Apr 16
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

Due to the upgrade works currently taking place in the Microsoft Office this week, this month’s Adelaide SharePoint User Group meeting will be unfortunately postponed and will now be taking place on Tuesday, May 15th 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, as it has been awhile since we have come together as a group – rest assured we will be meeting next month!

Early bird registration is located at https://aspug15052018.eventbrite.com.au/

We hope to see you at next month’s meeting!

-Adelaide SharePoint User Group Team

Office 365 Saturday Adelaide

This year Office 365 Adelaide is being again this year on the 5th of August, 2018!

​Office 365 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.

More details as they become available can be found on their website at http://o365saturdayaustralia.com/

Digital Workplace Conference

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The successor to the Australian SharePoint Conference is the Digital Workplace Conference!

The team has been running this conference now for 7 years, in Australian, New Zealand and South East Asia!

SUPER Early Bird registration is currently open until the 6th of April 2018 with tickets normally costing $1155AUD.

June 2018 Changes to SharePoint Online

In June 2018, some changes to the native social capabilities in SharePoint Online – Mainly the company feed will be made read-only in SharePoint Online and the option to implement the Newsfeed feature in navigation and through Tenant Administration will be removed.

More information can about this change can be found at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/In-June-2018-we-re-making-changes-to-the-native-social/ba-p/178430

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

There has been a lot of talk lately about GDPR. In May 2018 a European privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is due to take effect. The GDPR imposes new rules on companies, government agencies, non-profits, and other organizations that offer goods and services to people in the European Union (EU), or that collect and analyse data tied to EU residents. The GDPR applies no matter where you are located.

To find out more information about how Microsoft is working with GDPR a great resource and starting point is https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/Privacy/gdpr/default.aspx.

SharePoint Conference – North America

Travelling to the USA between May 21 – 23? Check out the SharePoint North America Conference – One of the biggest events in the SharePoint Calendar!

Office 365 Developer Podcasts

A great resource is the Office 365 Developer Podcast show presented by Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates.

You can check out the site and the podcast at https://dev.office.com/podcasts

User Group Sponsors

The Adelaide SharePoint User Group would like to thank our user group sponsors who help make our meetings possible each and every month.

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If you would like to find out more or are interesting in becoming a sponsor of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, please email daniel@danielbrown.id.au

Websites

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

We also have a number of Social Media platforms:

List Management

Feel free to forward these emails to others who may be interested in the Adelaide SharePoint User Group. If they wish to receive emails directly about the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, they should send a message to me at the address below.

If you would like to include meeting details in your works internal newsletter, please also feel free to do so.

We are in the process of setting up a facility for companies who which to include meeting details can be notified by an automated system. If you would like to participate, please contact Daniel Brown (daniel@danielbrown.id.au).

Feedback

Please let us know if you have any feedback on how we can improve the user group. Also, if you would like to present to the group on your experiences with SharePoint, just let us know. We can be contacted at daniel@danielbrown.id.au or by visiting http://www.aspug.org.au.

Feb 19
Run code in the browser on docs.microsoft.com

A very neat thing that I noticed (awhile ago now) over at docs.microsoft.com was the ability to run C# in the browser!

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An easy example to have a play with is DateTime a -: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.datetime?view=netframework-4.7.1

Feb 19
SharePoint Migration Assistant Tool Release

(Catch up post)

Microsoft have released a nice little tool to assist in Migrations to SharePoint Online!

SharePoint Migration Tool

The SharePoint Migration Tool lets you migrate your files from SharePoint on-premises document libraries or your on-premises file shares and easily move them to either SharePoint or OneDrive in Office 365. It is available to Office 365 users.

Designed to be used for migrations ranging from the smallest set of files to a large scale enterprise migration, the SharePoint Migration Tool will let you bring your information to the cloud and take advantage of the latest collaboration, intelligence, and security solutions with Office 365.

More information & download links can be found at:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/General-Availability-of-the-SharePoint-Migration-Tool-amp/ba-p/143689

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Introducing-the-SharePoint-Migration-Tool-9c38f5df-300b-4adc-8fac-648d0215b5f7?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Feb 18
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group February 2018 Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

At this month’s meeting, we welcome back Harsh Mishra from Empired Ltd to present “Bots and O365 better together” to the group on Tuesday the 20th of February, 2018!

