Debug office Add-ins

You could get logs of internal errors on the Office Addin using following method. Its simple and easy and involved few steps achieve.

Open Windows registry editor (windows + R then regedit.exe) and follow the route “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Wef\Developer\” and mention your location to write logs.

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Notes 

  • Runtime logging feature available in Office desktop 2016 version.
  • You must be admin of the considered system to perform this.

Important!

Initially, this is kept blank and keep in mind to reverse it back since it leads to performance issues.

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View Picker Tree view of SharePoint Online and On Prem

If you locking for short cut to integrate SharePoint site hierarchy. The following hack would be a better option if you not willing to custom build control.

✍ How achive?

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SharePoint site hierarchy

Introduction to Script Lab – A Simplified but powerful way to Office Extendibility

Script Lab is a Microsoft garage project which initiated with summer hackathon held back in 2016. Creator main focus is to build a platform where build add-ins simple and with less knowledge curve for web developers. It is simple but it does not mean it is not powerful. Let’s go through below slider where you could kick start on developing Office extended apps.

click here if slider does not work. 

More information
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/project-details.aspx?project=script-lab

Github Repository
http://aka.ms/scriptlab

Get Script Lab
https://aka.ms/getscriptlab – install

Office Add-ins UX design patterns
https://github.com/OfficeDev/Office-Add-in-UX-Design-Patterns

Office JS API reference
https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/javascript-api-for-office

Enabling External Sharing | Multidomain Sharing in SharePoint Online

In SharePoint online environment most of the businesses facing issue with connecting with another business (B2B) or in technical terms connecting with another domain.

We have been using different methods with the Active Directly level which we known as “Federation”. But will see how we could share SharePoint site with multiple domains.

📓 Note : 

  • You must have either Microsoft account or organizational account to achieve this. 
  • Microsoft account must not be Live, Outlook or Hotmail, It could be Gmail, Yahoo or another. Then you should create a Microsoft account with your domain. Eg. “example@yahoo.com”.
  • Organizational account is account in another Office 365 tenant

How to share site with external domain user?

Firstly, you must enable External Sharing in the Office 365 admin center. This could be find easily with searching external sharing in the admin center.

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Second, Go site administration and select your SharePoint site and hit on “Share” on the ribbon. Make sure and best practice 🔖 to mention your external domain you sharing as below.

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Finally added user will be visible as below in the Office 365 admin center.

📌 Some useful resources :

In memory of Office SharePoint Server 2007 aka MOSS

Naturally we all expect end on everything, same applies to software in this days. Hopefully we could not see SharePoint 2007 living with us for ten years as for now after 10th October 2017, in a way This is with the good hope on modernize and evolve with the collaboration but in a way bad news for whom love classics.

What happens after deprecation?

  • No security update further
    • This will get managing this costly
    • No patches No hot fixes from Microsoft
  • No support
    • Need to migrate to version with life as sooner
    • Not guaranteed Office365 and cloud support
  • No technical content management
    • Less documentations and resources
    • Less community engagement

Key milestones to say good bye!


“Say good bye and make your modernization plans switched on”