The Uber SharePoint Framework Ignite 2017 Wrap-Up

Last week's Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference was the best Microsoft show I've ever attended... and I've been to a few. From multiple TechEd's, Office Developer Conferences, SharePoint Conferences, Build and even the previous two Ignite conferences. At first, I was skeptical about Ignite being the big roll-up event replacing TechEd and thus, primarily for IT Pro's. I thought there wouldn't be enough developer content, but with nearly 35% attendees being developers, that's over 8,500 developers this year and there was plenty of dev content.

The other tremendous benefit to Ignite: the size. Everyone is there. Vendors, Microsoft employees, and colleagues. It's the best place to have conversations and get your questions answered. For me, it's a love-hate relationship. I've explained the love part above, but the hate is the same thing: there are just too many damn people. Just check this one picture out that I snapped while walking across a walkway bridge on the third level of OCCC West (...

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Mastering the SharePoint Framework Sale Date is Only 1 Week Away + 50% Discount!

Well, I am just about a week away from the pre-release launch of my Mastering the SharePoint Framework developer course. Last week I wrote about the September 19th release & how the special 1-day only 50% sale will work. If you missed that, not to worry, watch the following video that explains the pre-release as well as the special 1-day sale (exclusive to you, my email subscribers):

 

Full details on the pre-release launch, special 1-day 50% sale, terms & conditions as well as frequently asked questions, can be found on the Voitanos website.

Here you will also find answers to some of the questions I received in response to my announcement, such as:

  • Are there special discounts for team-based subscriptions for multiple people?
  • Can you upgrade from the Fundamentals Bundle to the Ultimate Bundle at a later date?
  • How do you get the 50% discount code & how long is it available?
  • Will You Answer One Question to Help Me Prepare for the Launch?

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Mastering the SharePoint Framework on demand Course Pre-Release Availability News [And a 50% Discount!]

Earlier today the following email was sent to those who had subscribed to the Voitanos newsletter. If you are interested in getting in on the exclusive 50% discount available for a limited time, make sure you are signed up to the Voitanos mailing list here. It’s the only way to get the 50% discount code!

Many months ago I shared my plan to publish a new course on SharePoint Framework for developers. Like so many new ventures, I hit a few speed bumps along the way, both technical and in my personal life that delayed things longer than I originally planned… but finally...the next phase of Mastering the SharePoint Framework is ready!.

In March 2017, I released a free 10-day email course on the SharePoint Framework Development Toolchain soon to be followed by the first three chapters of my course in the Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Starter Bundle for free! These two courses were just the start of a bigger plan...the next step of which I’m announcing today!

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SharePoint Framework v1.2 and SPFx Extensions RC0

Last week was a busy week for the SharePoint Framework guys as we saw two big milestones and a bit of a scramble. We saw a new drop that changed the project scaffolding a bit, some new or updated support and a new drop for an upcoming feature. In this post, I'll summarize all these things and point out a few things Microsoft has yet to explain in depth yet.

SPFx Extensions Release Candidate (RC0)

As we expected, Microsoft pushed a release candidate version, dubbed RC0, for the SharePoint Framework Extensions. There were a few subtle API changes as we expected, but nothing major and things that can be easily addressed. The changes include things such as:

  • changing the placeholders Application Customizers have access to from PageHeader & PageFooter to Top & Bottom
  • instead of using event.cellDiv in Field Customizers, you should use event.domElement which is consistent with web parts
  • instead of using onRefreshCommand() to handle when Command Set buttons should change, you handle...
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Latest News for the SharePoint Framework: Extensions RC!

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In the most recent SharePoint Patterns & Practices - JavaScript Special Interest Group meeting, Microsoft shared some news on the SharePoint Framework. The news fell into three buckets:

  • Recent Updates
  • Update on SPFx Modern UI Extensions
  • SPFx Engineering Backlog

Recent Updates

The big news that in the last few weeks Microsoft introduced a new, and often requested, feature for SPFx: **tenant-scoped deployment for SPFx client-side web parts and extensions. This means addins or extensions can be deployed to all sites within your tenant just a single time!

