Andrew Connell

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    Blog: April 2022 course update - Mastering the SharePoint Framework

    It’s been a while since I checked in and shared an update on the latest with my course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework. But there’s no better time than now! Learn what’s new in this month’s refresh of the first two chapters in the Fundamentals bundle!
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    Blog: AndrewConnell.com v5 - new year & a new site theme

    After 3,240 days, I figured it was a good time for a good refresh. Recently I took some time to rebuild my site theme & after launching it, I’m excited to share it with you! In this post, learn about some of the things that went into the process.
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    Blog: What's new with the MS-600 exam for the Microsoft 365 Dev Cert | January 2022

    In this webinar, I’ll cover what’s new with the MS-600 exam today, and look forward to some changes we can expect Microsoft to make to the exam in the coming months. This is free webinar is ideal if you’re a Microsoft developer who’s interested in taking the MS-600 exam to become a certified Microsoft 365 Developer Associate ! Microsoft released a new certification in November 2020 for Microsoft 365 developers. The Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate certification measures developers across five (5) primary workloads in Microsoft 365.
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    Blog: Learn 'What is the SharePoint Framework' is in our new email course!

    New to SPFx? Check out our newest FREE email course to quickly get up to speed, learn what you can build, where you can use it, and what a ‘day in the life’ of a SharePoint Framework developer is like!
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    Blog: What's new with the MS-600 exam for the Microsoft 365 Dev Cert | December 2021

    In this post, I want to update you on some of the changes Microsoft has recently made related to the exam & offer guidance if you’re planning to take the exam soon. I’ll also answer a few common questions that keep coming up. In this post, learn about the changes #Microsoft made related to the #MS-600 exam, get guidance if you’re planning to take the exam soon, & get answers to common questions that keep coming up.
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    Blog: Retiring comments for articles on my sites

    In the last two weeks I’ve rolled out a feature on two of my sites that’s quite significant… at least to me. I should clarify that when I say I “rolled out a feature”, I mean rolled a feature out my site. I started this blog in September 2003. Over 2,500 posts since the very first post, I’ve left commenting enabled on the site. Comments were first stored with the content on the site & later, I used Disqus .
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    Blog: Mastering SharePoint Framework - October 2021 Refresh

    In this post, learn what’s new with our flagship course: Mastering SPFx! The Starter bundle is completely refreshed, lesson notes are improved, and we added clickable resources within lesson videos!
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    Publication: Explore & evaluate the SharePoint Framework

    Hey developers! Got 15 minutes a day for the next week? Learn what the SharePoint Framework is, what you can build, & what the development experience is like! Get this FREE course delivered daily straight to your inbox!
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    Blog: Mastering SharePoint Framework Code Refresh + new React Hooks demo

    Late last week, I wrapped up refreshing the student code downloads for the Fundamentals & Ultimate bundles of my Mastering the SharePoint Framework course to SPFx v1.12.1, built from scratch + bonus demo in the React chapter showing how to use React Hooks!
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    Publication: Microsoft 365 Certified Developer Associate MS-600 Exam Prep

    In this course, another by me at Voitanos, you’ll get prepared to pass the MS-600 exam, the only Microsoft 365: Developer Associate certification prerequisite - includes 300+ practice questions!
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    Blog: Voitanos partners with NASCAR Xfinity Series' Joe Graf Jr & SS GreenLight Racing team

    Voitanos joins Joe Graf Jr of the NASCAR Xfinity Series for this weekend’s “Throwback Weekend” Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 race in Darlington, South Carolina!
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    Blog: Announcing the new Voitanos website!

