PnP Weekly
PnP Weekly - Episode 85 - 25th of May 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 85 - 25th of May 2020

May 26, 2020

In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics around Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), are joined by Stefan Bisser - MVP and the technical lead at Solvion, located at Austria. This episode's conversation evolves around the Bot Framework work how it has evolved since past years. As there are new capabilities in the Bot Framework, more and more customers and partners are also starting to use this model. Microsoft Teams is certainly one of the biggest hosts for Bot Framework solutions, but the same code can be used in public web sites, SharePoint or in any other solution to surface conversational interface for end users. Discussion touched also many other topics.

As always, if you need help on an issue, want to share a discovery, or just want to say: “Job well done”, please reach out to Vesa, to Waldek or to your PnP Community.

This episode was recorded on Monday, May 25, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 30-45 minutes in length. Yes, we failed miserably this week exceeding 1 hour!  Please do give us feedback on this video and podcast series and also do let us know if you have done something cool/useful so that we can cover that in the next weekly summary! The easiest way to let us know is to share your work on Twitter and add the hashtag #PnPWeekly (or older #SPDevWeekly). We are always on the lookout for refreshingly new content. “Sharing is caring!

Here are all the links and people mentioned in this recording. Thanks, everyone for your contributions to the community!

Microsoft articles:

Community articles:

Additional Links:

 

If you’d like to hear from a specific community member in an upcoming recording and/or have specific questions to SharePoint/Microsoft 365 engineering or visitors – please let us know. We will do our best to address your requests or questions.

"Sharing is caring!"


SharePoint Team, Microsoft - 26th of May 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 84 - 18th of May 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 84 - 18th of May 2020

May 19, 2020

In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics around Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), are joined by Rabia Williams - MVP, Developer with Engage Squared in Brisbane, Australia. This episode's conversation evolves from the ease of working with SPFx, to challenges of cloud-based authentication, to being involved with the tremendous growth of Microsoft Teams apps/extensions. On becoming an MVP - focus on creating awareness and on sharing your interests and learnings with others. On PnP awareness - the reality is there are more newbies than experts out there, it's incumbent on us to keep learning how to explain the basics better. The trio agrees - contributing to an open-source effort is a different type of developer experience. It’s people to people focused, it’s inclusive, it's addictive and it’s rewarding. In this episode, 15 new community articles are reviewed. Outside this episode please enjoy the diversity of keynotes and sessions at this year's virtual Microsoft Build 2020 conference happening presently.

As always, if you need help on an issue, want to share a discovery, or just want to say: “Job well done”, please reach out to Vesa, to Waldek or to your PnP Community.

This episode was recorded on Monday, May 18, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 30-45 minutes in length. Yes, we failed miserably this week exceeding 1 hour!  Please do give us feedback on this video and podcast series and also do let us know if you have done something cool/useful so that we can cover that in the next weekly summary! The easiest way to let us know is to share your work on Twitter and add the hashtag #PnPWeekly (or older #SPDevWeekly). We are always on the lookout for refreshingly new content. “Sharing is caring!

Here are all the links and people mentioned in this recording. Thanks, everyone for your contributions to the community!

Microsoft / PnP articles:

Community articles:

Additional Links:

If you’d like to hear from a specific community member in an upcoming recording and/or have specific questions to SharePoint/Microsoft 365 engineering or visitors – please let us know. We will do our best to address your requests or questions.

"Sharing is caring!"


SharePoint Team, Microsoft - 19th of May 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 83 - 11th of May 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 83 - 11th of May 2020

May 12, 2020

In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics around Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), are joined by Paul Schaeflein - MVP, Developer, Technical Architect and Microsoft 365 Podcaster in Chicago, Illinois, based Addin365.  Paul is focused on helping peers and customers use the parts of Microsoft 365 that are relevant to their job.  What is the Microsoft 365 opportunity for developers? Of course, that depends. Microsoft 365 provides many options. First understand and bridge the gap between what your staff can do (their knowledge) and what the service can do for you/them. Key focus areas for newbies? Learn how to write and secure an API, understand React and now React hooks, know your native coding tool - editor, know how to use search engines to find people and information efficiently, understand how to interact with a service you don't own and finally, keep learning.

As always, if you need help on an issue, want to share a discovery, or just want to say: “Job well done”, please reach out to Vesa, to Waldek or to your PnP Community.

