Category Archive: SharePoint

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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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 09

Azure AD Group based licensing in Office 365

I decided to take a different approach to talking about Azure AD Group based licensing for Office 365 with this post and decided to pop up a quick 10 minute video demo of it in action. Azure AD Group based licensing came into preview in the new Azure Portal about 2 weeks ago now and …

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Feb 24

PowerShell access to the Graph API

If you’ve been living under a rock in the Office 365 world recently, you may not have heard about the Microsoft Graph. (“One Endpoint to rule them all“). But if you haven’t been under a rock then you’ll know that Microsoft is intending to surface all of the various REST endpoints that currently exist on …

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Feb 23

Don’t mess with the ListItemID managed property in SPO!

This post could also be known as the “Case of Microsoft and the HTTP/601 error” as it was certainly a mystery and took the combined efforts of myself and Microsoft to resolve the issue and trace it to the ListItemID managed metadata mapping! I’ve recently been working on a document management solution for a client …

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Oct 16

SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2016–Wrap-up

I’ve just got back from Belgium after attending one of my favourite SharePoint Saturdays. It’s not just because of the beer and chocolate either, the event is always well organised, well attended and always well managed from start to finish. So a big thank you to the organisers and my good friends Thomas Vochten, Elio Struyf …

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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 26

Rendering People or Group fields in Custom JSLink Display Templates

When working with Display Templates in SharePoint 2013, you quite often want to provide a similar user experience within your templates to ensure that user adoption is achieved swiftly and simply. One of the key elements to this is to use the out of the box rendering methods where possible. One of the field types …

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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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