Monthly Archives: October 2018

SharePoint Announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2018 – User Group Presentation

Thanks for everyone that came along to the Sydney SharePoint User Group this month. It was great to be able to deliver so much exciting SharePoint news following all the announcement made at Microsoft Ignite. Given Microsoft Ignite now covers far more than just SharePoint it takes a while to distil the SharePoint specific announcements from over 700 sessions that were presented over 5 days at Microsoft’s biggest conference of the year.

I’ve kept the presentation to just the User/IT Pro announcements (sorry developers I couldn’t fit all the news into a 1 hr presentation!)

Feel free to take this presentation and use it for your own user groups or internal within organisations.

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Microsoft Ignite 2018 – Office Developer Announcements

As the dust settles on Microsoft Ignite for another year I’m left going back over my notes and recalling discussions I had for all those key announcements, advice and snippets of gold that will have a real impact for Office developers.

If you are looking for a high level list of announcements made at the conference, the Ignite Book of News is a good place to start although it doesn’t cover many of the announcements that were made in the Office Developer area – this book covers a lot of the Azure announcements, which most Office developers will have a mild interest in (we have to host our code somewhere!)

Here’s some of my favourite announcements:

Do more with new upcoming SharePoint development capabilities announced at Ignite 2018

  • Call Microsoft Graph and Web APIs and deploy Extensions across your SharePoint sites
  • Deploy your web parts and application pages to Microsoft Teams
  • Connect across components with dynamic data capabilities
  • Deliver complete applications with application pages
  • Harness more of SharePoint with new Microsoft Graph APIs

Microsoft Graph @ Ignite 2018

  • Managed access to Microsoft Graph (data connect to bulk export to Azure subscription)
  • Notifications API
  • Dynamics is now in Microsoft Graph
  • New PowerApps templates
  • Security API
  • Microsoft Teams, Messages, Calendars, Files, and Folders

Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL)

  • In preview but suitable for production use
  • Capable of reaching both v1 and v2 services
  • MSAL JavaScript library for serverless implicit flow scenarios

I thought this years conference was very well run and the volume of people moving about the conference centre wasn’t overwhelming. I had a lot of fun meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends. It’s great to have such knowledgeable Microsoft staff accessible on the expo hall floor (both from a Marketing and Engineering side) to discuss particular scenarios, technologies, ad bounce ideas off.

 

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