Michael Greth is a well-known speaker, author, consultant and trainer for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies since 2001. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 17 years and leader of the German SharePointCommunity.de. He specialises in SharePoint as a Social Business platform and helping customers to get more value out of their SharePoint implementation. Michael hosts SharePointPodcast.de, the biweekly audio update for SharePoint users and has been blogging since 2003 about.

Michael Greth is a well-known speaker, author, consultant and trainer for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies since 2001. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 17 years and leader of the German SharePointCommunity.de. He specialises in SharePoint as a Social Business platform and helping customers to get more value out of their SharePoint implementation. Michael hosts SharePointPodcast.de, the biweekly audio update for SharePoint users and has been blogging since 2003 about.

SharePoint ToolBox 119 Microsoft Script Lab and PowerShell Scripts

Script Lab, a Microsoft Garage Project

Script Lab is a tool for anyone who wants to learn about writing add-ins for Excel, Word, or PowerPoint. The focus is the Office JavaScript API, which is the technology you need for building Office add-ins that run across platforms. Maybe you’re an experienced Office developer and you want to quickly prototype a feature for your add-in. Or maybe you’ve never tried writing code for Office and you just want to play with a sample and tweak it to learn more. Either way, Script Lab is for you.

Script Lab has three main features:

  • Code in a pane beside your spreadsheet. IntelliSense shows suggestions while you type so you can easily discover and use the Office JavaScript objects and methods. And if you don’t want to start from scratch there are plenty of samples preinstalled with Script Lab. Your snippets can use any TypeScript features like the magical async/await and conveniences like arrow functions and template strings. But it’s not only script: your snippets can also use HTML, CSS, and references to external libraries and data on the web. Script Lab uses the Monaco editor, the same tech that powers VS Code, so it’s beautiful and lightweight.
  • Run the code in another pane beside the editor. Execution can include logic, API calls to Office, UI in the pane, and even output to a console. Every time you make a code change you can refresh the editor and run the new version in seconds.
  • Share your snippets through GitHub. If you create a snippet you’d like to share, you can use Script Lab to save it. Then send the link to someone else to try it and tweak it on their computer. The Import feature lets you load other people’s snippets. We think sharing will be especially useful for asking and answering questions about add-ins on Stack Overflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/office-js).

You can install Script Lab right now for free from the Office Store. It works for Excel, Word, and PowerPoint on Office 2013 and later, Office Online, and Office for Mac.

The source code is open to the community at https://github.com/OfficeDev/script-lab. We welcome your contributions to the tool and to our snippets repo. We’re excited to keep building Script Lab with your help!

Reporting Office 365 Admin Role Group Members

This script produces a report of the membership of Office 365 admin role groups. The report is output to CSV file.

This script relies on the AzureAD PowerShell module, which you can install from the PowerShell Gallery.

1. Download the script from the link above.
2. Run the script using the usage examples below. You will be prompted to authenticate to Azure AD if you are not already connected.

Parameters

  • ReportFile – You can provide a custom output file name. The file name you specify will be modified with the current date, for example MyReportFileName.csv will become MyReportFileName-ddMMyyyy.csv. If a file of the same name exists, a unique character string will also be appended to the file name.

SharePoint ToolBox 118 Codeplex shutting down

Microsoft shutting down Codeplex 

from: Brian Harry’s blog

Almost 11 years after we created CodePlex, it’s time to say goodbye.  We launched CodePlex in 2006 because we, like others in the industry, saw a need for a great place to share software.  Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of amazing options come and go but at this point, GitHub is the de facto place for open source sharing and most open source projects have migrated there.

We migrated too.  As many of you know, Microsoft has invested in Visual Studio Team Services as our “One Engineering System” for proprietary projects, and we’ve exposed many of our key open source projects on GitHub (Visual Studio Code, TypeScript, .NET, the Cognitive Toolkit, and more).  In fact, our GitHub organization now has more than 16,000 open source contributors – more than any other organization – and we’re proud to partner closely with GitHub to promote open source.

So, it’s time to say goodbye to CodePlex.  As of this post, we’ve disabled the ability to create new CodePlex projects.  In October, we’ll set CodePlex to read-only, before shutting it down completely on December 15th, 2017.

