PnP Weekly
PnP Weekly - Episode 91 - 13th of July 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 91 - 13th of July 2020

July 22, 2020

In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics around Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), are joined by D'arce Hess (CloudWay) – US based MVP and Information Architect to discuss the importance of information architecture and the human side of IT.   Success is defined by people, not by technology.   There is a need to manage the disconnects between decision makers, IT and information users.  Tips for how include:  Get end-users in room to define actual requirements, keep refining how to engage and support users, embrace Evergreen mode, manage IT’s fears, make decisions based on analytics and not on emotions.   There are opportunities for surfacing actionable data more readily.  Are customers transitioning to Teams as their intranet?  Teams is the platform for collaboration pared with SharePoint for content discoverability.    Additionally, in this episode, 15 recently released articles from Microsoft and the PnP Community are highlighted.

What’s happening this week?  The release of SPFx v.1.11, that will be followed by a CLI update and SPFx v1.11 web part/extensions showing up in AppSource.

Note:  The PnP Weekly team is taking a break for 4 weeks.  The next episode (Season 4) of PnP Weekly (Episode 92) will be delivered on August 11th.

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, July 13, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 45 - 60 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. 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:

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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.

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Microsoft 365 Patterns and Practices Team - 14th of July 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 90 - 6th of July 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 90 - 6th of July 2020

July 7, 2020

In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics around Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), are joined by Dan Wahlin – MVP and now Microsoft employee as a Microsoft 365 Cloud Developer Advocate on the new Microsoft 365 Cloud Developer Advocate team.  What is a Cloud Developer Advocate?  The bridge between customers & partners and Microsoft 365 & Azure teams.   The role advocates for customers, creates learning plans beyond "Hello World" basics, code samples, videos...  Dan will focus largely on Fluid Framework.  Do you have what it takes to be a Cloud Developer Advocate?  If you can admit you don't know it all and are not afraid of putting yourself out there as speaker, writer, sample developer and community participant, then you might have the right stuff.  Additionally, in this episode, 17 recently released articles from Microsoft and the PnP Community are highlighted.

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, July 6, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 45 - 60 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. 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:

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.

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Microsoft 365 PnP Team - 7th of July 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 89 - 29th of June 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 89 - 29th of June 2020

June 30, 2020

In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics around Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), are joined by Paul Bullock - SharePoint Architect and MVP with CaPa Creative located in the UK.  Paul is a major contributor to PnP modernization tooling effort which leads to this call's discussion focus.  So why would you share your code as open-source?  When's a good time to start contributing?  How do you get plugged into the PnP community?  This session is a great place to start.  PnP is not just code, it's structure, infrastructure, policy, adoption strategies, recognition, networking, the human-side of IT.  Open-source is great way to learn from and work with people who are introverts, extroverts, people located near and far with various organization affiliations, customer projects and technical skills that share common passions and a relationship to the PnP community.   Additionally, in this episode, 17 recently released articles from Microsoft and the PnP Community are highlighted.

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, June 29, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 45 - 60 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. 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:

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.

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SharePoint Team, Microsoft - 30th of June 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 88 - 22nd of June 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 88 - 22nd of June 2020

June 30, 2020

In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics around Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), are joined by – Andrew Connell (A.C.) - MVP, Instructor, owner of Voitanos located in Florida, US.  Topics included:   Andrew’s “Mastering SharePoint Framework” course – a 2-year endeavor that is content complete – well almost.  Waiting on SPFx v1.11 release.  Andrew shares his honest opinions on SPFx – capabilities, reliability, completeness, engineering communications, need for functional consistency across apps and tools that encompass more just SharePoint now.  Discussed using library components or npm packages, and  UX components - using Office UI Fabric or Fluent Fabric.  Additionally, in this episode, 18 recently released articles from Microsoft and the PnP Community are highlighted.

This week, SharePoint engineering and the PnP community are busy.  CSOM .NET Standard is slated to ship, along with a Yo Teams video series – 8 videos, and SharePoint Starter Kit V2. This month, Andrew and others have made many updates to bring  SharePoint Framework Dev docs to current.  And finally, a priority area of focus is on the creation of Microsoft Teams reference samples, guidance/Starter kit and a dashboard/me experience!

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, June 22, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 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. 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:

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.

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SharePoint Team, Microsoft - 23rd of June 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 87 - 15th of June 2020

PnP Weekly - Episode 87 - 15th of June 2020

June 30, 2020

In this weekly discussion of latest news and topics around Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), are joined by - John Liu, Consultant, Microsoft Power Automate expert and owner of PowerStudios in Sydney, Australia.  Topics Discussed:   Will Microsoft take my business idea?  Deploying Flows in the enterprise?   Using Flows as an orchestrator.  Bundling Flows into Solutions?  What is John's attraction to Power Automate?  How he evolved from On-Prem to Cloud to Power Automate and about moving from SharePoint workflows to Power Automate.  Key advice:  To be a successful entrepreneur, live in a country with no snow!  This week:  There is a high probability the CSOM .NET Standard will be released and finishing up a Blog post on SharePoint Starter Kit v2.  Additionally, in this episode, 15 recently released articles from Microsoft and the PnP Community are highlighted.

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, June 15, 2020.

These videos and podcasts are published each week and are intended to be roughly 45 minutes in length, but often extend to 60 minutes or 75 minutes as is the case in this episode.  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:

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.

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SharePoint Team, Microsoft - 16th of June 2020

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