NewPolicy
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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SCcreatedPowerShell
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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gcmSiteMasterv
SharePoint 2016

Create Sites using Fast Site Collection feature in SharePoint Server 2016

Fast Site Collection Creation is a new feature in SharePoint 2016, that enables Site Collections to be created in a much faster way that in previous versions. This feature actually uses a copy of a site template which is stored in the content database, with all the site’s features already enabled. If a SharePoint administrator has a requirement for creating…

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XMLFile
PowerShell for O365, PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online

Create a SharePoint Taxonomy using PowerShell PnP and XML file

Today is all about SharePoint taxonomy with PowerShell PnP! In a nutshell, taxonomy is a hierarchical group of term sets & terms, that is provided by SharePoint when configuring the Managed Metadata Service Application (MMS). Creation of terms is done via the Term Store in SharePoint Server (when MMS is configured), and is also available in SharePoint Online. For more…

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FP2Installed
SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Slipstream updates when installing SharePoint Server

If you’ve never heard of slipstreaming updates in SharePoint Server, this is the process of installing updates or feature packs directly from the get-go, before running the SharePoint Product Configuration Wizard. Let’s imagine we are building a brand new SharePoint farm (even small), and we know that a cumulative update or feature pack is already out there, released by Microsoft.…

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AliasRecap
SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Configure SQL Aliases for SharePoint Server

SQL Aliases are optional (but recommended), and are a great way to configure your SharePoint environment. They allow for flexibility in case the SQL instance is changed, or the server names/IPs change then it’s possible to only “re-point” to the new servers. This way, there’s no need to reinstall SharePoint for the new server/instance. SQL Aliases are configured on each…

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

Create the Word Automation Service Application in SharePoint Server (GUI & PowerShell)

The Word Automation service application in SharePoint Server performs the conversion of documents supported by Microsoft Word. Not a very popular nor configured service application from my work experience, but it can be useful. In this post, we’ll learn how to create this Word Automation service application using Central Admin (GUI) as well as PowerShell.   Create the Word Automation…

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

Create the Content Type Hub in SharePoint Server (GUI & PowerShell)

Today’s post will be a bit long. But at the end, you’ll understand what is the Content Type Hub, its purpose, and how to create it in 2 different ways! Content what? In order to understand the purpose of the Content Type Hub, we first need to understand Content Types. This is a rather confusing topic for many of us,…

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SiteColumns_Explained
SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online

List Columns or Site Columns in SharePoint?

We have two (2) types of columns in SharePoint: List Columns Site Columns One is created at the List/Library level (list columns), and the other one at the Site level (site columns). From a functionality perspective, they do the exact same thing. From a “re-usability” perspective… not so much… The only difference between the two, Site Columns are “shared” between…

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