Office 365 & SharePoint Search / Development / Branding


I have been running this blog since 2010. Over the years I have switched from a couple of hosting providers. Since two years I completely moved to Azure for hosting my site. The experience in performance and configuration is much better compared to the others, the only downside was the MySQL database. Azure did not...Read More →

Search for Office 365 Group documents

on Sep 20, 2016 by Elio Struyf with no comments


I just got a question from someone who wanted to know how to retrieve all the Office 365 Group documents he had access to. When you are having a lot of groups in your organization, files could be spread across them. Search is in most cases the answer to finding your documents easily. So having...Read More →


With the SharePoint Framework it is fairly easy to configure the properties you want to expose in the property pane of your web part. All you have to do is specify each of the property pane fields you want to show in the propertyPaneSettings function underneath the groupFields property. There are various types of property...Read More →


Today I spend some time developing with the new SharePoint Framework. I must say the SharePoint team did an amazing job with creating the Yeoman template. Of course, there are still some hiccups with it, but the team is aware of it and they expect feedback. You can do this in the GitHub issue list:...Read More →

How to debug your SharePoint Framework web part

on Aug 19, 2016 by Elio Struyf with no comments


Already a great number of blog posts have been written about the new SharePoint Framework release two days ago. With every new tool or framework, there is a learning curve. The best way of learning how the SharePoint Framework works is by reading the code and debugging it. This article focusses on how you can...Read More →

Getting up to speed with Yeoman aka “yo”

on Aug 16, 2016 by Elio Struyf with no comments


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Yeoman is yet another tool that you cannot miss in your client-side development toolset. In the previous post, I talked about Node.js, npm and Gulp. To make use of these tools it required some manual actions/configuration before you could start developing your project. By now you may have asked yourself if this is always the...Read More →