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SharePoint Dev Weekly – Episode 61

In this session of SharePoint Dev Weekly, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), discuss the latest news and topics around SharePoint development.

In this episode Vesa and Waldek are joined by Bert Jansen Senior Service Engineer at Microsoft.  Bert is focused on the modernization journey and on tools that simplify SharePoint adoption.

In addition to drawing attention to the latest advancements being delivered by the SharePoint Community and Microsoft, Vesa, Waldek and Bert’s discussion this week focused on Modernization.  The case for waiting to transform because modern does not have the same capabilities as classic is no longer valid.  Modern has more capabilities, some of which are available only in SPO.  The bottlenecks to adoption discussed:  1) Not sure what needs to be modernized 2) Not sure what tools to use and 3) Not sure I want to lose my customizations.

What is the future for modern?  One sure direction is the creation of “PnP services.”  In the not too distant future the customer will no longer need to download and configure the latest transformation tools.  Instead the site admin or site collection admin will go to a web page or API, enter a few details and then initiate the scan or migration.  Behind the scenes, the latest tool/code is invoked to execute on the request.

This episode was recorded on Monday, November 25, 2019.

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SharePoint Saturdays this week – November 30th

European SharePoint Conference – December 2 – 5

Here are all the links and people mentioned in this recording. Thanks, everyone for your contributions to the community!

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SharePoint Team, Microsoft – 26th of November 2019

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