Replace the boring Default User Photo in SharePoint with Avatars!

Posted by Beau Cameron on 07.24.17


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Topics: Office 365, Development, SPFx

Building an inline search webpart using the SharePoint Framework

Posted by Beau Cameron on 07.21.17


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Topics: Development, react, SPFx, SharePoint Framework

Office 365 CDN - First Impressions

Posted by Beau Cameron on 07.14.17

This year Microsoft introduced General Availability for Office 365 CDNs. After spending some time working with them and figuring out how they work, I wanted to give my first impressions on the pros and cons of using them.

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Topics: Office 365, Development

Today's Webpart Development For Tomorrow's Intranet

Posted by Beau Cameron on 06.01.17

The SharePoint landscape is changing at a very rapid pace. 2017 is going to bring lots of new changes for Office365 and SharePoint 2016 alike.

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Topics: Development

Query Office Graph using SharePoint Search API

Posted by Beau Cameron on 04.28.17

UPDATE: This functionality has been discontinued by Microsoft.

If you've read my blogs before you'll know that I am a firm believer in the power of search in SharePoint2013+. Search opens up many capabilities that previously we did not have access to.

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Topics: Development, Search, Office Graph

How to get list of sites created by Office 365 Groups

Posted by Beau Cameron on 02.07.17

The introduction of Office365 groups has been mostly positive. Office365 groups provide a new way for teams to collaborate together using the integration of various Office365 tools.

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Topics: Development

Email SharePoint Groups in Visual Studio Workflow - the easy way

Posted by Beau Cameron on 02.06.17

For any of you who are familiar with Visual Studio workflows... you love the added flexibility but you also hate the Workflow Designer and sometimes the activities aren't very clear... Recently I had been working on a workflow for a ticketing system to send emails to members of a SharePoint group.

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Topics: SharePoint 2013, Workflow, Development

SharePoint Framework hits Release Candidate milestone

Posted by Beau Cameron on 01.13.17

Exciting news this week as Office Dev center has released the first release candidate version for SharePoint Framework.

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Topics: SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Apps, Development

Creating SharePoint List forms with your favorite editor & AngularJS

Posted by Beau Cameron on 11.18.16

Forms have always been a sore subject when it comes to SharePoint. For years many SharePoint environments adopted InfoPath to fulfill their custom form needs. However, this required an Enterprise License, not to mention constant issues with performance, updating content types and and poor branding support.

Even this year Microsoft has decided to end support for InfoPath in 2026 without a replacement. 

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Topics: SharePoint 2013, Development, Forms

Export your SharePoint Access Request List

Posted by Beau Cameron on 09.24.16

Sometimes administrators need to access the SharePoint Access Request list outside of the SharePoint Page.

For those who don't know, whenever a user asks for permission to view your SharePoint site, whether it be access to a file, a team site or folders, that request gets stored in your environment at this location.

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Topics: SharePoint 2013, Strategy, Administration, Development

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