Progress Bars with SharePoint Online Column Formatting

Now that Column Formatting has begun rolling out to SharePoint Online tenants, I decided to look at some older use cases and test how they could be achieved with this new functionality. The first use case is a common one: an item’s progress is tracked in a list with a percentage indicator – a project’s total completion so far, an individual task’s progress, etc. This is usually stored as a Details

Awarded Microsoft MVP for the sixth year in a row

Together with more than a thousand other MVPs worldwide, I was eagerly awaiting July 1 – the day when Microsoft sends out the renewal emails for MVPs. And I am very honoured to announce that I have received the prestigious Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for the sixth year in a row. Being part of this amazing group of people is something I am very grateful for. In Microsoft’s words, “Microsoft Details

Increased Path Length for Files in SharePoint Online and OneDrive

Update: I added a small script below to create a folder structure in a tenant so that you can test the new limit Yesterday, Microsoft announced another small but great change to SharePoint Online and OneDrive: in previous versions of SharePoint you were limited to a maximum path length of 256 characters. This meant that if you had a very deep folder structure, potentially also with long file or folder names, Details

Setting SharePoint Online Site Collection Search Settings with PowerShell

Today, we’re going to have another quick look at the wonderful world of PowerShell and how the PnP PowerShell cmdlets make our life a lot easier when administrating SharePoint Online. I had a couple of site collections that needed to have their Site Collection Search Settings updated to use a dedicated Search Center. While it would be possible to manually go into each site collection and update the settings, this Details

Office 365 Advent Calendar – 23 Bulk-updating File Extensions in SharePoint Online with PowerShell

Scenario A short while ago, I had to update a fairly large number of documents in multiple libraries in a SharePoint Online site. Problem was that their file extension was .html which doesn’t display in the browser if stored in SharePoint Online, but rather these files get downloaded upon opening. The workaround – rename them to .aspx. The following scripts does this for all .html files and renames them to Details

Office 365 Advent Calendar – 22 Modern and Classic Experience in SharePoint Online

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced and rolled out the modern experience for lists. They didn’t stop at that, but also introduced modern pages and sites. But what are the differences to the ‘classic experiences’, so the type of lists, libraries, pages, and sites that we’ve been using now for many years? How can you switch between these two experiences? And how can you customise the modern experience items? Luckily, there’s some Details

Office 365 Advent Calendar – 20 Get notified about new SharePoint Online Site Collection Administrators

If your organization provides business users with the possibility to manage sites themselves by assigning them site collection administrator rights, you may want to know if they add anyone else as site collection administrator. While you could run a script regularly to retrieve a list of all site collection administrators on all sites and then compare this data with previous information, there is also an alternative that you can use. Details

Office 365 Advent Calendar – 18 Adding a Web Part to a SharePoint Online Page with PowerShell

Scenario You’ve got a Web Part which you want to add to one, but more likely multiple web part pages in a SharePoint Online Site. Or maybe even on multiple pages across multiple sites. You could do this manually, but adding the same web part with the same configuration over and over again may not be a productive use of it. Let’s make use of PowerShell to do this! Code Details

Office 365 Advent Calendar – 17 Overview of the new OneDrive for Business Admin Portal

At the Microsoft Ignite conference in September, it was announced that OneDrive for Business would get its own Admin Portal in Office 365. Yesterday, Microsoft finally made it available, even though it’s in Preview at the moment. See the official announcement here, and access it at https://admin.onedrive.com. So what does it include? Some existing settings, such as configuring your sharing settings, as well as new settings like the possibility to restrict Details