Managed metadata allows the creation of central managed term sets that can be used as attributes in SharePoint sites, term sets can be created globally and shared across site collections or can be created locally to the site collection.
The PnP PowerShell includes commands to export and import terms groups but unfortunately the site collection term group is not exported automatically, this article provides a workaround to get all the site collection term sets into an xml ready to import into other site collections.
Every once in a while, I stumble across SharePoint functionalities that are only available when using Internet Explorer, on this post I’ll explain you how to overcome two common issues when trying to import a spreadsheet into a SharePoint list.
If you are dealing with the error messages below this post is for you.
Having an analytics tool monitoring your intranet is essential to understand the engagement of the users and how they are interacting with the content that is published.
Google Analytics is widely used in the internet, it provides a concise analysis with reports of everything that happens in your site as well as real time reports, mostly targeted for public sites it also works on SharePoint intranets.
Earlier this year I wrote an article that explains step by step how to add Google Analytics to SharePoint without modifying the master page, while that solution is still valid for classic SharePoint it doesn’t work on the modern sites and libraries.
Asset packaging is an excellent feature for SPFx solutions, until now the manifest and script files had to be hosted in a CDN like Azure or Office 365 CDN. Handling the hosting was a problem to if you want to distribute or sell the solution, with the solution being recompiled to be used in different tenants.
With Asset Packaging the SPFx solution files are deployed to a central CDN without the need to manually specify the url in the solution source code.
The Asset Packaging was released along with the Site Collection App Catalog and both features combined provide the same type of functionality that was provided by the sand box solutions, with all the files included into one package and being able to be installed per site collection and not globally.
SharePoint modern experience is available for Lists, Document Libraries and Pages and while it delivers new functionalities to the end users it lacks some of the customization options available in the classic SharePoint.
The modern experience is provided with a theme that is responsible to format the colors of the elements in the page. On modern site collections like group and communication sites there’s a native interface that allows the administrator to control the color theme, but on classic site collections things are a little bit different and the modern experience will receive a random color applied automatically.
The sixth edition of European SharePoint Conference occurred from 13 to 16 of November in Dublin, it was great to see all the European community together and to see how SharePoint team is developing new features based on the users feedback.
If you hadn’t the opportunity to attend the event in this article you will find a resume of the new features that will start being rolled out this month for administrators and developers.
…if you are familiar with remote provisioning technics which I’ve been promoting for years, this is a kind of similar model. You create a site, out of the box site and then apply actions on top of it so you don’t break the site by using something evil like site definitions or web templates…
Save your newly created sites as templates is one of the best features on SharePoint, it saves you a lot of time and work if you want to replicate them in your environment but this is not the best way of doing it as explained in the quote above specially if you are using Publishing features.
In this article I’ll explain you how to save and deploy a Publishing site using the PnP PowerShell and the PnP Provisioning.