All posts by: Brandon Murray

Get-SPOSite : The site is not properly formed.

While writing a script to delete all OneDrive for Business/My Site site collections from an Office 365 tenant today, I ran up against a perplexing error using PowerShell with SharePoint Online that I thought I would document, since Googling didn’t help...
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Microsoft Flow: Email SharePoint Online with Microsoft’s new service

One of the few remaining things you can do with your own SharePoint Server farm that you still can’t do with SharePoint Online is email directly to your lists and document libraries. Let’s say you want your traveling sales reps...
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SharePoint 2016: Is it for you?

SharePoint Server 2016 has been released to manufacturing and will be generally available in the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center in early May. The key question on many people’s minds right now is, “should I upgrade to SharePoint 2016?” Well, Microsoft...
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Christmas Prank with SharePoint!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than to play a harmless, festive prank on your colleagues and fellow employees! Sitting by the Yuletide fire this year with a little time on my...
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SharePoint 2016 Preview: Exploring Durable Links

SharePoint Server 2016 Technical Preview may be somewhat short on attention-grabbing, “oh, wow!” features, but one of the most interesting is “durable links.”  Bill Baer, the product manager for SharePoint at Microsoft, describes the nuts and bolts behind the scenes pretty...
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SharePoint 2016 Preview available now!

Update: Well, that was quick…  SharePoint Server 2016 Preview ready to download today! Keep your eyes and ears open, because Bill Baer reconfirmed last week at SharePointFest Seattle that the SharePoint 2016 Preview (aka Beta) is due in August. Yes,...
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SharePoint 2016: A new tone on hybrid

Last month’s Microsoft Ignite conference was eye-opening for people like myself who have been in the Microsoft space for a long time. It was, of course, the largest Ignite conference yet, and with the shuttering of the product-specific events like...
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SharePoint patches coming to Windows Update

Update: Microsoft has reversed their decision, and now intends only to roll out security updates automatically. A much better policy! ———————— Word of warning: If you weren’t already convinced to turn automatic Windows updating off on your SharePoint servers, here’s a...
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Yammer Myth: My company doesn’t need its own Facebook

Inevitably, when explaining Yammer and other enterprise social tools to someone new to the idea, consultants and IT professionals end up saying something like, “Yammer is like a private Facebook for your company.” The analogy brings with it a lot...
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4th Profile Source in SharePoint 2013’s People Picker

When you need to configure or troubleshoot the People Picker in a SharePoint site, the information can be hard to find, but after investing a little time in research and web searching, you’ll eventually learn that it queries profiles from...
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