Advanced Flow – Daily Service Request Emails with Status Groups and Counts

After my Advanced Flow session at the Microsoft Ignite Hong Kong, an attendee asked me about a specific update that could be done to the demo. What she wanted to do is add some additional information to an auto-generated email, namely not just showing data grouped together, but also showing the count of the items within a group. If you’re curious about the overall demo in general, you can review Details

Study Guide – MS-300 Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork

Update 13 May 2019: In case I find other good study guides online, I’ll link to them from here,Here’s another study guide by fellow MVP Vlad Catrinescu. While a good number of links are the same for both our guides, she also linked to a few other resources, so check it out:https://absolute-sharepoint.com/ms-300-study-guide-deploying-microsoft-365-teamwork This week I took the MS-300 Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork beta exam. This exam addressed the areas Configure Details

PnP PowerShell script samples for SharePoint & Office 365

Over the past few years, I have been using the PnP PowerShell cmdlets quite regularly. They’re a constant companion in all my projects, and very often they’ve helped me to solve issues, automate tasks, and generally simplify my life. Examples include: Setting SharePoint Online Site Collection Search Settings with PowerShell Exporting SharePoint Online List/Library Detail Get Versioning Details for all Lists in a SharePoint Online Site Getting all Permissions Levels Details

Progress Bars with SharePoint Online Column Formatting – April 2018 Update

On my blog post Progress Bars with SharePoint Online Column Formatting I showed how the new Column Formatting functionality can help to show progress bars inside a list:   On this post, I received the following comment from Rick: Progress is usually associated with completion (blue). What would it take to have the progress % be blue, and the background color of the bar (= 100%), associated from a separate column? Your Details

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

Automatically setting Cache-Control for Azure Storage Blobs via Azure Functions

I’m storing my blog’s images in Azure storage and serve them via Azure CDN for a better performance. However, the images didn’t have a Cache-Control header so far, so they wouldn’t get cached as much / as long as I wanted to. And while setting the CacheControl property on my Azure Storage blobs manually is possible, I didn’t want to do that, but rather have it automated. Azure and automation? Details

Getting AWS CloudFront CDN Cache Status with Fiddler

For a customer project I’m working on at the moment, we are using AWS CloudFront as a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to improve the global performance of a public website. Users in regions far away from the server should be able to view the website much faster thanks to it being cached on a CloudFront edge location close to them. For our testing, we wanted to know whether a resource 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