Administration, Branding, SharePoint

SharePoint Online- Enable New Modern experience on root site collection

UPDATE 1/30/2019- Still waiting for the below MS Ignite command. While we wait we can try Jeff Jone's approach of forcing creation of a modern communication site using the classic site wizard with a client side developer trick: https://www.spjeff.com/2018/12/31/video-create-modern-communication-for-root-site-in-tenant/ UPDATE 9/27/2018- At #MsIgnite, Microsoft just announced a way to convert the root site into a modern… Continue reading SharePoint Online- Enable New Modern experience on root site collection

Administration, SharePoint

SharePoint Server Trail period reinstall fix

Today, I was hit with a SharePoint error on a developers VM when I tried to create a new Site Collection in Central Admin: Sorry, something went wrong The trial period for this product has expired. When I tried to view a teamsite homepage, I received this error: Sorry, something went wrong The "SiteFeedWebPart" Web… Continue reading SharePoint Server Trail period reinstall fix

Administration, SharePoint

SharePoint Server- Renewing SSL certificates quickly

A week ago, my wildcard SSL certificate expired on GoDaddy. It was automatically purchased, but I still had to validate my domain and download a new IIS CER certificate request file. My old post from a few years ago has some good info on certs, the file types, etc. https://eschrader.com/2014/09/23/sharepoint-2013-iis7-nlb-ssl-certificates-and-godaddy/ This is a quick guide.… Continue reading SharePoint Server- Renewing SSL certificates quickly

Administration, Branding, SharePoint

SharePoint Online global navigation across site collections, with highlighting and security trimming

One common request when working with SharePoint sites is having a consistent navigation across multiple site collections. If you are using a Publishing Portal site template, you can use the Managed Navigation for your Global Navigation (or top navigation). This also supports drop downs. I did a quick test and it appears to support highlighting… Continue reading SharePoint Online global navigation across site collections, with highlighting and security trimming