoint Server 2016

Microsoft announced the latest major update to SharePoint Server 2016, Feature Pack 2, and it is now available to download for free. SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 2 supports SharePoint Framework client-side web parts hosted in classic SharePoint pages built using the SharePoint Framework v1.0. read more
New SharePoint CSOM version released for SharePoint Online

New SharePoint CSOM version released for SharePoint Online

New SharePoint Client-Side Object Model (CSOM) version targeted for the Office 365 or more specifically for SharePoint and Project Online is now available. This release again contains updates on the existing SharePoint and Project CSOM assemblies and some maintenance changes. Key update is the support for accessing list item... read more

Discussion Board for SharePoint 2016

In every organization, team members need to share information and discuss topics. SharePoint 2016 makes this task easy and simple. All you need is to set up a discussion board and everyone will be able to start new discussions and participate in existing ones. You can add multiple Discussion... read more

Optimize SPFx Files Delivery for Performance

Using the standard toolchain you can easily deploy your SharePoint Framework files to Microsoft Azure. Here is what you should do next to ensure that users will load these files as quickly as possible. In the past, when building SharePoint customizations, Microsoft recommended us to integrate with SharePoint as... read more

Anonymous Registration Auto Approval Using a Domain Policy

There are a limited number of times in the SharePoint world, especially the extranet world, where an IT Administrator can set up a segment of their external facing environment and basically just walk away… knowing it is working as needed without any further need of tweaking or modifications. However,... read more

New Tenant-wide SPFx Deployment Option

Developers can now choose to mark their solution as being ready for tenant-scoped deployment which gives tenant administrators the option to make a SPFx solution and its corresponding parts and extensions immediately available across all site collections in a tenant. The option permits a customized WebPart to show up... read more
Communication Site or Team Site?

Communication Site or Team Site?

As Microsoft continues to roll out the new Communication Site to more Office 365 users, your users will want to know: Do I need a Communication Site or a Team Site? Choosing between a Team Site and a Communication Site should start with your intent and desired business outcomes.... read more

Tips for Selecting a SharePoint Intranet-in-a-Box

There are well over 26 options of SharePoint Intranet-in-a-Box and all offer a variety of functionality, architecture, design and services. Here are few questions we recommend asking third-party SharePoint Intranet-in-a-Box providers so you don't waste your time vetting less mature products. read more

Granular External Sharing Controls in SharePoint Online

One of SharePoint Online's greatest strengths has always been its ability to easily share with users external to your organization. Yet this ease often brings with it concerns about excessive sharing. Microsoft has just started rolling out site collection level allowed/denied lists. If this has been enabled in your... read more

SharePoint Framework Extensions

In the last release of the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft released the developer preview of SharePoint Framework extensions. Next to client-side web parts, extensions are new types of customizations, SharePoint developers can build to extend SharePoint. Additionally, the preview includes placeholders which you could compare to server-side delegate controls and... read more

Search Based Site Directory

In my post Stop Using the Property Bag I outlined my solution for creating a Search Based Site Directory. This is the first in the series on how to accomplish the task using a methodical approach. It is an iterative six step approach on working through a content search... read more
Best way to update SharePoint document metadata using Flow

Best way to update SharePoint document metadata using Flow

Anyone new to Flow, who has come from a SharePoint Designer Workflow background, will automatically assume that Flow has out of the box support for not only uploading documents to a SharePoint library, but to set metadata on it. Unfortunately this is not the case. Currently Flow has limitations... read more