Working with the SharePoint Online Site Collection Cmdlets

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Update 10/25/2017: This article originally appeared on ITUnity.com but as that site has been decommissioned I’ve republished it here. In the Introduction to the SharePoint Online Management Shell article you learned how to get connected to your SharePoint Online tenant using the SharePoint Online Management Shell and in the Exploring the SharePoint Online Cmdlets article you were introduced to the list of available cmdlets along with some details on the less commonly used cmdlets. In […]

Exploring the SharePoint Online Cmdlets

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Update 10/25/2017: This article originally appeared on ITUnity.com but as that site has been decommissioned I’ve republished it here. In the article, Introduction to the SharePoint Online Management Shell, you learned about the SharePoint Online Management Shell and you saw how to use it to connect to your SharePoint Online tenant. This article will continue that discussion by further detailing what cmdlets are available along with a few key points about some of the less […]

Introduction to the SharePoint Online Management Shell

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Update 10/25/2017: This article originally appeared on ITUnity.com but as that site has been decommissioned I’ve republished it here. With Office 365 now on SharePoint 2013, we finally have the long-awaited, and long-overdue support for using Windows PowerShell to manage SharePoint Online environments. Though support is still shockingly limited, it is a step in the right direction. For those of us managing large SharePoint Online environments, or about to do so, PowerShell scripting definitely beats […]

Invoke-SPORestMethod: Using the SharePoint Online REST API with PowerShell

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Earlier this summer I mentioned that I’d start blogging about some of my scripts that I have in my toolbox and I guess I’m a little behind in that but I guess better late than never. I’ve had snippets of code that I could use to make REST based calls to SharePoint Online for a while, some of them were little snippets of PowerShell and some were embedded deep in my custom cmdlets or some […]

“_ULS_EXPAND_FORCED_LOGGING_MESSAGES_” Environment Variable Explained

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Have you ever been looking through the SharePoint ULS logs trying to troubleshoot one issue or another and come across entries such as this: [Forced due to logging gap, Original Level: <TraceLevel>] <Some message> {0} I was recently working with a client who noticed an message like this in the ULS logs and was baffled by the fact that the {0} was not being replaced with the relevant data referred to in the message text. […]

Announcing My Custom SharePoint Online Cmdlets

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For quite a while now I’ve been pointing out the lack of cmdlets that are available for working with Office 365 and SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint Online) and I’ve mentioned several times that someone should really do something about that and that I’d love to be that person if only I had the time. Well, as it turns out, over Christmas break I managed to find some free time so I went ahead and got started […]

SharePoint 2013 Version 16.0.0.1810???

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So today I was doing some SharePoint 2013 app development against my Office 365 SharePoint 2013 tenant and I needed to view the HTTP traffic from the site in order to troubleshoot some issues I was having and I stumbled across something I found very interesting when I looked at the header details in Fiddler: Yup, that’s right – my tenant is on SharePoint 16 – not 15 which is the current public release of […]

My First Pluralsight Course

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Throughout the years I’ve done numerous presentations related to using PowerShell with SharePoint and through them all I’ve often found myself wanting more time so that I could share more details. Recently some friends of mine pointed me in the direction of Pluralsight and the opportunities they had for new authors – I saw this as a fantastic way to take many of the presentations I’ve done in the past and polish them up, add […]

Parallel SharePoint Tasks with PowerShell

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Today I was working on a deployment for a client which entailed activating a custom SharePoint Feature on about 1000 Site Collections. This Feature did a fair number of things and on average it takes about 10-15 minutes to complete in their test environment (which is pretty slow compared to their production environment which I’ve not yet deployed to but I expect close to a 5 minute run time per Site Collection once I go […]

Provisioning Search on SharePoint 2013 Foundation Using PowerShell

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There was recently a twitter conversation between @cacallahan, @toddklindt, and @brianlala discussing provisioning Search on SharePoint Foundation and whether it was possible or not and somewhere during the conversation it was suggested that I might know how to do this (sorry guys for not responding immediately) – unfortunately I hadn’t actually done any work with SharePoint 2013 Foundation yet and so had not yet tried and thus didn’t know the answer (I knew there were […]