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Reusable Controls for Your SPFx Solutions

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrated on the reusable controls which are available for your SharePoint Framework solutions. These controls are designed to increase your productivity when you are building your solutions for SharePoint. They are open-source and community driven controls, which are also reviewed by SharePoint engineering. read more

How to Make a PowerApps Activity Feed via SharePoint Search

In a recent project, I developed a portal for the Project Management function of a global multinational. One of the key design principles we took into the engagement was not to simply make an electronic version of a Project Management manual. Instead, the solution had to be a source... read more

Angular, React or Vue – Which one for SPFx?

Many developers picking up the SharePoint Framework are coming from a traditional SharePoint development background. Some of these people server-side developers primarily who may have some client-side development experience while others may have been customizing SharePoint using client-side development techniques for a while. read more

What external scripts is your SharePoint Framework solution using?

When installing SharePoint Framework solutions, SharePoint shows you the URLs of external scripts used by the solution. But it doesn't show all of them, so be careful what solutions you allow to run unrestricted in your tenant. Using SharePoint Framework, developers can extend SharePoint beyond what's possible out of... read more

Running JavaScript Code Only When in Page Edit Mode

One of my old Content Editor Web Part “tricks” would not work when run in a Publishing page. I was hiding a web part when not in Page Edit mode. You can detect this mode by checking for ‘PageState.ViewModeIsEdit != "1"’. read more

PowerApps, Flow and Managed Metadata Fields

One (current) issue affecting both PowerApps and Flow is that neither support Managed Metadata Columns properly. I have a method to get around this issue, but it will take more than one post to explain. Lately I have refrained from writing epic multi-part posts because things change quickly. In... read more

Managed Metadata Support for PowerApps and Flow

Now you can set the values of your managed metadata columns (sometimes also called taxonomy columns) in PowerApps (for both multi-value and single value) and in Flow (single value for now). read more

Pitfalls in SPFx Development

Unfortunately, I never think the slide deck alone conveys all of the information of a conference session, since it’s the demos which are often the most valuable part. Still, I try to assemble slides which have useful reference information, so hopefully this will be useful to someone. The full... read more
Business vs social SharePoint intranet

Business vs. Social SharePoint Intranet

Enterprises all over the world choose a SharePoint intranet as the core of their collaboration and communication. And since every organization has a unique corporate environment, you won't find two identical corporate portals. However, there are some trends. read more
Modern SharePoint Web Parts Updates

Modern SharePoint Web Parts Updates

The power of Office 365 Groups lies in the integration of multiple Office 365 tools, such as SharePoint, Exchange, and Planner. One of the major downsides is switching between the tools. One moment you are on a SharePoint Team Site and the next moment you are on an Exchange... read more

Who will approve my Provider-Hosted SharePoint Add-in request?

We had an interesting situation at one of our projects. The build team had created their first Provider-Hosted SharePoint Add-in and were ready to upload in the pre-production environment’s add-in catalog. As the build team did not have access to manage the add-in catalog, the operations team deployed the... read more