PowerShell Script – Office 365 Site Template Updater v.0.0.1

The Issue You create a site in your Office 365 environment. You create a template from it (.wsp file), which you then also want to use in your “regular” SharePoint 2010 environment. You add this site template to your site collection’s solution gallery. However, when you try to create a site based on that template, you get errors telling you about missing features (as for example experienced by Marc D. Details

Getting all licensed Office 365 users with PowerShell

Let’s say you want to have a list of all licensed users in your Office 365 environment. You could look at the Office 365 Dashboard under Users and look at the list there, but quite often you may want to have that information in a spreadsheet for further processing. How to?, you ask? PowerShell to the rescue! [info_box]More information on available PowerShell cmdlets for Office 365 can be found on the Details

Updated RSS Feed Web Part for Office 365

Update: SharePoint Online RSS Viewer now supports external feeds   [warning_box]A newer version of the web part is available at Updated Release: RSS Feed Web Part for Office 365[/warning_box] Back in August, I released a RSS Feed Web Part for Office 365, as the SharePoint RSS feed web part doesn’t work in SharePoint Online. Today I’m releasing a better updated version. Why? What has changed? Where can you get it and Details

Using Assembla’s free Subversion service within a Cloudshare SharePoint development environment

After being tempted by CloudShare for a while now, I finally went ahead and got a subscription. One of the reasons for this is that I want to be able to do some SharePoint/Office 365 development wherever I am, even if my laptop is not with me (basically, that currently means that I do it from either my laptop at home or my laptop at work). To keep my code Details

Using Multiple Monitors with your CloudShare Machine

If you have multiple monitors, like me, you’re probably very used to having your development area (Visual Studio, SharePoint Designer, NotePad++, whatever) on one screen, and a browser (or PDF reader, or other tool to support you) on another screen. As I recently subscribed to CloudShare to do some SharePoint and Office 365 development, I found my development efforts a bit limited by the in-browser RDP client, as you can Details

Updated Service Descriptions for Office 365 for Enterprise – February 2012

Microsoft has once again released an updated set of the Office 365 for Enterprise Service Descriptions. Just as in January, I did a comparison of the changes. All major updates are listed below. The only document that has received significant updates is the Service Description for Exchange Online, all other documents are still the same (except for a few minor wording changes)   Exchange Online          

Why does this look so weird – blog migration to WordPress

If you visit my blog now, you’ll notice that the design is completely different, and looks more like a standard template than my previous customised design. The reason for this is quite simple: I migrated from the blogging platform Lifetype, which I’ve been using since 2005, to WordPress, which is just much better (templates, plugins, development, …). I’m still in the process of fixing things, so the design and all Details

(P)Review of “Creating and Implementing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Real-World Projects”

Ever since I first read about the book “Creating and Implementing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Real-World Projects” by Jennifer Mason, Christian Buckley, Brian T. Jackett, and Wes Preston, I was eagerly expecting its release as I was hoping for it to keep its title’s promise – describing how to implement SharePoint solutions that have a practical use. After seeing the Table of Contents on Safari Online, I just had to purchase Details

What can we expect in SharePoint 15 – first official documents released

Microsoft has made available the first official documents for the next version of SharePoint (v15) to the public. They are: SharePoint 15 Technical Preview Managed Object Model Software Development Kit Which contains a limited overview of some new classes. Interesting in here is the mention of “Apps” (for example in the new SPApp class).   Also quite interesting is Office 15 Technical Preview – Open Specification Update, which contains also Details