Administration, Architecture, SharePoint

Deleting a large list from SharePoint using PowerShell

I recently ran into an issue trying to delete a list over 5,000 items from SharePoint. I tried using Metalogix Content Matrix to delete the list/site, but they all were bound by the threshold. I realized I had to use PowerShell, but research lead to even this having issues deleting the list. The solution was… Continue reading Deleting a large list from SharePoint using PowerShell

Administration, SharePoint

SharePoint Online Communication site – How to share with external users

I had an issue where when I tried to share my SharePoint Online Communication Site with an external user, I received an error: Your organization's policies don't allow you to share with these users. Go to External Sharing in the Office 365 admin center to enable it. But when I went to my O365 tenant,… Continue reading SharePoint Online Communication site – How to share with external users

Administration, SharePoint

SharePoint Online blog site- How to edit the homepage

Problem After about a week of troubleshooting the classic SharePoint Online blog subsite template (BLOG#0), I was FINALLY able to figure out why I could not edit the homepage. Solution: There is a site feature called "Site Pages" that needs to be activated. Once activated, you can edit the blog homepage (assuming you have permissions).… Continue reading SharePoint Online blog site- How to edit the homepage

Administration, Branding, SharePoint

SharePoint Online- Enable New Modern experience on root site collection

UPDATE 9/27/2018- At #MsIgnite, Microsoft just announced a way to convert the root site into a modern communication site using PowerShell! https://twitter.com/jeffteper/status/1045159986291200000?s=20 Enable-CommSite -url https://yourtenant.sharepoint.com $username name@yourtenant.com $password puppies123 Note: this might be the tenant admin url? https://yourtenant-admin.sharepoint.com This new PS command is not yet publicly available. We just demo'ed it at this session in… Continue reading SharePoint Online- Enable New Modern experience on root site collection

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