Development, DevOps

Updating Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise

Yesterday I noticed a release (VS 2017 Update 6) was released, but my Visual Studio was still running Update 3: The newest update is version 15.6. While reading how to update Visual Studio, the article mentioned Visual Studio Installer. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/install/update-visual-studio So I launched Visual Studio Installer and clicked "Update". Note, the installer did not tell… Continue reading Updating Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise

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Development, SharePoint, SPFx

Create a SPFx web part to display SharePoint list data based on locale and Graph API data

This is an example of how I used the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) to create a modern page/modern experience web part that shows SharePoint list data based on a user's Language/Locale/Country and some other user profile information from Azure Active Directory using the Graph API. We onboard guest users using Azure AD B2B to our SharePoint… Continue reading Create a SPFx web part to display SharePoint list data based on locale and Graph API data

Administration, SharePoint

SharePoint Online Communication site – How to share with external users

I had an issue where when I tried to share my SharePoint Online Communication Site with an external user, I received an error: Your organization's policies don't allow you to share with these users. Go to External Sharing in the Office 365 admin center to enable it. But when I went to my O365 tenant,… Continue reading SharePoint Online Communication site – How to share with external users

Administration, SharePoint

SharePoint Online blog site- How to edit the homepage

Problem After about a week of troubleshooting the classic SharePoint Online blog subsite template (BLOG#0), I was FINALLY able to figure out why I could not edit the homepage. Solution: There is a site feature called "Site Pages" that needs to be activated. Once activated, you can edit the blog homepage (assuming you have permissions).… Continue reading SharePoint Online blog site- How to edit the homepage

Administration, Branding, SharePoint

SharePoint Online- Enable New Modern experience on root site collection

UPDATE 1/30/2019- Still waiting for the below MS Ignite command. While we wait we can try Jeff Jone's approach of forcing creation of a modern communication site using the classic site wizard with a client side developer trick: https://www.spjeff.com/2018/12/31/video-create-modern-communication-for-root-site-in-tenant/ UPDATE 9/27/2018- At #MsIgnite, Microsoft just announced a way to convert the root site into a modern… Continue reading SharePoint Online- Enable New Modern experience on root site collection