Inconvenient Caching Issue with Microsoft Lists
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by Marc D Anderson
4d ago
Recently, one of my clients pinged me because she wasn’t seeing any items in a list she knew had many items in it. She’s used the list many times in the past and she hadn’t changed any of the view settings. I did all the usual stuff: Checked permissions on the site: She was a Site Owner, as we both thought. Looked for broken inheritance on permissions – unlikely to be the problem, since she was a Site Owner. A bunch of random stuff. I could see all the items in the list, as could a few others. It seemed like such a simple thing, but nothing in my normal arsenal was solving the problem, so I ..read more
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SharePoint Lists & Libraries: Modern vs. Classic View Settings
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by Marc D Anderson
3w ago
SharePoint lists & libraries: we all love ’em. With multiple views, they are like little apps. [Why the heck do lists have a brand and logo but libraries don’t? And why aren’t the two just considered simply variations on a concept by Microsoft?] Do you find yourself using both the modern & classic view settings? If so, why do you continue to use the classic view settings? I’m building a list (ha!) for the Microsoft folks. I’m after feedback about view settings in particular, but anything you find yourself returning to the classic settings UIs for regularly would be helpful. For example ..read more
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An Unfortunate `API access` UI in the SharePoint Admin Center
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by Marc D Anderson
1M ago
Orchestry is a partner of ours at Sympraxis. (Ask us about them anytime!) We love their toolset and recommend them frequently to our clients to improve their governance and provisioning activities. The stuff they build is incredibly powerful – and reliable. That’s why I was really surprised when I added the Orchestry People List Web Part to a site home page and I didn’t see the actual people, just what looked like placeholders for them. The counts were right, but no details. (This Web Part is better than the out of the box People Web Part because you can set it to show Site Owners and/or Site ..read more
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Find All the Stream (Classic) Web Parts During Migration to Stream in SharePoint
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by Marc D Anderson
2M ago
Another day, another opportunity to spackle the walls of SharePoint where there’s a hole. Wouldn’t it be great if you could go somewhere in the SharePoint Admin Center to see all the places you’ve used a particular Web Part in pages? Well, you can’t, so PowerShell. PnP.PowerShell, in fact. You may be considering migrating your videos from Stream Classic to Stream in SharePoint. After all, it’s got to happen sooner or later, and the migration tool is now available for everyone. At Sympraxis, we’ve started to help our clients with these migrations, usually in the context of other work. One thin ..read more
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Taking Advantage of the Content Type Inheritance Model in SharePoint
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by Marc D Anderson
3M ago
In my recent post Using Content Types in SharePoint’s Site Pages Library, I mentioned using interstitial Content Types, but didn’t explain what I meant. Taking advantage of the Content Type hierarchy is an important part of a powerful information architecture, regardless whether you’re working with documents, list items, pages, etc. I’ve talked about this in conference sessions for year, but it doesn’t seem like I have a blog post about it. Let’s use this slide from one of those sessions to illustrate the points. SharePoint gives us the Document Content Type “out of the box”. Every Document L ..read more
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Using Content Types in SharePoint’s Site Pages Library
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by Marc D Anderson
3M ago
In a modern SharePoint site, we only get one Site Pages library. We can’t create additional libraries which contain aspx pages which act like that special Site Pages library. If we could, we could meet a whole lot of interesting use cases, but it’s not an option. One thing we *can* do is add additional Content Types to the Site Pages library. In many cases, I’ve seen people add a new column or two to the Site Pages library, but I don’t often see them adding additional Content Types. By using Content Types, you can take advantage of a richer information architecture which can span multiple site ..read more
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Additional RefinableString* Managed Property Variants in the Search Schema in SharePoint Online
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by Marc D Anderson
4M ago
It would seem like the simplest thing in the world: show results in the PnP Modern Search Results Web Part in alphabetical order. My wanting to do this led to multiple conversations with my search guru Mikael Svenson (@mikaelsvenson) and the uncovering of some really useful variants on RefinableString in the SharePoint Online Managed Properties. The new(ish? – it’s not clear how long they have been there) pre-created Managed Properties which are variants of RefinableString are now documented in Manage the search schema in SharePoint – SharePoint in Microsoft 365 | Microsoft Learn. Until I off ..read more
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SharePoint-Based Intranets – Leave the Designers at Home
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by Marc D Anderson
6M ago
Modern SharePoint gives us few options from a design perspective. That sounds horrible, right? Actually, I see it as a very positive thing. By taking the pixel-pushing out of the mix, we can get people to focus on CONTENT, which is the do or die part of any Intranet. Over the years, I was able to do a LOT of business (as Sympraxis) making “SharePoint not look like SharePoint”. But that came at a cost on several levels: My clients had to pay me to implement a design, which often wasn’t well-suited to SharePoint in the first place. Anyone remember the agony of getting rounded corners on Web Par ..read more
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SharePoint Location Columns – Too Meh for Recommendation
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by Marc D Anderson
7M ago
SharePoint Location columns have some issues which are pervasive and repeatable. One of the purportedly biggest benefits of using one of these columns is we can type in an address, and it’s looked up in Bing Maps. What’s supposed to happen is the details of that location are then parsed out and made available for use as separate “pseudo-columns”. For example, we might type in ‘111 Coleman Blvd, Savan’ and then select the corresponding location. Then in the list where we have the column, we can choose to display the City, State, Postal Code, etc. without ever entering them. All well and good ..read more
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Using PnP.PowerShell in Visual Studio Code
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by Marc D Anderson
7M ago
PnP.PowerShell is one of my favorite tools of the trade. I’ve had to set up multiple machines for myself or others for this lately, and I always find myself looking for the fastest path to glory. Usually, it takes about 9 articles and 15 blind alleys, so I figured I’d capture what seems to work for me. Hopefully I can keep this up to date if things change. Install Visual Studio Code Visual Studio Code aka VS Code aka VSCode aka Code (which I’ll use in the rest of this post) is the “modern”, free code editor from Microsoft. I’ve used dozens of code editors over the years and Code is one of the ..read more
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