Category Archive: SharePoint Online

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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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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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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May 16

SharePoint Virtual Summit wrap-up

SharePoint Virtual Summit – May 16th 2017 Microsoft may have started a trend with last years May the Fourth SharePoint event where they released the SharePoint Framework, following it up with the SharePoint Virtual Summit today. Adding to some of the announcements that were made at Build last week SharePoint, OneDrive and yes even Yammer …

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Mar 14

Microsoft Teams – General Availability

Microsoft Teams reached General availability stage today, that’s the point at which Microsoft declare a product is ready for production consumption, despite the fact that a lot of us have been using the product in some form in production for some time. This is a great achievement by the Teams product group For me the …

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Oct 01

Microsoft have fixed column creation names in the modern library experience!

If you’ve ever been to one of my SharePoint Saturday or Conference sessions, you’ll know how much I like to beat on about Internal Name Pain. One of the worst culprits for this has always been the Quick Edit functionality that first reared its head in SharePoint 2013 (And still exists in Sp2016 (pre-Feature Pack …

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