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Why do some of the lists and libraries I create only work in classic experience in SharePoint Online?

You’ve surely been there: In your SharePoint Online environment, you have set-up the modern experience to apply to all the sites and lists. You create a document library and, naturally expect to see the new experience applied. Still you will be redirected to the classic experience. Why? The answer is here :Differences between the new… Read more

Can I fix my event receivers in SharepointOnline ?

I was looking for a solution. Found none documented , therefore, here it is. Consider the following scenario: you have a document library where some of the events you are expecting seem not to be working. You troubleshoot your list and find out that some of the event receivers you are expecting to see, are… Read more

Why don’t I get alerted when an item is added ?

A fair question if you set to be notified when a document is added on a document library and you notice that you are not notified on additions. Ready to try everything you set to be alerted on all changes and you then DO get notified . Hm. This happens if the document is checked… Read more

Word Quick Parts and Sharepoint

Here is a nice and neat feature to surface some document properties that usually live in the Document information panel: Quick Parts. For those of you raising an eyebrow (whaa?) , here’s a primer : The feature is not new and quite useful especially in the newer versions of Office where, to get to the… Read more

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