Getting your Office 365 tenant’s SharePoint site structure with PowerShell

Update 12 June 2018: Updated cmdlets to follow the newer PnP naming standards (e.g. Connect-PnPOnline instead of Connect-SPOnline). Introduction From time to time you may want to get an overview of the structure of your SharePoint Online environment. That is, you want to know the number of site collections and subsites, and know how they are organised. While you could review the existing site collections either in the UI (not Details

Updated free Visio stencils for Office 365, Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint – 2015 edition

A year ago, Microsoft released an updated set of Visio Stencils with icons for Office 365 and related products. They updated the set slightly and also provided the option to download the “older 2012 version”: These stencils contain more than 300 icons to help you create visual representations of Microsoft Office or Microsoft Office 365 deployments including Skype for Business, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Microsoft Lync Server 2013, and Microsoft Details

Presenting at SPBiz – Practical Advice for developing your SharePoint Roadmap

On June 17th and 18th, an online SharePoint conference named SPBiz with a major focus on business-related topics will take place. I’ll participate with a session called “Practical Advice for developing your SharePoint Roadmap”: On-premises, cloud, or both? One centralized farm or multiple farms in different geographical regions? SharePoint as an intranet, an Enterprise Content Management System, or as THE central platform for all your company’s applications? Deciding what to Details

Updates to the Office 365 Roadmap – 26 March 2015

The official Office 365 Roadmap received some updates today. Here are the changes: Launched Office 365 Groups Notebook Notebook enables teams to capture, compile, and share information within your Office 365 Groups experience. You’ll find the notebook In the ‘…’ menu in the group header, and you’ll be able to jump right into the notebook from any of our other groups experiences. Compliance Center for Office 365 The Office 365 Details

Updates to the Office 365 Roadmap – 17 Feb 2015

The official Office 365 Roadmap received some updates today. The 5 biggest ones are: Launched Office 365 Admin Center for Business The dashboard experience has been simplified for the new business plans to highlight only the most used tasks including setup, adding new users, resetting passwords and managing subscriptions.The complete set of settings and tools are accessible from the left navigation menu. Office 365 ISO 27018 Privacy Compliance In the upcoming Office 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