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…

PowerApps Tip Corner – Getting Past the 500 Items Limit (somewhat)

So, one thing I’ve wanted to do on this blog is to be able to get some Quick tips out to readers who are interested in small things I might have run across while implementing PowerApps.  So, without further ado, welcome to the PowerApps Tip Corner!  No, it’s not an awesome name, and I’ll probably…

Sorting Columns in the PowerApps Data Table

I’m hoping that by the time most people read this, native support for filtering and sorting the new Data Table control in PowerApps will be released, but since some users may be wanting this functionality now, here’s a quick guide to adding sorting to your columns: In my sample app, I have added a Data…

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…

Migrating from SharePoint to SharePoint Online – More Areas to Consider

Building on one of my previous posts, I wanted to outline some more areas that can be challenging when migrating your on-premise SharePoint environment to Office 365.  Here are some things to watch out for: Hard Coded URL’s One of the great things with SharePoint, is it’s use of Relative URL’s.  This allows you to quickly…