The Full Stack Dev's Microsoft 365 Playbook

by Andrew Connell

Andrew, a 19-year recipient of Microsoft's MVP award, helps full-stack developers efficiently build Microsoft 365 apps through pragmatic mentoring and self-paced courses. Join 8,000+ developers and receive his bi-weekly newsletter filled with insights on Microsoft 365 and Azure topics.

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11 days ago • 1 min read
Newsletter - September 5, 2023
Unboxing the SharePoint Framework v1.18 Release

📦 Unboxing the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) v1.18 Release

This week's newsletter about the latest SharePoint Framework release is timely. Why? This month marks my 20 year anniversary of being in the SharePoint space. Yup... September 2003 I got put on a project as the lead developer to relaunch our company's intranet. Just think, that path led me to...
11 days ago • 1 min read

Newsletter Reboot: The Full Stack Developer's Microsoft 365 Playbook

In March of this year, I made a promise to myself to be more deliberate with this newsletter. I wanted it to have a consistent publishing schedule and be a resource, rather than just a way to share news and updates about my course offerings and promotions. So, for the past five months, I have...
25 days ago • 5 min read

Crack the Code: Testing 🧪 Solutions for Microsoft 365 Projects

A few weeks ago, I posted two surveys (on LinkedIn & on Twitter/X), asking Microsoft 365 developers why they don’t implement automated testing in their Microsoft 365 development projects. Survey results on testing Microsoft 365 projects The survey asked developers about their experience and...
about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Unlock 🔓 the Power of Testing 🧪 Microsoft 365 Apps

Over the past few weeks, I have made several changes and upgrades to a critical project. Thanks to the implementation of automated testing early on, this process has not been as stressful as you might expect. Automated testing allowed me to make changes, quickly identify any issues, and fix...
about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Simplify and Optimize Your React Code with Hooks

Most React developers use React Hooks to create React apps, as evidenced by documentation, examples, and videos on YouTube. However, this is not the case in the Microsoft 365 development space, where SharePoint Framework (SPFx) developers still primarily use class components. This is likely due...
2 months ago • 1 min read

Real World Example: Build Web Apps - not M365 or Teams Apps

In my last newsletter issue, I discussed the benefits of building web apps as the foundation for your Microsoft 365 or SharePoint apps. My main point was that if you focus on building web apps for Microsoft 365 instead of relying on the scaffolding tools and infrastructure that Microsoft...
3 months ago • 2 min read

Build Web Apps - not Microsoft 365, Teams, or SPFx Apps

Too many Microsoft 365 developers are laser-focused on creating Microsoft Teams apps & SharePoint apps (using the SharePoint Framework) when the focus should be on creating web apps. Most guidance and documentation on building Microsoft 365 apps jumps straight to how to build them and skips over...
3 months ago • 2 min read

🤖🤖🤖 Microsoft 365 Developer News from the Build Conference

I, along with other developers, were disappointed (but not surprised) by the lack of developer news in the Microsoft 365 space in my last newsletter a few weeks ago. That all changed last week at Microsoft's Build conference for developers! 😱 Microsoft 365 Developer News at Build As expected,...
4 months ago • 3 min read
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