Harsh is a Business Process Management Architect and Tech Speaker with prevalent Microsoft technical expertise and extensive ICT services and customer facing background

Registration for this month’s event can be found at: https://aspug20022018.eventbrite.com.au/

In other news…

The Digital Workplace Conference is taking place on the 15th and 16th of August 2018 at the Sofitel in Melbourne, Australia this year! More details can be found below!

Also, don’t forget to check out the Office 365 Road Map to find out about updates that are currently planned for applicable subscribers. Updates are at various stages from being in development to rolling-out to customers to being generally available for applicable customers world-wide. You can visit it at  https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-roadmap

The Adelaide SharePoint User Group has a presence on Social Media platforms:

We hope to see you at this month’s meeting!

-Adelaide SharePoint User Group Team

February Meeting information

At this month’s meeting, we have Harsh Mishra returning to present “Bots and O365 better together” to the group this month.

You can register for this month’s meeting at: https://aspug20022018.eventbrite.com.au/

The agenda for this month’s activities are:

  • 3:30PM – Arrive, Relax, Network and enjoy some pizza!
  • 4:00PM – Welcome, Introductions, Australian Computer Society & Microsoft Ignite / SharePoint Recap – Daniel Brown
  • 4:15PM – Bots and O365 better together - Harsh Mishra

AI and Machine Learning are changing the way we use to collaborate and driving us towards intelligent enterprise content management. This session describes how we can integrate existing O365 capabilities with AI and cognitive services hosted on Azure.

More about Harsh

Harsh is a Business Process Management Architect and Tech Speaker with prevalent Microsoft technical expertise and extensive ICT services and customer facing background. Harsh’s key objective is to deliver innovative enterprise solutions for successful business outcomes. Harsh is passionate about aligning business, process and technology needs with current and emerging technology specifically focusing on productivity, digital transformation, and collaboration using Microsoft intelligent cloud, edge or hybrid platforms.

  • 4:55PM – Meeting Close - SharePoint Forum, Questions & Door Prize

You can register for this month’s meeting at: https://aspug20022018.eventbrite.com.au/

Digital Workplace Conference

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The successor to the Australian SharePoint Conference is the Digital Workplace Conference!

The team has been running this conference now for 7 years, in Australian, New Zealand and South East Asia!

SUPER Early Bird registration is currently open until  6th of April 2018 with tickets normally costing $1155AUD.

SharePoint Conference – North America

Travelling to the USA between May 21 – 23? Check out the SharePoint North America Conference – One of the biggest events in the SharePoint Calendar!

Office 365 Developer Podcasts

A great resource is the Office 365 Developer Podcast show presented by Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates.

You can check out the site and the podcast at https://dev.office.com/podcasts

User Group Sponsors

The Adelaide SharePoint User Group would like to thank our user group sponsors who help make our meetings possible each and every month.

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If you would like to find out more or are interesting in becoming a sponsor of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, please email daniel@danielbrown.id.au

Websites

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

We also have a number of Social Media platforms:

List Management

Feel free to forward these emails to others who may be interested in the Adelaide SharePoint User Group. If they wish to receive emails directly about the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, they should send a message to me at the address below.

If you would like to include meeting details in your works internal newsletter, please also feel free to do so.

We are in the process of setting up a facility for companies who which to include meeting details can be notified by an automated system. If you would like to participate, please contact Daniel Brown (daniel@danielbrown.id.au).

Feedback

Please let us know if you have any feedback on how we can improve the user group. Also, if you would like to present to the group on your experiences with SharePoint, just let us know. We can be contacted at daniel@danielbrown.id.au or by visiting http://www.aspug.org.au.

Oct 09
Adelaide SharePoint User Group Octoboer 2017 meeting–Next Week!

Hi everyone,

Just a quick notice about this months Adelaide SharePoint User Group meeting which is taking place on Tueasday the 17th of Octoboer 2017.

Registration is at http://aspug17102017.eventbrite.com.au

At this months meeting we have Russ Norton returning to the user group to present "Mmmm… Making the Most of Managed Metadata"

Discover how Managed Metadata can help you and your users categorise - and therefore more easily find - documents and other information stored within your SharePoint sites, whether you're using SharePoint Online or on-premises!

