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    Blog: 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!
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    Blog: 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!
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    Webinar: What's new with the MS-600 exam for the Microsoft 365 Dev Cert | January 2022

    In this webinar, Andrew will cover what’s new with the MS-600 exam today, and look forward to some changes we can expect Microsoft to make to the exam in the coming months. This is free webinar is ideal if you’re a Microsoft developer who’s interested in taking the MS-600 exam to become a certified Microsoft 365 Developer Associate! Microsoft released a new certification in November 2020 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365.
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    Blog: 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 significant changes coming in 2022! While it’s too early to know exactly what will change, I’ve got a pretty good idea on the direction they’re going.
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    Blog: Optimize bundles by disabling IE11 support in SPFx projects

    Shrink & optimize your SPFx JavaScript bundles by ditching IE11 support.
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    Blog: State of SharePoint Client Side Development | August 2021

    It’s summer 2021 and time to check in on the State of SharePoint Client-Side Development! 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.
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    Blog: State of SharePoint Client Side Development | July 2021

    It’s summer 2021 and time to check in on the State of SharePoint Client-Side Development! 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.
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    Blog: State of SharePoint Client Side Development | April 2021

    In my second update for 2021 we continue taking a look at the State of SharePoint Client-Side Development. 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.
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    Blog: hTWOo: A Microsoft Fluent Design pure HTML & CSS Implementation

    hTWOo is a pure HTML & CSS implementation of Microsoft’s Fluent Design, without the baggage & headaches of Office UI Fabric or Fluent UI.
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    Blog: Try Sharepoint Framework Preview Releases with NVM

    Learn how to test public preview release of SPFx and get some tips on managing your SPFx dev environment (USE NVM!).
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    Blog: Microsoft 365 MS-600 Exam Prep Course Refreshed - New content, resources, & introducing practice test questions!

    I’m excited to announce what’s in the latest refresh of my MS-600 exam prep course! New content, over 300 practice test questions and more!
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    Blog: MS-600 Exam Prep - Content Complete - new chapters on SharePoint & Microsoft Teams

    Back in October 2020, when I announced and launched my latest course Microsoft 365 Certified Developer Associate MS-600 Exam Prep, I committed to reaching the content complete milestone in February 2021. After two releases in December & January, I’m excited to share with you that the final two chapters will be published, true to my commitment, by the end of February 2021!
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    Blog: State of SharePoint Client Side Development | February 2021

    In my second update for 2021 we continue taking a look at the State of SharePoint Client-Side Development. 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.
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    Blog: State of SharePoint Client Side Development | January 2021

    Let’s kick off my first update for 2021 by taking a look at the State of SharePoint Client-Side Development. 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.
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    Blog: State of SharePoint Client Side Development | December 2020

    As we near the end of 2020, I wanted to take a look at where we are with respect to the State of SharePoint Client-Side Development. 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.
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    Blog: Announcing our upcoming course: Microsoft 365 Certified Developer MS-600 Exam Prep

    In early September 2017, I announced Voitanos' first course to be published. A little over three years later, I’m excited to share with you today the news on my next course that’s currently in the works!
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    Blog: Join me at the Microsoft 365 Collaboration Conference - learn the SharePoint Framework in my half-day workshop

    Join me for a half-day virtual workshop at the Microsoft 365 Collaboration Conference to get up to speed on the SharePoint Framework.
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    Blog: How does the SharePoint Framework work?

    Have you ever wanted to know how the SharePoint Framework works? How do your components get added to the page? What’s with that extra manifest file? In this post, I’ll answer all those questions!
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    Blog: Who and Where can the SharePoint Framework be used?

    When evaluating the SharePoint Framework, you need to determine not just what you can do, but if your SharePoint environment supports specific customizations and where you can apply those customizations.
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    Blog: When did Microsoft introduce (and release) the SharePoint Framework?

