How to build an interactive library using SharePoint Spaces

SharePoint Spaces have been introduced almost two years ago and finally we can start playing with the preview version. If you are not yet familiar with the Spaces concepts you can read more about it here and here.

To test how SharePoint Spaces work I’ve built an interactive library inside my library site collection, the idea is to display the CompartiMOSS magazines with a modern and futuristic interface. Let’s see how it was made and how you can also use Spaces to build something similar.

SharePoint spaces are disabled by default, to enable this feature follow the steps described here.

SharePoint Spaces


How to use jQuery with SPFx projects

jQuery is a JavaScript library that helped to shape the internet we all know today, even though it’s first release was 13 years ago and despite the fact we now have access to other powerful libraries like React and Angular, jQuery is still used by 80% of the top 1M sites in the web.

With SharePoint framework you can use pretty much any JavaScript library to build your application however you will need to know how to make them available in the solution.

In this article I’ll explain you how to add jQuery to your SPFx solutions using 2 different methods.

SPFx jQuery


SharePoint Spaces is finally arriving

After almost two years since the original announcement we will be finally able to put our hands on SharePoint Spaces.

According to the announcement published on the Microsoft 365 message center, SharePoint Spaces preview starts the rollout to Target Release customers in April 2020. You can follow this item in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62752.


2019 Review – The roller coaster

Another year is ending and for me it is time to sit down, look back to the last 365 days and write about everything I have produced and shared with the community.

2019 was a crazy year with a lot of ups and downs, turns and twists but in the end it was the best year of my professional career.

Without further ado, let’s go down memory lane and let me share everything that happened in the last year of the decade.

Joao Ferreira


How to change the page layout on a modern SharePoint page

Modern SharePoint pages can be configured with three different page layouts but unfortunately, until now there is not an option in the UI to change them.

This article describes four different approaches that you can use to change the page layout and explains what you will get with each one.


Create a Fabric UI card layout on modern SharePoint pages

I’ve spent most of my professional life building custom intranets using classic publishing sites with custom page layouts and one of the features that was often requested was the card effect around the web parts.

While this was very simple to implement with custom page layouts on classic SharePoint, on modern SharePoint things are a bit different and require a different approach that I’ll explain in this article.

The instructions on this article will provide you a card layout like what is available on the modern Admin Portal.


How to enable image renditions on SharePoint 2019

When you install SharePoint onprimises the image renditions are not generated automatically, and the renditions pages displays the error message below.

The blob cache is not enabled in this web application. Image renditions will not be generated until the blob cache is enabled. For information on turning on the blob cache, please review the product documentation.

To fix this issue and get the image renditions automatically generated follow the instructions provided in this article.

Save Site as Template - SharePoint


How to host a static HTML site on SharePoint

If you have a static HTML site that needs to be shared internally inside your organization, you don’t need to get a dedicated hosting service to do it

SharePoint can be used to host the static HTML sites if you follow the 5 simple steps described in this article.


How to create an App Catalog on SharePoint 2019

I wrote a series of posts that explain how to install SharePoint 2019 step by step on a Hyper-V virtual machine for testing and development.

The series ends up with the creation of the first site collection but if you will use the VM to develop you will also need an App Catalog.

On this article you will find the instructions to create it step by step.


SharePoint 2019 Setup – The tool was unable to install the Web Server (ISS) Role

Getting an error when installing SharePoint On-Prem prerequisites is a common issue but it doesn’t mean that you will need to start the installation again from scratch.

Typically it happens when the server is not connected to the internet and the tool is not able to download everything that is required to accomplish the installation, so the first thing to do is to ensure that the server is connected to the web.


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