Automation

 

For Valo Intranet, we recently started using MkDocs (https://www.mkdocs.org/) for building our product documentation. The great part about MkDocs is that can generate a completely static HTML site based on Markdown files. This makes it easy to maintain and can live in a source-controlled environment. MkDocs is for example used in projects like Office 365...

 

Automating your builds and releases for SharePoint Framework is easy to achieve on Azure DevOps. In the past, I have written how you can achieve it by using custom Gulp tasks or using the Office 365 CLI. One thing both solutions have in common is that they are taking 5-10 minutes to complete. Which is...

 

Automating installation/deployment processes of any type of solutions is so great, and on Azure DevOps you can do this by a task-driven process. For many of the SharePoint Solutions I create, I have an automated CI/CD process behind the scenes running. So that once my code is ready, it will automatically deploy to my test...

 

Some time ago I wrote a couple of articles about how you can automate the process of releasing your SharePoint Framework solutions. This was achieved by two custom Gulp tasks to upload the static assets and solution package and a complete Visual Studio Team Services build and release pipeline. This process already saved me a...