Create custom File Explorer Side Bar item

Overview: Some users opt to not have the Office Client installed at all and just to use the Office web applications.  In this scenario there is no OneDrive sync client installed and no shortcuts appear in the File Explorer navigation.   This blog post will provide a tool and instructions for a custom OneDrive like…

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Remove Office Add-in references from “Recently Used Add-ins” area of Office 2016

Overview: Currently there is no way to remove an App for Office add-in reference from Office 2016 (see below). These add-in references are stored in the registry under a combination value that includes the add-in’s ID GUID.  This ID can be seen in both the add-in manifest and in the SharePoint Online application catalog (see…

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Excel 2013 / 2016 does not open XML files from SharePoint

Overview: You have Excel files in .XML format (XML Spreadsheet 2003) and you get error “This action couldn’t be performed because Office doesn’t recognize the command it was given.” When you try to open the file from a SharePoint document library. There will likely not be a product change to address this issue, it is…

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