Configure branding for Office 365 landing page

Instead of the default landing page for users when they login, you can customize a little bit to reflect your brand. You can do this through Azure Active Directory to offer a better sign-in experience. In this short post, we’ll have a look at how we can achieve that in just a few clicks.   Minimum licensing requirements: Azure AD…

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PowerShell for O365, SharePoint Online

Associate multiple sites to a Hubsite using PowerShell PnP

Hubsites have been announced at Microsoft Ignite in 2017, and provide a way to display content from multiple sites (once they’re connected) with same branding, and also a search functionality across all connected sites. In today’s post, we’ll see how to use PowerShell PnP (Patterns & Practices) to associate teams and/or communication sites to a hubsite. You can have a…

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Assign licences in Office 365 using the Group-Based Licensing feature

Group-based licensing for security groups in Office 365. This is something that will reduce clicking, scripting, and admin burden overall. If this fits your organisation requirements and governance, then go for it! It’s a great feature. Let’s see how we can start using it.   Minimum requirements: Global Admin or User Management permissions Office 365 trial/paid subscription (E3 in my case)…

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SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online

Create Site Policies in SharePoint

Today’s blog post will be about creating site policies in SharePoint. Site policies are a great way to manage site collections without the admin overhead part! This applies to SharePoint on-prem as well as SharePoint Online (in Office 365) – For this post, we’ll use SharePoint Online.   Create a Site Policy First step is to create a site policy…

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OneDrive for Business

Share documents with OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is your personal storage in Office 365 and also available in SharePoint on-premises. When enabled, OneDrive for Business is actually a site collection within SharePoint, and a great way to share documents and collaborate between colleagues without sending large emails! Microsoft offers OneDrive for Business (online), but also (if your company allows it) a Sync Client if you…

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PowerShell for O365, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online

Retrieve Site Policies in SharePoint Online using PowerShell PnP

Site Policies in SharePoint can be used to have a better governance as the platform is growing. Storage is expensive, so if you let your (unused) sites just “sitting there“, then it’s not a good use of money is it? If you need more information about Site Policies, start with an Overview of site policies in SharePoint Server. In this…

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PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create Site Collections in SharePoint Server using PowerShell and an XML file

We have so many different ways to achieve something using PowerShell. In this blog post, we’ll have a look at how we can create Site Collections in SharePoint Server using an XML file and PowerShell (of course!) Open your favourite editors (I’m using Notepad++ and Visual Studio Code) and let’s get started!   Create the XML file XML (eXtensible Markup…

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