Jun 28
SharePoint Responsive UI Package now available–Yes thie site is running it!

SharePoint Patterns and PracticesMicrosoft have released the Responsive UI Package for on-premises SharePoint, both 2013 and 2016 versions!



There are a couple of steps to getting it up and running, but they are pretty simple.

Packages Required:


Installation/Enabling of the Responsive UI via PowerShell in the SharePoint Online Management Shell (Yes, this is even for local on-premises installations!)


(Don’t forget to specify the protocol, the script is not intelligent to figure it out!)

You will also need to do this for each URL (i.e http://www.danielbrown.id.au is different to httpS://www.danielbrown.id.au for the purposes of this script)

First thing I noticed was Site Settings has now changed layout, and changes layout based on windows site!






Making use of the screen real-estate! I’m more besides the ones outlined on the Microsoft site, there are plenty hanging around! Check it out for yourself!

Official Announcement can be found at - https://dev.office.com/blogs/announcing-responsive-ui-package-for-sharepoint-on-premises-2013-2016


Jun 26
Family Tree Maker–WCF Plugin

Just a little proof of concept with Family Tree Maker 2014, using their plugin interface, I've managed to expose family tree data via a WCF Service! :D


Sure. its limited and basic at the moment, but its just a proof of concept, something which may o may not end up going any future in the development lifecycle on my dev box!

Jun 22
Access Request Settings… PeoplePicker anyone?

So I'm thinking it's about time, SharePoint had the People Picker control added to the Access Request settings dialog, to make it a User, Group or email address.

(Above image from this blog for demonstration purposes)

While in SharePoint 2016, we do have a new option to allow members to share the site and individual files, the 'where' are access request emails sent to, is STILL a string email! This should be user, group or text email.. or just default to who I set as Site Owner.

At least it does have some validation around the layout of an email address, when I entered 'this is not a valid email' and pushed 'OK'…

Now, rather than showing this boring, server site, nasty error, surly some client side validation of email address format can take place first?

This little area of SharePoint has been so neglected over the past couple of releases, its time to bring it into the fold with the standard set of SharePoint controls!

Jun 22
Office 365 Dev Program

The Office 365 Dev Program offers a 1 year free trial of Office 365, On-Demand Training and a raft of resources!

The Office 365 Developer Program is a vibrant and growing community of developers, veteran and newbie, who are developing solutions on Office 365. As part of this community, we'll send you a monthly newsletter that includes information about what's new for developers that month, upcoming events, webinar schedules, online hackathon information, and tools to help you build apps. On your journey with us, you will have the opportunity to get prizes and community recognition.

More information can be found at http://dev.office.com/devprogram

Jun 20
Welcome to Adelaide SharePoint User Group Sponsor–JetBrains

The Adelaide SharePoint User Group would like to announce and welcome JetBrains as the one of the newest sponsors of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group for 2016!

JetBrains has agreed to provide the Adelaide SharePoint User Group with a variety of door prizes for the next 6 months to raffle off to attendees of meetings.

About JetBrains


“We help developers work faster by automating common, repetitive tasks to enable them to stay focused on code design and the big picture. We provide tools to explore and familiarize with code bases faster. Our products make it easy for you to take care of quality during all stages of development and spend less time on maintenance tasks. “

Website: https://www.jetbrains.com

Website: http://www.aspug.org.au

Thank you JetBrains for your support for the Adelaide SharePoint User Group and we look forward to the future together.

Jun 20
Welcome to Adelaide SharePoint User Group Sponsor–Telerik

The Adelaide SharePoint User Group would like to announce and welcome Telerik as the one of the newest sponsors of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group for 2016!

Telerik has agreed to provide the Adelaide SharePoint User Group with a variety of door prizes for the next 6 months to raffle off to attendees of meetings.

About Telerik


“Telerik is a leading company offering software tools for web, mobile, desktop application development, tools and subscription services for cross-platform application development”

Website: http://www.telerik.com

Website: http://www.aspug.org.au

Thank you Telerik for your support for the Adelaide SharePoint User Group and we look forward to the future together.

Jun 20
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group June Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

Welcome to Winter!

Our meeting dates are back to our usual 3rd Tuesday of each month at 3:30PM. That’s everyone for understanding with the past meetings. I’d also like to thank Microsoft Adelaide for the continued support and use of their space for the Adelaide SharePoint User Group meetings.

This month, we’ll continue with the Future of SharePoint series by showcasing and highlighning some of the new and exciting features which have been released and whats in the pipeline for both SharePoitn on-premisis and SharePoint Online!

Microsoft Ignite AU News!

It is to be held on feb 14-17, 2017. More information can be found at https://msftignite.com.au/

Office 365 Saturday Adelaide

O365 Saturday Adelaide returns! This year it is on September 17ths, 2016! More details in a section below or check out the website at http://www.o365saturdayaustralia.com/adelaide

New Office 365 Admin App released!

On June 14th, the Microsoft released the updated version of the Office 365 Admin app. This app is similar to the one shown in the future of SharePoint Videos. More information can be found at - https://blogs.office.com/2016/06/14/announcing-a-new-version-of-the-office-365-admin-app/

The app is available for Windows Phone, Android and iOS.

We hope to see you at this week’s Adelaide SharePoint User Group meeting on Tuesday, the 21st of June, 2016! (Add to Calendar)

Registration for this month’s User Group meeting can be found here.

June Meeting Information

At this month’s user group meeting we will continue the Future of SharePoint series with videos and live look at the new features of SharePoint and Office365 including demo’s!

