Sep 21 2020 02:59 AM
Sep 21 2020 02:59 AM
This is going to be a really exciting Table Talk on Wednesday and I am honored to be among it's crew.
"Meet people from the Microsoft 365 Developer and Power Platform communities to explore what you can do with our powers combined!"
This calls for actions from your, yes you, part: let us know your opinions, questions and experiences in this thread beforehand. How both best utilize these both?
Since Table Talks are Teams meetings you can unmute yourself and also turn your camera on and take part of the talk. Share your tips or ask questions live!
Reserve your place: https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/bceb3c1b-5d12-40c7-a8d3-55015528d6c2
Some key topics for this talk are: Microsoft Graph, Power Automate, SPFx, Azure Functions, Auth ... and more!
Sep 22 2020 04:06 PM
Sep 22 2020 11:54 PM
Thank you for the question @lynnette1 !
I would start with Microsoft Docs article on migration.
Another often referenced article is found ShareGate.
Have you looked at them yet?
When you think about planning there are of course lots of pointers to notice like
Those are things that are from top of my mind. @David Opdendries surely have good insights on this one!
Sep 23 2020 01:34 AM
A lot of good points from Vesa, A few pointers from myself:
Anyone else have input?
Sep 23 2020 02:46 AM
@Vesa Nopanen I have not reviewed those articles yet, but I will do so. Thank you!
Sep 23 2020 02:59 AM
Sep 23 2020 06:08 AM
Question on Office Add Ins guidance:
Sep 23 2020 06:12 AM
Looking for Guidance on Provisioning 1000's of site collections.
In effect, the assumption is that this will be a long running process so how to manage it at scale is what guidance we seek thanks!
Sep 23 2020 06:23 AM
Will PowerApps ever support exporting screens, galleries or data tables to excel or PDF natively or does anyone have any suggestions on easy ways to go about exporting these without having to write HTML code to export to PowerAutomate and then convert to PDF? I have not had any luck with getting html formatting to work exactly as it should when looking on a web browser versus a PDF.
Sep 23 2020 06:30 AM
@Vesa Nopanen - Great session!
Sep 23 2020 07:35 AM
Are there any recommendations for consulting on PowerApps and how to do specific tasks within PowerApps for developers?
Sep 23 2020 10:22 AM
In Power Automate the counting is done per requests as in this Docs-article.
The way I read that every loop and step in the loop counts. So you want to minimize the loops.
Connectors – all API requests to connectors from Power Apps or Power Automate
Microsoft Power Automate – all Power Automate step actions
Common Data Service – all CRUD operations including user-driven and internal system calls required to complete CRUD transactions, as well as special operations like “share” or “assign.”
From the same article: Usage reports and monitoring capabilities are expected by October 2020 in the Power Platform admin center and will be the best way to monitor/analyze usage for API requests
Sep 23 2020 10:59 AM
Sep 23 2020 03:27 PMSolution
@PTempleton PowerApps are really designed for no-code or low-code power users, rather than developers; but that doesn't stop them being a useful tool to have in the development armoury. It really depends on the requirements and target platforms - very difficult to generalise. Ultimately, if the expectation is for a 'professional' app with very stringent requirements, most of the time you will find PowerApps just doesn't do exactly what you want, and the devil is in the details. If it's a LOB app for internal use, and requirements are more flexible, you might find PowerApps can get you near enough, and in a fraction of the time.
Before embarking on your custom development, look at the PowerApps sample galleries. Even if it's not the solution, you might be able to build an initial prototype and get some feedback.
Sep 23 2020 03:41 PM
Hi @Ralph Rivas
First question, I'm not quite sure what you mean - are you talking about Office Add-ins or SharePoint Add-ins?
Second question: if you want your Office Add-ins to just be there in the applications, you need to use Centralized Deployment: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/publish/centralized-deployment
Third question: a couple of approaches - you can pop up a dialog to give an auth prompt: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/develop/authorize-to-microsoft-graph-without-sso, or if your user is already authenticated there is now support for SSO: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/develop/sso-in-office-add-ins.
Sep 23 2020 04:56 PM
@Bill Ayers - yes talking Office Add Ins but behind the scenes they are created like Provider Hosted Add-ins\Apps The old way of doing Office Add Ins. ... on the second question a follow up if there are powershell or CLI commandlets to do those operations (so we can do the good ol Infrastructure as Code Thingee :) Thanks again Bill!
Sep 24 2020 01:15 PM
@Ralph Rivas Office Add-in model hasn't really changed, not in the way SharePoint Add-in model has been overtaken by SPFx. You can still build SharePoint Add-ins of course, and still supported and necessary in some cases, but SPFx is now recommended in most cases. Even then, there are still elements of the Add-in model in the SPFx deployment story. We now have SPFx as an option for Outlook Add-ins but only in preview for Outlook Web App, so very early days for this. So improvements to Office Add-in Model, but still fundamentally the same, so no lift and shift needed.
Sep 24 2020 01:17 PM
@Ralph Rivas Follow-up question: yes, there are PowerShell cmdlets to do this: https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/enterprise/use-the-centralized-deployment-powershell-cmdlet...
Sep 25 2020 09:43 AM
@Bill Ayers Thanks for that reply .... This essentially says we can "lift and shift" old PHA's as Add-ins over as apps, their appearance or functionality notwithstanding. You reminded me about the Outlook functionality which we did not have before but has aroused a lot of interest and hope that gets in by the end of the year for the web.