Post Upgrade Cleanup – Missing Server Side Dependencies

One common issue when performing a database attach migration for SharePoint is orphaned references to customizations that were deployed in the source farm, but have been deemed unnecessary or unsupported in the target farm and as such were not deployed. These missing server side dependencies will show up as errors in a variety of places,…

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Get Office365 usage reports from the Microsoft Graph using Windows PowerShell

If you just want the script, please visit TechNet Gallery, for more information on how to use it, read on! The Microsoft Graph is a single endpoint that provides access to multiple APIs for Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud services. A preview Reporting API was recently released that brings Office 365 usage and analytics reporting…

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PowerShell Modules for Managing SharePoint Online

As a SharePoint Online administrator you have several tools available to you for automating tenant administration. When you are setting up a new  workstation it can be challenging to figure out what to install and where to get it. This post summarizes the various PowerShell tools available for managing your SharePoint Online tenant. Microsoft Online…

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Speaking Event – Seattle IT Pro User Group – Publishing SharePoint 2016 and Office Online Server with Azure AD Application Proxy

A common customer request is publishing an on-premises SharePoint site over the internet so that users can access it without being on the corporate network. In the past, this involved deploying reverse proxies and lengthy conversations with the networking and security teams. One excellent option now available is the Azure AD Application Proxy. This session will…

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Workflow Manager Support for SQL 2014 with a SharePoint Farm

With SharePoint 2016 supporting a minimum of SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1, many customers have asked if they need a separate SQL Server 2012 instance for the Workflow Manager farm that supports their SharePoint installation. This post is to clarify the support for SQL versions and high availability features when Workflow Manager is used…

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Publishing SharePoint 2016 and Office Online Server with Azure AD Application Proxy

September 16, 2016: Updated information on authentication for OOS. Pre-authentication is not supported and passthrough must be used A common customer request is publishing an on-premises SharePoint site over the internet so that users can access it without being on the corporate network. In the past this involved deploying reverse proxies and lengthy conversations with…

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Redirect from HTTP to HTTPS using the IIS URL Rewrite module

A production deployment of SharePoint 2013 or 2016 should ensure that all HTTP traffic is encrypted in transit, however many users will still type http:// in their browser or have links that point to http:// instead of  https://. In these cases it can beneficial to automatically redirect users to the proper URL. One way of…

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OneDrive for Business Phased Rollout

One question I often get from customers is how to perform a phased rollout of One Drive for Business sites to their users. This can be easily managed through User Profile permissions in the SharePoint Online Admin center.  The steps below will prevent certain users from creating personal sites, but will not block access to…

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Creating Workflow Manager farm using Domain CA Certificates results in “Invalid provider type specified”

When using PowerShell to create a Workflow Manager farm using Domain CA generated certificates with Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) keys you may receive one or more of the following error messages. The error message will depend on whether you are running Add-WFHost or New-SBFarm. System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException: Invalid provider type specified. (Add-WFHost) Unable to obtain private key…

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