Category: SharePoint Online

  • Connect-PnPOnline: unwanted credential caching

    Problems with the Connect-PnPOnline PowerShell CmdLet caching credentials while using the UseWebLogin parameter. See the fix!

  • SharePoint Online Permissions

    Overview of SharePoint Online’s “out-of-the-box” permissions: Permission Restricted View Read Contribute Edit Design Full Control Can view pages Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Can view list items and documents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Download documents No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Can add, update and delete list items and documents No No […]

  • SharePoint ‘Site Content and Structure’ Admin Page

    SharePoint ‘Site Content and Structure’ Admin Page … don’t let that get in the way of useful functionality.

  • Troubleshooting SPFx Webparts: Useful Links

    Based upon the App Catolog (Catalogue) being configured with the following URL: https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/sites/Apps/ Apps for SharePoint A catalog to store apps for SharePoint https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/sites/Apps/AppCatalog/Forms/AllItems.aspx Client Side Assets A library to store client side assets https://<tenent>.sharepoint.com/sites/Apps/ClientSideAssets/AllItems.aspx Client Side Component Manifests A list to store client component manifests https://<tenent>.harepoint.com/sites/Apps/Lists/ComponentManifests/AllItems.aspx

  • Finding the site template for a SharePoint site

    Need to quickly find the site template for an existing site? Don’t want to use PowerShell? Well you’re in the right place, here’s how to do it with favourite web browser. Navigate to the reliant SharePoint site using your favorite web browser (e.g. Google Chrome) Open the development tools (e.g. for Chrome, press [F12]) Click […]

  • SharePoint: Content and Structure Report for All Checked Out Files

    Ever wondered why a file or page was not showing up in search or did not updated during a deployment? Well perhaps it was because the “creator” had not checked-in their file or published the page… SharePoint has a useful page called Site Content and Structure which can be used to review the following out-of-the-box […]

  • Cheat Sheet: Fixing SharePoint Page Layouts containing Webpart with the same ID

    I had problems upgrading a WSP containing one or more Page Layouts? Unable to edit or update a Page Layout? Related article: Editing SharePoint Webparts embedded within Page Layouts https://www.sjlewis.com/2015/10/15/editing-sharepoint-webparts-embedded-within-page-layouts/ Navigate to the site settings of the root website (within a site collection) Click Master pages and page layouts and locate the Page Layouts Make a […]

  • Cheat Sheet: Editing SharePoint Webparts embedded within Page Layouts

    Navigate to the site settings of the root website (within a site collection) Click Master pages and page layouts and locate the Page Layouts Make a note of the file name, for example: PageLayout.aspx Note: you will not be able to view or edit the page layout directly by clicking on the title or a […]

  • Example: Office 365 Video REST API & Script Editor webpart

    Here is an example of how to embedding a video using a Script Editor webpart and the Office 365 Video Portal REST API within SharePoint Publishing site. When try this example yourself, don’t forget to edit the VideoPlayer.webpart and replace the blank GUIDs. Quick Start: Upload a video to your Office 365 Video Portal Add […]