How to adjust default width for Name Column in Modern UI

This post is a contribution from Jing Wang, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team One SPO customer had a Document library, which showed Name (filename) column in the default view. The filenames in the library are not very short generally, default display looks like : A large part of the filenames was cut…


SharePoint Online Active Authentication

This post is a contribution from Vitaly Lyamin, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team We often see issues that have to do with actively authenticating to SharePoint Online for the purpose of consuming API’s and services (WCF and ASMX). There are 2 flavors of authentication – one with a Custom STS and one…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | January 21 – 27, 2018

Welcome to the January 21 – 27, 2018 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. 2018 is in full swing with 24 new entries in the Office 365 Roadmap, including several additions for Microsoft Stream – all different from the Stream-related items added last week. There are also a few OneDrive for Business updates, such…


Differences between the “Created” or “Modified” date in search results compared to list/library view

There are times when you may observe differences between the “Created” or “Modified” date and how they appear in search results compared to how they appear in the list/library view.  Scenario 1: We noticed that the search results, for example in the Enterprise search center, returns results that display a different created and/or modified date than the one shown in the list/library view.  Scenario 2: In the Security and Compliance center, when using the eDiscovery functionality, the last modified date does not match the last…


Unable to delete file in SharePoint Online

Hello All, Recently I had a customer contact me with an issue in one of their document libraries, when they tried to delete a group of documents thru the GUI they got the error ‘File not Found’.     As well when they tried to access the documents using CSOM they got an error ‘Exception…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | January 14 – 20, 2018

Welcome to the January 14 – 20, 2018 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Just like last week, the Office 365 Roadmap has 13 new entries, with 10 of those related to Microsoft Stream. One highlight of the additions, not related to Stream, is a new sharing experience for Message Center that is currently…


Retention Policies In Office365

I’ve been having a few conversations recently with both partners and school leaders about what to do with accounts after staff leave. I’ve learnt that some immediately delete them (often resulting in lost data that is subsequently deemed useful), while others have a series of manual processes or scripts to suspend the user and then…


SharePoint Tidbit – SharePoint Migration Tool

Hello All, As you plan your migration from your on-prem SharePoint farm to SharePoint online, I would like to encourage you to look at the SharePoint Migration Tool being released by Microsoft.  The tool was made generally available 1/9/2018. First we recommend the following hardware for the on-prem tool machine that is performing the migration,…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | January 7 – 13, 2018

Welcome to the January 7 – 13, 2018 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were thirteen additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Bookings, Outlook for Android/iOS, etc. Of note is the entry for the (new) SharePoint Admin Center, which is scheduled to start rolling out to Targeted Release…