Laurent Schoenaers

Information consultant and Office 365 enthousiast

Tag: SharePoint Online

Get a direct link to a document in Modern Libraries

With the Modern Libraries in SharePoint Online, getting a direct link – with a readable path – is not as straight forward as it was with the Classic Libraries. While the option is not there right before you, it is still possible to obtain such a link. In fact, there are even two.

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SharePoint Online lock/unlock your site

In some scenarios it is required to put a site in read only-mode, for example a project site, or to simply just remove access to it.

From the SharePoint Online Admin Center there is no way to lock your site, or to put it in read-only. There are two ways to achieve this, one is through Powershell, the other one through the Site Settings of your Site Collection.

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Get all checked out documents in a SharePoint Site Collection, and check them in

A customer of mine had the need to get an overview of all the checked out documents for a given Site Collection, and to check them in afterwards prior to a content migration from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint Online.

Since no out of the box features exist to accomplish this goal, I had to write a Powershell-script to find all the checked out documents in a Site Collection.

You can find the script here. It works for SharePoint Online as for SharePoint 2013. I did not test it with SharePoint 2010.

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SharePoint comparison matrix for 3rd party migration tools

Recently, I came across a very interesting blogpost from Alex Dove, pointing out all the differences, pro’s and cons about the most popular migration tools to SharePoint Online (Office 365).

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SharePoint Online Promoted links

We have all been there, we want to show some Promoted links on a SharePoint Online page. But we want it to show on multiple rows, which you cannot do out-of-the-box.

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Yammer embed All company-feed

By default there is no visible way to embed the all company-feed on a page, for example in a SharePoint Online portal.

To accomplish this, you can go to a random Yammer group and get the code to embed the feed: “Embed this feed in your site”.

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