From Office UI Fabric to Office IT Scripts


Hi,

This is the right time to start blogging again about Office and Windows. Just with the recent announcement of SharePoint Server 2016 Preview, and all things rolling out from Office 365, plus Windows 10 innovation next year will be awesome :). I wanted to highlight two initiatives that came out this summer:

Office UI Fabric is a responsive, mobile-first, front-end framework for developers, designed to make it simple to quickly create web experiences using the Office Design Language. Think about it as your framework to build Office Add-ins and Apps, no matter your platform. (remember coming cross-platform add-ins were announced at \\build). This will bring you:

  • Common Style in your solutions aligned with Office across platforms
  • Reusable components to use and bind (a nice list is at https://github.com/OfficeDev/Office-UI-Fabric/blob/master/ghdocs/COMPONENTS.md )
Check the resources available!
  1. Design guidelines for Office Add-ins
  2. GitHub Repo Office UI Fabric with SourceCode and Documentation
  3. Office 365 JavaScript controls

For the management/devops part :), the

Office IT Pro Deployment Script project, is a new driven community GitHub project were you can contribute in a collection of PowerShell scripts focus on simplifying IT activities. A gem there is Office Click-To-Run Configuration XML Editor a web based editor that allows you to graphically generate and edit the configuration file used with Office Click-To-Run deployments. Of Course this is an extension to the existing Powershell Repository that you should chek out as well                    

So check the repo, use it, give feedback and contribute!

Bye!

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