Setting Access Request for SharePoint 2013/2016

Hey Guys, Took a quick look and figured how to set Access Request for all Site Collections, the script is provided AS-IS and should be considered a sample. While I have some error checking and extra logic in there you will probably want to add your own in there. Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell $DefaultEmail = “” Get-SPSite…


SharePoint Tidbit – Patching SharePoint 2013

Hello All, First to start, you will have the following steps:  Apply binary to all Servers Run Upgrade-SPContentDatabase Perform PSConfigui.exe on First Server (Pick any server it really doesn’t matter) Perform PSConfig.exe on the remaining servers For the first step it is better if you can stop all SharePoint services on the server as this…


Manipulating webparts using PowerShell

Hello All, One of my customers is making some changes to there Sites and part of that is to set the owner in a Contact Details webpart, since it is for several site we went and figured out the PowerShell.  The customer changes the title from ‘Contact Details’ to ‘Site Owner’. I wrote this without…


O365 Tidbit – How can MyAnalytics help you

Hello All, I was looking thru the O365 Roadmap to understand one of the updates and noticed that MyAnalytics has been updated (See here if your curious about the update) I figured that MyAnalytics doesn’t get much news time even though it is a very important tool in improving the use of our time. First…


Opening Visio files from SharePoint 2013/2016/SPO

Hello All, Not sure if your aware but Visio files are considered restricted and you are forced to download before it can be opened in the client application (Including Visio viewer).  This of course is very annoying, you could deal with this in these manners SharePoint 2013/2016: 1.Install Office Online Server and connect SharePoint (New-SPWopiBinding)…


SPO Tidbit – Check out the Sites Web Part

Hello, All To go along with the announcement for the Hub Sites: Sites webpart allows you to automatically show sites associated with a hub site or you can select specific sites to show. Timeline The Sites webpart will be rolling out March 21 (Same time as Hub Sites) to 10% targeted tenants. Pax


SPO Tidbit – Hub Sites are almost here

Hello All, This just passed thru my inbox so I thought I would pass it along. New feature: SharePoint Online hub sites We are excited to release SharePoint Online hub sites, a new building block of the intranet. SharePoint Online hub sites bring together related sites to roll up news and activity, to simplify search,…


SPO Tidbit – New features to support SharePoint Framework

Hello All, Wanted to bring to your attention the release of further support for the SharePoint Framework within SPO and O365. More support for using Graph API and 3rd Party API’s in the SharePoint via the permission feature as outlined here. As well you can read about the new Graph API here. Pax


SPO Tidbit – Change to external users in O365

Hello All, Microsoft is updating the behavior and governance of access by external users in Microsoft Office 365. After 3/23/2018, an external user will see only the content that’s shared with that user or with groups to which that user belongs. External users will no longer see content that’s shared with Everyone, All Authenticated Users, or All Forms…


O365 Tidbit – Naming policy for O365 Groups

Hello All, Another feature that came across my inbox and I thought I would share with you. Now customers can use a Group Naming Policy to enforce a consistent naming strategy for Office 365 Groups in their organization. This naming policy can help to identify the function of the Group, membership, geographic region, or Group…