Category Archive: SharePoint Online

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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Sep 06

Pre-populating OneDrive containers in an Education tenancy

Looks like I’ve been neglecting the blog a bit over the last few months, mainly due to being very busy a long migration project that has taken a lot of my time up. That said it has given me a lot of material to think about and potentially blog about too! The first aspect that …

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Apr 01

Think before you give your Office 365 a tenancy name!

One question that comes up time and again in engagements is “Can I change the URL for SharePoint Online to match my domain name?” and the short answer is no.. whatever you made your tenancy name when you created it, is what will form the URL for SharePoint and OneDrive and other URL based services (E.g. …

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Mar 30

Bypassing the Content Organiser in SPO

I haven’t had to work with the content organiser since SP2010, but just recently I was working with a client that wanted to re-create some of their on-prem 2010 configuration in SharePoint Online. One of these items was the use of the Drop-Off library to allow third parties to add documents into their libraries, whilst …

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Dec 16

SharePoint–Outbound Hybrid Search and web proxies

I’m currently working with a client to implement hybrid search between their on-premises environment and Office 365. This is generally done in two stages, with the outbound (usually the simplest) being done first by following this technet article (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/dn607305.aspx) Unfortunately simple was not the case in this instance and when we went to create the …

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Jul 12

SharePoint Saturday London – Imperial College

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking at a much closer SharePoint Saturday to home than all of the others I’ve attended in the past. This was the turn of SharePoint Saturday London at the Imperial College in Kensington and although I’m good friends with both Seb and Peter who ran the event, that doesn’t …

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Jul 02

Bug with Save Site as a Template in SharePoint Online

We’ve hit a peculiar bug in SharePoint Online today when trying to “Save site as a template”. In this particular scenario we’re using composed looks to apply basic branding to SPO for a client. As composed looks can’t be inherited and we’re not looking to use code for provisioning, we decided to use site templates …

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May 15

Office 365 SharePoint online provisioning issue

I hit an issue with the SharePoint online provisioning process while creating a new trial tenant for a client yesterday. The creation of everything seemed to go ok and the service help page in the new Office 365 tenancy admin page reported everything as provisioned completely. Unfortunately, when I went to check Onedrive and the SharePoint …

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