    Over this past weekend, we rolled out a brand new voitanos.io website! This is the first major refresh of the site since we launched Voitanos in 2017. You’ll notice a ton of improvements, new features & sections, content updates and an overall better experience. In this post, I’ll share some of the new and improved aspects to the site.
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    Blog: Mastering SharePoint Framework Content Complete (preview pricing expires July 1)

    Today marks a big milestone. Sprint 19 is complete and published - it contains the final two chapters published in my Mastering the SharePoint Framework Ultimate bundle ! The first of these chapters, Sharing Code between SharePoint Framework Solutions, explains and demonstrates how to use either SPFx library components or NPM packages to share code across SPFx projects. The other chapter, Property Panes for Client-Side Web Parts: Create Property Controls, demonstrates how to create custom property pane controls for web part projects.
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    Blog: NOW AVAILABLE: Mastering SharePoint Framework Continuous Monitoring Azure Application Insights Chapter Published

    Today I published a new chapter to the Ultimate bundle of my Mastering the SharePoint Framework course. This new chapter, DevOps: Monitoring & Telemetry with Azure Application Insights, is immediately available to all existing Ultimate bundle subscribers! Info: DevOps: Monitoring & Telemetry with Azure Application Insights Development teams and organizations are always looking for ways to automate, streamline, and improve processes related to building software. SharePoint Framework development teams are no different.
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    Blog: Behind the Scenes: Making of Microsoft 365 Developer Associate Certification & MS-600 exam (webinar recording)

    Did you miss today’s webinar on ‘Behind the Scenes: Making of Microsoft 365 Developer Associate Certification & MS-600 exam’? No worries! It was recorded & you can watch it over on the Voitanos blog right now!
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    Blog: Webinar Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified Explore Office Add-ins (webinar recording)

    Did you miss today’s webinar on Office Add-ins in my ‘Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified!’ series? No worries! It was recorded & you can watch it over on the Voitanos blog right now!
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    Blog: Webinar Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified Explore Microsoft Teams (webinar recording)

    Did you miss todays’s webinar on Microsoft Teams in my ‘Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified!’ series? No worries! It was recorded & you can watch it over on the Voitanos blog right now!
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    Blog: NOW AVAILABLE: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - CI/CD with GitHub Actions & Azure Pipelines for SPFx projects chapter

    Yesterday I published a new chapter to the Ultimate bundle of my Mastering the SharePoint Framework course. This new chapter, DevOps: CI/CD with GitHub Actions & Azure Pipelines, is immediately available to all existing Ultimate bundle subscribers! Info: DevOps: CI/CD with GitHub Actions & Azure Pipelines Development teams and organizations are always looking for ways to automate, streamline, and improve processes related to building software. SharePoint Framework development teams are no different.
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    Blog: Webinar Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified Explore SharePoint

    Did you miss yesterday’s webinar on SharePoint in my ‘Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified!’ series? No worries! It was recorded & you can watch it over on the Voitanos blog right now!
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    Blog: Webinar Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified Explore Microsoft Graph (webinar recording)

    Did you miss yesterday’s webinar on Microsoft Graph in my ‘Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified!’ series? No worries! It was recorded & you can watch it over on the Voitanos blog right now!
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    Blog: Webinar Get Microsoft 365 Developer Certified Explore Microsoft Identity (webinar recording)

    Did you miss yesterday’s webinar on Microsoft Identity & Azure AD in my ‘Get Microsoft 365 Dev Certified!’ series? No worries! It was recorded & you can watch it over on the Voitanos blog right now!
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    Publication: Mastering the SharePoint Framework: On-Demand Video Course for Developers

    This is my first course self-published under my company Voitanos! Choose between three course bundles, including the entirely free STARTER bundle!
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Sprint 16 adds SPFx with Teams, SPA's and Tons of Updates

    I’m excited to share this latest update to my course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework for developers. This update, packaged as sprint 16, includes one new chapter and a LOT of updates. When I originally planned out sprint 16, I intended to record a lot of new content. However when the SPFx v1.8.0 release came out there were enough changes to SPFx that I decided to go back and update the course, including adding some new lessons, completely re-recording existing lessons and updating quite a few lessons (both video & notes).
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework Sprint 13 Published with over 3hrs of Microsoft Graph & Azure AD Lessons!

