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Microsoft are getting ready to introduce a new tool to help you migrate on-premises SharePoint data to SharePoint Online. Our Solution Architect, Stuart McLaughlin, takes a look at what’s in store.
The SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) has been around for a few years now, available to all Office 365 customers. It helps IT administrators to migrates files from SharePoint on-premises document libraries or regular file shares to SharePoint Online.
Although it was initially quite limited (and a bit unstable), there have been significant improvements in the years since it was launched.
In the meantime, third-party migration tools such as ShareGate Desktop have provided a richer user interface. They are still arguably better at complex migrations, although the SPMT can be considered alongside them when evaluating migration tools.
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SharePoint now has limited support for Webhooks. Our Technical Lead, Paul McGonigle, explores how they can be used, and whether they’re worth using.
New features get added to SharePoint Online regularly, and I find it’s worth staying on top of them so we can keep our solutions cutting-edge at CompanyNet. One of the new features I’ve been digging into recently is Webhooks. Webhooks are HTTP callbacks that are automatically triggered when something happens. At the moment, support for Webhooks in SharePoint is limited to SharePoint lists.
On first glance, they seemed like they might fill a void in the SharePoint online developer toolset. I took the opportunity to explore Webhooks with a real-world scenario, and found several oddities with working with them.
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Want to push data directly to the cloud using the Power BI API but not sure where to start? Our handy guide will help you get the basics under your belt.
Power BI can connect to a wide variety of systems to collect data to drive reports and dashboards. But what if we want to consolidate data from multiple locations, such as a large number of dynamically created SharePoint lists, into a single dataset?
You might be tempted to first consolidate this data into a location such as Azure SQL, before connecting to that SQL database from Power BI. However, this isn’t actually necessary, as we can use Power BI’s own API to create a dataset into which we can push data directly, removing the need for a separate database.
This blog post outlines the steps involved in using the Power BI API to manage data. These are:
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