Category: SharePoint Development

Home » Archive by Category "SharePoint Development"

Visual Studio Extension for SPFx v1.8 Now Available

Fellow Visual Studio enthusiast Paul Schaeflein and I (read: two old-timers who like the way things used to be and would prefer if the youngsters would just get the heck off our lawns) have released the latest version of the Visual Studio Extension for SharePoint Framework. Paul has the details in his blog post. He […]

Invalid Command Line Switch Parameters in SPFx Yeoman Generator v1.8.0.0

When we built the Visual Studio Extension for SharePoint Framework, we made a conscious decision not to try and replicate the behavior of the underlying Yeoman generator but rather to execute it silently in the background then take the results and put them into a properly structured VS solution. This has worked rather well (more […]

Announcing New Version of the Visual Studio Extension for SharePoint Framework

We have released an updated version of the Visual Studio Extension for SharePoint Framework projects. Version 1.3.3 includes support for SPFx extensions, including Field Customizers, Command Sets and Application Customizers. Also included is support for on-premises web parts in SharePoint 2016 FP2. You can update existing versions of the extension in the Visual Studio gallery […]

New Article: Choosing the Right Development Model for SharePoint and Office 365 Extensibility

Long before the cloud became a pervasive part of enterprise computing, SharePoint developers had a fairly straightforward set of options for extending out-of-the box functionality – full trust or sandbox, web parts or application pages, event receivers or timer jobs, web services or server-side API’s. There wasn’t much confusion regarding the structure or composition of […]

SharePoint Framework Discussion with Andrew Connell

Fellow MVP and slinger of semi-colons Andrew Connell is running a “SharePoint Framework in Your Own Words” series on YouTube, gathering opinions from various community members on the current (and future) state of SharePoint development. I had a chance to chat with AC at the SPTechCon conference in Austin, in which we discuss the benefits of […]

Announcing the SharePoint Framework Extension for Visual Studio

When Microsoft released the first developer preview of the SharePoint Framework, they took a big gamble by introducing a core dependency on modern web development tools such as Node.js, Gulp and the Yeoman Generator.  Such tools are largely unfamiliar to many classic ASP.NET developers and, by extension, most of the SharePoint development community. Although learning […]

New Article: Getting Started with the SharePoint Framework

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of the SharePoint Framework, a new development model for the creation of custom solutions within Office 365. The SharePoint Framework, also known as “SPFx”, provides customers with a way to extend the platform for Intranet and collaboration scenarios with a “pages and parts” model that is lightweight and easily […]

Creating MinRole Compliant Custom Services for SharePoint 2016

​One of the most significant new improvements in SharePoint 2016 is the MinRole funcionality. Any SharePoint administrator who is responsible for maintaining a farm consisting of more than three or four servers can attest to the difficulty of maintaining the proper allocation of services on each server. In a properly distributed farm architecture, each server […]

New Article – Integrating the SharePoint Framework into Your Custom Development Strategy

​With the introduction of the SharePoint Framework, organizations now have an entirely new option to choose from when designing custom extensions for their cloud and on-premise collaboration solutions. Although this new model provides additional capabilities and addresses many of the feature gaps present in Azure Web Applications and SharePoint Add-Ins, it also makes the development […]

Announcing the SharePoint Framework Developer Preview

At the Future of SharePoint event earlier this year, Microsoft announced a new customization model known as the SharePoint Framework. Naturally, this led to much speculation and discussion as the bits were only available to a few early beta testers and not much was provided in the way of samples or documentation. A number of […]