Office 365 Advent Calendar – 03 Programatically accessing a SharePoint Online Recycle Bin

Scenario You’ve got a big amount of items in the recycle bin of a site which you want to access. For example, a user accidentally deleted hundreds of files, and now you want to restore them back easily. Or you have a thousand items in the recycle bin and you want to export some information (which items are in the recycle bin, who deleted them and when) to Excel Code Details

Office 365 Advent Calendar – 02 Retrieving SharePoint Online Site Collection Sizes

Scenario You want to get an overview of the storage usage of all site collections in your tenant, similar to what you can see in the “SharePoint Administration” section in Office 365. But as you may have hundreds of site collections, or as you want to pass on that information to someone else, you want to extract this information into a spreadsheet Code $cred = Get-Credential Connect-PnPOnline -Url "https://mytenant-admin.sharepoint.com" -Credentials Details

Office 365 Advent Calendar – 01 Getting all Permissions Levels in SharePoint Online

Scenario You want to get an overview of all Permission Levels that are set up in your tenant’s SharePoint Online site collections. Not only the out-of-the-box permission such as “Full Control” or “Read”, but also any custom permission levels which may have been defined by your site collection’s administrators (“Add Only” is a common example). Code A prerequisite for this code are the OfficeDev PnP PowerShell cmdlets. Ensure that you have Details

Office 365 Advent Calendar – 24 Days of Goodies

Christmas is approaching, and I’ve decided to spread some joy and share some knowledge  by running an Office 365 Advent Calendar on my blog from December 1 – December 24 2016! This means that on each of these days in December, I’ll publish a small blog post with some Office 365 goodies – PowerShell scripts, helpful advice, guidance, …. While the content will mainly be focused on SharePoint Online, the other Office 365 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 – 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