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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

Introducing Microsoft Stream: The secure destination to manage and share videos for businesses of all sizes

Jul 19, 2016 1:09:16 PM

Video is one of the most powerful ways we connect, communicate and learn today – breaking down geographic boundaries and bringing a distinctly human element to digital interactions.  Myriad platforms exist in the consumer space to upload and share live or on demand in a matter of seconds. As one of the most consumed and shared content types on the internet, video is increasingly an important part of our personal lives. We believe video can – and should – be just as impactful in the workplace.

Topics: Microsoft Stream

Content Panda unveils new products for Microsoft SharePoint and custom applications at WPC 2016

Jul 14, 2016 5:12:23 PM

From the halls of Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2016, Content Panda, the online user experience expert, today announced enhancements to its flagship product, Content Panda for SharePoint, and the immediate availability of its newest product, Content Panda for Custom Apps. Both products deliver meaningful experiences for members of the Microsoft technology and partner communities to drive business value.

Topics: Content Panda

Here’s an idea: Manage your team’s ideas

Jul 13, 2016 10:24:09 AM

Ideas are the lifeblood of any organization. Companies that can’t imagine new products, or new ways to work, will find it hard to compete in today’s rapidly changing marketplaces.

Topics: Beezy

Take the plunge with Office 365! What’s holding you back?

Jul 12, 2016 3:23:05 PM

Deployment planning: seemingly one of the more intimidating things about Office 365. Moving the cheese. Transforming the way people work. It’s exciting! And yet terrifying. On one hand, as the leader of an organization, you hold a responsibility to point the company in the direction of the most efficient way to work. On the other, you are strapped with finding the most fiscally responsible approach.

Topics: Office 365