This episode was recorded on Monday, May 11, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 30-45 minutes in length. Please do give us feedback on this video and podcast series and also do let us know if you have done something cool/useful so that we can cover that in the next weekly summary! The easiest way to let us know is to share your work on Twitter and add the hashtag #PnPWeekly (or older #SPDevWeekly). We are always on the lookout for refreshingly new content. “Sharing is caring!

Here are all the links and people mentioned in this recording. Thanks, everyone for your contributions to the community!

Microsoft / PnP articles:

Community articles:

Additional Links:

If you’d like to hear from a specific community member in an upcoming recording and/or have specific questions to SharePoint/Microsoft 365 engineering or visitors – please let us know. We will do our best to address your requests or questions.

"Sharing is caring!"


SharePoint Team, Microsoft - 12th of May 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 82 - 5th of May 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 82 - 5th of May 2020

May 5, 2020

In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics around Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), are joined by Maarten Eekels - Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director and Chief Digital Officer of Portiva, in the Netherlands.

The trio discusses how organizations are transitioning (rapidly as of late) and new partner opportunities (and challenges) are surfacing as a result of changes forced on them by the COVID-19 pandemic. Project reprioritization – smaller projects are leading to larger projects, cloud adoption is accelerating, Microsoft Teams usage is high and driving SharePoint and wider Microsoft 365 and Azure Platform adoption, and development focus is on extending the platform rather than waiting on changes to the platform. While citizen development empowers, it also necessitates the need for governance, change management and education. Fortunately, internal “ambassador” programs are emerging as a means to communicate change.   21 newly released Microsoft and PnP Community articles are discussed in this episode as well.

As always, if you need help on an issue, want to share a discovery, or just want to say: “Job well done”, please reach out to Vesa, to Waldek or to your PnP Community.

This episode was recorded on Monday, May 4, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 30-45 minutes in length. Please do give us feedback on this video and podcast series and also do let us know if you have done something cool/useful so that we can cover that in the next weekly summary! The easiest way to let us know is to share your work on Twitter and add the hashtag #PnPWeekly (or older #SPDevWeekly). We are always on the lookout for refreshingly new content. “Sharing is caring!

Here are all the links and people mentioned in this recording. Thanks, everyone for your contributions to the community!

Microsoft / PnP articles:

Community articles:

Additional Links:

If you’d like to hear from a specific community member in an upcoming recording and/or have specific questions to SharePoint/Microsoft 365 engineering or visitors – please let us know. We will do our best to address your requests or questions.

"Sharing is caring!"


SharePoint Team, Microsoft - 5th of May 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 81 - 27th of April 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 81 - 27th of April 2020

April 28, 2020

In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics around Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), share their perspectives on how open-source projects and community initiatives can be successful.

Why do some ideas get attention and others just languish?

This discussion focuses on 5 tips for driving successful open-source programs.

  1. Get the idea out of your own head
  2. Target the idea for the people who need it
  3. Rinse and repeat
  4. Building a team
  5. It's not about you, it's about them

Perhaps the ultimate success metric:  A self-sustaining program.  Successful programs include a strong community of contributors with varying talents, constant communications/reinforcement, well understood goals and objectives and a sincere Sharing is Caring mentality.

Thank you for your participation and contributions in your community.  Also, in this episode, there are 15 newly released, well documented and evolutionary articles.

As always, if you need help on an issue, want to share a discovery, or just want to say: “Job well done”, please reach out to Vesa, to Waldek or to your PnP Community.

This episode was recorded on Monday, April 27, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 30-45 minutes in length. Please do give us feedback on this video and podcast series and also do let us know if you have done something cool/useful so that we can cover that in the next weekly summary! The easiest way to let us know is to share your work on Twitter and add the hashtag #PnPWeekly (or older #SPDevWeekly). We are always on the lookout for refreshingly new content. “Sharing is caring!

Here are all the links and people mentioned in this recording. Thanks, everyone for your contributions to the community!

Microsoft / PnP articles:

Community articles:

Additional Links:

If you’d like to hear from a specific community member in an upcoming recording and/or have specific questions to SharePoint/Microsoft 365 engineering or visitors – please let us know. We will do our best to address your requests or questions.

"Sharing is caring!"


SharePoint Team, Microsoft - 28th of April 2020