Office Development MVP / Microsoft 365 & Azure Development

Elio Struyf is an independent Engineering Lead working for Valo Intranet, Blogger, and Speaker on a mission to share his tried-and-true wisdom with as many IT developers as possible.

Five tips to make you a better presenter at virtual events

December 4, 2020

I love presenting on a stage. I love to engage with people, have an audience in front of me. So you think that presenting virtually would be no big deal. Actually, it is a big deal. One of the things I miss the most is the engagement with the audience. The feeling you talk to only yourself.

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#DevHack: Dismiss messaging extension dialog in MS Teams

November 27, 2020

Currently, I am developing my first “real” Microsoft Teams app with SharePoint Framework. In this app, I am making use of the new messaging extension capability. Info what are messaging extensions? While developing a form in my extension, I wanted to cancel and submit a button. When I started implementing the cancel button, its onClick event, I was lost in how to close the dialog.

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#DevHack: Optimizing initial load JS from Next.js

November 27, 2020

Now that my PimpYourOwnBike website has launched. I started looking at where I can do some optimizations. When looking at the Next.js build output, I spotted a red number in the First Load JS section. First load JS too big That would be the first thing on my list to optimize, getting this number from red to green.

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#DevHack: Create SharePoint library with the Microsoft Graph

November 26, 2020

When you are reading this, you are looking to create a SharePoint library from the Microsoft Graph. It is straightforward but a bit confusing because you will have to use the lists endpoint. When you are a SharePoint developer, we all learned that a list is not the same as a library, and lists get created under the /lists/ URL path.

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My take on the Next.js framework

November 24, 2020

Last week, just went I took my bike for a ride. I got an idea. What if I create a new store for selling online personalizable bike stickers? During the two-hour bike ride, I more and more got convinced of the idea. When I was back home, I started printing a couple of stickers to test it out.

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#DevHack: Configuring domains for your branches on Vercel

November 21, 2020

To prepare my new online store’s release for selling personalizable bike stickers called: Pimp Your Own Bike. I wanted to make sure that I could test out my website before merging it to the main branch. Using a predefined custom domain would be the easiest way. Highlighting my environments On Azure, I would typically use slots on the web app.

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