Family tech support – How to get Office for free?

If you read my blog you are probably working with IT everyday and are familiar with the fact that all your family members (and extended family) use you as the family IT help desk - if only you could charge them your hourly rate... A frequent family help desk call is the one you get... Continue Reading →

Sydney SharePoint User Group – The Transition to Modern Office Add-in Development

I had the pleasure this week of speaking at the Sydney SharePoint User Group on the topic of transitioning to the modern Office Add-in development model. We discussed: The existing COM/VSTO Office Add-in development model The reasons and drivers for needing a new development model What the modern Office Add-in development is and how it... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Ignite 2017 Highlights for the Office & SharePoint Developer

What a massive week in Orlando for Office developers. So many sessions, so much new information, it really was a case of drinking from the fire hose! Thankfully most sessions were recorded and are progressively being made available along with the relevant slide decks on https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos If you only have time to watch one session... Continue Reading →

How to Debug Modern Office Add-ins on Devices (iPhone/iPad) using Firebug

Debugging modern Office Add-ins with current tooling can be quite challenging. Although the technology of the add-ins you write is consistent and conforms to web standards (HTML, JavaScript, CSS), the way the add-in is hosted in the different Office clients makes it challenging to use debugging tools (as the add-in isn’t simply running in a... Continue Reading →

Vote for our app in the Office 365 Hack Productivity competition!

  Microsoft is currently running a Hack Productivity competition for creating apps that leverage Office 365 Add-ins and/or APIs to deliver an app that increases user productivity. I’ve been working with the awesome dev team at OnePlace Solutions to cook up a modern Outlook Add-in that will run on any device and allow a user... Continue Reading →

Bug in Outlook add-in commands showing command label instead of the add-in title on first use in a session

It seems there is a bug with the Outlook add-in commands when using the add-in from Outlook Web Access. When using the add-in command (ribbon button) to open a task pane to show your add-in the label of the command button is shown at the top of the add-in where the add-in title should be.... Continue Reading →

Issues launching Outlook add-ins directly to a SPA route using fragment URLs

Modern Single Page Applications (SPAs) run in the browser as a single HTML page and use JavaScript to dynamically load content and provide the functionality of the application without having to reload the entire browser window as the user is interacting with the application. To support navigating SPAs, a commonly used technique is to perform... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Ignite 2016 – Ready, Set, Connect

OnePlace Solutions is proud to be an exhibitor and sponsor again this year at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Atlanta. Ignite is Microsoft's premier conference this year for Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, Azure, Windows and related technologies. I'll be on the OnePlace Solution booth (#563) during the conference talking about our suite of products that... Continue Reading →

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