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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Mar 17

Examining the MoveTo functionality in OneDrive and SharePoint

In an earlier blog post, I took a closer look at the CopyTo function that has been available in the Modern OneDrive and SharePoint experience for some time now. Whilst this was a definite improvement on the previous CopyTo functionality available in SharePoint, it was still a few steps short of what would be needed …

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Feb 19

Classic Site collection deletion issues with Office 365 Retention labels

UPDATE – Fellow MVP Joanne Klein reminded me of the Retention Containers via twitter. These are used to wrap up expired groups and their content when a Retention Policy label is in play. It would appear that this is the behaviour that we’re seeing below in Classic Site collection. This actually makes a lot of …

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Jan 28

Examining the CopyTo function in SharePoint Online

In a recent blog post on the TechCommunity site (You can read it here), Chris McNulty highlighted the improvements coming to the CopyTo and MoveTo functionality that currently exists in Document libraries  SharePoint Online. This new functionality should start dropping into targeted release tenants around the date of this post so i decided to just …

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Nov 05

Microsoft Teams PowerShell Cmdlets – Serendipitous arrival!

Microsoft Teams PowerShell cmdlets I’m working with a client currently that wants to be able to control the creation of groups, using their existing provisioning system to trigger a PowerShell script for the creation after an internal approval workflow is executed. Whilst this worked fine for the creation of Office 365 groups, what it didn’t …

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Sep 26

Microsoft Ignite – Day 2

Wow, suffice to say that Day 2 of Ignite did not disappoint the SharePoint crowd one bit, with a whole host of announcements coming out during Jeff Tepers much awaited session this morning. As usual, the session started with a few stats that outline just how popular SharePoint and Office 365 has become. More than …

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Sep 25

Ignite 2017 – Day 1

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to swing a trip to Ignite this year which is a real pity as this year there’s been some great announcements already on Day 1, with the real meat of the SharePoint and OneDrive announcements to come during Jeff Teper’s session tomorrow. Whilst not all of the content is available by …

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Sep 15

SPS Cambridge, big changes at work and the months to come

SPS Cambridge Saturday 9th September 2017 saw what I think was the fourth combined SharePoint and SQL Saturday run by Mark Broadbent (@retracement) with myself initially filling the position of Track Chair for SharePoint. In the end, due to drop outs, Mark asked me to take a bigger part of the organisation and I ended …

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Jul 26

Modern Authentication Issues – Microsoft Teams, Office 365 ProPlus activation and ADFS

Just recently, I hit an issue at a client where the Office 365 ProPlus installation could be activated on a device that was outside of the corporate network, but not when it was inside. We eventually traced the problem to the split configuration of ADFS and the fact that Forms based logon was disabled for …

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Jul 20

Helping your users achieve Seamless sign-on with Office 365 and ADFS

Understanding the terms A large number of my customers use ADFS to enable single sign-on for their users but I quite often get calls to help them understand why their users are seeing the California Highway screen to select a username rather than connecting straight in as a seamless sign-on. Some of this confusion comes …

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