    I’m excited to share this latest update to my course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework for developers. Today’s update, packaged as sprint 13, includes two new chapters and a few updates… and it’s a huge release… the biggest yet adding over 3 hours of new content! Sprint 13 also marks a milestone: the Fundamentals Bundle of the course is now content complete! This means all planned chapters are now published.
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Course Update September 2018 (Sprint-11 complete)

    This month’s update on my Mastering the SharePoint Framework course features the transition from one sprint to the next. Sprint 11 Complete Earlier this week, I published the final pieces of Sprint 11. Two new chapters, the first chapters in the Ultimate Bundle! I also hosted the first Facebook Live sprint release party this week… if you missed it, you can get access to the recording here: Voitanos @ Facebook Live
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Course Update July 2018 (Sprint-10 complete)

    This month’s update on my Mastering the SharePoint Framework course features the transition from one sprint to the next. Sprint 10 Complete Earlier today, I published the final pieces of Sprint 10. This update included categories of updates. Many lessons were updated to address a few minor issues such as typos in the slides or things that have changed since the lesson was originally published. Changes include APIs making it from preview to the GA milestone (ALM APIs).
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework Course - February 2018 Update

    My development course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework , is currently in pre-release. That means it isn’t content complete but subscribers will receive access to all content added to the course in the future. Today I wrapped up and published sprint 8 which means I’m happy to share that one new chapter has been published to the Fundamentals course and are immediately available to all Mastering the SharePoint Framework Fundamentals & Ultimate bundle subscribers.
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    Blog: Webinar - Introducing and Using the Office 365 CLI with MVP Waldek Mastykarz

    Office 365 & SharePoint Online provide multiple management options. From the tenant to site level, developers and administrators can leverage browser-based administrative interfaces to perform many tasks. However, some tasks can only be implemented via an API or the command line. The Office 365 CLI, a cross-platform and community-driven project from the SharePoint PnP team, expands these command line tasks beyond the Windows platform and existing PowerShell options. In this webinar, join me as I invite MVP Waldek Mastykarz from Rencore for a 30-minute discussion and demonstration heavy webinar on the Office 365 CLI.
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    Blog: Voitanos Webinar: SharePoint Framework State of the Union - January 2018

    It’s hard to stay on top of all the latest news from Microsoft for SharePoint Developers. There are so many resources out there, wouldn’t it be nice for someone else to curate the news and what’s coming? Look no further! This month I’ve started a FREE webinar series from Voitanos. Topics will range from news updates, feature reviews, interviews related to SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure development. These webinars will be different in that they will only be 30 minutes long… short and to the point!
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    Blog: State of SharePoint & Office 365 Customizations 2018 Survey

    Ever wonder how your organization compares with other organizations in the same space? Have you sat at your desk and thought “I wonder if the challenges we are facing are the same as what others in the industry are facing?” Now is your chance to find out! I’m teaming up with Rencore this year to co-host two surveys. State of SharePoint & Office 365 Customizations 2018 Survey In this first survey by Rencore, you can share some information about your organization (anonymously of course) and learn how your organization compares to others in the industry on topics such as:
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    Blog: Mastering SPFx Course January 2018 Update - Two New Chapters Published

    Last year I launched an on-demand developer course I am creating on the latest development model for SharePoint: the SharePoint Framework. This course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework by Voitanos , is currently in pre-release as I continue to build and publish content every few weeks. This past week, I taught the first delivery of the live version of this course (link removed due to being discontinued) to a handful of students.
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    Blog: Keynote & the SharePoint Framework at NACS: Join me in March for the North American Collaboration Summit!

    In about two months, I am looking forward to participating in the North American Collaboration Summit conference. This conference in Branson, Missouri over two days (March 2-3, 2018) was formerly known as SharePointalooza. It’s situated in the Ozarks at a fun location. The show is incredibly affordable with tickets starting at $65, something they can afford to do based on their non-profit status. You’ll hear from experts coming in to present from around the world on various things for developers, IT Pros, information workers, power users and business decision makers.
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    Blog: Wrapping up 2017 at Voitanos and Charging into 2018!

