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New-PnPSite fails with “SiteStatus” : 3?

While running “New-PnPSite” (or actually any other site creation method in PowerShell or programmatically), the site creation fails, and instead you get back an error like the one below: Ouch! Where does this come from? In the code of New-PnPSite, the actual function call is shown below: (Source) So, the error is not thrown by a PnP cmdlet, but rather comes from SharePoint CSOM. This is pretty normal and not…Continue reading New-PnPSite fails with “SiteStatus” : 3?

In other news in Simpsons: SharePoint Search stopped indexing some properties again.

Issues with User Profile Property visibility in Search-powered functionalities

This article applies to a lot of different issues you might be having with your SharePoint-powered site or even custom functionality like mobile apps using SharePoint’s search index. I’ll list a few of the situations, which could be caused by these issues, below: Reason for the issue These issues are most of the time caused by an odd glitch in SharePoint’s search indexing. Every now and then, crawlers might start…Continue reading Issues with User Profile Property visibility in Search-powered functionalities

"PictureThumbnailURL" configuration in SharePoint Online Search Schema

Bug: “PictureThumbnailURL” always null in SharePoint Online Search results

This post describes the status of an ongoing issue in SharePoint Online, where the Managed Property “PictureThumbnailURL” will return null no matter what you do. This Managed Property is used for a few different use cases – most notably, Delve blog post’s hero or header photo’s URL is mapped to this property, as it’s meant to be used as a thumbnail picture in a number of rollups. In this article,…Continue reading Bug: “PictureThumbnailURL” always null in SharePoint Online Search results

"Get-UnifiedGroup" cmdlet produces a list of your Office 365 Groups with some default properties shown

How to fix an Office Group with no Owners

This post explains how to add new Owners to your Office Groups using PowerShell. If your group has ended up without any owners, PowerShell might even be the only option, since the graphical user interfaces for Office Groups management are not that good.  Background The hype around Office Groups kind of died down a little bit a while back, since their role wasn’t that clear – they didn’t really do…Continue reading How to fix an Office Group with no Owners

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Help! My “Content and Structure” page in SharePoint Online is gone!

First of all: you’re right and your eyes are serving you well. It has indeed disappeared. Starting in October, it’ll be hidden from end users. Microsoft is retiring the “Site Content and Structure” tool in SharePoint Online. Which kind of makes sense, since it’s quite an old feature – albeit, a very useful one. How to access “Content and Structure”? Even though Microsoft is retiring the tool, and has already hidden…Continue reading Help! My “Content and Structure” page in SharePoint Online is gone!