Dec 02

The time a disruptive technology saved my life in Helsinki

Jussi Mori and Paul Hunt - Helsinki Cathedral

The tail end of 2019 was due to be a busy time of year for me, conference silly season was in full effect and even though I wasn’t speaking at Microsoft Ignite, I still had a number of SharePoint and Office 365 Saturday events (Zurich, Helsinki, Brussels, Leicester) and other conferences (O365 Connect and Thrive) …

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Mar 08

Passing a Param object to a SharePoint PowerApp list form and why it doesn’t work.

I spent a lot of my time with SharePoint classic, building small business apps using JSLink and JavaScript embedded in the pages. Nothing really fancy, just things like pre-populating fields for Parent/Child relationship lists and things like that. As I was thinking about writing a conference session on updating old solutions into the modern world, …

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Feb 27

MS Ignite the Tour – London

I’ve just spent the last two days at Microsoft Ignite the Tour – London edition staffing both the asks the experts and the demo booths in the hub area. It’s been a great experience and I’ve had some fantastic conversations with people using all aspects of Microsoft 365. On the demo booth I had the …

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Jan 13

Injecting text using Custom column formats in SharePoint Online

As I said in my post yesterday, I’ve not played with column formats much since they first came out. I liked what you could do and could see where Microsoft were going, but at the time they lacked the power of JSLink display templates and I just didn’t really have anything that I couldn’t do …

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Jan 12

Using Excel style expressions in SharePoint Custom Column Formatters

Those that have read articles on my blog in the past know that I’ve been a massive evangelist for the use of JSLink for list and library customisations in the past. Judging by the traffic we still see to the SPCSR Display Templates GitHub Repo, JSLink still remains a perfectly valid way to create custom …

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Oct 22

SharePoint 2019 has reached General Availability

So you may have noticed that I’ve been a bit remiss in posting recently.. that’s mostly down to the current chaos in my house while we build a large extension. Living out of two rooms juggling work and build activities doesn’t leave much time to getting thoughts down on paper. I’ve been spending what spare …

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Jul 01

SPSNL wrap-up and my Fourth (Third) MVP award received.

For the first couple of years, January the 1st was always a nervous day despite generally nursing a hangover. There would be some frantic monitoring of the mail box (including the junk mail) until the notification popped up from the MVP Global Administrator congratulating you on being re-awarded for another year. Then in 2017, Microsoft …

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Jun 26

Enforced MFA for Office 365 Admins – Don’t get caught out!

I’ve been working on conditional access for a while now with a client, trying to find the right balance of command and control versus usability for the organisation. Just as I thought we were there, I noticed a new policy called “Baseline policy: Require MFA for admins (Preview)” had appeared. Given that this is buried …

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May 16

Configuring default Office 365 Labels using PowerShell

Office 365 Labels over Information Management Policies? Office 365 labels are starting to get quite prolific across the stack now and I’m starting to see better uses for them over SharePoint Retention policies. If you’re not familiar with Office 365 labels, my MVP colleague Joanne Klein has a great blog post from last year that …

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Mar 26

ContentTypes added to SPO using PNP PoSH not working as intended!

I’m in the process of building a large scale DMS solution for a client and part of this work is deploying a lot of content types to various libraries. I wrote the deployment scripts a couple of months ago and they have been working just fine.. or so I thought. I’m using the PNP PowerShell …

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