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Enable Log and Trace information for PnP Core Provisioning when using Console Application

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Hi, Looking into PnP Provisioning I noticed there isn’t configuration to set up proper log and trace information (version v2.4.1605). If you haven’t chance to look into PnP Core solution, and you want to know how to start, take a look here: Office 365 PnP Provisioning starting point. Anyway, if you’d like to add some Read More →

Office 365. PnP Provisioning – Hide default Title column and Enable menu for Other Custom Text Column

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Hi, Playing with PnP Provisioning is funny as you have different set of features and requirements you can achieve when provisioning sites. Last month I found sort of bug at version v2.4.1605 of PnP Core: Can not Convert Object when provisioning pnp:file Display Template. Working with the same version I had a requirement to provision Read More →

How to ApplyTheme using Gulp Task in SharePoint Online Projects

Hi, This blog post will show you how to create a Gulp task in Visual Studio 2015 intended to Apply a SharePoint theme with custom spcolor file. Why do we need a Gulp task to Apply a SharePoint theme? For example, if we are playing with our CSS files, changing some properties, classes, etc. and Read More →

Office 365. Cannot Convert OBject Problem when provisioning pnp:File Display Template

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When we are using PnP Provisioning Core Engine to deploy SharePoint artefacts, we probably need to deploy Display Templates. My colleague Kevin posted this blog post about this: http://sharepointcookies.com/2015/07/working-with-display-templates-with-the-new-pnp-provisioning-core-engine/. But, some changes has been done in the PnP Provisioning Code and we need to adjust a little bit the code. I am using PnP Version Read More →

How to list all Site Custom Actions using CSOM and PowerShell in Office 365

Hi, Today a short one :P, I’d like to share how to query and list all Custom Action for a SharePoint Online Site Collection using CSOM:   HTH @jquintozamora

Compile, optimize and watch our LESS / CSS files with Gulp tasks using Visual Studio 2015 in our SharePoint Online solutions

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When we are working on SharePoint (or Office 365) projects, eventually you need to integrate custom CSS, HTML, JavaScript within SharePoint components. I remember my first projects with SharePoint 2007 where we coded server components with C# or VB and it were really hard to integrate custom CSS and JavaScript in our solutions. But since Read More →

TypeScript: Configure the environment to use the latest installed version

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Hi, Yesterday (4th May 2016), Microsoft announced the new SharePoint Framework (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_bGyqKwT4g). TypeScript will be important technology for developing new client web parts, you can see a good article of my colleague Chris (http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2016/05/the-new-sharepoint-development-model.html). TypeScript code is not processed by browsers that work with JavaScript code. Therefore to be executed, TypeScript code has to be Read More →

How to configure Visual Studio 2015 with the latest version of Node.js and NPM

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Hi, I recently installed Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 in order to work in a project, in which, we would like to use a combination of  different technologies like SharePoint stuff, React, Node.js, LESS and Gulp. In my opinion, is good to to use new technologies at the right time, in terms of, learning curve, Read More →

Convert from two letters language code to four letters Language Tag with PowerShell

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Hi, This post is about how to convert two letter language code to four letter language tag format (Language Tag defined by Microsoft). Introduction Windows Language Tag was defined based on IETF BCP 47 best practice that defines “Tags for Identify Languages” and all the values and the Windows version where released are documented here Read More →

Dealing with authentication when Developing with multiple Office 365 tenants using Chrome Profiles

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Hi there, When we are developing with multiple tenants in Office 365 using the same development environment, I am pretty sure we are annoyed when we have to deal with with the Office 365 authentication. That is not Office 365 issue, is just having different accounts having to access to the same authentication portal in Read More →