SharePoint Communication Sites, the new Publishing Sites

Today, at the SharePoint Virtual Summit 2017, Microsoft announced the next wave of upcoming innovation around four key themes, Share with confidence, Transform business process, Inform and engage employees and Harness collective knowledge. In this post, we focusing around the awesome new modern experience for the classic Publishing Sites, called “Communication Sites” in the Inform and engage employees section of the Summit.

Create Communication Site

The new name for Publishing Sites better describes what this feature is all about, the Intranet. In our time working with this classic experience, we have developed a few intranets using Publishing Sites, to build extensively customised experiences for our customers, mainly focused around communication providing a hub for users to go to find out news, events, policies and guidance on business processes.

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Ignite: Building and running SharePoint Online

Have you ever wondered how Microsoft manage SharePoint Online?

Recently the Microsoft Ignite Conferences have released presentations showing how they have implemented such a large scale SharePoint/OneDrive platform across the world.

It truly is amazing to watch and marvel over the architecture:

I’d love to get hold of the machine learning software that auto-fixes environments ­čśë

I didn’t come by this during a random google, the new Microsoft Tech Community posted this in forum under ignite content. I highly recommend joining this community as this has now replaced the Yammer Group.

Enjoy!

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Getting started with new SharePoint Framework (SPFx)

On May the 4th Microsoft announced a new development framework for SharePoint, based on pure client side technologies. This framework would be utilising a combination of Node.js, Gulp, TypeScript, React and Knockout. It marked a radical change to the way we develop  apps using established open source frameworks for pure client side with SharePoint office 365 and eventually SharePoint 2016.

Yesterday (18th August) Microsoft announced the release of SharePoint framework in Preview: See announcement: SharePoint Framework Developer Preview Release.  So we are going to create a new app with this framework.

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