Removing Multiple Site Collections from Search Results in SharePoint Online

I recently blogged about a scenario that my customer was having whereby they needed to temporarily prevent a Site Collection from appearing in search results within SharePoint Online and I documented a solution that used a search query rule – http://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/fromthefield/2016/07/20/2095 My customer has been playing around with this and ran into some unexpected behaviour – in short…

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Removing a Site Collection from Search Results in SharePoint Online

One of my customers presented me with an interesting scenario recently, their security team were looking to define a process to take a SharePoint Online Site Collection temporarily offline. This is easy enough to achieve using the PowerShell cmdlet Set-SPOSite (example below). Import-Module Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell -DisableNameChecking -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue Connect-SPOService -Url https://tenant-admin.sharepoint.com -credential tenantadmin@tenant.onmicrosoft.com Set-SPOSite -Identity https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/site…

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Export-SPWeb – exporting lists

Hi. Recently I’ve been working with the Export-SPWeb Cmdlet, helping out a customer who needs to export a specific list. I quickly realised that it is actually a little bit more confusing than what you would expect, so I thought I would share the following. Example one – exporting a list that exists in the root…

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Site collection provisioning and customisation scenarios for SharePoint online

Site collection provisioning and customisation scenarios for SharePoint Online I’ve worked with a few customers recently, whom are either starting a deployment project in SharePoint Online, or some way into one, and one of the challenges they had to deal with is how best to provision customised site collections. This article covers site collection provisioning…

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