Office Development MVP / Microsoft 365 & Azure Development

 

Static sites are cool again (actually for a long time), and Microsoft knows that. Their new Azure Static Web App - App Service is currently in preview. At the moment, it still misses some key functionalities, but I am sure that these will get added once they put it in GA (hopefully to be announced at Ignite in September 2020).

 

For a long time, I was looking for a way to start end-to-end test solutions in Microsoft Teams. The easiest way to start running these tests is against the web experience (https://teams.microsoft.com). That way, we can use tools like Cypress. Another reason to do these E2E tests with Cypress is that internally we use Cypress for all our E2E tests.

 

Utility/helper functions, every project uses them, but how do you get them to your projects. For our products, we use a common/shared library private npm package. By sharing this package to all our products, we do not have to reinvent the wheel every time, but also have to fix things in one place when there is a bug.

 

Something that bothers me for a long time is the comments in the SharePoint Framework component JSON manifest files. As you may know, JSON does not allow you to add comments to its content. Visual Studio Code will show some errors for it as well. VSCode comment errors in JSON I understand that comments are needed.

 

In this article, I will tell you more about what I use during my daily work. Feel free to let me know what you are using or what you recommend. My desk in the office Office Desk setup As you can see in the photo above, my setup consists of:

 

For three months, I have waited for the Jabra Evolve2 85 to show up. During the Corona crisis, I needed a new headset to filter out all the noise my kids make at home, so that I could 100% focus on my work. A colleague told me about this headset.