A walkthrough of setting up Viva Topics

Once you have purchases one or more Viva Topics licenses, you need to complete a number of steps to have it analyze your content and suggest topics. While the setup process is relatively quick, it may take up to two weeks before you start seeing suggested topics. You heard that right, two weeks. That meansContinue reading “A walkthrough of setting up Viva Topics”

How to: Find the Viva Topic Center site using SPFx

Viva Topics is fresh right now and some of you might have already started looking at extensibility. One thing that is useful to know is to know where the Topic Center site is after you’ve created it. It turns out you can find this value pretty easily from any page in your tenant. If youContinue reading “How to: Find the Viva Topic Center site using SPFx”

Workaround for gulp deploy-azure-storage CDN issue with SPFx 1.12

If you use a CDN for your SPFx 1.12 projects, you might have noticed that when you build your SPFx package and try to deploy it to Azure no files are getting copied. You might see something similar when you try to run gulp deploy-azure-storage even though it worked fine in SPFx 1.11. This appearsContinue reading “Workaround for gulp deploy-azure-storage CDN issue with SPFx 1.12”

Viva Connections is coming. Are you ready?

Viva Connections is almost here. Microsoft has released some preliminary documentation which describes the steps to activate it once it becomes generally available. Reading the documentation, you will see that using Viva Connections is a completely opt-in experience and requires specific actions by a global administrator. According to published documentation, the PowerShell script will beContinue reading “Viva Connections is coming. Are you ready?”

Office Fabric icons not showing in SPFx web parts in Microsoft Teams

You built this beautiful new web part and it looks great in SharePoint. You click the Sync to Teams button to try it out there only to find that your icons are missing. You think it’s your issue because maybe your styles are wrong. It’s not. I tried all sorts of things, but it turnsContinue reading “Office Fabric icons not showing in SPFx web parts in Microsoft Teams”

How to: Use PnP.PowerShell to deploy SharePoint apps with Azure DevOps

Automating SPFx builds and deployment to your environments will save you tons of time after you get it built. I wrote the post How to: Setup CI / CD in Azure DevOps to walk you through step-by-step how to get it working. While this post is largely still valid, there are better ways to doContinue reading “How to: Use PnP.PowerShell to deploy SharePoint apps with Azure DevOps”

Switch to Ubuntu Agent Pools in Azure DevOps for faster SPFx build times

If you have taken the time to set up SPFx builds (CI / CD) in Azure DevOps pipelines, you should take a look at which agent pool you are using. I had always heard that Ubuntu was significantly faster and the rumors are in fact true. I found that Ubuntu cut my build times inContinue reading “Switch to Ubuntu Agent Pools in Azure DevOps for faster SPFx build times”

Conquering undefined with optional chaining in SPFx

If you are a SharePoint Framework developer, you know that you never know what type of data you are going to get back from the SharePoint API. On one page, you can find a deeply nested value in the context object and the next, you get undefined somewhere in the chain. Take a look atContinue reading “Conquering undefined with optional chaining in SPFx”

Using Microsoft Forms with Attachments

I’m a huge proponent of Microsoft Forms. In my organization, we’re starting to use them for everything. Here’s just a sample of some of my forms, they really are making life easier when it comes to collecting data. However one of the gaps when we started implementing them was the lack of attachments. This wasContinue reading “Using Microsoft Forms with Attachments”

Managing multiple identities with the new Edge browser

If you are a consultant, you probably have a lot of Microsoft identities in Azure Active Directory that you use to access resources like Office 365. I, myself, have at least 10 that are active right now and an uncountable number that I’m not using any more. If you use a single browser to accessContinue reading “Managing multiple identities with the new Edge browser”