SharePoint Hub sites - like how Microsoft themselves put it! (From: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/planning-hub-sites)

SharePoint Home, Hub, Sites, Start… What?

This article explains the current terminology that Microsoft uses around your different pages in SharePoint. Or at least tries to – and do that in a way that’s faithful to the current, flat & Modern world. Microsoft has been known for its less-than-stellar track record of figuring out easy and descriptive names for their products. Let me introduce 2 cases in point: Microsoft® WinFX™ Software Development Kit for Microsoft® Pre-Release…Continue reading SharePoint Home, Hub, Sites, Start… What?

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How to resolve the “You cannot edit this page”-error in Modern SharePoint

This article describes an error situation that you might run into in Modern SharePoint, where you cannot take a page into edit mode anymore. You only get a strangely generic error message with a kinda weird failed request in the console. But, of course, there’s a fix – and an easy one at that! Problem Huh – so here’s a weird one for you! Take a modern communication site, create…Continue reading How to resolve the “You cannot edit this page”-error in Modern SharePoint

How to revert Modern view back to Classic for SharePoint libraries using PowerShell

If your customers are anything like ours, some of them love the new modern library view, some will adjust and some just hate it and want to get as far away from it as possible. While embracing the new stuff is usually smart, there’s some value to sticking to what works as well. The Modern view is going to be the superior choice of the two (if it isn’t already!),…Continue reading How to revert Modern view back to Classic for SharePoint libraries using PowerShell

Microsoft Privacy

What is “fp.js” – and why is it snooping on your SharePoint usage?

Microsoft is gathering all kinds of telemetric data out of the usage of SharePoint. I ran into an interesting JavaScript file, fp.js, on SharePoint Online doing just that. Gathering data. It loads on pretty much every single page request, so it’s something you’ll bump into anytime you open your developer tools! Your customer’s IT might even inquire about it – perhaps wanting to disable it for perfomance or information security…Continue reading What is “fp.js” – and why is it snooping on your SharePoint usage?

Brace yourselves! Notification emails from SharePoint are coming.

Subscribe to changes on a SharePoint list

SharePoint List Alerts. That magnificent functionality in SharePoint gives you a heads-up anytime someone touches your precious documents (so you can go and revert the changes) or changes files in Style Library (so you can go and remove that pink custom CSS they tried to add). Very useful for a lot of scenarios! The functionality is ancient, quite cumbersome, and CERTAINLY not pretty, but it’s straightforward and quite reliable. On…Continue reading Subscribe to changes on a SharePoint list

Won my first hackathon!

Hackathon win: Resolving Managed Metadata Madness

I won a hackathon! They had fun topics, it was a cool challenge, a well-organized event, and had cool prizes. Since this is the first hackathon I ever took part in, I thought I’d post something about my experience and the solution(s) I figured out. Description I recently took part in a fun hackathon organized by DevPost for Microsoft. Earlier, I posted some info about my hackathon entry, How to Resolve…Continue reading Hackathon win: Resolving Managed Metadata Madness