Deploy Application Insights globally on modern SharePoint

On my last article I’ve provided a solution to deploy Application Insights to classic SharePoint without modifying the master page and on todays article I’m providing the same solution but for modern SharePoint using an Application Customizer and Tenant Wide Deployment.

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Deploy Google Analytics globally on modern SharePoint

Google Analytics articles are very popular in this blog and there are a few already available here, here and here but there is still room for one more, as the SharePoint Framework evolves so does this solution.

Today’s article introduces an easy way to deploy Google Analytics globally to all modern sites in your tenant taking advantage of the Tenant Wide Deployment.

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Convert Classic root sites to Modern SharePoint

Recently I’ve got a few requests to transform classic root team sites with publishing enabled into modern SharePoint sites.

The technic described in this article allows you to keep all your existent content, and at the same time allows you to take advantage of the out of the box responsive layouts and modern web parts.

Info: If you want to convert the root site of your tenant to modern have a look at this new article that explains how to use the site swap feature recently released by Microsoft.

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2018 Resume – What an incredible year!

2018 was an amazing year for me and for this blog – I met fantastic people throughout the year that supported and motivated me to continue with this project and to do more every day.

Before starting to produce new content in 2019, I would like to share with all of you guys some of my achievements last year.

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Adapt SPFx components to SharePoint Mobile APP and Microsoft Teams environments

Modern SharePoint sites rendered on SharePoint Mobile App or Microsoft Teams are different than when displayed in the browser.

Native components are removed from the page or replaced by native APP options. If you are building extensions or web parts for the modern SharePoint you may want to test them in both environments to make sure they are not overlapping with native apps features.

While the framework does not provide context variables to let developers know where the component is running, it needs to be validated through the user agent.

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What’s new on SharePoint Framework 1.7

What is probably the most important release of SharePoint Framework since its original version, brings a list of long-awaited features, already showcased during Microsoft Ignite. In this article, I will highlight three:

  • Application Pages
  • SharePoint Web Parts on Microsoft Teams
  • List Subscriptions

This version is no longer exclusive to SharePoint and is available also to extend Microsoft Teams. Version 1.7 might be the start of the Office 365 framework, as it starts being used on other products. It will definitely allow for a smoother, more coherent experience across the workplace and its different applications.

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Find your way inside Teams with breadcrumb navigation for SharePoint sites

SharePoint and Teams will soon have a lot in common with the SharePoint framework being used as a base foundation to extend both platforms. While we can’t get our hands on that, I’ve decided to build a solution that makes navigation between SharePoint sites and pages inside Microsoft Teams a little bit easier.

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Enable custom script on modern SharePoint sites to recover your favourite functionalities

Let me start with a HUGE disclaimer: even though it is possible to enable custom scripts on modern SharePoint, you should only consider using it when there is no other alternative.

Having custom script disabled by default on SharePoint removes functionalities that old school users miss, such as list templates and the solution gallery,among several others. Most of the features removed by custom scripts can be achieved using PnP and SharePoint Online Cmdlets.

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Highlight events on Modern SharePoint with images

Do you need to draw the attention of your Intranet users to certain upcoming events on your calendar?

If your answer is ”Yes!”, then this article explains you how to take advantage of modern SharePoint to promote events in a compelling way, using images in your intranet pages.

Modern SharePoint has a dedicated web part to display events on modern pages. However, in the back everything is stored on classic SharePoint calendars, with a few extra columns added to build the modern detail page.

For each event created through the web part, you can define an image that although used in the header of the detail page is not visible in the web part itself, making it less immediate for end users to identify and therefore less engaging.

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Celebrate work anniversaries on your SharePoint Intranet

User adoption is fundamental for the success of Intranet projects and you might find yourself thinking about new ways to engage your users with the internal portals.

Useful information for the daily work is fundamental but sometimes is not enough, social content can play a big role on the success of your intranet.

In this article you will find instructions to create a webpart to celebrate work anniversaries with your employees, showing appreciation for their hard work may result in higher user adoption rates.

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