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

Create a Scheduled Task for SharePoint Farm Backups using PowerShell

PowerShell makes it easy to backup your SharePoint farm. And combined with the Task Scheduler, it makes you even more productive! In today’s blog post, we’ll use PowerShell to create the SharePoint Farm backup scripts, and automate them with the Task Scheduler. We’ll create 2x backup scripts: Full backup > will run weekly Differential backup > will run daily The…

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

Rename the Admin Content Database in SharePoint 2016 using PowerShell

If you’re like me and like to have “clean” names for your SharePoint databases, then you’d want to rename the Admin Content database in your SharePoint Server 2016 if you haven’t used a scripted installation. The first time I installed SP2016 and used my script for SP2013 to rename the Admin Content database, I was faced with a strange red…

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QTCreatedinCA
SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Quota templates in SharePoint Server (via GUI)

If you do not want Site Collections to grow out of control, and not be manageable, this is where quota templates can help. In this blog post, we’ll create, apply, modify, and delete quota templates for Site Collections (via GUI) in SharePoint Server.   Create quota templates via SharePoint Central Admin (GUI) Log into Central Admin Navigate to Application Management >> Specify…

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GetPnPListItem
PowerShell for O365, SharePoint Online

Create Libraries/Folders/Documents in SharePoint Online using PowerShell PnP

Today, we’ll look at creating documents libraries & folders, then upload documents into those folders using PowerShell PnP. For more info about the Practices & Patterns (PnP), refer to the official documentation, and/or download the modules from hard workers in GitHub – SharePoint PowerShell PnP.   Connect to the SPO Site Collection First things first, let’s connect to the SharePoint…

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thesaurusFile
SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create synonyms using a Thesaurus file in SharePoint Server

This is no secret that Search is very important in SharePoint. Creating a thesaurus file, and uploading it to SharePoint Server, will provide synonyms results to users when they perform a search. This is not applicable to SharePoint Online (at the time of writing: Dec. 2017). Let’s get started!   Minimum requirements: Search Service Application created Search Service Application Admin…

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ResultsInGeekyTeamSite
SharePoint Online

Create Promoted Results in SharePoint Online

Search is extremely important in SharePoint. Creating promoted results in SharePoint, will push the item you choose at the top of the search results. Configuration possibly occurs at the: Search Service Application / SPO Admin Center level Site Collections level or also at the Site level In this blog post, we’re going to configure Promoted Results for the entire tenant (aka…

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WebpartDisplaysWorkbook
SharePoint Online

Excel Web Access webpart in SharePoint Online

In this blog post, we will display a Example of Budget in SharePoint Online using the Excel Web Access webpart.   Upload Example of Budget into a SharePoint library I have uploaded an Example of Budget (excel template), and uploaded it into my “Documents” library.   Edit a SharePoint page to place the webpart Let’s start by editing a SharePoint page where…

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NewCTasDefault
PowerShell for O365, SharePoint Online

Create and assign Content Types to Libraries using PowerShell PnP

The way you use PowerShell for SharePoint Online (SPO) is a bit different than with SharePoint Server. You don’t have access to the SPO servers, and you have way less cmdlets available compared to SharePoint Server. But thanks to very nice people out there, we can now use SharePoint PnP (Patterns & Practices) to create or retrieve things easily. For…

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SearchOffline
SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online

Remove “Sync” button from SharePoint Sites

Sometimes companies do not want users to be able to sync libraries from a site down to their computer, or even their own documents from OneDrive. In this short blog post, we are going to remove the “sync” button from being visible to users. This is applicable to SharePoint Server 2013/2016, as well as SharePoint Online.   Remove the “Sync”…

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