O365 Groups tidbit – Using PowerShell to manage groups

Hello All, I have written before about groups and how they function in Office 365, so I thought now I would touch on how we can manage them and more specifically how we can manage them with PowerShell. First of all to use PowerShell to manage O365 Groups you need to make sure you have…

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O365 Groups Tidbit – Compliance in O365 Groups (Audit log search)

Hello All, Continuing to look at Compliance and O365 Groups I wanted to look at the Audit log search in Security & Compliance, I’m sure we all realize how important it is to collect audit data so that you can answer questions about user or system actions. So let’s look at what it means for…

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SPO Tidbit – Released SMPT PowerShell

Hello All,  I have previously mentioned the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) and it’s capabilities, so I won’t go into how the tool works but read here for detailed info.  But what I want to provide you with is the fact that they have released PowerShell Cmdlet’s to help with the management. Register-SPMTMigration:  This cmdlet will…

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O365 Groups Tidbit – Create/Delete/Upgrade O365 Groups

Hello All, As O365 Groups become more important in managing SharePoint I thought I would provide you with some information about them Who should be using O365 Groups? Groups or people that work in the following manner: Frequent email communication Email distribution lists (Upgrade) Sharing Office documents Who can create groups? By default all users…

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SharePoint Tidbit – SharePoint Maintenance window

Hello All, Recently had to work with this class for a customer and thought that it is an amazing way to communicate with your end user since you have there direct attention and they can’t ignore it like they might with an email. The class SPMaintenanceWindow was introduced in SharePoint Server 2013 and continues to…

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SPO Tidbit – Creating your intranet with hub sites

Hello All, Since SharePoint hub sites are now being rolled out and you should be seeing them, I thought it would be a great time to provide you with some information for managing these sites.  As a refresher these sites are the the building blocks of the mobile and intelligent intranet. SharePoint hub sites bring…

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SharePoint Workflow settings

Hello All, Customer recently asked me about this and since i had to go hunting I figured i would leave this here for you.  Users are having problems running Workflows they will run sporatically and sometimes take quite a bit of time to execute. Here are the commands that I recommend: Setting the Throttle Size,…

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O365 Tidbit – Script to collect license info

Hello All, Recently I had a customer who had questions about what licenses their users had assigned to them in O365, specifically the questions were How many E3 SKU’s are assigned to users without an E1? How many E5 SKU’s are assigned to users without an E1? Since they were not able to get a…

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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 = “admin@weaver.ad” Get-SPSite…

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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…

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