SharePoint PnP Webcast – Referencing external JavaScript libraries from client-side web part

In this PnP Web Cast we concentrated on showing how to get use external JavaScript libraries in your Framework client-side web parts. SharePoint Framework provides easy way to build client-side web parts, which reference external libraries, like React, Angular or for example Knockout. There are few considerations which should be taken into account, when you reference external libraries, which directly impacts the overall size of your customizations. This webcast shows how to reference external libraries and also covers different optios and considerations to optimize your customizations. Notice. When this webcast was released, SharePoint Framework was available as a Developer Preview release. Presentation covers following topics:

  • How to reference external libraries in client-side web parts
  • Considerations and options when external libraries are being referenced
Web cast demo shows following details
  • How to reference external library to your client-side web part
  • Needed configuration for

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Introducing Outlook’s new and improved calendar on iOS and Android

Whether you’re planning your next dinner date or an upcoming meeting with teammates, the Outlook team’s mission is to provide you with the best calendar app out there. Today, we’re happy to share that it’s about to get even better on iOS and Android—with new features and a better overall experience to help you manage and make the most of your day. Here’s a look at what’s new:

Stay connected with Interesting Calendars

A few months ago, we introduced Calendar Apps to let you connect your favorite apps—Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote—to your calendar. Our goal? To give you a complete and clear view of your day with your events, tasks and notes in one place. Today, we’re taking this idea one step further by adding Interesting Calendars, which allows you to subscribe to your hometown sports team’s calendar and see the events automatically pop up in your calendar. TV shows and more

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Sharing made simple— adds support for Google Drive and Facebook photos

The essential role of email has always been the ability to easily share ideas and information with anyone in the world. Whether it’s working with your classmates, arranging a vacation or planning a global product launch—email is a staple of modern communication. In recent years, one of the biggest advancements in Outlook has been the ability to share and edit files stored in the cloud right from your inbox. OneDrive has long been integrated across Outlook and comes preconfigured with every Outlook account. In addition, our Outlook mobile apps support Box, Dropbox and Google Drive. And early this year, we announced support for Box and Dropbox in as well. Today, we added three enhancements to make sharing simple. First, we extended the cloud storage capabilities for by adding support for Google Drive. Second, we added the ability to share your Facebook photos from Outlook. And finally, we made

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Episode 108 with Chakkaradeep Chinnakonda Chandran on the SharePoint Framework and SharePoint WebHooks—Office 365 Developer Podcast

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Property Management Code Sample Updates Ship!

We are happy to announce we have shipped another update to the Property Management Code Sample in the OfficeDev repository on 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 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 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 Site Collection used by the Property Management web and mobile applications
  • Provisions

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Office 365 news roundup

Integration and interoperability are two ideas we spend a lot of time thinking about and working on at . Together, they add up to one essential outcome: providing a seamless, unified user experience across multiple applications, platforms and devices. That’s something we are committed to offering you and our other customers with every new 365 feature, update and improvement. We recently announced the pre-release of Visio Online and Visio on iPad, which will enable cross-platform consumption of Visio diagrams and empower more people to create, collaborate and communicate visually. We also introduced a number of key updates to Visio Pro for , such as one-step data linking for diagrams and advanced design and collaboration with the enhanced AutoCAD support. In addition, we recently announced a new guest access feature for Office 365 Groups, making it easy

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Houston SharePoint TechFest

Speaking at Houston SharePoint TechFest – 10/12/2016

Yes, that's right!  I will be at Houston SharPoint TechFest on Wednesday, October the 12th.  The conference is once again being held at and begins at 8:00 AM.  Don't miss the chance to attend an entire day worth of sessions global and industry leading , , & Experts, MCMs, & MVPs.  You can learn more about the conference, the schedule for the day, and also register by visiting the conference website at  I will be there for the entire day attending other sessions as well so feel free to stop me and say hello if you see me!