Monday, February 5, 2018

SPFx Introduction at IT Faculty UOM

An introduction session on what is SharePoint Framework and how can any developer from different technology stacks can start using it straight away was held at IT Faculty premises for the students who completed their industrial training 6 months.

Although it was a totally new thing for most of them, they were delighted what is supported by SharePoint Framework and how can it help different applications from different technology stacks can help connect with SharePoint.

Branching Logic in SharePoint Surveys

Surveys in SharePoint has helped us a lot for the businesses. You can easily setup a survey and record the input data in a SharePoint list. Branching logic makes it much easier for surveys to have the IF-ELSE conditions within the surveys. 

I have setup a sample survey that is intended to collect feedback from participants of a work survey. 

Work survey list settings page
 As the image shows, I have a question that asks whether the user is happy about the service or not. 

I will only need to get the negativity feedback only if the attendee is not happy. 

Likewise, I only need positive feedback if attendee is happy. 

After laying out the questions, I am going to the question settings page of the first question: Are you happy with the work?

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Introduction to Microsoft Graph for SharePoint at SP Sri Lanka User Group

Monthly Meetup of the SharePoint Sri Lanka User Group for January 2018 was held at Microsoft Sri Lanka premises. 

I conducted a session on 'Introduction to Microsoft Graph for SharePoint'. The session covered the importance and the advantages of Microsoft Graph, authentication options and application of SharePoint related endpoints for the Microsoft Graph.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SharePoint Endpoints in Microsoft Graph API

Microsoft Graph provides APIs that allow calling different services under the Microsoft technology stack at a single go. It supports both Work and School accounts as well as the personal accounts. Availability of endpoints do depend on the type of the user account you have.

SharePoint API for the Microsoft Graph includes following resource types as of now.

  • Site
  • List
  • List Item

Friday, November 17, 2017

SharePoint mobile improvements

Microsoft has kept investing on SharePoint for mobile devices for a long time. They have provided APIs that support developers to build apps that run on mobile devices, also the SharePoint mobile application that enables browsing content and making changes to the documents or pages on the go. The recent set of feature additions to SharePoint mobile application provides much advancements that people were expecting for a longer time. 

Mobile Notifications

Image Source: Microsoft Blog
SharePoint team knew you could not wait till get the notifications on recent changes or anything new relevant to you coming into mobile via updates. You could see some notifications when you log into the web browser, but browser is not something you always like to be on. Interestingly, SharePoint app for iOS and Android now just does that. 

App users will receive notifications when a person updates or create a new article or a document. It identifies whether the document is relevant to you by the outputs provided by the intelligence algorithms associated with Microsoft Graph or depending on your recent activity level on a particular SharePoint site. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Fall APAC MVP Community Connect - Seoul 2017

MVPs are special. Meeting many within the APAC region in a single venue for networking is extra special. There are speakers, bloggers, community organizers and many more with different skills in different technology focuses. When we blend in with different cultures and technologies, it generates new ideas and create new opportunities such like visiting each other for different communities. I missed the event last year so wanted to make it to Seoul this time. I never thought it would be this awesome until I came in here.  
The event held from 10th to 12th November 2017 and it covered most of the aspects of a technology networking event. The event venue for the first day and accommodation were provided at the Shilla hotel, which is a top rated and well deserved place. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

PowerApps at Collab365 Global Conference 2016

I got the opportunity to speak at the Collab365 Global Conference 2016 on Exploring the PowerApps advantage. Got a really good audience along with good feedback on the content as I made the PowerApps created accessible online during the time of the presentation.

The session held on 19th October 2016.