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[GitHub] SharePoint Administration Bot

The SharePoint Admin Bot is an attempt to make the everyday routinous jobs that a SharePoint Online Administrator or Power User easier. Currently the features are limited but the goal is to make them grow. If the feature you want is not in there yet please submit a feature request or even better contribute and do a pull request.

[GitHub] Microsoft Bot Builder SDK

The Microsoft Bot Builder SDK is one of three main components of the Microsoft Bot Framework. The Microsoft Bot Framework provides just what you need to build and connect intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking, from text/SMS to Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services. 

[GitHub] DisplayTemplates

This repository contains contains Display Templates created by the community. Templates have been divided into their areas of use, Search and JSLink. Any third party dependencies should be linked from Public CDN’s.

Bot Framework – Making Bots More Intelligent

Microsoft Bot Framework, LUIS, Azure Bot Service, Azure Functions I hear it everywhere these days: bots are the new apps. One reason is the ease and efficiency they bring to common tasks. … read on … article by Kevin Ashley

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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/

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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.

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[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!

 

 

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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.

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SharePointPnP SharePoint 2013/2016 Responsive UI

This solution provides you the capability to enable Responsive UI for a Site Collection in Microsoft SharePoint 2013/2016 on-premises. The solution leverages some JavaScript embedding and CSS overriding, in order to make responsive the out of the box UI of a classic Team Site (STS#0). If you simply want to have an overview of this solution, you can read the following section.

This is an Open Source project, and any contribution from the community is more than welcome. Thus, feel free to review the code and submit any Issues or Pull Requests, using GitHub.

Office-IT-Pro-Deployment-Scripts

A collection of useful PowerShell scripts to make deploying Office 2016 and Office 365 ProPlus easier for IT Pros and administrators. If you have any feature requests or ideas for future scripts please add the idea to the issues list in this repository http://officedev.github.io/Office-IT-Pro-Deployment-Scripts

AutoSPInstaller

Automated SharePoint 2010/2013/2016 PowerShell-based installation script. AutoSPInstaller works with SharePoint 2016 (public/IT preview), SharePoint 2013 (including SP1) and SharePoint 2010 with Service Pack 1 & 2. It takes advantage of some of the cmdlet updates in the newer SharePoint releases, while remaining largely backward-compatible older versions.

 

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SharePoint – Easy User Manager

This app allows you to manage your SharePoint User/Group easily from within a single web form. OOTB SharePoint interface requires many clicking and redirecting in order for you do your task. With this apps, you can easily access to not all but most of the important functions for you to manage your users.

SharePoint Feature Administration and Clean Up Tool

FeatureAdmin is a tool for SharePoint administrators and developers to manage SP features. It finds and cleans faulty FeatureDefinitions and orphaned reminders.  The Feature Admin Tool finds faulty FeatureDefinitions and cleanly uninstalls them. It finds feature remainders in sites, SiteCollections, WebApps and in the Farm, caused e.g. by forcefully uninstalled Features from a farm without deactivating them before. These faulty features, never visible, cause errors. The Feature Admin Tool is able to identify them and remove them.
Very useful for major version upgrades e.g. to 2010 or 2013, or for downgrades from Enterprise to Standard.

SharePoint Taxonomy Tools Online

Your one stop shop for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online term set management and migrations. Runs on any computer (client or server) with .NET 4.0 or later. Connects remotely to SharePoint using Client Object Model.
Features exporting termsets into Text and Excel file formats optimized for future importing or Database/Excel usage. Also Importing termsets supporting labels/synonyms, descriptions, preserving term IDs, term reuse, nested terms (hierarchy). You can import from flat file (TEXT and EXCEL) and also from Microsoft SQL Server. Also supports Updating terms in termsets, updating term names, description, and syncing labels (both Add and Delete), and deleting individual terms. And also a utility for clearing termsets (deleting all terms in a termset). Navigate your Taxonomy to find the termset or enter the term store, term group, and term set names/IDs yourself to save time. Remembers current settings and connection information, saving it in registry.

