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How to authenticate against npm registries in Azure DevOps?

Another one in the series of “this should’ve been easy, but alas, you’re the edge case”. “You” being “me”, and the “edge case” being our internal npm feed (registry), for whatever reason. Ah, well – life would be extremely boring if everything always went according to documentation, right? So, instead of the built-in ways to access npm feeds, this solution includes some PowerShell. Ah – that’s when you know it’s going to be good, right? When someone goes as far as to throw away the…Continue reading How to authenticate against npm registries in Azure DevOps?

"npm outdated" showing my @microsoft/sp- packages being badly outdated.

How to update SharePoint Framework for an SPFx webpart?

Instead of being stuck on whatever version your SPFx project was originally created with, it’s possible and sometimes required to upgrade it afterward to gain access to newer functionalities like integration with Microsoft Teams. This process, to me, is comparable to updating the .NET Framework version in your classic web application projects – while it’s sometimes a matter of simple configuration change and a rebuild, most of the time there are a bunch of steps included, and not all of them might be obvious or…Continue reading How to update SharePoint Framework for an SPFx webpart?