SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, and Front end JS geek. – Chicago IL
SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, and Front end JS geek. – Chicago IL


VIDEO – Create SharePoint Framework (SPFx) “Hello World” Web Part

The video below demo shows how to create a new SPFx SharePoint Framework web part including Gulp, Visual Studio code, project folder tour, and TypeScript import references.

Great way to start developing for Modern pages (SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2016) running localhost on a developer workstation.  No need for a SharePoint virtual machine.  Cheers! 




Poster – SharePoint List – When to Use What

The below visual captures ideas on SharePoint table data storage and when to use what.    Rows and columns of data are common.  Choosing the best hosting technology provides ease of support, quick time to market, performance, and scale for data growth.

SQL Server has good use cases, but comes with trade-offs including higher upfront setup effort and fewer end user controls (audit, search, version history).  Can improve performance and reporting if those trade-offs are correctly addressed.

Select right tool for the job.  Times for both.



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Poster – Microsoft Access to Cloud Migration

Recently I reviewed options for how to migrate Access databases to the Microsoft cloud.  There are multiple target platforms to consider.  

At a high level I see four category of MS Access databases.  Each had it’s own target platform to match.

  1. Simple (SharePoint List) – Table storage with rows and columns.  Data entry such as a tracker, log, or flat input.
  2. Relational (Dynamics 365) – Multiple entities with relationships such as one-to-many and many-to-many.  Navigate data and advanced reporting.
  3. Application (Azure App) – Advanced input, form validation, triggers, scripting, and code.   Need flexbility of Azure Web App, SQL Azure, and PowerShell runbook to accommodate all features.
  4. Reporting (Power BI) – Presentation of data into chart and table format.   Drill down, filter, merge data sources, etc.



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What’s in that patch? Feb 2018

NOTE – PDF format updated to include both SharePoint 2013 and 2016 notes.

Ever wondered what fixes are inside of a given CU?   Please see attached PDF with full detail. I wanted a new format for easy reading.   Show management and make the business case for why downtime should be taken to apply CUs.  Also posted at

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What’s in that patch – Feb 2018.PDF

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