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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