Recording available PnP Call December 5th - Office 365 CLI externalize

Dec 13, 2019 1 min.

I was invited to demonstrate the new Office 365 CLI externalize command during on the of recent PnP calls. You can watch the full call here As a reminder this new command allows you to scan a SPFx project and get the external configuration automatically. Doing this reduces greatly the size of your solutions, improving performances for end users. You can watch the command in action below and read the documentation here.

Speaking at the European SharePoint Conference 2019 - SPFx & DevOps

Oct 1, 2019 1 min.

The ESPC is one of the biggest technology events in Europe and the biggest with focus on Office 365, SharePoint and Azure. An interesting particularity of this event, they move to a different European capital each year. This years edition will be from December 2nd to 5th in Prague and I’m honored to be invited to speak again. I’ll be presenting two sessions: How to do DevOps with the SharePoint Framework and why it matters?

Recording available: Microsoft Graph September Community call - Provisioning demo

Oct 1, 2019 1 min.

Last September I was invited to speak again on the Microsoft Graph Community call. If you don’t know about it, this free online monthly call brings together Microsoft Product Team members and Community members demonstrating new capabilities and real world examples. It is a great way to catch up on the latest news and I highly recommend you attend it if you work with the Microsoft Graph or would like to.

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Ottawa 2019

Oct 1, 2019 1 min.

This year again I have the opportunity to speak at the SPS Ottawa and I’ll be presenting “Introduction To The Microsoft Graph: Getting Started Quickly & Getting The Most Out Of It”. Together we will cover the basics of the Microsoft Graph, the Microsoft Identity Platform, the value it provides to developers and how to get started. If you’re in the area Saturday October the 5th 2019 don’t hesitate to register to the event.

Speaking at Microsoft Build 2019

Apr 23, 2019 2 min.

I am deeply honoured and humbled to announce I have been selected to speak at the Microsoft Build 2019, which will be happening from May 6th to 8th in Seattle. The subject is going to be a bit different from my usual speaking area however, we will be talking aboutIoT, health and wellbeing. Here is the abstract of the session. Using IoT to improve people’s health and brain power The office space is a hostile environment for our bodies and health.

Speaking at SharePoint Fest DC 2019

Apr 18, 2019 3 min.

SharePoint Fest Washington DC 2018 is happening from April 29th to May the 3rd. This event will feature 2 days pre-conference workshops and 3 days of conference. You can find more information about it on the website. I’ll be presenting three sessions: DEV104 - Migrate your custom components to the SharePoint Framework Migrate your custom components to the SharePoint Framework. It’s the 3rd model Microsoft has come with to customize SharePoint in less than 5 years.

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Houston 2019

Apr 2, 2019 1 min.

It is the second time in a few years I have the ooportunity to speak at the SharePoint Saturday Houston. I’ll give a speech about “Automating Provisioning For Your Digital Workplace: With Azure Durable Functions & Microsoft Graph” Together we will see how you can improve your provisioning workflows and automate most of it leveragingAzure Durable Functions and the Microsoft Graph. This session is geared mostly towards developers but also for IT pros and deciders that want to gain insights on how to combine business processes and provisioning.

SharePoint Framework 1.8.0 and unit testing: bad Karma

Mar 29, 2019 2 min.

Sorry, I had to make the pun…. When the SharePoint Framework originally shipped, the tooling included KarmaJSto write unit tests. KarmaJS received a lot of complaints about performance, capabilities, modern JavaScript support… This especially if you use is in combination with PhantomJS, a headless web browser project that has been abandoned a long time ago now which also shipped with SPFx. While some peoplehave been arguing for a choice in unit testing framework with SPFx like we (almost) have choice in web frameworks, we saw little movement on that front over the last years.

SharePoint Framework and DevOps Practices: New Documentation, New Samples

Jan 15, 2019 4 min.

TL; DR; With the release of Azure DevOps, there’s some new SPFX documentation to set up your CI/CD pipeline in Azure DevOps. Have a look and share your thoughts. Your feedback is always welcome! The Patterns and Practices Initiative also includes a newly reorganized DevOps repository for tools and samples around SharePoint Framework Build and Deploy Practices. The long story My journey into the SharePoint DevOps world I have been working around Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment (CD) and DevOps practices in the SharePoint/Azure/Office 365 ecosystem for several years.

Guest of the Intrazone podcast

Jan 5, 2019 1 min.

As 2018 is concluding (we’ll be in 2019 by the time this blog post is published), I’ve taken a few days off to rest, spend time with the family, play video games, read, watch movies and… catch up on my blog posts writing. Almost a month ago now I was presenting at the SharePoint Saturday Toronto, huge thanks to Eric Riz, Kanwal Khipple and Noorez Khamiz for organizing the event! More importantly, they had to find a new venue at the last minute because the original one was forced to closed done for a few days and they pulled it off!