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Overview of Managed Metadata
  • The common problem which Managed Metadata solves
  • Taxonomies vs. Folksonomies
  • Methods of tagging in SharePoint
  • Creating and using a Managed Metadata term set
  • Content Type publishing via the Content Type Hub

Hope to see you there!

Oct 09
Table Relationships with PowerBI

https://www.saimgs.com/imglib/products/logos-hd/logo_23530_hd.png?v=54fa78153fb59bce14106fb927acde37Its not vitial, but if your using PowerBI, ensure that your underlaying data soruce (in this case SQL) has its relationshiops setup (Foregin keys). It just makes lift so much easier if PowerBI can get all the information it needs up front to ensure the table relationships are correct and where they lead.

The power of PowerBI (while not dependant) is vastly enhaced if you have the relationships between tables in first!

Oct 03
SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services now generally available

A bit of another exciting announcement, SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services is now generally available!

SSRS 2017 Setup

SSRS is a great product and over the last decade has been a great way of providing reports to end users using various data sources. its a great product and I look forward to using the 2017 version to see what's new and changed!

Complete details can be found at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlrsteamblog/2017/10/02/sql-server-2017-reporting-services-now-generally-available/

Oct 03
Office 365 Saturday Canberra

For our ACT freinds, Office 365 Saturday Canberra is coming your way on Saturday the 28th of October!

​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.

More details can be found at http://o365saturdayaustralia.com/canberra-2/

Oct 03
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group October 2017 Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

At this months meeting on Tuesday the 17th of October 2017, we welcome back Russ Norton from 3grow SharePoint Training who has again offered to present at the user group on the topic of “Mmmm… Making the Most of Managed Metadata” where participants will discover how Managed Metadata can help you and your users categorise - and therefore more easily find - documents and other information stored within your SharePoint sites, whether you're using SharePoint Online or on-premises at the October meeting while in town providing training.

Russ has spoken at many events, often at Office 365 Saturday Adelaide and at the Adelaide SharePoint User Group.

Registration for this months event can be found at https://aspug17102017.eventbrite.com.au

This month has been an exciting month for SharePoint and Office 365 with the Microsoft Ignite 2017 event with announcement after annoucement, more details are below!

SharePoint 2019 (On-Prem) and Office 2019 versions have been announced with a preview coming mid 2018 and released late in 2018. Also, Microsoft has announced that moving forward, Microsoft Flow is to be the core componant and replacement for workflows in SharePoint online.

This announcement, in the Q3 Update for Microsoft flow can be found at https://emea.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/q3-2017-update/

There has also been a raft of announcements, Hub Sites for Office 365, New features for Communication Sites, Microsoft Forms Web Part (Coming Soon) , more details are below, but we will also take a look at the major announcements at this this months meeting too.

We hope to see you at this months meeting!

-Adelaide SharePoint User Group Team

October Meeting information

At this month’s meeting, we have Russ Norton returning to present “Mmmm… Making the Most of Managed Metadata” to the group

You can register for this month’s meeting at: https://aspug17102017.eventbrite.com.au

The agenda for this month’s activities are:

  • 3:30PM – Arrive, Relax, Network and enjoy some pizza!
  • 4:00PM – Welcome, Introductions, Australian Computer Society & Microsoft Ignite / SharePoint Recap – Daniel Brown
  • 4:15PM – Mmmm… Making the Most of Managed Metadata – Russ Norton

Participants Discover how Managed Metadata can help you and your users categorise - and therefore more easily find - documents and other information stored within your SharePoint sites, whether you're using SharePoint Online or on-premises.

Participants will gain an understanding of:

· Overview of Managed Metadata

· The common problem which Managed Metadata solves

· Taxonomies vs. Folksonomies

· Methods of tagging in SharePoint

· Creating and using a Managed Metadata term set

· Content Type publishing via the Content Type Hub

  • 4:55PM – Meeting Close - SharePoint Forum, Questions & Door Prize

You can register for this month’s meeting at: https://aspug17102017.eventbrite.com.au

Microsoft Tech Summit

If your travelling to Sydney or are a friend of the user group and are in Sydney on November 16 & 17, 2017, check out this free event!

