SharePoint Tidbit – The train rolls forward on the Modern experience

Hello All, Recently this article was highlighted in one of our Yammer groups and I think it’s important to make sure you read and understand it.  The article is done by Chris McNulty and here is the highlights, but check it out as he has some great Q&A. Starting Apr 1, 2019 admins will no…


SharePoint Tidbit – Disabling SMB1 so that you can sleep better at night

Hello All, Recently I performed a RaaS with a customer and it provided a new recommendation that I thought would be great to pass along to you. Disable SMB1 on your server. This is an amazing suggestion as we have other versions of the protocol to do the work for you and due to the…


SPO Tidbit – Updates coming to Admin center

Hello All, Very soon you could see some updates rolling in that update your Admin center but only if you have enabled ‘Targeted Release for Everyone’, so set that check box and let the great times roll….:)  Here is what you could see: Make the new admin center your default admin center. You now have…


SharePoint Tidbit – SharePoint 2019 has hit General Availability

Hello All, I’m really excited to announce that SharePoint Server 2019 hit GA and you can now download the bits and install on-prem Download SharePoint Server 2019 here, and Download language Packs for it here. NOTE: If you installed the Public Preview there is no upgrade path available. So why should you install or consider…


O365 Groups Tidbit – Improving permissions when dealing with O365 Groups

Hello All, You should see in the next few months this feature rolling out to your Tenants, the feature will improve how SharePoint Admin role can manage O365 Groups used with the Modern Site Template. In the current SharePoint Online admin center experience, the following Microsoft 365 admin roles can manage Office 365 Groups: global…


Continuous delivery in DevOps

Hello All, Was part of a great discussion this week on Continuous Delivery and wanted to share some of that information with you. Like it or not the way we deliver services to our users is changing, they are demanding new features faster and without issues.  And DevOps is how you will provide that or…


SharePoint 2016 and dealing with Gatherer logs in the wrong place

Hello All, Recently had to work with my customer to resolve an issue where the C: drive was filling up with logs, we started off with him sending me this screenshot that shows log files are in the C:\..\gthrsvc folder.           My customer was concerned that the index was being stored…


What’s going on with Auditing in O365

Hello All, Recently was working with a customer and looking at Audit data, it surprised me when I discovered that they were looking at the audit logs in the Site Settings instead of in the Security & Compliance portal. If you didn’t realize the Security & Compliance portal has been receiving a ton of updates…


Custom maintenance window in SharePoint

Hello All, Recently I worked with one of my customers on deciding how to streamline end user communication, and we of course started talking about the Maintenance window in SharePoint (See my blog for more information). We then got into conversations about how it worked and they directed my attention to the fact that you…


Script to help with Site Deletion feature

Hello All, I’m sure many of you know about the Site Deletion feature, if you don’t please read here.  My customer was having some issues as users weren’t responding to emails then they were complaining when sites were deleted.  They also realized later on that the feature doesn’t look at SPWeb object (Sub Sites) so…