O365 Security Group Rename

Many of us have created and used O365 security groups instead of AD groups to assign permissions in SharePoint online sites. In this scenario, where we have used security groups under SharePoint sites for some time, when the security group gets renamed it does not take the update on the SharePoint side.  This blog further [...]

By | 2018-10-29T15:02:18+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Collaboration|0 Comments

SharePoint Online Modern Pages – Custom CSS

Many of us have experienced the problem of working with custom display in modern pages. You can easily feel as if you are in handcuffs and unable to change any display aspect of the page. This short blog further explains that issue, as well as a way to remedy it. Scenario: Modern pages under SharePoint [...]

By | 2018-09-26T14:14:44+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on SharePoint Online Modern Pages – Custom CSS

Migration to Office 365 from SharePoint On-Premises

SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server have been around for many years.  Many companies have leveraged SharePoint’s collaborative features, creating both internal and external sites that can vary in size from small to large configurations.  However, unless you have a team of SharePoint admins/developers, a company can be stuck trying to fill the void if the [...]

By | 2018-09-26T15:02:53+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on Migration to Office 365 from SharePoint On-Premises

What are SharePoint Hub Sites?

A SharePoint hub site is a newly added intranet building block that brings related sites together to roll up news and activity, simplify search, create cohesion with shared navigation, and for general look and feel. Basically, it connects and organize sites based on organizational attributes such as project, department, division, or region and makes it [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:11:18+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Advisory Services|Comments Off on What are SharePoint Hub Sites?

The State of “Modern” Pages in SharePoint Online

Modern pages represent Microsoft’s updates to make SharePoint Online more responsive and browser-compatible.   As part of a staged reworking of SharePoint Online, Modern pages are still a limited set of functionality in existing SharePoint deployments.   In this blog, we will look at where Modern pages stand as of this writing. One important item of note [...]

By | 2018-07-26T14:44:41+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on The State of “Modern” Pages in SharePoint Online

5 Migration Approaches for SharePoint Online

Migration from SharePoint on-premises to SharePoint Online is typically conducted using a migration tool.   This is because Office 365 (O365) SharePoint Online does not support the “Database Attach” approach used in on-premises upgrades or migrations. There are a number of 3rd-party migration tools available.   Popular ones include: Metalogix Essentials for O365 (https://www.metalogix.com/product/essentials-office-365), which provides a [...]

By | 2018-07-26T15:37:16+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Collaboration|2 Comments

SharePoint Online Access Denied Error

Many of us have experienced the scenario where despite removing the user from O365 Users list as well as SharePoint User profile, the user will still appear in the “Add User/Share with” dialog box in the SharePoint online site. Scenario: On a given SharePoint tenant, a user/external user might have been added previously and granted [...]

By | 2018-06-04T15:12:28+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Collaboration|1 Comment

SharePoint Online – When Timing on the Recurring Events is Incorrect

Have you ever noticed that sometimes calendar events display the wrong time piece for the start or end date of recurring events? It often has to do with Daylight Savings!  However, not all events have this issue – read on to learn more. Scenario: Recurring events will display the time an hour off when they [...]

By | 2018-05-02T12:01:50+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on SharePoint Online – When Timing on the Recurring Events is Incorrect

How do I Resolve the HTTP Unauthorized Error in SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow?

Many of us have experienced errors when starting SharePoint 2013 Designer for Workflows. One of the most common errors is: “Retrying last request. Next attempt scheduled in less than one minute. Details of last request: HTTP Unauthorized to /_vti_bin/client.svc/SP.WorkflowServices.InteropService.Current/StartWorkflow Correlation Id: abeacd31-09ba-4a4e-8fdf-79eb7af480fe Instance Id: 9c909563-00c1-4b66-b3b4-d48c6da06b22” In starting to troubleshoot, you will see messages like the [...]

By | 2018-01-02T10:00:21+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on How do I Resolve the HTTP Unauthorized Error in SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow?

Exposing SQL Data in SharePoint Online

For many years, users of SharePoint on-premises have enjoyed the ability to tap into their local on-premise SQL Server to expose tables and reports to their SharePoint site.  This was easy to use, as it only required creating a connection from the SharePoint Business Data Connectivity Service to the local SQL server. However, as organizations [...]

By | 2017-11-20T12:03:49+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Collaboration|Comments Off on Exposing SQL Data in SharePoint Online