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 127 – MS Project Training Template, Office365 API Editor, Bot Builder SDK

Project Training Template für Microsoft Project

Mit dem Project Training Template (.MPP in deutscher und englischer Sprachversion) für Microsoft Project* erhalten Sie eine Starthilfe für einen strukturierten Planungsstart mit dem bewährten Planungswerkzeug von Microsoft. Führen Sie auf anschauliche Art und Weise kleine und große Projekte anhand einer durchdachten Vorlage durch den Planungsprozess und behalten Sie Ressourcen, Zeit und Qualität stets im Blick.

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)

You can display items in your mailbox which are hosted by Exchange Online or Outlook.com.

Bot Builder SDK

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.

The Microsoft Bot Builder SDK is one of three main components of the Microsoft Bot Framework. It is a powerful, easy-to-use framework that provides a familiar way for .NET and Node.js developers to develop bots. The Bot Builder SDK provides features that make interactions between bots and users much simpler. Bot Builder also includes an emulator for debugging your bots, as well as a large set of sample bots you can use as building blocks.

 

SharePoint ToolBox 126 SharePoint Provider Hosted App PowerShell Installer, Sitecore Flow Connector, Timeline Storyteller

[GitHub] SharePoint Provider Hosted App Installer using PowerShell

SharePoint Provider Hosted App Installer using PowerShell It will install a SharePoint Provider Hosted App which was build using Visual Studio. Please also see this: https://www.hobmaier.net/2018/01/sharepoint-provider-hosted-app-installer.html

[GitHub] Sitecore Flow Connector 

Sitecore Flow is a free, open source Sitecore / Microsoft Flow connector. Connect Sitecore to hundreds of services including:

  • Salesforce
  • Dynamics
  • SharePoint
  • Docusign
  • and more

Let the service providers take care of updating their connectors in the cloud and start integrating new systems with Sitecore without developers help.

[GitHub] Microsoft Timeline Storyteller

Timeline Storyteller is an open-source expressive visual storytelling environment for presenting timelines in the browser or in Microsoft Power BI.

Use it to present different aspects of timeline data using a palette of timeline representations, scales, and layouts, as well as controls for filtering, highlighting, and annotation.

SharePoint ToolBox 125 – Teams Sample App in C#, Office 365 CLI, SharePoint PnP 01-2018

Microsoft Teams Csharp Sample App

A template for building complex bots for Microsoft Teams – C# version

Office UI Fabric React

The React-based front-end framework for building experiences for Office and Office 365. Fabric React is a responsive, mobile-first collection of robust components designed to make it quick and simple for you to create web experiences using the Office Design Language.

New version of Office 365 CLI (v0.4.0)

Microsoft has just published a new version of the Office 365 CLI with more commands, support for building scripts and completing your input when using the CLI directly in the shell.

Office 365 CLI is a cross-platform CLI that allows you to manage various configuration settings of Office 365 no matter which operating system you use. While building solutions for Office 365 expands beyond the Windows operating system, managing many of the platform settings is possible only through PowerShell on Windows. As more and more users work on non-Windows machines, it’s inconvenient for them to have to use a Windows virtual machine to configure their tenants. The Office 365 CLI allows them to configure their tenants no matter which operating system they use.

SharePoint Patterns & Practices – January 2018 update

SharePoint Dev Ecosystem / SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) January 2018 update is out with a summary of the latest guidance, samples, and solutions from SharePoint engineering or from the community for the community. This post contains all the details related to what was included with the release and what else has been happening in the SharePoint Dev ecosystem during the past month.

SharePoint ToolBox 124 – SharePoint Framework 1.4, Teams Bot Builder, S4B to Teams

SharePoint Framework 1.4

SharePoint Framework 1.4 tooling and packages are now available, bringing with them a new set of deployment tools as previously discussed in this blog post.

Bot Builder Microsoft Teams Extensions

The Microsoft Bot Builder SDK Teams Extensions allow you to build bots for Microsoft Teams quickly and easily. Review the documentation to get started!

Journey from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

As part of the Microsoft intelligent communications vision to deliver smarter calling and meeting experiences, we’re building Skype for Business capabilities into Teams. This will happen over time, and ultimately Teams will become the single client experience. As a valued Skype for Business customer, Microsoft is here to support you every step of the way on your journey to Teams. We understand that change takes time, so we invite you to begin exploring Teams today to understand the value it can offer to your organization, while you continue to run Skype for Business.

Visit the Teams product roadmap to stay on top of what’s coming next in Teams and decide the best time for your organization to move to Teams.

Another great way to stay on top of news about the journey from Skype for Business to Teams is the Skype for Busineses to Microsoft Teams Capabilities Roadmap – a downloadable PDF (in English only, at least for now) that gives Microsoft’s current expectations about Skype for Business capabilities coming to Teams.

