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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 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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SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create SharePoint Content Types (and associate templates)

In this blog post, we are going to talk about Content Types, and how they can help your users, as well as keeping things organised and visual. Whenever users are uploading their documents into SharePoint, sometimes you wish they were all the same format so you know at a glance what you’re looking at. Creating Content Types with associated templates…

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