This two-day event will be packed with technical content, brought to you by the experts who build and run Microsoft’s cloud services across Azure, Office 365, and Windows 10.

Whether you’re developing innovative apps or delivering optimized solutions, Microsoft Tech Summit can help you evolve your skills, deepen your expertise, and grow your career

More details can be found at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/techsummit/sydney

Microsoft Ignite Announcements

There are simply to many to cover indepth here in the newsletter, be sure to attend this months user group meeting to find out more information, but as a quick guide here are some:

Much more detail can be found at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/Connecting-the-modern-workplace-with-SharePoint-and-OneDrive/ba-p/110399

Office 365 Developer Podcasts

A great resource is the Office 365 Developer Podcast show presented by Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates.

You can check out the site and the podcast at https://dev.office.com/podcasts

User Group Sponsors

The Adelaide SharePoint User Group would like to thank our user group sponsors who help make our meetings possible each and every month.

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If you would like to find out more or are interesting in becoming a sponsor of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, please email daniel@danielbrown.id.au.

Websites

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

We also have a number of Social Media platforms:

List Management

Feel free to forward these emails to others who may be interested in the Adelaide SharePoint User Group. If they wish to receive emails directly about the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, they should send a message to me at the address below.

If you would like to include meeting details in your works internal newsletter, please also feel free to do so.

We are in the process of setting up a facility for companies who which to include meeting details can be notified by an automated system. If you would like to participate, please contact Daniel Brown (daniel@danielbrown.id.au).

Feedback

Please let us know if you have any feedback on how we can improve the user group. Also, if you would like to present to the group on your experiences with SharePoint, just let us know. I can be contacted at daniel@danielbrown.id.au or by visiting http://www.aspug.org.au.

Sep 26
Skype for Business to merge with Microsoft Teams

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Overnight,  Lori Wright has posted the new vision for intelligent communications in Office 365.

Skype for Business will, over time be rolled into Microsoft Teams and slowly fade into the product graveyardm living on through Microsoft Teams.

Teams is a product Microsoft is throwing alot fo weight behind and as such, I would recommended checking it out and see if there is aneed in yourorganisation which it can address, at the very least, have a poke around!

More information can be found at: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/09/25/a-new-vision-for-intelligent-communications-in-office-365/

Sep 24
CodeProject Test Publish #2

Test Publish #2

Sep 19
Thank you!

Just a quick post to say thanks to everyone who could attend today’s User Group meet up! We hope you gained some insights into the future of SharePoint Governance.

We would also like to thank Harsh for providing his time and efforts to help share your knowledge with the community. It is greatly appreciated.

For those who are interested, Harsh’s side deck can be found at: https://www.slideshare.net/secret/s69evC5OzAiAzz

For October’s meeting, Russ Norton from 3grow returns to Adelaide and as has again kindly provided to speak at the User Group.

Early bird registration is up for next month’s meeting on Tuesday, the 17th of October, 2017 at https://aspug17102017.eventbrite.com.au/

Thanks again everyone and we hope to see you at next month’s meeting!

Sep 17
Adelaide SharePoint User Group September meeting–This Tuesday!

Just a quick reminder about next week’s Adelaide SharePoint User meeting on Tuesday the 19th of September, 2017 where we have Harsh Mishra from Empired Ltd who is presenting on “The Future of SharePoint Governance”, where Participants will gain a better understanding of Office 365 platform, its architecture and most importantly, why the experience of Office 365 is completely different than classic SharePoint and how Microsoft is using there Service Based Design concepts to completely transform the world of collaboration, more details below!

Participants will gain a better understanding of Office 365 platform, its architecture and most importantly, why the experience of Office 365 is completely different than classic SharePoint and how Microsoft is using there Service Based Design concepts to completely transform the world of collaboration.

Harsh presented at Office 365 Saturday Adelaide 2017 and it is great to have snapped him up for a presentation to the Adelaide SharePoint User Group this month!

You can register for this month’s meeting at: https://aspug19092017.eventbrite.com.au

We hope to see you Tuesday!

