Hands on with SharePoint Syntex

As of October 1st, Microsoft has released SharePoint Syntex to Microsoft 365. Now, what exactly IS SharePoint Syntex? SharePoint Syntex comes from the Project Cortex initiative from Microsoft, and it is essentially a Machine Learning service that can pull information from your documents and add it as Metadata in a SharePoint Library. As someone who…

SharePoint PnP PowerShell

Hello Everyone from the Microsoft Ignite 2017 Conference!  One of the sessions I attended today was for the SharePoint 2017 PnP (Patterns and Practices), and they showed off one of the new Open Source tools I wanted to share with you:  The SharePoint PnP PowerShell Cmdlets: You can grab the Cmdlets from Github here, and…

Microsoft snuck in support for SharePoint Libraries into PowerApps

If you haven’t been paying close attention to some recent updates to PowerApps, you may not have noticed that Microsoft has started offering support to connections to SharePoint Document libraries.  They recently posted a video to the PowerApps blog on how to connect to a Document Library, and from some initial testing, this seems to…

Should I replace my InfoPath forms with PowerApps?

With Microsoft releasing PowerApps to General Availability on Nov. 1st, many Office 365 subscribers can now get a much better feel for how PowerApps function, as well as how PowerApps will integrate with the Office 365 ecosystem.  With that being said, PowerApps has been touted as a “Successor” to InfoPath, but is it the right…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…