Aug 15
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group August Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

Unfortunately, this month’s speaker has had to cancel tomorrows presentation due to some personal circumstances. With this in mind and with Office 365 Saturday fast approaching (more details below!), we have decided to cancel this month’s user group meeting and regroup with a recap of Office 365 Saturday at our next meeting on the 20th of September, 2016.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and ​we hope to see you at next month’s Adelaide SharePoint User Group meeting on Tuesday, the 20th of September, 2016! (Add to Calendar)

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

Office 365 Saturday is almost here!

​O365 Saturday returns and is just about here!

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 at Cliftons - 80 King William Street, Adelaide South Australia 5000.

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

Microsoft Ignite AU

The next Microsoft Ignite event to be held in Australia will be happening on between February 14th and 17th, 2017.

“Whether you’re an IT decision maker, IT professional or enterprise developer, you’ll be inspired by our vision of where technology is headed. Tailor your learning experiences in this one-of-a-kind conference designed to fuel your business and give you a glimpse into the future.”

More information can be found at https://msftignite.com.au/ as well as the ability to sign up to receive more information as it becomes available.

Office Delve PC Preview

Microsoft has released a public preview version of its Office Delve PC app for Windows 10. The app offers Office 365 subscribers an easier way to find their documents, and be notified on any changes.

Delve helps you stay in the know, powered by who you know and what they are working on. With this preview app for Windows 10, you'll be notified about document updates, and get document suggestions that are relevant to your work. You can also find people and get back to your recent documents and attachments, all in one place – all in one app. In Delve, you can only see content that you already have permission to access. This means your colleagues won't see your private documents, and you won't see theirs.

The preview app is only available for Office 365 school or business subscribers with Office Delve access. A version for Windows 10 Mobile is in the works.

· More information can be found at : http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_insider-delve/-office-delve-for-windows-10-preview/bdea8f5e-771c-4b14-82af-5fab6518a012?tm=1467211136474

· The Preview can be downloaded at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/delve/9nblggh4n0bv

Free eBooks

Eric Ligman, Director of Sales Excellence at Microsoft has collated another massive ebook give away, Including: Windows 10, SharePoint 2016, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, SharePoint 2013, Office 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL Server and more!

Click here to goto Eric’s Blog post with all the titles

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 and thank them frothier support of the user group!

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

Jul 18
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group July Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

Apologies for the lateness of getting this months newsletter out, Its been a busy month with much exciting news!

The next Adelaide SharePoint User Group meeting is tomorrow, the 19th of Tuesdayof July at 3:30PM. We will be having an open forum tomorrowing looking at the Delve Preview for Windows 10 and the related technology stack which can be incorporated to both your SharePoint On-Premsisis and/or SharePoint Online envrionments to bring the most return on your business investment to drive better effiancies throught your business.

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

Office Delve for Windows 10 Preview

Microsoft has released a public preview version of its Office Delve PC app for Windows 10. The app offers Office 365 subscribers an easier way to find their documents, and be notified on any changes.

More information below!

Office 365 Saturday Adelaide

Don’t forget! O365 Saturday Adelaide returns! This year it is on September 17th, 2016! More details in a section below or check out the website at http://www.o365saturdayaustralia.com/adelaide

Free eBooks

Eric Ligman, Director of Sales Excellence at Microsoft has collated another massive ebook give away, Including: Windows 10, SharePoint 2016, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, SharePoint 2013, Office 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL Server and more!

Click here to goto Eric’s Blog post with all the titles

Microsoft Ignite AU News!

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

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 19th of July, 2016! (Add to Calendar)

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

July Meeting Information

At this months meeting, We will be having an open forum tomorrowing looking primarilyt at the Delve Preview for Windows 10 (but all other topics are open and encourged) and the related technology stack which can be incorporated to both your SharePoint On-Premsisis and/or SharePoint Online envrionments to bring the most return on your business investment to drive better effiancies throught your business.

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, 19 July 2016 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (ACST) - Add to Calendar

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

Agenda:

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 Open Forum – Daniel Brown

At this months meeting, We will be having an open forum, primariliy looking at the Delve Preview for Windows 10 (but all other topics are open and encourged!) and the related technology  stack which can be leveraged on both SharePoint On-Premsisis and/or SharePoint Online envrionments to bring the most effancies and return on your business investment!

Plus it’s a great chance to come along share ideas!

· 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.

Office 365 Saturday is getting closer!

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​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

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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

Office Delve PC Preview

Microsoft has released a public preview version of its Office Delve PC app for Windows 10. The app offers Office 365 subscribers an easier way to find their documents, and be notified on any changes.

Delve helps you stay in the know, powered by who you know and what they are working on. With this preview app for Windows 10, you'll be notified about document updates, and get document suggestions that are relevant to your work. You can also find people and get back to your recent documents and attachments, all in one place – all in one app. In Delve, you can only see content that you already have permission to access. This means your colleagues won't see your private documents, and you won't see theirs.

The preview app is only available for Office 365 school or business subscribers with Office Delve access. A version for Windows 10 Mobile is in the works.

· More information can be found at : http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_insider-delve/-office-delve-for-windows-10-preview/bdea8f5e-771c-4b14-82af-5fab6518a012?tm=1467211136474

· The Preview can be downloaded at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/delve/9nblggh4n0bv

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 and thank them frothier support of the user group!

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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

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.

Website

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

Jul 08
Windows 10 Enterprise to Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5

That's right, Microsoft has announced its renaming Windows 10 Enterprise to Windows 10 Enterprise E3 (and E5 later this year) to more align with their marketing plans. Good Job /sarcasm.

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!)

Success

(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!

Old:

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New:

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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

-DB

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

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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

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“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

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“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

Agenda:

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

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​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

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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!

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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.

Website

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

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