SharePoint Online Invite External Users with PowerShell

January 19, 2016

Ever wished you could bulk invite external users to your SharePoint Online site? Turns out you can. Here’s the PowerShell. A couple notes: This assumes you have installed the Microsoft SharePoint Online SDK v16 https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=42038 And that you have added them to your script. Eg: Add-Type –Path “C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll” Add-Type –Path Read More

SharePoint Online Access Denied in MasterPage Gallery

December 1, 2015

I came across an issue today in an Office 365 tenancy where Site Collection Admins were getting “Access Denied” errors when they tried to work with assets in the MasterPage gallery. This was happening for any Site Collection administrator. Tracked the issue to this to a line in the “check permissions” that was explicitly denying Read More

Targeting XML Values with XPath

November 28, 2015

Using Nintex Workflow to filter XML Web Request The Goal When using a “get” web request to retrieve information from a server, we wanted to use a Nintex Workflow (in SharePoint 2013) filter each item and store the information in a list. Essentially, do as follows: Clear SharePoint list Check server monitor list Store each Read More

SharePoint Social Icons

November 25, 2015

What When someone shares a SharePoint public facing website via Facebook, Facebook loads a “preview” of the website in the post. What it does is gets the URL and grabs the first image it finds that SharePoint is presenting to the world. So What The problem is, unless overridden, the first image it will (often) Read More

Microsoft Word (Protected View) has stopped working

November 15, 2015

I’ve had a conversation with a number of people about a weird Office issue. Basically when you open any documented downloaded from an email message, the internet, SharePoint etc. and Office first tries to launch the document in “Protected Mode” the application crashes and fails to open the document. Its been happening to me for Read More

Branding SharePoint (Presentation)

July 21, 2015

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Detecting Edit Mode with JavaScript / CSS

July 16, 2015

One challenge we often need to overcome working with Publishing mode in SharePoint is quickly and effectively knowing if a page is in edit mode. This lets us apply different CSS styles or quite often disable functionality that is not needed in Edit Mode. (Especially surrounding Responsive Design). While SharePoint gives some great MasterPage level Read More

The Little JavaScript Gifts from SharePoint

June 5, 2015

Ever needed to quickly figure out what web application you are in using JavaScript? Or get the site collection URL? SharePoint has a fantastic somewhat little know JavaScript object declared in the MasterPage. _spPageContextInfo This object contains a ton of useful contextual information that can be accessed simply by referencing it: <script type=”text/javascript”> var loginName Read More

Copy-SPSite to Change URL

May 12, 2015

I wanted to take a moment to share this in case it saves somebody from taking the long winding road of sadness that I embarked on yesterday. There’s quite a bit of chatter online (and from fairly reputable sources in the SharePoint community) about a new PowerShell cmdlet in SharePoint 2013 called Copy-SPSite. Basically, the Read More

Incoming Email in SharePoint 2013 Stuck in Maildrop Folder

April 23, 2015

A colleague and I came across this issue last week while troubleshooting an incoming email issue on a client’s farm. The Issue Email is properly routed to the SharePoint server but then sits in the Maildrop folder. The timer job “Microsoft SharePoint Incoming E-Mail” appears to succeed but an examination of the ULS logs reveals Read More

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