SharePoint Saturday Munich 2017

This year of SharePoint Saturday’s started with the one in Munich last weekend. This time there was also a preconference session on Friday. The sessions on Friday and Saturday were held at the brand-new building of Microsoft Germany. Friday session This year they organized two preconference sessions. A developer one about Office Dev PnP and an IT Pro about SharePoint 2016. I went to the SharePoint 2016 session where they talked about all the aspects of SharePoint 20116.

Ignite 2016 Atlanta summary

Last week I had the privilege to attent Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta. This week was full of news, sessions and a lot of walking. Besides the sessions, this year the expo hall was large, I have spend a lot of time at the expo talking to venders, partners and Microsoft. I have created a PDF from all my notes. On a few notes I have references to slides, the slides should be come available on https://myignite.

ADFS signing certificate rollover

A few weeks ago it was the time of the year that the signing certificate of ADFS was expiring. Last year it took us by surprise because the ADFS team did not notify us and we did not put it in our agenda’s that the certificate would expire. So last year we had a lot of people complaining that SharePoint 2013 was not available anymore. This year we had it in our agenda’s that the certificate would roll over, so we were prepared for a roll over and had contact with the ADFS team and made an arrangement to roll over the certificate.

Term store import file conversion

This week I was working with the term store and had to create and import a big chuck of data in the term store. We all know that we have multiple options here Just enter them one by one in the browser (great for a few entries) Use the csv import Use CSOM Use Office Dev PnP PowerShell This post will address the csv import. Getting started with the csv For the csv import we have a sample that can be downloaded from the term store (http://-admin.

SharePoint Saturday Netherlands June 11 2016

Two weeks after my visit to SharePoint Saturday Paris I visited SharePoint Saturday Netherlands. The schedule for today was a bit more relaxed than in Paris. We had 4 session slots of 75 minutes with great sessions and more time in between the sessions to have a chat with sponsors, trying out the HoloLens and playing some games. The HoloLens is a very cool device and I tried it here for the first time.

SharePoint Saturday Paris May 28 2016

On May 28th 2016 I visited SharePoint Saturday in Paris ( The event was held in the Montparnasse Tower in the center of Paris on the 40th floor. We had an amazing view from that height. This article contains my notes of the day. Start of the day We had some trouble getting in the building because of some regulations of the building owner, but when we were all registered we could go all the way up to the 40th floor.

Office UI Fabric, Microsoft’s bootstrap?

Microsoft has released a new framework for developing an awesome front-end called Office UI Fabric. So the big question is why did Microsoft created this framework? We already have a ton of different frameworks for front-end development like Bootstrap, Semantic UI, 960 Grid System and many more. The short answer is that we did not have a framework for creating Office or SharePoint add-ins that integrates with the looks of Office applications.

How does the Custom SharePoint retention Policy work

Arjan Cornelissen
Some time ago we created a custom retention policy for a customer and last week I had to give some support. I had to dive in it again because I forgot all about it. Why did we build this? We build this custom retention policy to move a document to the record center when a specified field has a specified value. This field could be any type of field other than a data time field.

How to get the geolocation column

There are a number of blogs already written about how to get the Geolocation column on your SharePoint site, but a lot of sites use the wrong syntax for the field XML. Even the MSDN site for adding the geolocation column to your site is incomplete. The correct XML to use is: The important part here is the addition of the Name property in the field definition. The complete script to add it to your site is: