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Microsoft announces new capabilities for SharePoint Online team sites in Office 365

Aug 31, 2016 12:41:51 PM

Microsoft is beginning to roll out improvements to its SharePoint online sites as part of its new vision for SharePoint. The new capabilities include deeper integration with Office 365 Groups, and they will begin to roll out to Office 365 First Release next month.

Topics: Office 365

How to SharePoint in Outlook like a pro

Aug 31, 2016 10:22:00 AM

You're probably already familiar with Outlook as the app you use to keep track of all your e-mail and appointments. And if you're a power user, you might even use it to keep track of tasks, RSS feeds, contacts and more. But it turns out Outlook does a lot with SharePoint, too. It's just not blatantly obvious.

Topics: Office 365

Five ways of branding Office 365 without modifying the master page

Aug 24, 2016 1:22:40 PM

Branding (changing the look and feel) of SharePoint seems to be at the top of every user’s list. While Microsoft’s out-of-the-box look and feel has improved over SharePoint’s iterations, companies want their intranets to look like it’s all part of one shiny, happy corporate infrastructure.

Topics: Office 365

SharePoint 2016 resources

Aug 24, 2016 12:37:37 PM

It’s been more than three months since Microsoft made SharePoint 2016 available, and some folks have been kicking its tires for longer than that. So it seems appropriate to help those who are just getting started with it to compile a list of excellent resources to help a SharePoint brother (or sister) out!

Topics: SharePoint 2016

Microsoft previews the SharePoint Framework

Aug 18, 2016 11:00:10 AM

Microsoft is giving developers a public preview of its new solution for building mobile and web client-side experiences with SharePoint. The company first announced the new framework at the Future of SharePoint event in May.

Topics: SharePoint Framework

Microsoft previews the Common Data Model

Aug 10, 2016 11:52:09 AM

Microsoft is releasing a new database solution for businesses to store and manage their business entities. The company unveiled the public preview of the Microsoft Common Data Model (CDM) this week. The Common Data Model is integrated in Microsoft Flow to help users capture new data, and can also be integrated into PowerApps to make creating apps on top of that data easier.

Topics: Microsoft

More on low code: K2’s SmartStarters

Aug 2, 2016 10:17:53 AM

Last week’s newsletter took a look at Microsoft’s efforts to give business workers the power to create apps using low-code solutions such as PowerApps and Flow. This week, we look at SmartStarters, an entry into the low-code solutions space from K2.

Topics: K2

Microsoft removing code-based sandboxed solutions

Aug 1, 2016 12:44:23 PM

Back in January 2014, Microsoft announced it would deprecate custom code-based sandboxed solutions running server-side code. Last week, it announced that these solutions would no longer run on SharePoint Online.

Topics: SharePoint

SharePoint and the citizen developer

Jul 25, 2016 3:12:48 PM

We’re seeing a growing need for information workers to create line-of-business applications on their own, without the need to put a ticket into the development group, being told they’ll have to wait three weeks for it to get done, and then seeing a final product that doesn’t quite do what the requester had envisioned.

Topics: citizen developers

End-user benefits of the new SharePoint framework

Jul 19, 2016 3:39:07 PM

The new SharePoint Framework (sometimes referred to as SPFx now) is really only for developers, in most cases. End users really shouldn’t care whether their developers are building things in an “old” way or a “new” way as long as what they get meets their requirements. Most—if not all—of the information we’ve seen about the SharePoint Framework (including the video below by Dan Kogan) is focused squarely on developers. Unless you’re into syntax and semicolons as my pal Jennifer Mason Roth likes to say, the available information may seem like Greek to you.

Topics: SharePoint