Webinar Recap | Current Dev Tools for SharePoint & Office 365

We hope you enjoyed, “Evolving SharePoint and Office 365 Development, a New World of Opportunities” and our first foray into video conference webinars. Hopefully this will put to rest the rumors of Eric being just a voice we created in our parents basement.
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Little known fact: Eric took some vocal lessons prior to this session because he knew the topic would have him singing like a jay-bird. We started once again with a little journey back through the traditional development models (Full Trust farm-based solutions, Sandbox solutions, etc…). These models are still valid and usable on SharePoint 2016 (and presumably SharePoint 2019. More to come on that) and then transitioned into what development models are currently available to us, including more modern approaches. Eric emphasized that many of the traditional approaches are still very relevant to us today. Just because some might like to build the latest typescript code on SharePoint Online doesn’t mean others couldn’t be building on SharePoint 2010 or On-Prem. You can still use some of the more modern methodologies that are also coming down the road (Microsoft Graph, SharePoint Rest, Office UI, etc…). Eric then guides us through the roadmap for development strategies defining best practices and where should you look to go in the future. Is Modern or Classic SharePoint better for you?
Need more information? Check out the session below!

For those wanting to view Eric’s slide deck, it’s available to view here.

Interested in Learning More? Join Us for next month’s Webinar!
Sign up for March’s webinar “Site Designs and Site Scripts, Templating for Modern Super Heroes” on Thursday, March 22nd at 11 AM PST.
One of the big problems with creating sites has been ensuring that the needed artifacts and assets exist in the site. Also making sure sites had consistent theming was very challenging to automate. Creating templates for different site types is a common request and let’s be honest: the old ‘save site as template’ is full of problems. With the addition of modern sites, we have not had an out of the box way of using templates. Microsoft did a pretty good job of presenting this functionality at Ignite last year.
Site designs and site scripts allow us to accomplish many of the same goals. When people in your organization create new SharePoint sites, you often need to ensure some level of consistency. For example, you may need proper branding and theming applied to each new site. You may also have detailed site provisioning scripts, such as using the PnP provisioning engine, that need to be applied each time a new site is created.
In this webinar we will discuss what is included with site designs and site scripts and we will even create our own site design and site script. Come learn what you need to know to take advantage of this capability.
Session Benefits:
• Overview of Site Designs and Site Scripts
• See how you can use site designs and site scripts to provide custom configurations to apply when new sites are created
• Learn to use site designs and site scripts to automate provisioning of new or existing modern SharePoint sites using your own custom configurations.
While this session is geared towards those with a basic understanding of SharePoint development, we encourage newcomers to dive right in and learn how to build sites effectively with some shiny new tools.
Save your spot today and register here.

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