 

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Taxonomy Toolkit 2.1.0

For use with Microsoft SharePoint, Taxonomy Toolkit provides PowerShell cmdlets and a C# API for importing, exporting, and bulk editing of taxonomy objects from the Managed Metadata Service. The data is stored using TAXML, an XML-based file format. All operations are performed using the SharePoint Client OM. Taxonomy Toolkit does not require administrator permissions and is compatible with both on-prem and Office 365 cloud-hosted sites.

Taxonomy Toolkit was created by a Microsoft employee as part of the Garage spirit of developing interesting project ideas on the side without official sponsorship. The tool gained popularity internally, and after many requests to share it with customers, the author eventually obtained permission to publish the code under an open source license.

SharePoint Feature Administration and Clean Up Tool

The Feature Admin Tool finds faulty FeatureDefinitions and cleanly uninstalls them. It finds feature remainders in sites, SiteCollections, WebApps and in the Farm, caused e.g. by forcefully uninstalled Features from a farm without deactivating them before. These faulty features, never visible, cause errors.

SPSWakeUp – Wake Up Your SharePoint !

SPSWakeUp is a PowerShell script tool to warm up all site collection in your SharePoint environment. It’s compatible with all supported versions for SharePoint (2007, 2010 and 2013).

 

SharePointToolBox 101 – AvePoint Apps

AvePoint hat drei Apps für Office 365 und SharePoint Online vorgestellt, mit denen tägliche Arbeitsabläufe und der Einsatz neuester Microsoft Technologien optimiert werden können. Die Apps setzen auf bekannte Tools wie PDFs und die Integration mit Microsofts innovativem Office Graph, um vertrauliche Inhalte besser zu schützen und relevante Informationen schnell verfügbar zu machen. Tägliche Arbeitsprozesse werden so vereinfacht. Die Apps beinhalten:

AvePoint Watermark

Dokumente können mit AvePoint Watermark ohne Sicherheitseinschränkung geteilt werden. SharePoint Online-Dokumente werden automatisch in mit Wasserzeichen versehene PDFs konvertiert und über sichere Container internen und externen Nutzern zur Ansicht bereitgestellt. Unautorisierte Änderungen und Screenshots werden so vermieden. Durch starke Sicherheitseinstellungen – Wasserzeichen mit Benutzername, IP-Adresse, Datum- und Uhrzeitstempel – und Auditing können IT-Administratoren und Sicherheitsprofis schädliche Aktivitäten verhindern und verantwortliche User im Falle einer Sicherheitsverletzung identifizieren.

AvePoint MyWorld

AvePoint MyWorld baut auf die Fähigkeiten des Office Graph auf, um relevante Office 365-Inhalte auf mobilen Endgeräten anzuzeigen, basierend darauf, an was und mit wem ein Endanwender gerade arbeitet. Mit einem personalisierten Themencluster haben Nutzer auch verwandte Themen und empfohlene Dokumente im Blick, wissen, welche Inhalte bei Kollegen beliebt sind und mit wem sie sich in ihrer Organisation vernetzen sollten. Hierfür genügt ein einziges, umfassendes Interface mit integrierter Cortana-Sprachsteuerung. AvePoint MyWorld ist aktuell für Windows Phone erhältlich.

AvePoint PDF Aggregator

Mit dem AvePoint PDF Aggregator können PDFs aus einer oder mehreren Dateien direkt in SharePoint Online erstellt werden. Mit nur einem Klick können Dateien in einer Dokumenten-Library in PDFs konvertiert werden, ohne einzelne Dateien öffnen, Inhalte manuell zusammenfügen und exportieren zu müssen. Anwender können in einem Zug mehrere PDFs aus mehreren Dateien generieren, mehrere Dateien zu einem PDF zusammenführen und PDFs aus unterschiedlichen Dateitypen wie Microsoft Office-, Apache OpenOffice-, HTML/XML-basierte-, und Bilddateien erstellen.

Verfügbarkeit

AvePoint Watermark, AvePoint MyWorld, und AvePoint PDF Aggregator sind ab dem 30. Juni 2015 allgemein verfügbar. Weitere Informationen und Download der AvePoint-Apps.