Your Guide to Office at Build 2017

The Office Team has a summary blog post about announcements at Build 2017. Most noteworthy: New and Updated Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) Previews SharePoint Framework Extensions...

Using Office 365 Groups / Teams and Webhooks to Monitor Systems

One of the benefits of Office 365's Incoming Webhook feature is the ability to send notifications about systems/processes in your organization. And, since both Groups...

Singleton object in JavaScript

I developed a set of components that all read from the User Profile store. They are each designed to be independent, but are likely to be...

SharePoint Saturday - Los Angeles

Due to an unexpected shift in projects, I am delighted to be able to present at SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles. This promises to be a terrific...

SharePoint Framework reaches Release Candidate status

The SharePoint Framework that was announced last may is nearing release. Microsoft has a blog post on their Office Developer site with all the details: https:...

Query variables in SharePoint Server 2013

Posted here for easier retrieval: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj683123.aspx...

RIP - SharePoint Online sandbox execution environment

We all knew (or should have known) that this day was coming, but Microsoft has finally turned off the SharePoint Sandbox execution environment. This means that...

SharePoint Framework - How we got here

I was one of the privileged few developers who were invited to Microsoft's Dev Kitchen for SharePoint and played with an early version of the SharePoint...

Map a crawled property to a refinable managed property in SharePoint site collection administration

After struggling with this for almost a day, I'm posting here for future reference: When you search for a crawled property, you may find two crawled...

I'm speaking at Live! 360 Orlando

I'll be speaking at Live! 360 Orlando, November 16-20. Surrounded by your fellow industry professionals, Live! 360 provides you with immediately usable training and education that...

MVP Friday Five: Sharing Content in SharePoint Online

Sharing Content in SharePoint Online from MVP @paulschaeflein http://t.co/iHL7zKeIR8 #MVPBuzz #FridayFive -- MVP Award Program (@MVPAward) April 10, 2015...

Who is managing Windows Update for your SharePoint farm?

Microsoft announced this week, via a blog by Senior Escalation Engineer Stefan Goßner that SharePoint CUs will be included in Windows Update. The comments on that...

Secure storage of credentials in PowerShell

If you search the internet, you will find many different blog/forum posts that show how to store credentials for later use in PowerShell. Most of...

Microsoft Azure IaaS Goverance, Provisioning and Desired State Configuration

I have a confession to make…for the last six months, I have been working as a SharePoint architect in an infrastructure group. Yes, I had...

Troubleshooting S2S Configuration

I was working on a project recently with an interesting issue. The organization has an on premise SharePoint farm. They are developing Apps for SharePoint that...