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How to fix “The website does not support SharePoint Online credentials. The response status code is ‘Unauthorized'”

Whilst running some SharePoint Online PowerShell commandlets, or connecting to a SharePoint Online site from your app, you get the following (or similar) error about your SharePoint Online credentials being unauthorized for something you should definitely be authorized to do: Cannot contact web site ‘https://[tenant]-admin.sharepoint.com/’ or the web site does not support SharePoint Online credentials. The response status code is ‘Unauthorized’. And that’s not all – by digging into the…Continue reading How to fix “The website does not support SharePoint Online credentials. The response status code is ‘Unauthorized’”

Welcome to your new SharePoint list - now don't rename the Title field!

How to create a new SharePoint list based on a List template (.stp)?

New Microsoft Lists are here!. They are awesome, and a great move by Microsoft to reap even more value from the old warhorse. Wait – old warhorse? Well, behind the scenes, they’re actually “just” normal SharePoint lists with a bit of added sparkles and gizmos – namely, an app, a few automations to make users’ lives easier, and an application page to display the lists. Great move by Microsoft, launch…Continue reading How to create a new SharePoint list based on a List template (.stp)?

Welcome to your new SharePoint list - now don't rename the Title field!

How to enable saving a list as a template on SharePoint Online?

Another day, another fun little task in SharePoint Online… :) This time, I needed to be able to migrate 10 or so lists with some very specific fields and plenty of content from one site to another one. What’s the best way to do that now? While PnP templates have supported exporting contents for a while now, you can still run into some issues with them – namely, fields of…Continue reading How to enable saving a list as a template on SharePoint Online?

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How to access the site collection app catalog in SharePoint

This article explains how to access the Site Collection App Catalog in SharePoint Online. I mean – yeah, I had to google it after getting back to SPFx dev stuff after a while and realized the first few results were useless. Of course. So how did you do this now… Turned out to be pretty easy, and borderline obvious! Still, yet another thing to document. Solution So, back to basics…Continue reading How to access the site collection app catalog in SharePoint

SharePoint is not broken - it just does't work

(Literally) Breaking: Changes to app authentication on SharePoint! 😵

This article explains how to get rid of sudden and unexplainable 401 Access Denied errors when trying to authenticate against a fairly fresh Microsoft 365 / SharePoint Online tenant. This issue seems to be caused by a long-ish project to finally retire ACS – Azure Access Control service) on SharePoint (it’s retired everywhere else already!) Note: This is an updating story, as the situation with ACS is definitely… Developing. Yeah,…Continue reading (Literally) Breaking: Changes to app authentication on SharePoint! 😵

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

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Another fix to “Connect-PnPOnline : The sign-in name or password does not match one in the Microsoft account system.”

This post describes a simple way to get around the following error while running Connect-PnPOnline: “The sign-in name or password does not match one in the Microsoft account system.” Truthfully, this one is kind of simple and stupid – but as I’ve seen before, it’s surely worth documenting anyway! Below is an example of such error. PS C:\> Connect-PnPOnline https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/CommunicationSite/ Connect-PnPOnline : The sign-in name or password does not match…Continue reading Another fix to “Connect-PnPOnline : The sign-in name or password does not match one in the Microsoft account system.”