    I’m sitting here with a smile on my face as I sit back in these last few days of 2017, reflecting on the previous year and looking forward to next year. It’s been quite a ride, finally getting Voitanos off the ground and working up production. While the stakes are not comparable, I cannot help but see similarities with my experience this past year and what Tesla has been doing with their Model 3 sedan.
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    Blog: Voitanos Black Friday - Cyber Monday: 25% off & new Live SPFx Course

    I’m excited to announce that Voitanos is offering two Black Friday & Cyber Monday opportunities! Both offers will be available beginning at 12 AM EST (5 AM UTC) on Friday, November 24, 2017 (that’s right…Thanksgiving in the United States is for food, family, and football…not shopping!) and will end at 11:59 PM EST (4:59 AM UTC) on Monday, November 27, 2017. For more details on the special details, (link removed).
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    Blog: The Uber SharePoint Framework Ignite 2017 Wrap-Up

    Last week’s Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference was the best Microsoft show I’ve ever attended… and I’ve been to a few. From multiple TechEd’s, Office Developer Conferences, SharePoint Conferences, Build and even the previous two Ignite conferences. At first, I was skeptical about Ignite being the big roll-up event replacing TechEd and thus, primarily for IT Pro’s. I thought there wouldn’t be enough developer content, but with nearly 35% attendees being developers, that’s over 8,500 developers this year and there was plenty of dev content.
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework Sale Date is Only 1 Week Away + 50% Discount!

    Well, I am just about a week away from the pre-release launch of my Mastering the SharePoint Framework developer course. Last week I wrote about the September 19th release & how the special 1-day only 50% sale will work. If you missed that, not to worry, watch the following video that explains the pre-release as well as the special 1-day sale (exclusive to you, my email subscribers): Full details on the pre-release launch, special 1-day 50% sale, terms & conditions as well as frequently asked questions, can be found on the Voitanos website .
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework on demand Course Pre-Release Availability News [And a 50% Discount!]

    Earlier today the following email was sent to those who had subscribed to the Voitanos newsletter. If you are interested in getting in on the exclusive 50% discount available for a limited time, make sure you are signed up to the Voitanos mailing list here . It’s the only way to get the 50% discount code! Many months ago I shared my plan to publish a new course on SharePoint Framework for developers.
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    Blog: What's up with the "Mastering the SharePoint Framework" Developer Course by Voitanos?

    Over the last few weeks I’ve steadily received more and more questions from developers about the status & ETA of my online course for developers: Mastering the SharePoint Framework by Voitanos . Let’s just cut to the chase and tell you what you are looking for: Fundamentals Bundle Pre-Release - End of August 2017 There… I said it… finally! This drop of the course will include a considerable portion of the entire fundamentals bundle that I have planned for the entire course.
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    Blog: Now Available: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Starter Bundle

    In early February 2017, I published a free resource for developers looking to get into the SharePoint Framework (SPFx. That resource, a FREE 10-day email-based course on the development and build toolchain Microsoft selected for SPFx development has helped hundreds of developers get up to speed with the different development toolchain when compared to what traditional SharePoint developers are used to. The response has been very humbling… don’t take my word for it, here is what a few people have said about it:
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    Blog: What's New in the SharePoint Development Space? Get it straight to your inbox!

    There’s no time like Valentine’s Day to show some love to a community that has been so supportive of me and my endeavors in the SharePoint space. If you are anything like me, some days the news and announcements about changes in the SharePoint development space come fast and furious and it’s hard to keep up with it all. I’m here to help with that! Sign up for my brand new, easy-to-consume, FREE newsletter and I’ll deliver quick, comprehensive updates about news & announcements that are relevant to all things development & SharePoint.
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    Publication: Understand the SharePoint Framework Toolchain

    This 10-day email course explains what the SharePoint Framework is, what this new development toolchain is all about, and most importantly, provides clarity to setup your workstation so you can get up and running quickly. Get this FREE course delivered daily straight to your inbox!
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    Blog: My Perspectives on the Technical Training

    Earlier this week I had the awesome opportunity to sit down and talk to co-hosts Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates of the Office 365 Developer Podcast in an interview they published yesterday: Episode 112 with Andrew Connell on Technical Training . During our conversation, I shared my experiences in the technical training world from the last 10 years of presenting at conferences, teaching in-person classroom course deliveries and online courses.
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    Blog: What's Next for Me: Introducing Voitanos for OnDemand Courses

    Over a decade ago I left the corporate world to join another company and start teaching developers about SharePoint. A year after that I left the world of full-time employment to be a contract instructor doing the same thing: teaching developers. Then two years later I joined up with a good friend and co-founded a SharePoint training company , that I co-owned & co-operated from 2009-2013. I continued to teach as a contract instructor but also published on-demand video courses through a popular training platform.