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SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online

Create Calculated Columns for a List in SharePoint

In this blog post, we will put ourselves in the Power User’s shoes, and learn how to create calculated columns for a list in SharePoint. This is also applicable to SharePoint Online, only a different interface (at the time of writing: Dec. 2017) If you prefer to watch videos, you can browse my YouTube channel or specifically how to create…

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PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem)

Backup and Restore a Site Collection using PowerShell

In a previous blog post, I was using the Copy-SPSite cmdlet to duplicate a Site Collection to another content database, within the same Web Application. Today’s post will be about backing up a Site Collection & restoring it into another Web Application by using PowerShell. Minimum requirements: Permissions to run PowerShell cmdlets Web Applications (source & target) Site Collection to…

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PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem)

Create Managed Paths in SharePoint Server using PowerShell

Managed paths in SharePoint Server are a way to differentiate your Site Collections with a chosen URL, and are created at the Web Application level. Those can be created via the SharePoint Central Admin (CA), but this blog post will focus on using PowerShell. You can create 2 types of managed paths: Explicit¬†(create a single site collection with the specified…

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SharePoint Online

Create a Site Collection in SharePoint Online (SPO)

The creation of Site Collections in SharePoint Online (SPO) are a little bit different than SharePoint Server. There’s no access to SharePoint Central Admin (CA), nor to the Web Applications. However, the SPO interface is pretty straight forward for creating Site Collections (at the time of writing: Dec. 2017). Minimum requirements: SharePoint Online Admin credentials Site Collection Admin credentials (for…

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SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create a Site Collection in SharePoint Server

Site Collections are “containers” in the middle of a Web Application & subsites. As an example, they are usually created to represent a Business Unit (bigger), and you create subsites for the departments (smaller). From a SharePoint perspective, it’s important to note that: a Site Collection can only reside in one content database. You cannot split the Site Collection into…

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SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online

Break Permissions Inheritance in SharePoint

There are multiple ways to break permissions inheritance in SharePoint. You can do it while creating the subsite, or after the site has been created. But you want to be careful when assigning different permissions for different sites. This can become very messy! In this blog, we will focus on breaking inheritance after the site has been created. For those…

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