Upload files to SharePoint Library Subfolders with PowerShell

There are a number of ways to upload files to SharePoint, but every now and then I get asked to do something a bit different. In this case it was to migrate files from a database into SharePoint. The database had a file path reference with documents stored in a file structure on Windows file share. Success would see over 80,000 documents transferred into just … Continue reading Upload files to SharePoint Library Subfolders with PowerShell

SharePoint Error 401 Listdata.svc

I recently had an interesting issue with an OData connection to SharePoint 2013. The connection that had been working perfectly stopped due to authentication failure (error 401). If I navigated to the URL in the web browser I was prompted for authentication but the credentials weren’t accepted, any other parts of the site worked perfectly OK. To troubleshoot the problem I tried connecting to the … Continue reading SharePoint Error 401 Listdata.svc

SharePoint Online Mega Menu

Microsoft have added Mega Menu functionality to SharePoint Online making a significant improvement to the out of the box navigation functionality. The Mega Menu is only available on Communication sites at this stage, however if you have a Modern Team Site connected to a Hub Site (using the Communication Site template), the navigation does appear.  Navigation is configured on the Hub Site and then inherits … Continue reading SharePoint Online Mega Menu

Install SharePoint 2013 on Windows 2012 R2

Last week I did something I thought I’d never do again, install SharePoint 2013 Server. It had been a while and to make things a little more interesting the server was in a data centre with no internet access and no easy way of transferring files across. Here are a few things I learnt that I’m sure will be helpful if you find yourself in … Continue reading Install SharePoint 2013 on Windows 2012 R2

Modern SharePoint Branding Resources

One of the big changes between classic SharePoint and Modern SharePoint’s is the approach and method used to brand sites.  There are two levels of branding, one easy approach for basic branding and a more advanced feature currently needing developer skills. This wireframe shows the areas that can be customised in red. In this example I have included a mix of layouts, the top section … Continue reading Modern SharePoint Branding Resources

My first 10 Years of SharePoint

Ten years ago, I was working as a Systems Engineer in an IT services company. Back then a lot of the work involved implementing physical server hardware (HP ProLiant servers), installing and configuring Windows Server, network infrastructure and implementing Exchange and SQL Server. An opportunity came up to work on a project implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS 2007) for a client. My only exposure … Continue reading My first 10 Years of SharePoint

Get the best value from your Office 365 licensing

Microsoft offer a wide range Office 365 plans to meet the needs of every organisation regardless of size, type and location. Whether you’re already a user or are thinking about using Office 365, understanding the subscription model will help ensure you make the right plan choices to get the best value over time. Office 365 subscriptions link a user to an organisations Office 365 Tenant. If … Continue reading Get the best value from your Office 365 licensing