Deployment

Are You Sure Your SharePoint Intranet Won't Break? (And How You Can Ensure It Won't)

Are You Sure Your SharePoint Intranet Won't Break? (And How You Can Ensure It Won't)

A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that they are ending support for sandboxed solutions with code. In just a few days, sandboxed solutions with code will stop working and your intranet might break. Did you know that some no-code sandboxed solutions have empty assemblies, and they will stop working as well? What are you doing about it? SPCAF has a free solution.


Generate a List of Sandbox Solutions from a SharePoint Online Tenant

Generate a List of Sandbox Solutions from a SharePoint Online Tenant

A PowerShell script just released by Microsoft will help you identify sandbox solutions from a SharePoint Online tenant. This is a great tool for sites that have code-based sandbox solutions in Office 365 where features may stop working in a few weeks.


Managing Office 365 with Azure Automation

Managing Office 365 with Azure Automation

With a few good PowerShell scripts, Arjan's team was able to use Azure Automation to automate some tasks including setting the usage location based on the domain of the user, setting the correct license based on a group membership, and give everybody with a mailbox an archive mailbox.


Office 365 Groups Now Allow Ability to Update Privacy Setting

Office 365 Groups Now Allow Ability to Update Privacy Setting

I noted an article from Microsoft support: You can now make Office 365 groups public or private. Previously in Office 365, you couldn’t change the privacy setting after you created the group, but now you can.


Automatically Download All SharePoint Server 2016 Prerequisites

Automatically Download All SharePoint Server 2016 Prerequisites

Office 365 MVP Dan Holme shares the script he uses to download all SharePoint Server 2016 prerequisites, which can then be used for offline installation of SharePoint Server 2016.


SharePoint 2016 RTM: Yes, You Should Be Planning to Upgrade!

SharePoint 2016 RTM: Yes, You Should Be Planning to Upgrade!

On March 14, 2016, Microsoft announced the Release To Manufacture (RTM) of SharePoint Server 2016. Bits are now available for download, and will reach general availability (GA) on May 4th. Now it gets real, and it’s time to prepare your organization, your budget, and your technology portfolio, for SharePoint 2016.


Announcing the Release of Gimmal Intranet & Portals on Office 365 and SharePoint to Provide Faster Deployments and Increased Adoption of Digital Workplaces

Announcing the Release of Gimmal Intranet & Portals on Office 365 and SharePoint to Provide Faster Deployments and Increased Adoption of Digital Workplaces

Gimmal today announced the release of Gimmal Intranet & Portals, which will enable organizations to quickly and easily deploy new collaboration sites or refresh existing sites so that they better engage, inform, and connect employees and external users.


Azure Insights: Mastering Application Performance

Azure Insights: Mastering Application Performance

Forbes reports that 82 percent of enterprises used cloud-delivered applications in 2015. While there are many advantages to cloud delivery, there can be downsides (concerns such as performance and availability), in particular with Windows Azure. In this white paper, learn to use tools such as an Application Performance Management (APM) platform that proactively find and fix performance issues.


Embedding Angular 2 in SharePoint with a Script Editor Web Part

Embedding Angular 2 in SharePoint with a Script Editor Web Part

In this article, Scot shows you how to embed Angular 2 code into SharePoint pages using the Script Editor web part. This is a great way to see the basic framework in action as well as open up possibilities for future solutions.


SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Updates Are Now Available Through First Release Select People

SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Updates Are Now Available Through First Release Select People

In a post to Office Blogs on December 8, 2015, the Office 365 Team announced that SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business updates are now available through First Release Select People. Plus, the Office Team announced that the Office 365 Admin Center Preview now includes recent simplified changes made to Message Center.


How Does the Custom SharePoint Retention Policy Work?

How Does the Custom SharePoint Retention Policy Work?

Arjan explains a bit of the background behind how SharePoint retention policies work for a site collection by default and then describes how to create a custom policy and how to deploy it using a PowerShell script. Finally, he offers tips on how to test it.


The SharePoint Journey: Episode #3

The SharePoint Journey: Episode #3

SharePoint has evolved from portal technology to a platform that is revolutionizing businesses worldwide. What was once a document management solution has changed into an enterprise application where users get their work done each day. With SharePoint 2016 now upon us, the onus has shifted back to the organization to consider SharePoint, not as a tactical solution, but as one that is strategic, reaching across corporate boundaries as a product, platform and project aligning to a SharePoint Journey. Building on the first 2 episodes of The SharePoint Journey, this final episode addresses SharePoint 2016 specifically. The session will build on the importance of a defined corporate commitment to your existing version and the passion required across the organization for an upgrade. Eric will discuss strategies for evaluating the upgrade, assessing changing requirements and communicating the upgrade to your users, the first step to building your adoption of SharePoint 2016.


Building an Excel 2016 Add-In with Angular and Enhanced office.js

Building an Excel 2016 Add-In with Angular and Enhanced office.js

Scot demonstrates how to build a simple Excel 2016 add-in that uses the new office.js library and then he shows how to wrap the add-in in the Angular framework. Microsoft recently introduced the public preview of an enhanced version of office.js, which is the JavaScript library used to communicate from an Office add-in back to the hosting Office product.


Using Azure Active Directory to Secure Your Apps, Part 2: Integrating Azure AD - Presentation Resources & Recording

Using Azure Active Directory to Secure Your Apps, Part 2: Integrating Azure AD - Presentation Resources & Recording

Whether your organization is in the cloud, running in a hybrid environment, or even consuming cloud-based services, a unified identity management story is critical. Your internal Active Directory is no longer enough to support the various platforms and services in use. As a developer, are you comfortable deploying code into this new world? Don’t let your internally-developed applications hold you back from leveraging all that the cloud has to offer. This three-part IT Unity webinar series, presented by Office 365 MVP Paul Schaeflein, will cover Microsoft’s cloud-based identity management platform (Azure Active Directory) from concepts to implementation using real-world scenarios.


Windows 10 for Business - Why Now?

Windows 10 for Business - Why Now?

The Dallas user Group presents: Derek Martin, Practice Area Lead - Modern Datacenter Solutions for Slalom Consulting. Explore Windows 10 from four business-centric perspectives: Servicing, Security, Identity and Mobility. Learn why Windows 10 is the best platform for businesses right now.