How to delete a problematic External User account from a SharePoint Online site Users List.

As this issue keeps showing up again and again in support requests, I thought it is worth mentioning here. The problem is that the External User account gets, somehow, associated with a different UPN in the Users List of SharePoint Online or gets corrupted somehow. Either way the first thing to do is to find it and get rid…

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Sometimes the site Administrator is unable to change the Regional Settings of site collection.

Whenever the admin tries to change the regional settings for a site collection, a message appears that says something similar to the following: “The column”Workflow History Parent Instance” in the list or library “CreateDateExpiredTasks History” has been marked for indexing. Please turn off all indexed columns before changing the collation of this site. You may…

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How To Obtain The List Of Security Groups (With Its Members) Of A SharePoint Online Site

As a best practice, it is highly recommended but in practice to keep an updated Security Book where all the Groups and User Accounts of a SharePoint Online site are listed can be a challenging task. Many users ask how to obtain such a list when needed. I show here how to obtain an Excel table list of the security…

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Transfer Or Migrate Data To SharePoint Online From Your Local File Share Or On-Premises SharePoint Using SharePoint Online Management Shell or The AzCopy Command-Line Utility

For a long time users have asked how to Transfer Or Migrate Data onto SharePoint Online From Your Local File Share, Or On-Premises SharePoint, Using PowerShell or the AzCopy Command-Line Utility. There used to be a void of information but actually since 2015 there has been a way to do the job, in this post I will list two: 1…

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How to recover the contents of a personal site of a deleted user account, which was also deleted.

Issue Description: In SharePoint Online: After deleting the user account, the personal site corresponding to it was also deleted; You would like to recover the contents from it. Solution: The behavior as described here: How user profiles are deleted in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business   We restored the site using the commands described below:…

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How to delete a problematic External User account from a SharePoint Online site Users List.

As this issue keeps showing up again and again in support requests, I thought it is worth mentioning here. The problem is that the External User account gets, somehow, associated with a different UPN in the Users List of SharePoint Online or gets corrupted somehow. Either way the first thing to do is to find it and get rid…

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UsageDetails.aspx is empty?

There are still too many users asking this question, so I will attempt to give the short and long version of the answer here..   Short Version Answer: The database containing the data which populated page UsageDetails.aspx is gone. You could use the new Popularity Trend feature, found in the Site Settings page.   Long Version…

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What is the permissions model used by SharePoint Online?

I have noticed a lot of confusion around SharePoint Online security, its accounts and permissions. I am here merely copying information already published on the Office 365 Wiki page, by doing this I intend to make easier to locate the information pertaining solely to SharePoint Online. I am not by any means wearying a creative…

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Site Sharing with External Users

This feature has evolved quickly, from being limited to 50 external users that could do very little to 5000 users that when added to customer groups can do quite a lot. Still the duration of the run hasn’t changed. Once the invitation accepted the external user can do his stuff for 30 days, after that the invitation will…

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The just announced Azure AD sign in experience

It was just announced but I already heard that some folks did not understand that they will need to opt-in and they have not seen the link to do so. So I am posting it here highlighted in yellow :                                                Sign in page on PC or tablet  “This update provides easier and…

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