O365: Limiting Authentication Prompts

This post is in regards to a question I recently received from a customer about the possibility of getting rid for the initial sign-in prompt Federated users get when accessing O365 for the first time (if they’re cookie has expired or doesn’t exist). This initial sign in prompt is required because the O365 Azure AD sign in page provides…

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Using an Office 365 SharePoint Online Hybrid Mysite solution

While recently working with one of my customers on configuring their Office 365 SharePoint Online Hybrid Mysite solution, we noticed some glitches to be aware of when pointing an on-premises farm (SP2010 and/or SP2013) directly to the https://<tenantname>-my.sharepoint.com url as a Trusted MySite Host Location. Yes the MySite/SkyDrive links will work fine…However certain operation like clicking on…

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SharePoint Online My Site Upgrade

Users should first run a healthcheck report against their My Sitebut using this link (they will need to use correct tenant name https://contoso-my.sharepoint.com/personal/joev_contoso_com/_layouts/sitehealthcheck.aspx      Make sure no issues are reported     3) In this example, notice the custom and additional lists and calendar that have been added to my My SiteWe’ll observe what…

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O365 SharePoint Online Compatibility Level

A colleague recently asked if its possible to create a Wave14 (SP2010) level site collection in a new Wave15 (SP2013) SharePoint Online tenant.In testing, I’ve found that it depends. If you are working in a Wave15 tenant that has been upgraded from Wave14, then the answer is yes. In the Wave15 SharePoint Online Admin Center under…

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Incoming email names for mail enabled lists in SharePoint 2010

Below are results from testing Exchange2010 Sharepoint2010 integration for in-coming email enabled lists in SharePoint. It covers several questions a customer of mine recently asked me about how display names look in the GAL as well as possible scenarios in which a duplicate email name is entered when email enabling a list.It covers the following    Verify what the displayname looks…

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Crawling and Large ACLs in Sharepoint

A colleague of mine had questions recently regarding the ability to crawl Sharepoint sites that contain items with very large ACLs (with >2000 ACEs). So the debate began over what actually can and cannot be crawled when a site contains an item or items that have large ACLs. If a site contains an item with…

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Orphaned Host Header Site Collections

Heads up for those using STSadm to backup and restore host header site collections.Be aware of the possibility of host header site collections becoming orphaned after you detact and reattach their content database (the content Db that contains STSADM restored hostheader site collections). The problem begins when using an stsadm backup of one host header site collection and using the “STSADM -o…

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