Data migration and SPO service throttling

We have an excellent support article describing how to avoid getting throttled or blocked in SharePoint Online (link). However, we still receive support requests opened by customers who are moving many items from on-premises SharePoint to SharePoint Online or among different sites within SharePoint Online and notice slowness or throttling. This article pulls together the…


I just generated a new Client Secret.  Why can’t I test it?

I was recently engaged in a long running critical case for a customer that exposed some opportunities for further discussion on SharePoint Add-In Authentication. Here is the scenario: Your organization leverages a Provider Hosted SharePoint Add-in, whose secret is close to expiring.  Following the documented process for Generating a New Client Secret you create a…

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Updating a User Profile Does Not Update That Information in a Site Collection

ISSUE: After profile properties are updated for a user, the changes are not being updated in some site collections. For example, you changed the display name Jane Doe to Jane Smith. When Jane signs in, she sees the updated name in the top navigation, but when she browses to another site it still shows Jane…

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Exclude Users From Delve and SharePoint Online People Search

In support, we receive requests from time to time for information on how-to configure SharePoint People search and Delve results so that specific users do not appear in search results. Many admins want to be able to do this without having to delete or move users to a non-synced OU. The best way to accomplish…

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Sharepoint Online Picture Slideshow Library Web part will no longer rotate automatically without CDN setup

Why did the Picture Library Slideshow Web Part stop rotating!?  A familiar functionality of the Picture Slideshow Library Webpart  was  the “auto rotate through images” feature. This let visitors set an interval for the webpage to automatically cycle through the library images. In a recent update to Sharepoint Online the ability to automatically switch to…


How to find all access apps per site collection in Sharepoint Online

Access Services Retirement  On March 27, 2017, Microsoft announced the retirement of Access Services in SharePoint Online through the Office Retirement Blog. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-Retirement-Blog/Updating-the-Access-Services-in-SharePoint-Roadmap/ba-p/57148 We no longer recommend Access Services for new apps and web databases. In SharePoint Server this feature will be supported in accordance with the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. This feature will be retired…


Friendly URLs and Search Results

Publishing Portal and Enterprise Wiki sites feature the convenience of Friendly URLs, which work in tandem with Managed Navigation to replace location-specific URLs with location-agnostic, more human-readable URLs. Physical URL: https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/Departments/Pages/Information%20Technology.aspx Friendly URL: https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/Departments/IT In this example, the page https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/Departments/Pages/Information%20Technology.aspx is referenced by the navigation term ‘IT’. By default, the Friendly URL is derived from the…


Auto-Acceleration in SharePoint Online

Information Technology is often tasked with two opposing goals: increase productivity by giving better and easier access to data; while at the same time, protecting that data from unauthorized access.  This means that services such as SharePoint Online (and Office365 in general) must be able to correctly identify the user requesting the information, authenticate that user,…

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InfoPath Thresholds with SharePoint Online

InfoPath Forms in Microsoft SharePoint Online gives you the ability to deploy your organization’s forms and enable users to fill out these forms by using a Web browser. There are many ways you can configure InfoPath Forms Services depending on the needs of your organization This article explains the Timeouts and thresholds when utilizing InfoPath with…

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Handling Ransomware in Sharepoint Online

What is Ransomware or a Crypto Virus? Ransomware is a malware that blocks access to various items demanding a ransom in order for the creator to release the lock they have imposed.  Once the ransom is paid, the creator of the ransomware will presumably provide whatever is needed to regain access. For more information on Ransomware please…