SharePoint / Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) December 2016 release is out with new contributions from community for the community. This post contains all the details related on what was included with the release and what else has been happening in the PnP world during the past month.
We are happy to announce we have shipped another update to the Property Management Code Sample in the OfficeDev repository on Github.com. We’ve had a lot of success with previous versions of this code sample and it is one of the most downloaded samples we have. The Property Management Code Sample demonstrates how to create a line of business system with #Office 365 and mobile technologies. The code sample includes a web application built on ASP.NET MVC5, mobile applications built with iOS, Android, Xamarin, and Cordova, and an #Office Add-in for Outlook built with ASP.NET MVC 5. The Property Manager web application demonstrates many different patterns used in real world scenarios. At a high level, the Property Manager web application does the following things.
- Provisions the #SharePoint Site Collection used by the Property Management web and mobile applications
The #Microsoft Office #Chrome Extension gives you quick access to your recent documents, #OneDrive storage, local documents, opens them directly in a fully functional browser version of the respective Office application, and more. This is a bit of old news (well over a year in fact) but I have never really seen anyone else using before so I thought maybe some of my readers might find this useful. I am HUGE fan of #Chrome extensions and use them extensively. In fact, I have so many I am constantly fighting with which ones to disable/enable to save space next to the address bar. I used to have so many that I would often crash the browser or slow my OS down to a standstill. Although, the second issue is no longer a problem due to the purchase of my Dell Precision laptop (6th generation
#Microsoft has released the Microsoft Common Data Model (CDM) for #PowerBI, #PowerApps, #Excel, and #Flow "an out-of-box business database for storing and managing business entities." The CDM is intended to be used as a business database and has full support for flows in #Microsoft Flow, rich control support within PowerApps, easy chema definition support for non-developers, full Excel integration for both viewing & editing data, and bulk data import & export capabilities. The CDM can provide access to standard entities and also allow developers to build custom entities as well. Out of the start gate, Microsoft alreday has some templates for Microsoft Flow to help you get started. Some of the templates include actions/integration with Dr0pBox, Salesforce, I am sure this number will grow overtime and we will more than likely see a community based pool of templates begin to evolve as
#Microsoft released some new intelligent learning features to the office suite this week.
This month, we are releasing a new set of cloud-powered intelligent services in Office apps designed to save you time and produce better results. These features help you improve your writing in #Word, deliver dynamic presentations in #PowerPoint and prioritize the emails that matter most to you in #Outlook. -- Original Post from New to Office 365 in July—new intelligent services Researcher and Editor in Word and more - Office Blogs
The first updates are to Word and are called #Researcher and #Editor. It allows you to pull content from a web address using the Bing Knowledge Graph and will automatically pull cited content into your document and add the corresponding annotation to both the content added and the citation needed
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