Many great SharePoint Saturdays are coming up later this year in Europe and all over the world. I think it is time for me to take a break from public speaking.
The biggest struggle I always over the last couple of years to find topics. Topics people are interested to hear. On the other hand, great people of the community came to me asking if I can do a session about this or about that. Special thanks to Serge Luca and Daniel Laskewitz. Recommendations are always welcome too.
A while a GitHub issue in the sp-dev-docs came to my attention, where someone had a problem titled as Can’t get grid system working using office fabric ui react. I took a closer look on why it is so challenging to get the grid system running right now and in SPFx projects in general. There are some catches you need to be aware.
Office UI Fabric is somewhat like the first and foremost first third-party Framework that you may want to use in all your projects to create a seamless experience with the rest of the Office 365 platform. It is not exclusively to SharePoint or SharePoint Framework Projects.
The latest release of OneDrive for Mac comes with an exciting new feature. Files on demand have finally arrived on MacOS. Windows Client was the first client supporting this feature. Now on MacOS, you have better control over your synced files.
Files on demand on Mac
That this feature comes is not new and was already announced on September 18 as a Beta version.
Over the last couple of month, I regularly check if it has become available outside of the Beta releases. Sadly until now, I couldn’t find any indication, but now finally it has become available.
A common practice these days is to organise site collection in hub sites. It gives you a great possibility to arrange your content more dynamically than ever before in SharePoint. On specific site type, we are dealing in any SharePoint project, for example, are project sites.
These project workspaces only have a defined start and end date. A site collection like this can be useful for a couple of weeks, to month or in case of long-running projects for years. What to do when the workspace reached his end of life?
During last weekend I already teased a web part named ‘Panthema’. I was a bit surprised by the interest in this helpful tool for developer, consultant and everyone who has to manage themes in SharePoint on Office 365. I also think it helps a lot in debugging the colours used.
Recently many new user interface element got introduced to SharePoint that provides additional information about other services in Office 365. While you can argue this information might be valuable for users, you can also say that that information is just a consumer marketing attempt for already paid products.
In general, to keep the user informed it is a great thing to have a feature like this but from a design perspective and even end-user experience, those elements are not optimal. If this kind of information is valuable for the user inside an organisation, it is up to the organisation and not a decision made by any service provider.
To be clear, if this shows up on a free OneDrive user interface, but it is not something for a corporate environment.
When you like to version your SPFx solutions correctly, then it is not enough to upgrade only the ‘package-solution.json’ in the config folder. You might also want to upgrade the ‘package.json’ file with a corresponding version number too.