2017 Microsoft MVP Renewal

We are proud to announce that our President and Co-founder, Eric Overfield, was once again awarded as a Microsoft Office Services and Services MVP for 2017. After receiving his first Microsoft MVP award last year, Eric has been working not only to support the great changes and updates in Office 365 and SharePoint but also to help provide his key insights and best practices to the SharePoint community.
Driven Community Leader

As a co-host of SharePoint Saturday Sacramento and Silicon Valley events, Eric helps recruit other community leaders, local sponsors, as well as fellow PixelMill team members to help organize and run each SharePoint Saturday. Eric is also an active speaker at many SharePoint conferences including Microsoft Ignite, European SharePoint Conference, SharePoint Fests, and SPTechCons. In addition to some of the larger events Eric participates in, Eric spreads his SharePoint and Office 365 expertise by speaking at SharePoint Saturdays and local user groups.
Dedicated SharePoint Educator
Throughout his chaotic schedule this year, Eric has remained a key mentor to our developers, encouraging them to adopt TypeScript to get ready for the new SharePoint Framework. He has also traveled out of state to mentor renown companies on best practices in branding and developing SharePoint intranets and extranets. Some of Eric’s hottest blog topics of 2016 include Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP), the SharePoint Framework (SPFx), and SharePoint’s new UI/UX.

Eric’s Top 2016 Insights

Branding Modern SharePoint Webinar

In this webinar, Eric gave users his expertise on the “dos” and “don’ts” of SharePoint branding and what the new SharePoint Framework means for future branding efforts. Check out his blog for a quick recap of the class, including answers to some of the most asked questions.

Watch Webinar: Branding Modern SharePoint

Read Q&A Blog on Branding Modern SharePoint

SharePoint Framework Articles

Throughout the year, Eric provided users with his in-depth syntheses of the new SharePoint Framework, below we have listed some of his best articles.

 SPFx Officially Available to First Release Tenants

The SharePoint Framework: The potential to replace the SharePoint UI Unchanged Since 2007

The Wait is Over: The SharePoint Framework (#SPFx) Now Available

Dev Advice & Tutorials

As a Web Developer at heart, Eric writes many tutorial blogs for branding and developing SharePoint. Check out a few of his 2016 posts.

SharePoint/Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) Common PowerShell Command Reference

Asynchronous Dynamic Properties in SharePoint Framework Web part Property Panes

Debugging Legacy Core Search Results Web Part in SharePoint 2013

And Microsoft Geek…
And last but not least, Eric will be the first to say he is not only a SharePoint advocate but also a SharePoint geek. Eric maintains many active social accounts and is always excited to talk SharePoint. If you have questions about SharePoint, concerns about the upcoming SPFx, or just want to chat, you can follow Eric on Twitter (@EricOverfield) and subscribe to his blog for his latest updates.
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