-Adelaide SharePoint User Group Team

September Meeting information

At this month’s meeting, we have Harsh Mishra from Empired presenting “The Future of SharePoint Governance”

You can register for this month’s meeting at: https://aspug19092017.eventbrite.com.au

The agenda for this month’s activities are:

· 3:30PM – Arrive, Relax, Network and enjoy some pizza!

· 4:00PM – Welcome, Introductions, Australian Computer Society – Daniel Brown

· 4:15PM – The Future of SharePoint Governance – Harsh Mishra

How SharePoint Governance is changing to Office 365 Governance or may I say to Business Governance by the introduction of Azure B2B, Azure AD Dynamic Groups, Azure Information Protection, Machine Learning, Artificial Inelegance and Cognitive Services. And as a result, how the three foundation pillars of information architecture are transforming that has been followed for past 2 decades:

1. Operational Taxonomy

2. Navigational Taxonomy

3. Business Taxonomy

Participants will gain a better understanding of Office 365 platform, its architecture and most importantly, why the experience of Office 365 is completely different than classic SharePoint and how Microsoft is using there Service Based Design concepts to completely transform the world of collaboration.

More about Harsh:

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Harsh is a Business Process Management Architect and Tech Speaker with prevalent Microsoft technical expertise and extensive ICT services and customer facing background. Harsh’s key objective is to deliver innovative enterprise solutions for successful business outcomes.

Harsh is passionate about aligning business, process and technology needs with current and emerging technology specifically focusing on productivity, digital transformation, and collaboration using Microsoft intelligent cloud, edge or hybrid platforms.

Having more than 14 years of experience in managing, designing, developing and implementing technology solutions for various businesses including Utility, Telecommunication, Finance, Bulk Commodity Management, Grain, Wine and Mining Industries, Harsh is one of the most diversely qualified Microsoft ICT professional in the Adelaide market.

As Harsh has worked with some of the biggest enterprises in the United States, France, and Australia, he has the versatile experience in providing software solutions to various businesses. Because of this, he can understand requirements from both a business and technology perspective and provide the optimal solution to suit both business and technology needs.

What makes him exceptional is his delivery focused approach and a strong understanding of the following Software Engineering, Operational Excellence, and Quality Management and Project Management frameworks:

· Agile Scrum Methodology | Harsh is a certified Agile Scrum Master and has executed several projects of different magnitudes in a regulated manner.

· Six Sigma | Harsh is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and worked as a six sigma champion to enable operational excellence in AT&T Inc.

· ISO 9001-2008 Auditor | Harsh has performed ISO 9001-2008 audits and prepared organisations for certification in order to comply their business with the Mining and Grain industries.

· Prince 2 Foundation | Harsh also possesses the basic understanding of Prince 2. This allows him to work interactively with the Project Management Office in order to better understand and transform processes.

This knowledge enables him to apply the unique insights into the direction of the Microsoft product sets with the holistic view across the enterprise by taking a horizontal approach and derive the optimal strategy to accomplish the most efficient business model.

Additionally, being a Computer Science and Electronics Engineer by trade he possesses a strong technical knowledge and holds various credentials to substantiate it.

With this unique combination of Technical, Business and Process background Harsh is currently working with various businesses across Australia as a trusted advisor to derive their Enterprise Roadmaps and provide thought leadership by realigning the business direction from delivery of standalone products to an end-to-end enterprise approach. This helps businesses to increase their throughput and attain a competitive edge.

· 4:55PM – Meeting Close - SharePoint Forum, Questions & Door Prize

You can register for this month’s meeting at: https://aspug19092017.eventbrite.com.au

Sep 14
Firefox, PowerShell and Encoding

So, developing a website, in which I use PowerShell to go over some SharePoint Lists and generate a JSON file.

Happy days for Edge, Chrome, IE and Safari using this method, not so much with Firefox.

Firefox just produces a popup:

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Taking a look in the Firefox console, the problem is the response text of the JSON file is not encoded with ASCII, Edge, Chrome, IE and Safari can deal with this fine.

Firefox is complaining that while the request went thru OK (HTTP STATUS: 200), the JSON is invalid / malformed.

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The solution, Add –Encoding ASCII to the Out-File line of PowerShell and this encodes the newly created JSON file with ASCII encoding and not UTF-8.

