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How to create Azure Function Apps with Bicep | step by step
Learn how to use Azure Bicep to create resources reliably & orchestrate changes and embrace infrastructure as code (IaC) in your Azure projects.
SPFx Basics: Configure NPM for a coporate web proxy
Learn how to configurate your development environment for NPM to work with corporate web proxies to install NPM packages.
April 2022 course update - Mastering the SharePoint Framework
It’s been a while since I checked in and shared an update on the latest with my course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework. But there’s no better time than now! Learn what’s new in this month’s refresh of the first two chapters in the Fundamentals bundle!
SharePoint Online Modern App Catalog - April 2022
Microsoft introduced the tenant app catalog many years ago way for users to install, deploy, and acquire apps within their SharePoint Online environment. Unfortunately, it’s become quite dated and not kept up with the needs and demands of the product… until now! In this post, I’ll take a look …
What’s in the first SharePoint Framework v1.15 beta?
Microsoft release the first beta of the SharePoint Framework v1.15 on March 8, 2022. In this post I’ll dig in to see what’s in it!
SPFx Basics: four (4) lesser-known web part manifest properties
In this SharePoint Framework (SPFx) quick tip, I want to focus on some properties in a web part’s manifest file that many people aren’t familiar with.
Join me at 365EduCon Seattle (May 2022) for SharePoint Framework & Azure Functions
Join me, May 9-13 in Seattle for the 365 EduCon (SPFest) conference! I’m presenting a full day workshop & sessions for Microsoft 365 & Azure pro developers!
State of SharePoint Client-Side Dev - Winter 2022
In this post, I’ll give you an update on where we are with popular frameworks and tools developers use in the client-side SharePoint development world.
SPFx Basics: Initializing components - constructor vs. onInit()
How do you properly initialize your component? Should you use the object’s constructor, or the onInit() method? You should always use the onInit() method if your initialization process needs anything in the SharePoint Framework API or in the current page’s context. Otherwise, you can safely use the …
SharePoint Framework v1.14 - What’s in the latest Update of SPFx?
In this post, I’ll summarize what you can find, and share some additional details I found after spending some time picking apart this latest release of SPFx.
Debut of the Voitanos Podcast + relaunch of YouTube channel
While the Voitanos YouTube channel launched with the business in 2016, it hasn’t been one of our best resources. But that changes now, alongside our new podcast debuting today!
Microsoft Learning: Create interactive meeting apps for Microsoft Teams
Microsoft just published a self-paced module I’ve been working on the last few weeks to Microsoft Learning: learn how to create meeting apps for Microsoft Teams!
Mea culpa - always install gulp-cli globally, not gulp
This is a story about a mea culpa. You should have been installing the gulp-cli package globally (as the docs show), not gulp globally. To better understand why, keep reading.
How to set up SPFx development environments for multiple SharePoint Server deployments
In this post, learn how to set up a development development environment to create SPFx projects for all SharePoint deployments.
Definitive guide for developers: SharePoint Framework for SharePoint Server 2016
These days, all of Microsoft’s updates about the SPFx, or community content have one thing in common: they ignore SharePoint Server 2016. Not this post!
Definitive guide for developers: SharePoint Framework for SharePoint Server SE
These days, all of Microsoft’s updates about the SPFx, or community content have one thing in common: they ignore SharePoint Server SE. Not this post!
Definitive guide for developers: SharePoint Framework for SharePoint Server 2019
These days, all of Microsoft’s updates about the SPFx, or community content have one thing in common: they ignore SharePoint Server 2019. Not this post!
Understand difference SharePoint Framework generator related packages
Since the SharePoint Framework initial v1 release, I’ve seen questions coming up about a concept that confuses developers. This is a simple concept, one that could have been avoided with a better naming decision many years ago. In this post, I’m going to attempt to clear it up.
Fix SharePoint Framework projects to enable the React DevTools profiler
A few years ago, React introduced the React Profiler to React v16.5 in the React DevTools plugin available for Chromium browsers (Chrome & CrEdge) and Firefox. Developers can use the Profiler API to collect timing information about each component that’s rendered in order to identify performance …
What's new with the MS-600 exam for the Microsoft 365 Dev Cert | December 2021
Photo by Nathan Lemon on Unsplash In this post, I want to update you on some of the changes Microsoft has recently made related to the exam & offer guidance if you’re planning to take the exam soon. I’ll also answer a few common questions that keep coming up. We’re also looking at some more …
Mastering SharePoint Framework - October 2021 Refresh
In this post, learn what’s new with our flagship course: Mastering SPFx! The Starter bundle is completely refreshed, lesson notes are improved, and we added clickable resources within lesson videos!
Learn 'What is the SharePoint Framework' is in our new email course!
New to SPFx? Check out our newest FREE email course to quickly get up to speed, learn what you can build, where you can use it, and what a ‘day in the life’ of a SharePoint Framework developer is like!
Get answers to your SharePoint Framework questions
You’ve hit a roadblock on your SPFx project & have a question. What options do you have? In this post, I’ll share a few options available to you.
Optimize bundles by disabling IE11 support in SPFx projects