    How long has the SharePoint Framework been around? When was it first released? What were some of the major milestones in the history of the SPFx? It’s all here!
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    Blog: Why did Microsoft create the SharePoint Framework?

    As SharePoint evolved over time into the product we have today, Microsoft iterated over development models until they found one that worked for both developers & Microsoft alike.
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    Blog: What is the SharePoint Framework?

    Ever wondered what the SharePoint Framework is? Ever asked yourself “what can I build with the SharePoint Framework?” You’re in luck because that’s what this comprehensive article answers! This article assumes you don’t have to have any prior knowledge or experience with the SharePoint Framework.
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework Five "W"s & 1 "H" Answered - Overview

    This post introduces our post series “SharePoint Framework Five Ws Answered”. In this series, Andrew Connell answers the classic “five-W” questions developers have for the SharePoint Framework: what, why, when, who, where and how.
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    Blog: SPFest Virtual SharePoint Framework Workshop September 2020

    I’ve been working with the great folks at SharePoint Fest to put together a virtual workshop solution! Are you a SharePoint Framework developer? If you’re looking to level-up your SharePoint Framework skills for the enterprise, this workshop is for you!
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework Summer 2020 Wish List

    It’s that time again! Time for another installment of our SharePoint Framework summer 2020 wish list! What’s on your list?
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    Blog: Mastering SharePoint Framework Content Complete (preview pricing expires July 1)

    Today marks a big milestone. Sprint 19 is complete and published - it contains the final two chapters published in my Mastering the SharePoint Framework Ultimate bundle! The first of these chapters, Sharing Code between SharePoint Framework Solutions, explains and demonstrates how to use either SPFx library components or NPM packages to share code across SPFx projects. The other chapter, Property Panes for Client-Side Web Parts: Create Property Controls, demonstrates how to create custom property pane controls for web part projects.
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    Blog: NOW AVAILABLE: Mastering SharePoint Framework Continuous Monitoring Azure Application Insights Chapter Published

    Today I published a new chapter to the Ultimate bundle of my Mastering the SharePoint Framework course. This new chapter, DevOps: Monitoring & Telemetry with Azure Application Insights, is immediately available to all existing Ultimate bundle subscribers! Info: DevOps: Monitoring & Telemetry with Azure Application Insights Development teams and organizations are always looking for ways to automate, streamline, and improve processes related to building software. SharePoint Framework development teams are no different.
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    Blog: NOW AVAILABLE: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - CI/CD with GitHub Actions & Azure Pipelines for SPFx projects chapter

    Yesterday I published a new chapter to the Ultimate bundle of my Mastering the SharePoint Framework course. This new chapter, DevOps: CI/CD with GitHub Actions & Azure Pipelines, is immediately available to all existing Ultimate bundle subscribers! Info|: DevOps: CI/CD with GitHub Actions & Azure Pipelines Development teams and organizations are always looking for ways to automate, streamline, and improve processes related to building software. SharePoint Framework development teams are no different.
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    Blog: Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified - FREE webinar series!

    On Wednesday, April 22, I presented the webinar Get Certified! Overview of the MS-600 exam & Microsoft 365 Developer Associate Certification with Rencore & Waldek Mastykarz. Rencore has posted the recording of the webinar as well as a link to the slides if you weren’t able to join us live or you want to re-watch it. Click here to access the recording. In that webinar I hinted there was more coming - I’m excited to share with you a new webinar series I hosted in May 2020, and all the recordings are available now!
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    Webinar: BONUS Behind the Scenes: Making of the MS-600 exam & Microsoft 365 Developer Associate Certification

    Microsoft released a new certification in November 2019 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365. Developers must pass a single exam, the MS-600: Building Applications & Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services, to achieve this certification. Andrew Connell, a Microsoft Office Development MVP, was deeply involved in working with Microsoft as they created the certification, exam, and associated materials.
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    Webinar: Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified! Explore Office Add-ins