My PowerShell:

$Cred = Get-Credential

$headers = New-Object "System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary[[String],[String]]"
$headers.Add("Accept", 'application/json; odata=verbose')
$partners_url = "http://public.archongnosis.com.au/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('Partners')/items"
$result_partners = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $partners_url -Method Get -Headers $headers -Credential $Cred
$result_partners | Out-File C:\inetpub\Sites\new.archongnosis.com.au\json\partners.json –Encoding ASCII

Hope this helps!

Sep 14
Office 2007 approaching end of extended support

Just a quick note to say that Office 2007 approaching its end of extended support!

The Key Dates is 10/10/2017 for the bulk of product support retirement.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 - 10/10/2017

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – 10/10/2017

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – 10/10/2017

Likewise with all of Office 2007, its time is ending – Upgrade now and don’t waste time using 10+ old office applications!

More details can be found at - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3198497/office-2007-approaching-end-of-extended-support

Sep 14
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group September 2017 Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

There is a bit of information in this months newsletter in relation to some handy and useful content for SharePoint and Office 365, as well as some notable releases for SharePoint 2016 as Feature Pack 2, More details are below!

At this months meeting we have Harsh Mishra from Empired Ltd who is presenting on “The Future of SharePoint Governance”, where Participants will gain a better understanding of Office 365 platform, its architecture and most importantly, why the experience of Office 365 is completely different than classic SharePoint and how Microsoft is using there Service Based Design concepts to completely transform the world of collaboration, more details below!

Harsh presented at Office 365 Saturday Adelaide 2017 and it is great to have snapped him up for a presentation to the Adelaide SharePoint User Group this month!

You can register for this month’s meeting at: https://aspug19092017.eventbrite.com.au

We hope to see you at this months meeting!

-Adelaide SharePoint User Group Team

September Meeting information

At this month’s meeting, we have Harsh Mishra from Empired presenting “The Future of SharePoint Governance”

You can register for this month’s meeting at: https://aspug19092017.eventbrite.com.au

The agenda for this month’s activities are:

  • 3:30PM – Arrive, Relax, Network and enjoy some pizza!
  • 4:00PM – Welcome, Introductions, Australian Computer Society – Daniel Brown
  • 4:15PM – The Future of SharePoint Governance – Harsh Mishra

How SharePoint Governance is changing to Office 365 Governance or may I say to Business Governance by the introduction of Azure B2B, Azure AD Dynamic Groups, Azure Information Protection, Machine Learning, Artificial Inelegance and Cognitive Services. And as a result, how the three foundation pillars of information architecture are transforming that has been followed for past 2 decades:

1. Operational Taxonomy

2. Navigational Taxonomy

3. Business Taxonomy

Participants will gain a better understanding of Office 365 platform, its architecture and most importantly, why the experience of Office 365 is completely different than classic SharePoint and how Microsoft is using there Service Based Design concepts to completely transform the world of collaboration.

More about Harsh:

Harsh is a Business Process Management Architect and Tech Speaker with prevalent Microsoft technical expertise and extensive ICT services and customer facing background. Harsh’s key objective is to deliver innovative enterprise solutions for successful business outcomes.

Harsh is passionate about aligning business, process and technology needs with current and emerging technology specifically focusing on productivity, digital transformation, and collaboration using Microsoft intelligent cloud, edge or hybrid platforms.

  • 4:55PM – Meeting Close - SharePoint Forum, Questions & Door Prize

You can register for this month’s meeting at: https://aspug19092017.eventbrite.com.au

SharePoint / Office 365 P&P YouTube Channel

SharePoint / Office 365 Dev Patterns & Practices YouTube Channel – This YouTube channel, by Microsoft contains videos which such as: weekly web casts, demo videos, tutorials and other videos release by the PnP initiative.

This is a great resource and worth a few minutes checking out the videos and playlists!

Check out the YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_mKdhw-V6CeCM7gTo_Iy7w

PnP Short is a playlist on the SP/O365 P&P YouTube channel which contains short and quick guidance videos on specific topic around SharePoint development. Key objective of these videos is to provide quick answers on the most common questions and provide step-by-step guidance on specific objectives.

This is a great resource and many videos are produced by Vesa Jovonen who is a Senior Program Manager for Microsoft.

