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

Office 365 Advent Calendar – 16 Adoption Guide for Office 365

Having access to a technology is not enough, the users and the company should see some benefits from it in order to achieve some value out of this investment. This is something that is often forgotten when we work with SharePoint or Office 365 – the wonderful new feature that was just released might not be useful to your employees at all, and trying to force it on them will Details

Office 365 Advent Calendar – 15 Activating Publishing Features on SharePoint Online Sites with PowerShell

Scenario Activating SharePoint’s Publishing features can easily be done on a single site collection or site. But what if you need to activate Publishing on a hierarchy of subsites, or across multiple site collections? Code Once again, we’re using the PnP PowerShell cmdlets. First some basics. The ‘main’ feature to activate is the PublishingSite feature on the Site Collection level. After you connected to a site collection (Connect-PnPOnline), you can activate it as Details

Office 365 Advent Calendar – 14 Exporting SharePoint Online List/Library Details

Well, this is a bit embarrassing. Yesterday, for the first time, I didn’t verify if my scheduled blog post got published properly. And yesterday, also for the first time, it didn’t get published. I made a small scheduling mistake (it’s not 2017 yet…), so the 14th December post comes a day late: Scenario From time to time you may need an overview of all lists and libraries in your site Details

Office 365 Advent Calendar – 13 Useful Office 365 Sessions from Microsoft Ignite

End of September, the Microsoft Ignite conference took place in Atlanta with hundreds of sessions across a huge rang of Microsoft products. The great news is that these sessions are available on demand for anyone to view! If you’re interested in taking them offline, have a look at the Ignite 2016 Slidedeck and Video downloader script. Today, I’ll share with you some of my favourite sessions: Drive productivity with OneDrive and Details

Office 365 Advent Calendar – 11 Adding sample items with random data to a SharePoint Online List

Scenario Sometimes you want to create some random sample data to be used in a SharePoint Online list. For example, in yesterday’s post I was using a list with some data which I entered manually, but I thought afterwards that I could’ve scripted it to create many more items in my demo list. Today, I show you how you can easily fill a list in SharePoint Online with as many Details