If you plan to attend the festivities, can you please ensure to reserve your place by clicking here. This will help with catering and ensures everyone gets enough to eat.

· When: Tuesday, 21 June 2016 from 3:30 PM to 4:55 PM (ACST) - Add to Calendar

· Where: Microsoft - Level 12 147 Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 - View Map


The agenda for this month’s activities are:

· 3:30PM - Arrive & Relax and talk SharePoint over Pizza & Drinks!

· 3:45PM - Meeting Kick-off - Welcome & Introductions

· 4:00PM – Future of SharePoint Series – Part 2 – Daniel Brown

At this session, we will be recapping the Future of SharePoint event, looking at the new and exciting features being delivered to SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online

Focusing on Delve, Security and Compliance, Document Management., User Experience, Mobility, and Development we’ll be taking a look first hand at the new Office 365 and SharePoint 2016 on-premises solutions with live demonstrations!

· 4:55PM - Meeting Close

If you plan to attend the festivities, can you please ensure to reserve your place by clicking here. This will help with catering and ensures everyone gets enough to eat.

SharePoint 2016 Notice

A point worth of pointing out with SharePoint 2016 is that there is no Foundation version, as outlined in the “What's deprecated or removed from SharePoint Server 2016” documentation:

“Previous releases of SharePoint Server included SharePoint Foundation, a free edition of SharePoint that included most of the core functionality and architecture provided by the commercial editions of SharePoint. SharePoint Foundation is no longer available in the SharePoint Server 2016 release.”

Source: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346112(v=office.16).aspx

SharePoint Resources

Below are some great resources for SharePoint

· SharePoint Online software boundaries and limits - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/SharePoint-Online-software-boundaries-and-limits-8f34ff47-b749-408b-abc0-b605e1f6d498?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Future of SharePoint Videos

· SharePoint 2016 TechNet launch page (Many links): https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303422%28v=office.16%29.aspx

· New and improved features in SharePoint Server 2016 - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346121%28v=office.16%29.aspx

· What's deprecated or removed from SharePoint Server 2016 - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346112%28v=office.16%29.aspx

Office 365 Saturday


​O365 Saturday returns!

O365 Saturday Events are free events held in most capital cities in Australia throughout the year.  At each event there are no less than 10 fantastic sessions covering all aspects of Office 365 presented by respected professionals in various fields. ​ ​

The O365 Saturday Adelaide event will be taking place on the Saturday the 17th of September, 2016.

For more information, check out the website at http://www.o365saturdayaustralia.com/Adelaide

NDC Sydney


From 1-5 August 2016 Hilton Sydney will host the first ever NDC in Australia. NDC Sydney will have the same format as its European sisters NDC Oslo and NDC London with 2 days of workshops and 3 days of conference sessions. Speakers include some great developers such as Adam Cogan and Greg Low!

More information can be found at http://ndcsydney.com

New User Group Sponsors

The Adelaide SharePoint User Group would like to welcome two new well known and trusted identifies as official sponsors of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, JetBrains and Telerik!


Visual Studio Dev Essentials

Visual Studio Dev Essentials is a new, free program that brings together everything developers need to create applications on any device or operating system including Visual Studio Community and Visual Studio Code, and the free tier of Visual Studio Team Services. Dev Essentials adds priority forum support, training services from Pluralsight, Wintellect, and Xamarin, and—something that many have asked for—monthly credits to use in Azure, which will be coming in early 2016. You can find all the details on https://www.visualstudio.com/products/free-developer-offers-vs

Up-Coming Presentations at ASPUG

The Adelaide SharePoint User Group has booked in the following presenters for the months outlined below, please feel free to register to attend any event at any time!

As the dates get closer, details are confirmed, the events will be updated with more detail, so keep checking back!

Would you like to present? Let us know!

We’re always interested in hearing from local people and business who would like to showcase, present or talk about what they have done with SharePoint using real world examples. If you are interested, please contact us we would love to hear from you.


Check out our website at http://www.sharepointusers.org.au/Adelaide/

We also have a number of Social Media platforms:

· Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ASPUG

· LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=80657

· Twitter - https://twitter.com/aspug

Jun 17
Office 365 Roadmap

I often find myself on the page at https://fasttrack.microsoft.com/roadmap so im posting it up to share the love. Its worth checking out at least once a month (or in my case, when I open IE! Lol)

Jun 17
Video not available in your country

Seriously… its time this geo-locking shit is put to bed. The thing screw us out of shows like Game of Thrones or various other media from around the globe as various industries are locked and sliced up based on region… And then they wonder why piracy is rift with access blocked dependant on what patch of dirt you're on.

Well for us people, who know our way around the internet and how its piece together, just circumvent this stuff and then tell them to complain to their contract managers if they want to have a cry about the piracy.

It's time for the industry to get its finger out of its arse with copyright and geo-blocking.

Youtube… Looking directly at you for this shit piece of practice.

That's fine if the video is blocked to me based on my location, ill just load up the next persons clone of it.

(BTW: the video was Sash! Ecuador music video!)

Jun 17
Playing with some stuff–AD Markers


So just playing with was of discovering SharePoint…. and this method…. has seem to be lost over the years!

Here is the technet material about how this is done via the SharePoint / AD (I.e marking your AD where SharePoint has been installed and also gives you the ability to block new installations!) - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff730261(v=office.14).aspx

As you can see, I currently have 3 (active) installations of SharePoint within my Active Directory.

Great to see this is still in SP2016, considering it made its first appearance in SharePoint 2010 back in the day.

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