The PnP Short playlist can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR9nK3mnD-OXZbEvTEPxzIOMGXj_aZKJG

Feature Pack2 for SharePoint 2016

SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 2 contains SharePoint Framework client-side web part support with classic SharePoint pages.

The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a page and web part model that provides full support for client-side SharePoint development, easy integration with SharePoint data, and support for open source tooling. With the SharePoint Framework, you can use modern web technologies and tools in your preferred development environment to build productive experiences and apps that are responsive and mobile-ready from day one.

More information can be found at: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/wbaer/2017/09/12/announcing-availability-of-feature-pack-2-for-sharepoint-server-2016/

Office 365 Road Map

The Office 365 Roadmap shows updates that are currently planned, scheduled, rolling out, cancelled, etc for applicable subscribers.

Updates are at various stages from being in development to rolling-out to customers to being generally available for applicable customers world-wide.

The Office 365 Road Map can be found at: https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-roadmap

Microsoft Tech Summit

If your travelling to Sydney or are a friend of the user group and are in Sydney on November 16 & 17, 2017, check out this free event!

This two-day event will be packed with technical content, brought to you by the experts who build and run Microsoft’s cloud services across Azure, Office 365, and Windows 10.

Whether you’re developing innovative apps or delivering optimized solutions, Microsoft Tech Summit can help you evolve your skills, deepen your expertise, and grow your career

More details can be found at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/techsummit/sydney

No word of an Adelaide Tech Summit yet.

SharePoint Framework Extensions

One for the developers: SharePoint Framework Extensions Release Candidate (SPFx v1.2) now available! – You can view the tutorials at http://aka.ms/spfx-extensions

With SharePoint Framework Extensions, you can customize more facets of the SharePoint experience, including notification areas, toolbars, and list data views. SharePoint Framework Extensions are available for testing in first release tenants and in Office 365 developer tenants as part of the release candidate release.

Note: The SharePoint Framework Extensions are currently in preview and are subject to change. SharePoint Framework Extensions are not currently supported for use in production environments.

Office 365 Developer Podcasts

A great resource is the Office 365 Developer Podcast show presented by Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates.

You can check out the site and the podcast at https://dev.office.com/podcasts

Digital Workplace Conference

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DWCAU has concluded for this year! Previously known as the SharePoint Conference, this event was the 8th annual event held by ShareThePoint Ltd!

This year’s conference was held over two days, 23-24 August 2017 at The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61 Phillip Street, Sydney.

More information, agenda and session details can be found at http://www.dwcau.com.au/

User Group Sponsors

The Adelaide SharePoint User Group would like to thank our user group sponsors who help make our meetings possible each and every month.

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If you would like to find out more or are interesting in becoming a sponsor of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, please email daniel@danielbrown.id.au.

Websites

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

We also have a number of Social Media platforms:

List Management

Feel free to forward these emails to others who may be interested in the Adelaide SharePoint User Group. If they wish to receive emails directly about the Adelaide SharePoint User Group, they should send a message to me at the address below.

If you would like to include meeting details in your works internal newsletter, please also feel free to do so.

We are in the process of setting up a facility for companies who which to include meeting details can be notified by an automated system. If you would like to participate, please contact Daniel Brown (daniel@danielbrown.id.au).

Feedback

Please let us know if you have any feedback on how we can improve the user group. Also, if you would like to present to the group on your experiences with SharePoint, just let us know. I can be contacted at daniel@danielbrown.id.au or by visiting http://www.aspug.org.au.

Sep 13
Change SharePoint Online Web & Sub Web Regional Settings

Ever have a need to change an entire site collections regional and locale settings in bulk?

Here is a nice little PowerShell which I wrote to do exactly that.

It does requires the SharePoint Client Framework to be installed.

In essence, it loops thru each sub web and updates the regional settings to the supplied values.

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Usage:

.\Set-SPOWebRegionalSettings.ps1 –SiteUrl “https://<tentant.sharepoint.com/<location to site/” –UserName “<YOUR USERNAME">” –PassWord “<YOUR PASSWORD> -NewCulture "en-au" -NewTimeZoneID 19

* 19 is for Adelaide

Time zone details can be located at: https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/microsoft.sharepoint.spregionalsettings.timezones.aspx

You can find the script on my GitHub located at: https://github.com/DanielBrownAU/Scripts/blob/master/SPO/Set-SPOWebRegionalSettings.ps1

Thanks to Ivan Yankulov for his Get-SPOAllWebs cmdlet - http://www.sptrenches.com/2015/04/script-to-get-all-webs-in-sharepoint.html

Hope this helps!

