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How Does SharePoint Framework Know Which Web Part to Run?

How Does SharePoint Framework Know Which Web Part to Run?

If you try out the new SharePoint Framework, it isn't obvious how multiple web parts are identified and tracked. Waldek explains how the new solution structure works.


How to Add a Second Web Part to a SharePoint Framework Project

How to Add a Second Web Part to a SharePoint Framework Project

When generating a new SharePoint Framework developer preview project using the SharePoint Yeoman generator, you can automatically add a new web part. There's a bug adding a second web part, but here's a workaround.


Building SharePoint Framework Client-Side Web Parts with Angular

Building SharePoint Framework Client-Side Web Parts with Angular

You can use Angular to build client-side web parts on the new SharePoint Framework. Here is how to get started and what to keep in mind.


When a GUID Is Not Really Unique:  I'm Looking at You, SharePoint!

When a GUID Is Not Really Unique: I'm Looking at You, SharePoint!

I have long thought that GUIDS are unique. And SharePoint is one unique product using GUIDS everywhere. There are 2^128 possible GUIDs to choose from, so there should be no need to reuse GUIDs as long as I'm alive. But with recent changes in SharePoint Online, some things changed.


Microsoft Releases the SharePoint Framework Developer Preview (SPFx)

Microsoft Releases the SharePoint Framework Developer Preview (SPFx)

In a post today to the Office Dev Center by Bill Baer, Microsoft released the new SharePoint Framework Developer Preview (SPFx). I was watching the Twitter feed from SharePoint Fest Seattle, and Jeff Teper (@jeffteper) announced the preview in his keynote.


Workaround to Filter on Taxonomy Columns Using OData Filters Instead of CAML Using REST in SharePoint

Workaround to Filter on Taxonomy Columns Using OData Filters Instead of CAML Using REST in SharePoint

You cannot use OData filters on taxonomy columns in SharePoint. Hence you see posts on the interwebs about using CAML instead to filter on taxonomy fields. But if you try to add a field expansion at the same time on a lookup field, then it blows up. Mikael has a workaround that uses a hidden field.


The Classic and Customizable SharePoint Lists Are Not Going Away Anytime Soon!

The Classic and Customizable SharePoint Lists Are Not Going Away Anytime Soon!

In a post to Office Blogs on July 25, 2016, the SharePoint team announced modern lists, coming soon for SharePoint Online. They're in preview now, but the preview version does not support customizations. Don't panic. Though the SharePoint Team have not stated it specifically, Wictor has compiled statements from the team inferring that classic SharePoint lists will be supported in classic mode.


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.


How to Debug the OfficeDev PnP Provisioning Engine

How to Debug the OfficeDev PnP Provisioning Engine

Have you run into issues using the OfficeDev PnP templates? Pieter offers a handy trick for debugging them.


Microsoft Is Removing Code-Based Sandbox Solutions in SharePoint Online – Be Prepared!

Microsoft Is Removing Code-Based Sandbox Solutions in SharePoint Online – Be Prepared!

Microsoft announced in January 2014 that they would deprecate code-based sandbox solution in SharePoint Online, and in a message to the Office Dev Center posted July 29, 2016, it sounds like that is moving forward in the next few weeks.


StratusForms Releases Version 1.2, Includes StratusFormsLight!

StratusForms Releases Version 1.2, Includes StratusFormsLight!

On May 16, 2016, I sent the release of version 1.2 of StratusForms to IT Unity to post for download by the SharePoint community. In addition to some minor bug fixes and tweaks, the new version added a new “StratusFormsLight” method that will make it incredibly easy to customize your out-of-the-box SharePoint forms.


StratusForms 1.2 (Current Version)

StratusForms 1.2 (Current Version)

Source code and examples for StratusForms 1.2 (current version)


My Verdict On the Future of SharePoint

My Verdict On the Future of SharePoint

Mark shares his insights about the Future of SharePoint event on May 4, 2016. SharePoint is back, his clients want the mobile app, another development framework is good, and much more.


Web Parts Are Back at the Center of SharePoint Development!

Web Parts Are Back at the Center of SharePoint Development!

Wictor is very pleased that Microsoft is improving the extensibility model, now called the SharePoint Framework. He explains why developers should be excited to get out of their comfort zones and will enjoy the new tools.