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SharePoint, Azure Functions, and Visual Studio (Part 3)

“In old-school SharePoint, if you wanted to run some custom code in a web part, workflow, form, or event handler, you wrote either a sandboxed or a farm solution. Neither of these are supported in SharePoint Online. So what are developers supposed to do when they need to run some code somewhere other than the web browser? How can they run code in the background, elevate permissions, or fill gaps in the “out of the box” configuration options?”

That paragraph opens a blog post series by Bob German entitled Calling SharePoint CSOM from Azure Functions.

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SharePoint, Azure Functions, and Visual Studio (Part 2)

“In old-school SharePoint, if you wanted to run some custom code in a web part, workflow, form, or event handler, you wrote either a sandboxed or a farm solution. Neither of these are supported in SharePoint Online. So what are developers supposed to do when they need to run some code somewhere other than the web browser? How can they run code in the background, elevate permissions, or fill gaps in the “out of the box” configuration options?”

That paragraph opens a blog post series by Bob German entitled Calling SharePoint CSOM from Azure Functions.

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SharePoint, Azure Functions, and Visual Studio (Part 1)

“In old-school SharePoint, if you wanted to run some custom code in a web part, workflow, form, or event handler, you wrote either a sandboxed or a farm solution. Neither of these are supported in SharePoint Online. So what are developers supposed to do when they need to run some code somewhere other than the web browser? How can they run code in the background, elevate permissions, or fill gaps in the “out of the box” configuration options?”

That paragraph opens a blog post series by Bob German entitled Calling SharePoint CSOM from Azure Functions.

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An Office 365 Users Guide to Power Apps & Power Automate (Flow) Licensing – October 2019 Edition

Licensing for Microsoft products and services is often confusing, befuddling, or downright incomprehensible. The licensing for Power Apps and Power Automate is no exception, mostly due to one set of changes that went into effect in February 2019 and a second set of changes that went into effect on October 1, 2019. The goal of this article is to clear up as much of the confusion as possible by documenting Power Apps and Power Automate licensing as of October 1, 2019.

This blog post was last updated on July 21, 2020.

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SharePoint REST API and Lists with Folders

The SharePoint REST API support for folders is limited. The support that is there is tailored to work with documents in document libraries. Because of this I see lots of questions on how to use the REST API to perform operations on lists with folders. My suggestion is... don't. The Client Object Model has full support for folders so I strongly suggest that you use it instead.

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Perhaps The Only OTHER SharePoint Framework Web Part You Will Ever Need

A few months ago Mikael Svenson blogged about a SharePoint Framework Script Editor web part he'd written: Perhaps the only SharePoint Framework web part you will ever need

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