Sep 13
Royal Australian Mint–Adelaide dates!

As some of you may know, I'm a bit of a coin & note collector and the Royal Australian Mint – Trans-Australian Tour is coming to Adelaide!

All the details are at https://www.ramint.gov.au/news-media/news/trans-australian-tour-making-tracks-south-australia

When and where?

Event: Deniliquin Pop-Up Shop

  • Location: Cnr Cressy St & Napier St (adjacent to the Cenotaph), Deniliquin
  • Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017
  • Time: 9.00 am – 4.00pm

Event: Murray Bridge Pop-Up Shop

  • Location: Bridge St (in front of Westpac), Murray Bridge
  • Date: Friday 20 October 2017  
  • Time: 9.00 am – 4.00pm

Event: Port Augusta Pop-Up Shop

  • Location: Port Augusta Station Platform: Tran-Australian Railway Opening Centenary
  • Date: Sunday 22 October 2017      
  • Time: 9.00 am – 4.00pm

Event: Adelaide Pop-Up Shop

  • Location: Rundle Mall (adjacent to Stephens Place), Adelaide
  • Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017      
  • Time: 9.00 am – 4.00pm

Event: Mildura Pop-Up Shop

  • Location: Centre of Langtree Mall, Mildura
  • Date: Thursday 26 October 2017      
  • Time: 9.00 am – 4.00pm

Event: Wagga Wagga Pop-Up Shop

  • Location:  Sturt Mall (opposite Kmart), Wagga Wagga
  • Date: Saturday 28 October 2017 
  • Time: 9.00 am – 4.00pm
Sep 13
Follow up post RE: Feature Pack 2 / SPFX

A worth while read is Chris O'Brien post Manage tenant-scoped SPFx extensions across your SharePoint sites.

It gives some great developer insight into SPFx if you have not used it before (or the client framework).

You can check it out at - http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2017/09/manage-tenant-scoped-spfx-extensions.html

Sep 13
Availability of Feature Pack 2 for SharePoint Server 2016 (AKA September 2017 PU)

The SharePoint Product team overnight have released Feature Pack 2 for SharePoint 2016 on-prem!

The main focus with this release is to enable on-prem SharePoint 2016 installations, the ability to utilise the SharePoint Framework! A long requested feature and a large step in the strategy Microsoft has set forth for SharePoint moving forward.

Features

SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 2 contains SharePoint Framework client-side web part support with classic SharePoint pages.

The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a page and web part model that provides full support for client-side SharePoint development, easy integration with SharePoint data, and support for open source tooling. With the SharePoint Framework, you can use modern web technologies and tools in your preferred development environment to build productive experiences and apps that are responsive and mobile-ready from day one.

The SharePoint Framework works for SharePoint Online and also for on-premises (SharePoint 2016 with Feature Pack 2).

Security Update

This update package also includes a security update which resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file.

More details about what security issues can be seen at Stefans blog at: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/stefan_gossner/2017/09/12/sharepoint-security-fixes-released-with-september-2017-pu-and-offered-through-microsoft-update/

To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2017-8742

NOTE: Feature Pack 2 also includes all the features earlier released in Feature Pack 1

NOTE: Feature Pack 2 contains all of the new features that shipped with Feature Pack 1. You don't need to separately install Feature Pack 1 and then install Feature Pack 2. Feature Pack 2 is included in all future Public Updates for SharePoint Server 2016, beginning with the September 2017 Public Update.

Backup, Backup and Backup, then Test, Test and Test!

Don;t forget, before installation to backup your far / environment and ensure the backup works first before installing this on your production environments!

Then once installed, Test, Test and Test to make sure everything is fine and is still working. If it has, either fix it or put into action your rollback/fail safe plan!

I cant stress backing up and testing enough!

Links on Feature Pack 2

Links on Feature Pack 1

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Microsoft MVP 2008, 2009 and 2010
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 Adelaide SharePoint User Group
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