Provided your solutions do not include any asset provisioning such as lists or libraries, you can add a new a flag to your package-solution.json configuration file. This tells SharePoint there are no assets to provision and thus, can be deployed to the entire tenant.

An updated Yeoman generator will make this easy when creating a package, asking if you want to enable this as you see here:

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SharePoint Framework - In Vincent Biret's Own Words

This is one installment in a series by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts.

Vincent Biret

MVP Office Servers and Services
Twitter: @baywet
http://bit.ly/vince365
Office 365 and Azure developer, 2toLead

Hi, my name is Vincent. I'm based in Montreal, Canada. I work for 2toLead as an Office 365 and Azure developer. And I'm also an Office Service and Services MVP for three years now. I've been working on SharePoint for a couple of years now.

What’s your background as a SharePoint developer?

So I started working of SharePoint ten years ago would say, first as an IT Pro actually and the biggest thing I liked about SharePoint is, to understand properly SharePoint, you have to do both IT Pro and developer. So this is why I also had some developer background way back then in PHP. And...

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SharePoint Framework - In Paolo Pialorsi's Own Words

This is one installment in a series by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts.

Paolo Pialorsi

MVP, Office Servers and Services, MCM
Twitter: @paolopia
http://www.piasys.com
Senior Consultant – PiaSys.com

I'm Paolo Pialorsi, I live in Italy. I'm a senior consultant. I work in a company of my own called PiaSys.com and I'm mainly focused on SharePoint and Office 365, all day long.

What’s your background as a SharePoint developer?

Well, I started using SharePoint very early, it was 2001, and I didn't like it, to be fair. Then when SharePoint 2007 came out, MOSS 2007 came out I fell in love because I really liked the idea of a .NET Framework and the capability to do real extensibility, even if on the server side. And since there I'm still a full SharePoint lover and developer.

How...

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SharePoint Framework - In Elio Struyf's Own Words

This is one installment in a series by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts.

Elio Struyf

MVP, Office Servers and Services
Twitter: @eliostruyf
http://eliostruyf.com
Lead trainer and architect, U2U

Hi, I am Elio Struyf. I'm from Belgium. I am working as a trainer for U2U and I'm also an Office Server and Services MVP.

What’s your background as a SharePoint developer?

I started back in 2008 at U2U where I did the first training for SharePoint development, so it's a really funny story that I'm now working for the company where it all started for me. Then I started as a SharePoint administrator. For one year I did that and after one year I said no, screw administration, I want to do development, that was my real passion. After that, yeah. That's where it all started. Over the last...

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SharePoint Framework - In Eric Overfield's Own Words

This is one installment in a series by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts.

Eric Overfield

Microsoft Regional Director & MVP, Office Servers and Services
Twitter: @ericoverfield
http://www.ericoverfield.com
President, PixelMill

My name is Eric Overfield, President/Founder of PixelMill as well as Office Servers and Services MVP.

What’s your background as a SharePoint developer?

Began developing SharePoint in about 2007-2008, really focusing on SharePoint 2011. Mainly I've been on the front end side of SharePoint, so really working with master pages, page layouts, et cetera, a little bit of some web part stuff out later on, and now just fully into SharePoint.

How much time have you spent with the SharePoint Framework?

Starting work in the SharePoint Framework I first saw some...

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SharePoint Framework - In Marc Anderson's Own Words

This is one installment in a series by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts.

Marc Anderson

MVP, Office Servers and Services
Twitter: @sympmarc
http://sympmarc.com/
President, Sympraxis Consulting

I'm Marc Anderson. I'm a SharePoint consultant and I do other stuff but pretty much everything I do is SharePoint so, I say it that way. I have my own little company outside Boston with Julie Turner called Sympraxis Consulting.

What’s your background as a SharePoint developer?

Well, it's a little varied, right? I never did the service side stuff and that was actually sort of an election on my part. I saw some interesting things that I could do in other ways, plus I had some clients where deploying stuff to the server was just never gonna happen. So, we came up with other ways to do...

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