Installing SharePoint patches have been an issue since forever. Over the years, the strategy from Microsoft has changed a couple of times. CU became PU’s, language packs were removed. Worst thing was when Microsoft decided to roll out patches via WSUS / Windows Update…
Then SharePoint 2016 came and Zero Downtime Patching was introduced. Reason is that Microsoft now has to patch O365 as well, and there should not be any downtime.
My initial thought was this would be amazing, but I’m slightly disappointed. Yes, you can install patches without any downtime, but it is still a very cumbersome and manual process. This video explains this very well in details. I really appreciate all the documentation and blog posts from Microsoft, but I don’t understand why in 2017 we still have to execute so many manual steps to install SharePoint patches.
Then I found SPPatchtify which solves this! Continue reading
I’m part of the startup YouJustGo and we are currently targeting the Chinese market. Our site is built in Angular 2 and we wanted to have our site in two languages, English and Chinese. I’ve done most of the technical work in this space, to get the site working in both languages, and I would like to share my experience.
When I heard about Microsoft Teams, I was very excited from the start. I’m using Slack a lot for GitHub projects and for some internal projects, as there is no alternative in Microsoft. Teams is positioned as a Slack competitor, and when it was available as public beta, I immediately contacted our Office 365 admin to enable it. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now, and I want to share my experience with you!
Update: New post can be found here.
i18n (internationalization) support for Angular 2 is now built-in the framework. Previously we used ng2-translate, but I found it time-consuming to add all translations manually to the .json files. Since a week or so the documentation is also available at Angular.io. While useful, it did not provide information, it involves a lot of manual steps. I’m going to provide a set of Gulp tasks that will automate everything!
Announced at the “Future of SharePoint” event, was the SharePoint Framework. And it is in public beta since this week! I was one of the lucky persons who had access to the internal repository, so I already had a play with it before. Unfortunately I could not blog about it, as it was under NDA. I will talk about how it will fit into the existing SharePoint development infrastructure, and start with some history 🙂
Imagine you want to know the sentiment of an email without reading it. This can be useful if you want to ignore negative emails for certain parts of the day. I have built a solution for that, by integrating Azure Machine Learning in an Office Outlook Add-In. Every time you read an email, it processes the body, sends it to Azure, and displays if it is negative or positive Continue reading
After my blog post yesterday about Flow, I got a request from a user to build a Flow for Salesforce that does something when an Opportunity is closed, and checks if it was won or lost.
I love feedback, so I decided to build that flow. The result? Check out below email: