Updated free Visio stencils for Office 365, Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint

Microsoft has released a new version of the set of visio stencils with icons for Office 365 and the corresponding server products: This set of stencils contains more than 300 icons to help you create visual representations of Microsoft Office or Microsoft Office 365 deployments including Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Microsoft Lync Server 2013, and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. While the previous versions contained all stencils in a single file, Details

New Challenge – Or why it’s been so quiet in here

My family and myself moved from Singapore to Switzerland in May last year, and I had the opportunity to work as a SharePoint and Office 365 consultant in a small, but aspiring consultancy. And while the initially expected possibility to work with Office 365 turned out to be fairly small in the end, I was still able to learn quite a lot – be it preparing proposals, creating documentation, investigating server issues, or creating Details

Script to download the SharePoint Online DLLs

Over at the SharePoint Community, Balamurugan Kailasam posted that he was able to download the DLLs from SharePoint Online. While it is unclear at the moment why this is possible (maybe required by some tools?), or if this might be deactivated at some point, I decided nevertheless to write a small PowerShell script to download all DLLs that I’m aware of. The code below create a subfolder with the current time Details

SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 diverge even further – different icon sets

During a meeting with a customer yesterday, they spotted something amusing that I hadn’t noticed until they pointed it out. Have a look at the following screenshot from Office 365 and see if you can spot the issue as well:   And, did you discover it? The Edit Item button isn’t using it’s regular icon, but uses the same as the Delete Item button! Here’s how it should look like Details

New options in the SharePoint Online Management Shell PowerShell cmdlets

A few days ago, Microsoft released a new version of their SharePoint Online Management Shell (the PowerShell cmdlets that can be used to manage SharePoint Online). In this blog post, I will briefly explain what was changed and what you can do now with the new options. Note: The new internal version number for the cmdlets is : 15.0.4569.1506 Sites The first new attribute that is available is for Site Collections Details

Creating OneNote notebooks in SharePoint via JSOM

This article has been published originally in German on the 1stQuad company blog. With server-side code, it is fairly easy to create OneNote notebooks in SharePoint. In this article, I want to explain briefly how to achieve this with the  JavaScript Object Model (JSOM). In a current project, one of the requirements was to create OneNote notebooks automatically in Office 365. This had to happen either with out-of-the-box functionality or Details

PowerShell Script to download SharePoint Conference 2014 sessions

All sessions of the SharePoint Conference 2014 have been posted already on Channel 9! If you plan to watch a lot or even all of them, here’s a little PowerShell script that will help to download them. The original is from 2012 and was created by Vlad Catrinescu, with some very minor modifications (basically added one [xml] and changed the RSS feed) it’s also working this. year. [Environment]::CurrentDirectory=(Get-Location -PSProvider FileSystem).ProviderPath Details

A few new SharePoint & Office 365 presentations

During the past few months, I presented a few times online, at conferences, and at user groups. All those presentations were uploaded to my SlideShare account recently. I uploaded multiple presentations on the topic of SharePoint Online management with PowerShell due to the fact that, depending on audience, I sometimes included infos on Exchange Online / Lync Online as well. Also, I constantly update that presentation with new information, such Details