Office 365 usage report APIs in preview

We’ll get to configuring and using the Office 365 Usage Reports based on the beta endpoint of the Microsoft Graph API.   First let’s quickly overview why this is important.  On October 1st, 2017 some of the API endpoints for the tried and true Reporting webservice https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj984325.aspx will be deprecated.   I’ve grown to depend on…


SharePoint – Setting a View Definition

I try to encourage a minimalist approach towards working with SharePoint.   Why write code, when a community is doing it on a larger scale?  I absolutely love the PnP Provisioning engine and typically use it in conjunction with ensuring multiple environments stay in sync with the original site definition (think Desired State Configuration (DSC)).  …


Custom actions (quick guide)

https://dev.office.com/sharepoint/docs/sp-add-ins/create-custom-actions-to-deploy-with-sharepoint-add-ins has a fantastic write up with respect to deploying Custom Actions from an Add-In.  If you are in a pinch and want to deploy or remove custom actions take a look at a Powershell CmdLet.   This sample will add a variety of custom actions based on a JSON definition.   Lets get to…