PnP TaxonomyPicker reusable control as a required field

The PnP TaxonomyPicker reusable control doesn’t have a property to let you mark the input control as a required field on a form, but fortunately, this can be easily addressed.

If you have used the PnP TaxonomyPicker reusable control before, you may have noticed that it doesn’t have a property to make it required, nor does it have a property that lets you add a custom CSS class to it. The problem is that your other required input controls on the form will have a ‘*’ after the label, but not the TaxonomyPicker controls.

But there is a very simple way to solve this because the control also has a Label control, so we can mimic the styles from other Office UI Fabric input controls.

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Using TypeScript with SharePoint Script editor web parts

SharePoint Framework is suddenly not an option and you feel sad because you need to go back to writing plain JavaScript? You don’t have to and you really shouldn’t. Spend just a few minutes and you can use Typescript with SharePoint Script editor web parts instead!

Let me be super clear about this: you should always use SharePoint Framework whenever possible! This blog post is about an extremely simple alternative when SPFx is simply not an option. And by extremely simple, I really mean it. It doesn’t even include webpack (or similar tools), which would give a ton of other benefits. So before you use this configuration, ensure that it covers your requirements (note: you won’t be able to use TypeScript ‘imports’!).

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Bulk upload/install SharePoint solutions

A few days ago I was asked for a way to bulk upload and install multiple SharePoint solutions. In a simple and quick way that wouldn’t require much user interaction/scripting or experience.

With this in mind, I have created a simple PowerShell script using PnP PowerShell that reads information from a CSV. The script starts by uploading and deploying all the apps to the SharePoint app catalog. Once this step is completed, it then connects to the target site to install the solutions.

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My session at SharePoint Saturday Madrid

Last Saturday I had the pleasure to speak at SharePoint Saturday Madrid. You can find here all the materials used for the presentation: the presentation slides and the video recording. On the slides, you can find links to the relevant resources and also a link to my GitHub repository that contains a working version of the demo, and also a guide in case you want to recreate the demo yourself.

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