Permanently Remove a Site Collection from SharePoint Online Admin Recycle Bin

When deleting a site collection from your SharePoint Online tenant in the SharePoint Online Admin Center, by default a deleted site collection will stay in the recycle bin for 30 days. This is great as a retention policy for many reasons, but there is no easy way to then clear your recycle bin, or at […]

SharePoint Virtual Summit 2017 in Review

Just a few hours ago, Microsoft wrapped up their SharePoint Virtual Summit 2017, a follow-up to their May 4th, 2016 “Future of SharePoint” event. After watching the Summit keynote, I quickly jumped over to the OnDemand technical sessions, like “Updates to the SharePoint Framework with SharePoint Framework extensions” presented by Mike Ammerlaan, “An overview of […]

SharePoint / Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) Common PowerShell Command Reference

The SharePoint / Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) initiative provides a massive array of guidance, code samples and most often used by me, a PnP PowerShell command set that makes working with SharePoint (Online and on-prem) that much easier. General documentation and samples are available direct from GitHub and elsewhere, but I found […]

The SharePoint Framework: The potential to replace the SharePoint UI Unchanged since 2007

The First Real Change in the SharePoint Interface The release of the new SharePoint Framework (SPFx) signifies the first real shift in the SharePoint interface development since 2007. Microsoft introduced the concept of Master Pages and Page Layouts to SharePoint 2007, leveraging the controls found in ASP.NET at the time. Since then, SharePoint Developers and […]

Branding Modern SharePoint Webinar – Recap and Answers

On July 14th, I gave a webinar on Branding Modern SharePoint for VisualSP. I enjoyed sharing my knowledge and experience on branding SharePoint. The webinar was mainly on SharePoint branding best practices, the “dos” and “don’ts” of SharePoint branding (a.k.a., what is possible and what is not feasible), and the positive effect the new SharePoint Framework will have on SharePoint branding. The webinar turnout was outstanding! A big thanks to all of you that attended. Many of you had great questions that I […]

SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley 2016 is just a few days away!

SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley 2016 is this Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at the Microsoft Office in Mountain View and I couldn’t be more excited. If you haven’t heard of or haven’t attended a SharePoint Saturday, this is a free one-day conference where some of the most influential professionals in SharePoint are speaking and presenting on a […]

SharePoint 2016 RTM Announced – General Release Early May 2016

I guess the rumors of March 14th and SharePoint 2016 were in fact true. Today marks another milestone we have been eagerly awaiting, the official Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of SharePoint Server 2016 is finally here! With its cloud-based infrastructure and user-centered approach, SharePoint 2016 will open amazing possibilities for a variety of audiences. IT […]

Debugging Legacy Core Search Results Web Part in SharePoint 2013

Another in my series of past SharePoint adventures, and lessons learned, that finally gets to see the light of day. A while back I helped migrate a client’s SharePoint 2010 site collection to SharePoint 2013. After we re-attached the content database in the SharePoint 2013 farm, we did not upgrade the site collection to the […]

Move the SharePoint 2013 Notification and Status Bar in HTML Master Pages

A while back I wrote a series of posts on customizing the modern SharePoint Ribbon (SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2013 and now SharePoint 2016). Let’s continue this series after a long break with a look at the notification and page status bars (notification bar). The notification bar is included by default in the Seattle and Oslo […]

Twitter Bootstrap 4 and SharePoint – An In-depth Preview

What is that groundswell you are hearing? Is it the most popular and widely used responsive framework is getting an overhaul? As many of you are likely aware, I am a big proponent of responsive frameworks as a rapid development tool for building responsive SharePoint sites, and in particular I have been a supporter of […]