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…


Migrating Content to SharePoint Online via PowerShell

This blog comes from guest writer Mike Barrett Migrating data to SharePoint Online is a challenging process and without a good understanding of how the process works, migration results are difficult to predict. In this blog, I’ll discuss high level details about migrating to SharePoint Online using PowerShell cmdlets that leverage the Migration API. It…


Exclude Users From Delve and SharePoint Online People Search

This blog post has been moved to: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Support-Blog/Exclude-Users-From-Delve-and-SharePoint-Online-People-Search/ba-p/170731 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…

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SharePoint Online Search Overview

This Blog post has been moved to a new location: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Support-Blog/Introduction-to-SharePoint-Online-Search/ba-p/170708 Introduction to SharePoint Online Search Microsoft SharePoint Online Search is an integral part of SharePoint Online and it is the backbone of many features across Office 365. Below is a list of a few features that are driven by search and used daily: Enterprise…

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Cookie Persistence in SharePoint Online

Introduction Certain legacy features in SharePoint Online — Explorer view, for example — leverage legacy technologies like Windows WebDAV.  WebDAV makes use of the browser’s authentication cookie.  Because of security concerns, WebDAV cannot access session cookies; only cookies that are written to disk are accessible by WebDAV. This means that in order for WebDAV to…

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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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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…


External Users trying to accept the invitation get an error message “That Didn’t Work”

Note:  This article has been moved to the Global SharePoint Online Support Blog as part of a Global Support Initiative.  It is available here. The Scenario Marcus from Contoso Ltd is collaborating on a project for Fabrikam Inc.  In order to facilitate the collaboration, the Project Manager for Fabrikam, Denise, invites Mark to a SharePoint Online…

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