Getting SPFx working in Visual Studio Online

Getting SPFx working in Visual Studio Online

Visual Studio Online is a new service that is currently in public preview. It describes itself as “Cloud-powered dev environments accessible from anywhere”. Basically you create a remote environment (currently linux but windows comming as well) from the portal or directly from VSCode and in minutes you are up and running. You need an azure subscription as it will create a resource in azure. For more information visit https://online.visualstudio.com

I’m speaking at #ESPC19!

The countdown is on to the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference – just over 5 weeks to go! Join me on Wednesday 4th December for my session: Gaining SPFx Super Abilities with React, Office UI Fabric and PnP SPFx Controls Want to create really good-looking web parts and do it fast? Microsoft has given us an official front-end framework to build great experiences in office 365. Currently the best way to apply this framework is with React.

Consuming Secured Azure Functions with the SharePoint Framework

With the release of the 1.4.1 of the SharePoint Framework we now have the ability to easily call a secured Azure Function via a REST call from our SharePoint Framework webparts. You can do this by using the new AadHttpClient. Link to Documentation Below. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/spfx/use-aadhttpclient Why a secured function? There is often times when we want to surface sensitive data into our office 365 tennant. Azure functions are great ways to deliver this data.