Using site columns to create searchable metadata in SharePoint Online (Office 365)

A SharePoint site column[1] is a field definition that defines data or metadata that can be associated with items in a list or documents in a document library[2], and is a widely used technique in customizing SharePoint.  This article will review how site columns can be used in SharePoint Online, both in adding custom metadata…

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Viewing crawl logs in SharePoint Online (Office 365)

The low-level details of crawling and indexing are not obviously available in a SharePoint Online site, but can be exposed via an eDiscovery Center site.  The procedure detailed below describes how this information can be made accessible to a SharePoint administrator. In SharePoint Online in an Office 365 Enterprise environment there is no direct administrative…

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OneNote Class Notebook Creator in multiple languages in Office 365

As mentioned in the previous post about OneNote Class Notebook Creator, a group of educators in the Netherlands worked with the product briefly, and came up with some interesting questions.  One of these concerned the support for multiple languages.  Some schools are international by their nature, and offer instruction in more than one tongue.  Many…

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OneNote Class Notebook Creator customization

Microsoft announced a new version of the OneNote Class Notebook Creator in December 2014 with additional features, including support for ten different languages.  This tool is meant for use by teachers to set up shared documents, collaboration space, and individual student workspaces for each of their classes, as described in the OneNoteForTeachers.com interactive guide.  The tool…

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