Office 365 CDN – Preview vs General Availability

Office 365 CDN which provides a way to configure a SharePoint Document Library as a CDN is now Generally Available. The preview was released few months back and if customers already using it while in Preview must know that the PowerShell commands and the way this works has changed a lot in General Availability. With…


SharePoint: Best practices for uploading more than 5000 items to a library/list (aka large lists)

Requirement: Store thousands of documents in SharePoint Online (or on-premises) document library without facing any threshold (5000 item limit) issues. This post is assuming that you either have a bulk of documents to be uploaded along with the metadata (in a CSV file) or expect the library to grow in thousands. So prepare for that….


Office Dev PnP PowerShell and the clash with Get-SPOSite cmdlet

Office Dev PnP PowerShell library provide a number of useful commandlets that comes handy when administering SharePoint Online. As per the instructions on GitHub, you could easily install Office Dev PnP PowerShell cmdlets by running below PowerShell command: Install-Module SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline If this works without any issue then you are good and you can start using the…


SharePoint Online incoming email alternatives

  Incoming email is one of the features that’s not available in SharePoint Online. Customer with on-premises SharePoint deployments have been using incoming email since a long time and hits this feature gap when migrating to SharePoint Online. A quick search online shows that there are a number of third party solutions filling this gap….


Site Collection Administrators – SharePoint Online vs On-Premises

SharePoint Online                 Primary Site collection Admin                                 SPSite.Owner returns the Primary Site Collection Administrator. This is a single user property. Below is sample CSOM code: $owner = $site.Owner $Context.Load($owner) $Context.ExecuteQuery() Write-Host $owner.LoginName                 Site collection Admins In SPO, we are allowed to add multiple users as Site Collection Administrators. This can be done…


SharePoint Online Page Layout Pages with Summary Links – Error while executing the web part

You have a page that is based on page layouts that contains summary link web parts or the field control. And when you edit the page properties, you will see an error for the summary links web part or the field control section something like below: “Error while executing the web part” along with a correlation…


Deploy Remote Event Receiver without using add-in or app (without using AppInstalled event to be precise)

UPDATED (3/31/2017): Added links to GitHub projects/source code. See at the end of this article. You still need to create a dummy app(cliend id/secret creating an app principal) or install a provider hosted add-in/app that acts as a placeholder (dummy). More details below. Below article is based on my work on SPonline (not on-premises). How does remote…


Office 365 Message Center Archive

I didn’t find an archive of Office 365 message center messages and thus this blog post. I will do my best to keep this list updated as and when new messages pour into the message center. Office 365 change constantly, some are visible to end users, some are not and some too subtle we never…


One way outbound search results working only for global admin users

In an outbound hybrid search configuration you use the on-premises SharePoint search center to show the results both from SharePoint online and on-premises. By now I expect most of you to know about this blog that has the step by step guidance on this topic. One of the final steps in this process is to…


August 2014 CU/Security Updates/Public Updates for SharePoint 2010/2013

This week (8/12/14) there were a bunch of updates (Security updates, Public updates and Cumulative Updates) released for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. Below are some highlights, things to note and links to KB/Download the updates. Security UpdatesSharePoint 2010:         No security updates for SP 2010 SharePoint 2013: MS14-050 Security Update KB Article: Bulletin Additional Info:…