    Microsoft released a new certification in November 2019 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365. Developers must pass a single exam, the MS-600: Building Applications & Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services, to achieve this certification. Andrew Connell, a Microsoft Office Development MVP, was deeply involved in working with Microsoft as they created the certification, exam, and associated materials.
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    Webinar: Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified! Explore Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft released a new certification in November 2019 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365. Developers must pass a single exam, the MS-600: Building Applications & Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services, to achieve this certification. Andrew Connell, a Microsoft Office Development MVP, was deeply involved in working with Microsoft as they created the certification, exam, and associated materials.
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    Webinar: Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified! Explore SharePoint

    Microsoft released a new certification in November 2019 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365. Developers must pass a single exam, the MS-600: Building Applications & Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services, to achieve this certification. Andrew Connell, a Microsoft Office Development MVP, was deeply involved in working with Microsoft as they created the certification, exam, and associated materials.
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    Webinar: Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified! Explore Microsoft identity

    Microsoft released a new certification in November 2019 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365. Developers must pass a single exam, the MS-600: Building Applications & Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services, to achieve this certification. Andrew Connell, a Microsoft Office Development MVP, was deeply involved in working with Microsoft as they created the certification, exam, and associated materials.
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    Webinar: Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified! Explore Microsoft Graph

    Microsoft released a new certification in November 2019 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365. Developers must pass a single exam, the MS-600: Building Applications & Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services, to achieve this certification. Andrew Connell, a Microsoft Office Development MVP, was deeply involved in working with Microsoft as they created the certification, exam, and associated materials.
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    Webinar: Learn about the Microsoft 365 Dev Associate cert & MS-600 exam with me

    Late last year, Microsoft introduced a new certification for developers working in the Microsoft 365 space. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate is intended to measure & certify someone can “design, build, test, and maintain applications and solutions that are optimized for the productivity and collaboration needs of organizations using the Microsoft 365 platform”. In order to achieve this certification, you must pass a single exam: Exam MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions with Microsoft 365 Core Services.
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    Blog: Join me for SharePoint Framework Mini Summit, a FREE online event and May the 4th be with you!

    After years of galactic chaos, SharePoint developers have finally realized the importance of building their SharePoint solutions with SPFx. With the Force awakened, the SharePoint community seeks solace with their PnP masters! Join me on May 4th with Elio Struyf, Waldek Mastykarz, and Vesa Juvonen, for a 3.5 hour SharePoint Framework mini-summit and May the 4th be with you!
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    Blog: SharePoint 2016, 2019 & SharePoint Online: Which Version of the SharePoint Framework Should You Install?

    Customers can leverage the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) in any of the modern or recent SharePoint versions. This includes SharePoint Online & SharePoint on-premises versions SharePoint Server 2016 & SharePoint Server 2019. To build a SPFx project, you use the Yeoman generator for the SharePoint Framework to create your project and get started. But there seems to be some confusion on which version you should install depending on your target SharePoint environment. Let’s clear this up, once and for all.

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    Blog: Jest Preset Update October 2019

    Late last year I published a few Jest presets to simplify adding automated testing to your SharePoint Framework (SPFx) projects. These are complete with example tests including testing the rendering of components, testing async functions using promises or callbacks and even simulating user events. You can learn more about the presets in the original post, Enable Jest testing of SharePoint Framework Projects in One Simple Step. In this post, I want to share some updates to the presets that have been published.

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    Blog: Dealing with Undefined 'this' in React Event Handlers in a Performant Way

    When I’m teaching React to developers, one thing that comes up often is dealing with a common error. But here’s the interesting thing: it’s not running into the error that comes up all the time, its how to deal with it that surprises them. I’ve always wanted to have something to point to that the scenario & why one option is better than others, even though there are plenty of ways to address the issue. That’s what this post is!