For best results, we recommend that you follow this guidance in order:

1 – Optimize your current Skype for Business environment for Teams

2 – Pilot Teams alongside Skype for Business

3 – Enable Teams side-by-side with Skype for Business

4 – Drive value through user adoption

 

SharePoint ToolBox 123 – BounSky, WaveBox, Transform Data by Example

BounSky 

A profile management utility for Skype for Business & Lync. Bounce between sites and accounts with a single click – Freeware

Wavebox App

Wavebox lets you bring all your web communication tools together for faster, smarter working. Gmail, Google Inbox, Outlook, Office 365, Slack, Trello & more – GitHub

Transform Data by Example

Do you spend hours trying to clean, standardize, and transform data such as date-time, addresses, phone numbers, and URLs?

Transform Data by Example is an Excel add-in that helps you find the desired transformation function easily. Simply provide a few examples of the desired output, and Transform Data by Example will automatically find relevant data transformation functions from a large collection that it has already indexed. Add your own data transformation code into the collection, and Transform Data by Example will make them instantly searchable, all seamlessly within Excel. – Microsoft Garage

SharePoint ToolBox 122 – SPFx web parts and Office365 reporting

Youtube web part on SharePoint through SharePoint Framework

This web part allows to search and view the Youtube videos, across the Youtube api, directly on a SharePoint page, furthermore the property panel offers the possibility to specify the api key, the number of items to display and it is also possible specify a Youtube Channel Id. http://www.delucagiuliano.com

SharePoint Framework magnifying an image through a lens

This SharePoint Framework web part allow to magnify an image, displaying a resolution more detailed.http://www.delucagiuliano.com/sharepoint-framework-magnifying-an-image-through-a-lens/ http://www.delucagiuliano.com

Free Office 365 Reporting Tool

Using this reporting tool you can get the report on Office 365 Users, License, Group, Security, Mailbox Usage, Spam, Malware, Emails Sent/Received, Mail Traffic, Browser Usage, OS Usage, Mailbox Quota, Mailbox Size etc. You don’t need to struggle with PowerShell scripts for office 365 reports anymore. This GUI tool offers you more reporting features like scheduling, customization, exporting(CSV, HTML, PDF, XLS, XLSX) and more. Along with these reports, this tool offers many analytical dashboards in which you can get statistics about your Office 365 environment very easily.

 

SharePoint ToolBox 121 – IGNITE Edition

SharePointalist SP Hub

SPHub is the newest and exciting addition to our product list. This web part allows to aggregate and group data from multiple repositories in SharePoint and presents them in a structured and neat way.

SPHub provides the following grouping options:
– Metadata hierarchy (based on term set hierarchy)
– Term
– Site collection
– Site
– Content Type
– Author

​​As a part of Microsoft Ignite promotion, SPHub FREE edition has no item limitations till November 1st, 2017.

 

SPFx Fantastic 40 Web Parts

This package is a sample kit of 40 great 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, custom editors, polls, charts, map, animations, etc. These WebParts are mainly based on best-class jQuery, React or Angular plugins and use the sp-client-custom-fields library to optimize the edit experience. And Yes, these web parts are free and open source, so have fun well to build effective SharePoint site.

These webparts are available: English, French, Spanish, German and not officially supported by Microsoft. 

CheatSheets for Powershell, Exchange, Sharepoint, Lync, RegEx, VSCode and more

A collection for Cheat Sheet for Powershell

SharePoint ToolBox 120 SharePoint Explorer

SharePointExplorer ist ein auf der Grundlage von Microsoft .Net entwickeltes Programm für Microsoft SharePoint, dass die schnelle Ablage von Dateien in Ihr Microsoft SharePoint-System und deren Bearbeitung ermöglicht. SharePointExplorer ist Client-/Server basiert und stellt den Client-seitigen Funktionsteil dar. Die Server-seitige Komponente wird durch das Produkt Microsoft SharePoint 2010/2013/2016 und dessen Web-Services repräsentiert, welches die Anfragen der Client-Anwendung entgegennimmt, verarbeitet und das Ergebnis zurücksendet.

Kurzübersicht

  • Schnelle und flexible Suche von Ablageorten in Microsoft SharePoint
  • Unterstützung von „Drag and Drop“ aus Ihren Windows Anwendungen in Microsoft SharePoint und umgekehrt.
  • Einfaches versenden von in Microsoft SharePoint gespeicherten Dateien als E-Mail
  • Einfaches ablegen von Dateien in Ihre Microsoft SharePoint Dokumentenbibliotheken
  • Schneller Zugriff auf die SharePoint Metadaten einer Datei oder eines Ordners
  • Häufig genutzte Ablageorte können als Desktop Verknüpfung gespeichert
  • SharePoint-Interne-Ordner und -Dateien werde nicht angezeigt und sind vor dem Löschen geschützt.
  • Visuelle Darstellung ihrer Microsoft SharePoint Struktur
  • gewohntes Explorer-Feeling

Download: SharePointExplorer Version 1.0.60

Systemvoraussetzung:

Microsoft Windows 7/8/10
Microsoft Server 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2
Microsoft SharePoint 2010/2013/2016
.Net Framework 4.5

 

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)