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.
Today’s post was written by Bill Baer, senior product manager for the #SharePoint team. When we launched SharePoint Server 2016, we shared our vision that it would be a foundational release, born in the cloud and built for continuous innovation. Today, we’re pleased to announce our next step on this journey with the availability of Feature Pack 1. Through the November 2016 Public Update for SharePoint Server 2016, we’re delivering several new features based on customer feedback, extending support for hybrid scenarios and developer needs, including:
- Administrative actions logging for common SharePoint administrative actions.
- MinRole enhancements to support small and medium-sized farms.
- A OneDrive for Business modern experience.
- Custom tiles in the SharePoint app launcher.
- SharePoint hybrid auditing unified across site collections on-premises and in #Office 365.
- Hybrid taxonomy unified
In August 2016, we announced that Office 365 Groups would get full-powered SharePoint team sites. When you create a group, #Office 365 gives the group a shared inbox, calendar, OneNote notebook, place for files, Planner for task management—and now a modern team site with pages, lists, libraries and team news, so the group can collaborate, communicate and coordinate. This is now 100 percent rolled out to all #Office 365 First Release customers, as noted by the @SharePoint team. Starting today, people will be able to create #SharePoint team sites connected to Office 365 Groups from the SharePoint home in Office 365—and it’s fast. Admins control how these new capabilities appear for their users. And it is more intuitive to adjust the site as business needs require. Now, no matter where users create an Office 365 group (from Outlook, #Microsoft
The #social and collaborative #tools built into #Office 2016 and #Windows 10 allow you to take your teamwork to the next level. An online immersion session is not your typical online event. These 90-minute interactive sessions start with an online roundtable discussing your business challenges and then launch into a live environment in the cloud. A skilled facilitator guides you through simulated business scenarios that are customized to your interests. We will send you a link to connect your own device to a remote desktop loaded with our latest and greatest technology, so you can experience first-hand how #Microsoft tools can solve your biggest challenges in a collaborative, fun environment. Online immersion sessions help you discover how to:
- Keep information secure while being productive—Make it easier to work securely and maintain compliance without inhibiting your workflow.
At #Microsoft Ignite 2016, in Atlanta, we proudly announced the availability of the new “#PnP #Templates Gallery” portal, which is available at the following URL: https://templates-gallery.sharepointpnp.com. The basic idea around this new portal, is to have a public and shared repository for PnP provisioning templates, which anybody can download and use for free. Moreover, we hope that many community members will like to share their own templates with the community. In the following figure, you can see the home page of the PnP Templates Gallery. The site is responsive and mobile-aware, and allows you to browse the templates, and to search for them based on few search criteria:
Amidst all the disruption that enterprises are experiencing today, one thing has remained constant—real-time communications are still fundamental to workplace productivity. By embedding real-time communications into applications, with #Skype for Business integration with #SalesForce you can instantly transform business processes, make them more agile and deliver a better service to your partners and customers. Earlier this year, we announced an update to the #Skype Web SDK, which enables you to build web experiences that seamlessly integrate presence, chat, audio and video by leveraging Skype for Business services and the larger Skype communications network. Salesforce is a great showcase of how the new Skype Web SDK can be used to deliver a customized and integrated communication experience directly from the browser and without the need for any plug-ins.
Skype for SalesforceSkype for Salesforce surfaces the capabilities of Skype for Business Online directly within Salesforce to give sellers the
Office 365 and SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) September 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.