Microsoft Office Sharepoint

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The first steps

The very first steps to connect to Sharepoint Online with Powershell are: load the required dlls for your operation ( you will need at a minimum Microsoft.SharePoint.CLient.dll and Microsoft.SharePointClient.Runtime.dll) establish a client context to the site where you want to work Loading the dlls: if you installed Sharepoint Online Management Shell :   $programFiles =… Read more

Setting up PowerShell for SPO

The very first thing you want to do is to get the required SharepointClient dlls. You have the option of either getting them from the Sharepoint Online Management Shell install folder with the caveat that you will have a limited number of dlls to interact with Sharepoint. If you want to go for the dev… Read more

Starting a new chapter : CSOM PowerShell scripts

  Since a while now I am supporting Sharepoint Online, I gathered with the time a set of scripts that help in day to day troubleshooting, setting up repro sites, etc. I thought , putting them together for a quicker access is a good idea, so I am starting a new tag SPOScripts where you… Read more

Site Content and Structure is broken.. or is it ?

You may run occasionally into this, so I thought this post could save you some long troubleshooting steps. the scenario is simple: you want to visit the Content and Structure page and receive an unexpected error. Looking at the ULS Logs you see the following Exception: System.ArgumentException: Invalid value. The value cannot be an empty… Read more

Sharepoint Online External Users:

You always wanted to be able to allow users external to your company to collaborate on documents pertaining to common projects. You want to be minimize the administrative work that this requires. And, you want to do this in your Online environment. The solution is External Users Sharing. However, you also may have questions as… Read more

O365 Internet Explorer Protected Mode and security zones

One of the important settings often disregarded that can cause a lot of confusion as to whether the product behaves as expected or not: Internet Explorer Protected Mode and security zones when working in Office 365. Behaviour: You log-in to your Sharepoint site and notice that some of the resources are not properly working (for… Read more

Yes you can reach the developers directly.

We all knew that SharePoint online will be fast, better, will have new features deployed more rapidly than the on premise world , but what happened in the last weeks, months changed dramatically how the product looks, works , reacts. While this is simply mind blowing , the high number of new things to discover… Read more

Share a list externally ? Not directly.

Another gotcha for you: SharePoint Online has a great feature that enables your company to interact with external users, to better collaborate, without having to go through the whole process of adding user accounts, granting permissions, defining groups etc.. (not that you cannot do this of course, if you would like to take the matter… Read more

Modified By Column does not get updated

Have you ever seen the following behavior ? You create a new document library and start uploading content.Then the users start modifying the documents, however, the Modified by  field does not update to reflect the Name of the user that modified the document. Instead, the Name of the user that created ( or otherwise the… Read more