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    Blog: SharePoint Framework Summer 2019 Wish List

    I originally intended to write this post mid-summer, but just never happened. Thankfully my wish list hasn’t changed for the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) since the spring of this year… wait, maybe that isn’t a good thing?
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    Blog: The Good, Bad & the Ugly: Using Angular Elements with the SharePoint Framework

    In this series, I showed you how to build custom elements, a native web technology supported natively by most browsers (except you Edge & IE…) and presented two options for how you can go about it. One option involves using one big project with the SharePoint Framework & Angular in it while the other utilizes two projects to mitigate the downsides of the one-project approach. So, you can now use Angular in SharePoint Framework projects and this is made possible by Angular Elements which was introduced in Angular v6 back in May 2017. Sweet! We’ve got the “can you do it” question answered! But, should you do it? There are always tradeoffs when picking a web framework for your next project and using one with the SharePoint Framework is no different. Let’s take a step back and look at the whole picture. Only then can you decide if it makes sense for you.
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    Blog: Using Angular Elements in SharePoint Framework Projects

    This has been a long time coming and many of you Angular developers who also work with the SharePoint Framework may have given up by now and switched to React, but for those of you who have been holding out, Angular is finally a viable option for SPFx development even with a few drawbacks.
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework v1.8.2 (and v1.8.1) - What's in the latest Update(s) of SPFx?

    Earlier this week, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Microsoft released v1.8.2 of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). A little over a month ago, I wrote about the v1.8.0 release. Since then we had another minor release (v1.8.1.md) released on April 16, 2019. In this post, I’ll summarize what you can find, and share some additional details I found after spending some time picking apart the last two minor releases. A new SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator has been published by OfficeDev: 1.
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Sprint 16 adds SPFx with Teams, SPA's and Tons of Updates

    I’m excited to share this latest update to my course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework for developers. This update, packaged as sprint 16, includes one new chapter and a LOT of updates. When I originally planned out sprint 16, I intended to record a lot of new content. However when the SPFx v1.8.0 release came out there were enough changes to SPFx that I decided to go back and update the course, including adding some new lessons, completely re-recording existing lessons and updating quite a few lessons (both video & notes).
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework v1.8.0 - What's in the latest Update of SPFx?

    On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Microsoft released v1.8.0 of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). This release is packed with many features that were previously in developer preview to the Generally Available (GA) milestone. However, there are some subtle updates that developers have been asking for. In this post, I’ll summarize some of what you can find, but also share some details I found after spending some time with the v1.8.0 release, kicking the tires and finding a few resolutions to issues.
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    Blog: Leverage Custom Permissions in Azure AD Applications

    In my last post, Securing an Azure Function App with Azure AD - Works with SharePoint Framework!, I showed how you can secure a REST API deployed as an Azure Function App using Azure Active Directory (AzureAD). This comes in quite handy when you want to secure some custom server-side business logic that'’s called from a SharePoint Framework (SPFx) client-side solution. The SPFx docs show how to use APIs with permissions to the Microsoft Graph. This post will explain how to add custom permissions to the AzureAD application that is used to secure your Azure Function.
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    Blog: Consider Avoiding Declarative Permissions with Azure AD Services in SharePoint Framework Projects

    I recommend people avoid this option for granting their SPO tenant permissions to endpoints and services secured with Azure AD.
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework Sprint 13 Published with over 3hrs of Microsoft Graph & Azure AD Lessons!

    I’m excited to share this latest update to my course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework for developers. Today’s update, packaged as sprint 13, includes two new chapters and a few updates… and it’s a huge release… the biggest yet adding over 3 hours of new content! Sprint 13 also marks a milestone: the Fundamentals Bundle of the course is now content complete! This means all planned chapters are now published. I will continue to make edits to existing chapters updating content when circumstances warrant, but at this time no new chapters or lessons are planned.
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    Blog: Enable Jest testing of SharePoint Framework projects in one simple step

    Setting up projects to use Jest, especially to test the rendering of your ReactJS SharePoint Framework projects & use the popular tool Enzyme for testing rendering, isn’t a trivial task, until now!
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