Office 365

Office 365 PowerApps Deep(ish) Dive – Part 5

In Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this series, we created a PowerApp that will allow you to retrieve and submit data from SharePoint for Menus, and view Menu Items  In this post we will create a View for users to see the locations of our restaurants on a map. In this example, we will be using the Google Maps Static API to pinpoint our restaurant addresses on a map.  In order to query the API, you will need to first sign []

Office 365 PowerApps Deep(ish) Dive – Part 4

In Parts 1, 2 and 3 of this series, we created a PowerApp that will allow you to retrieve and submit data from SharePoint for Menus.  In this post we will create a View for users to see details on all of the available menu items. So, the first step will be to add a new screen as we did in Part 2 of this series.  This new screen will be named ‘MenuItems’.  Change the layout to match the Edit screen. We []

Office 365 PowerApps Deep(ish) Dive – Part 3

In our PowerApp, we can now Add new menus, so now let’s add the ability for the user to be able to View them as well! So, the first step will be to add a new screen as we did in Part 2 of this series.  This new screen will be named ‘View’.  Change the layout to match the Edit screen. For the View screen, we will be adding three controls:  A Vertical Gallery, and 2 ‘View Form’ controls.  Add them to []

Office 365 PowerApps Deep(ish) Dive – Part 2

So, we have created our Datasource, Created our PowerApp, Created a ‘Home’ Screen, and added a “Create a New Menu’ button.  Our Next step will be to create a screen where we can Create our new menu, and wire up the button on the ‘Home’ screen to navigate to it. Create a New Menu Screen From the ‘Home’ Tab, click on ‘New Screen’, and then rename the new screen to ‘createMenu’.  Next click the ‘Layout’ button on the Ribbon, and choose the []

Office 365 PowerApps Deep(ish) Dive – Part 1

Even though PowerApps is still in Preview, it continues to Evolve at quite a rapid pace.  A recent addition to the product is the ability to create PowerApps through the browser interface.  While each version brings better functionality, I thought this would be a great time to do a bit of a deeper dive into some of the technical features of the product.  I could certainly list out those functionalities, and made provide a description, but that is completely boring, and just []

SharePoint Modern Lists – A quick tour

Microsoft is now releasing the new Modern Lists out to SharePoint Online, and I thought I would give a quick tutorial of some of the newest features.  So I have created a new Custom List in SharePoint Online: As you can see, a new Custom List is very bare bones.  As you may be accustomed to, a new Custom List comes with the Standard default SharePoint Lists columns, as well as a ‘Title Column.  But, we want to add more columns, so where []

The Incredible Shrinking SharePoint

Working for a consulting firm, I’m often asked my opinion on the direction of SharePoint.  Sometimes it’s about a specific functionality (i.e. Forms and Workflow), and other times, it’s about SharePoint as a whole, and even what my opinion is on Portals in the enterprise. You seem a bit shorter than I remember… With the advent of of Office 365, and the recent release of SharePoint 2016, my opinion has been shifting with the overall landscape of the way the technologies are moving. []