SharePoint ToolBox 116 SharePoint Framework

SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Is Now Generally Available

The SharePoint Framework (or SPFx) is a new development model for SharePoint user interface extensibility. It is used by 1st and 3rd parties, complementing already existing user interface models such as the SharePoint Add-in model. The SharePoint Framework allows for a structured and supported approach to enrich and extend the user interface of SharePoint, using client side frameworks with initial support for client side Web Parts. Based on modern web technology standards, it offers a unique set of features to make SharePoint customizations more broader available for developers and enterprises, but at the same time aligns with previous models and patterns in SharePoint. In this document, we will provide administrators with the background, benefits, and knowledge they need to successfully manage SharePoint Framework-based components within their SharePoint environments.

The SharePoint Framework reached the General Available (GA) milestone, with version 1.0.0, in February 2017

[GitHub] Sample Kit Client Side Web Parts built on the SPFx

This package is a sample kit of 40 Client Side Web Parts built on the SharePoint Framework SPFx. You can find here different kind of high visual web parts as carousel, images galleries, animations, map, editors, etc.

[GitHub] Docker Images for SPFx

Docker images for working with SharePoint Framework by Waldek Mastykarz https://hub.docker.com/r/waldekm/spfx/

SharePoint ToolBox 115 SharePoint Framework RC0

SharePoint Framework Release Candidate 0

Microsoft ist releasing a set of Release Candidates of the SharePoint Framework, which will include some breaking changes developers will need to accommodate. Developers can read more about these changes at

https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-docs/wiki/Release-Notes-RC0.

SharePointPnP.PowerShell Commands

This solution contains a library of PowerShell commands that allows you to perform complex provisioning and artifact management actions towards SharePoint. The commands use CSOM and can work against both SharePoint Online as SharePoint On-Premises (Office 365 Multi Tenant, Office 365 Dedicated, SharePoint 2013 on-premises, SharePoint 2016 on-premises)

Office365APIEditor

You can test Office 365 API, Microsoft Graph and Office 365 Management Activity API. We support following endpoints.

  • outlook.office.com and outlook.office365.com (Office 365 API – Exchange Online)
  • graph.microsoft.com (Microsoft Graph)
  • manage.office.com (Office 365 Management Activity API)

You can use OAuth or Basic authentication as authentication mechanisms. (Only outlook.office365.com endpoint supports Basic authentication)

 

 

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SharePoint Client Browser for SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server (on-prem)

Remote SharePoint development is getting more important. Especially with SharePoint Apps. To speed up development, find hidden lists/items/documents, discover the structure or specific artifact properties use the SharePoint Client Browser which supports SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online (Office 365).

Get up and running in seconds, because this WinForm tool does not need installation but simply unzip the download and start the EXE file. Next step, connect to your on-premise SharePoint Server or SharePoint Online (Office 365) site collection.

SPDocKit Pulse Detect SharePoint farms and keep an eye on performance counters

Collect better insights on your farm health.
Monitor server performance from a central interactive live dashboard.
Get extra information on online/offline server status, performance warnings, and server roles.

Libraries.io

Libraries.io helps developers find new open source libraries, modules and frameworks and keep track of ones they depend upon. Libraries.io monitors 2,084,829 open source libraries across 33 different package managers. You can discover new libraries to use in your software projects as well as be notified of new releases to keep your applications secure and up to date

 

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Microsoft Azure, Cloud and Enterprise Symbol / Icon Set – Visio stencil, PowerPoint, PNG, SVG

This package contains a set of symbols/icons to visually represent features of and systems that use Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise technologies, including Windows Server, Microsoft Azure and related technologies.

SharePoint ToolBox 112 SharePoint Framework Developer Preview

SharePoint Framework Developer Preview

The SharePoint Framework is a Page and Part model that enables client-side development for building SharePoint experiences. It facilitates easy integration with the SharePoint data, and provides support for open source tooling development.

The SharePoint Framework is still in initial Developer Preview, and it’s still rough around the edges. As we work to improve the SharePoint Framework, we’d love your feedback! If you have feedback, please use UserVoice. If you have technical questions about the framework, we’ll be monitoring #spfx, #spfx-webparts, and #spfx-tooling on SharePoint StackExchange.

SharePoint ToolBox 111 Check your Sandboxed Solutions

Rencore SharePoint Sandboxed Solutions Inspector

In less than 30 days (Sept 1, 2016) Microsoft is going to shut down support for Sandboxed Solutions with code. Sandboxed Solutions containing code will be deactivated and this might impact your SharePoint tenant big time! Check your Sandboxed Solutions before it is too late!

LEGERIS: Central Management for SharePoint Alerts + Marked Questions in Surveys

This project provides access to download Legeris for SharePoint for its free to use functionality. Legeris has been developed to support real world SharePoint document management projects by offering facilities that either improve SharePoint or are not provided by SharePoint out of the box.

SharePoint Client Browser for SharePoint Online and SharePoint on-premise

Remote SharePoint development is getting more important. Especially with SharePoint Apps. To speed up development, find hidden lists/items/documents, discover the structure or specific artifact properties use theSharePoint Client Browser which supports SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online (Office 365).

 

SharePoint ToolBox 110 GitHub Stuff

[GitHub] SharePoint DisplayTemplates/Search Display Templates

This repository contains contains Display Templates created by the community. Templates have been divided into their areas of use, Search and JSLink.

[GitHub] Matter Center for Office 365

Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs (CELA) group, in partnership with the Office extensibility team, developed Matter Center for Office 365 — a document management and collaboration solution built using the Office app development model, Azure and Sharepoint. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/legal/productivity/mattercenter.aspx

[GitHub] SPMeta2

The most comprehensive, enterprise-ready framework for provisioning SharePoint artifacts on SharePoint 2010, 2013 and O365. SPMeta2 is a code-first provision library supporting the provision of more than 120 artifacts in robust, highly repeatable and testable way while leveraging either one of the CSOM or SSOM SharePoint runtimes. Here is a few facts about it:

  • Broad support of SharePoint 2010, 2013, O365, CSOM/SSOM
  • No vendor lock-in: open source at GitHub
  • Developer-friendly: fluent API, DSL and extensibility
  • Visual Studio integration: project and item templates
  • Documented: API samples, guidances and documentation
  • Enterprise ready: regression tests, localization, SLA

 

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[GitHub] Office365 PnP Partner Pack

PnP Partner Pack can be considered as Starter Kit for customers and partners and combines numerous patterns and practices demonstrated in the PnP samples to one reusable solution, which can be deployed and used in any Office 365 tenant. PnP Partner Pack is using PnP SharePoint Core Component, which increases developer productivity with CSOM and REST based operations.

[GitHub] Simple Style Guide for SharePoint and Office 365 Development

This project aims to create a consisten Style Guide for SharePoint and Office 365 Development. It should sever as a documentation and development platform for every new SharePoint branding project. In future this aims to provide a Style Guide for the new SharePoint Framework too.

[CodePlex] Data Importer For SharePoint and Office365

(Free / File Import / Document / List Item Import / Folder Import / Bulk Import For SharePoint / Office 365 / SharePoint Online / 2010 / 2013 / 2016 / Server / Foundation ) – Quickly import large volumes of documents, folders, items into SharePoint document libraries and lists.

 

 

SharePoint ToolBox 108 BLOBCache for SharePoint Server 2016

[GitHub] BLOBCache for SharePoint Server 2016

This solution allows SharePoint Administrators to manage the BLOB Cache from Central Administration, rather than needing to edit web.config files manually. There is one branch per version of SharePoint. For code, select the branch you’re interested in (2010, 2013, or 2016). Packaged releases are on the Releases page.

[GitHub] SP2016-Prereq-Downloader

SharePoint Server 2016 Prerequisite Downloader by Dan Holme – This script will download all prerequisites that are required for the installation of SharePoint Server 2016 on Windows Server 2012 R2.

For details, see https://www.itunity.com/article/automatically-download-sharepoint-server-2016-prerequisites-powershell-script-3164

[CodePlex]  Sharepoint Designer Text Actions

SharePoint Designer text actions is set of custom actions for SharePoint Designer 2013 (with some little changes for SharePoint Designer 2010 and 2007). Available actions are Lower, LTrim, Regular Expression Replace, RTrim, Split, String Contains, String Ends With, String Length, String Starts With, Substring, Trim, Upper

[GitHub] SharePoint WarmUp Script

Tired of waiting for SharePoint pages to load? Want something easy to support? That works on all versions? This warmup script is for you!

 

 

SharePoint ToolBox 107 The SharePoint 2016 VM Setup Guide

The SharePoint 2016 VM Setup Guide

The SharePoint Virtual Machine Setup Guides created by Critical Path Training for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 have become the de facto standards in our industry for developers that have been required to build out SharePoint environments for testing and development.

The newly-released version of the SharePoint 2016 VM Setup Guide on GITHUB shows you how to create a SharePoint 2016 farm using the Release Candidate version of SharePoint Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016. It supplies you with a set of essential Power Shell scripts and step-by-step instructions to build a SharePoint 2016 development environment with support for the Managed Metadata Service, the User Profile Service and the SharePoint Search service.