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Spell it out (or why my Everyone But External Users or Everyone gets removed automatically from a modern Site group membership)

This is a recurrent one mostly coming from experienced SharePoint Admins that see their configured...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 02/28/2019

What's with these weird account GUIDs ? 00000003-0000-0ff1-ce00-000000000000

It may happen from time to time to stumble upon weird GUID accounts in your logs. They will resemble...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 01/07/2019

Save Modern sites as template, yes we can but should we?

NO. Saving Modern sites (while do-able) is not supported. The first hint that it's not supported is...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 11/30/2018

Why do some of the lists and libraries I create only work in classic experience in SharePoint Online?

You've surely been there: In your SharePoint Online environment, you have set-up the modern...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 11/05/2018

DO NOT RENAME ITEMS FROM SHAREPOINT IN QUICK ACCESS ON WINDOWS 10

I cannot stress it enough. Seriously  DO NOT! A bit of going back in time. Remember the days of...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 10/02/2018

Can I fix my event receivers in SharepointOnline ?

I was looking for a solution. Found none documented , therefore, here it is. Consider the following...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 09/12/2018

Why don't I get alerted when an item is added ?

A fair question if you set to be notified when a document is added on a document library and you...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 06/18/2018

Word Quick Parts and Sharepoint

Here is a nice and neat feature to surface some document properties that usually live in the...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 06/08/2018

The first steps

The very first steps to connect to Sharepoint Online with Powershell are: load the required dlls for...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 11/23/2017

Setting up PowerShell for SPO

The very first thing you want to do is to get the required SharepointClient dlls. You have the...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 11/23/2017

Starting a new chapter : CSOM PowerShell scripts

Since a while now I am supporting Sharepoint Online, I gathered with the time a set of scripts that...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 11/23/2017

Site Content and Structure is broken.. or is it ?

You may run occasionally into this, so I thought this post could save you some long troubleshooting...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 02/21/2017

Sharepoint Online External Users:

You always wanted to be able to allow users external to your company to collaborate on documents...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 06/20/2016

O365 Internet Explorer Protected Mode and security zones

One of the important settings often disregarded that can cause a lot of confusion as to whether the...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 06/20/2016

Yes you can reach the developers directly.

We all knew that SharePoint online will be fast, better, will have new features deployed more...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 05/17/2016

Share a list externally ? Not directly.

Another gotcha for you: SharePoint Online has a great feature that enables your company to interact...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 05/02/2016

Number of views (and forms) limit when creating a list from template

A gotcha I stumbled upon a couple of days ago: I created a list with 100 views and saved it as...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 03/18/2016

Modified By Column does not get updated

Have you ever seen the following behavior ? You create a new document library and start uploading...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 08/04/2015

Getting the feature names available on the server

One script that comes in handy when you have the following type of issue ( rare but it happens )....

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 05/13/2015

Format SQL script

It has little to do with Sharepoint per se but I find it very useful to format the ugly scripts: And...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 04/29/2015

List saved as template does not appear under Add an app or what lists can you save as template and use for creating other lists based on them.

You are trying to achieve the following : save a list as template, export the saved stp file and...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 09/08/2014

mpp files stored in SharePoint open read only in Project Client

Since I encountered this ever recurring question on our internal community sites and no clear...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 07/25/2014

why would listdata.svc return an error

With the new features in Excel like PowerQuery, you can get the data from Sharepoint lists and...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 06/30/2014

"The infopath form template for the selected content type cannot be loaded"

A quick one for you. If at some point you developed an InfoPath form and deployed it on your...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 01/16/2014

You do not have access to this page

This can happen if you are a Visitor to a publishing enabled site and the master pages are not...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 10/25/2013

This web site has been configured to disallow editing with SharePoint Designer

Here's one for you: Trying to open any page with Sharepoint Designer results in "Web Site Editing is...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 10/25/2013

Sharepoint 2013 after importing a Design Package the users receive "The user does not have permissions"

A new neat feature in Sharepoint 2013 is the Design Manager. A quick and easy way to create Design...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 09/27/2013

Task aggregation in SharePoint 2013. How does it work. Scenarios and supportability.

One of the important features in SharePoint is the ability to have an overview of the tasks assigned...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 05/06/2013

The user does not exist or is not unique

I have seen this not only once so I thought it's worth a couple of lines to (potentially) save some...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 04/02/2013

Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEndpointAddressNotFoundException: There are no addresses available for this application

Ran into this message and I thought it would be nice to share the resolution. Consider the following...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 03/18/2013

Media Player Web Part in SharePoint minimum size ( or, there is more than one way to skin the media player web part )

Let’s say you want to use the Media Player web part to enhance your web site by playing an audio...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 10/23/2012

Page not found 404 on Default.aspx

Why do you receive a 404 when trying to visit Default.aspx on your SharePoint Site ( among other...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 08/27/2012

SQL-Network Performance problems when orphan solutions are still present in the database

Consider the following scenario: You have deployed a number of solutions on your Sharepoint Site....

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 08/24/2012

404 error on a Sharepoint Site : COMException (0x80004005) : The operation cannot be completed successfully

Here's one behavior that you might see. Since the error is not that enlightening and the logs do not...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 08/13/2012

Document ID enabled but no document ID is generated

  Here is an interesting behavior that I came across in the last weeks. You attempt to enable...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 07/24/2012

My Colleague Tag , or “there is no timer job…”

The question that generated this post was: “What timer job needs to run in order for the Colleagues...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 06/13/2012

There is no Farm

  One interesting topic was suggested a couple of days ago by a colleague of mine. As ...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 02/10/2012

What is the maximum value one can set for the Large-file-chunk-size ?

Ran into this a couple of days ago and I thought I'd share the knowledge , just in case you are...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 01/13/2012

Sharepoint 2010 UserProfile

If you ever run into the following behavior : Create the Mysite under a managed path , say...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 11/30/2011

Warm-up script

  So , you are in need of a warm-up , and do not want to invest in writing and deploying a...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 05/23/2011

People search results returns sps3:// instead of http://

Talking about odd behaviors or things that one can configure and have unexpected results in...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 08/18/2010

Crawl / Indexing logging categories

Found yourself in the position of wanting to find out what is going on on the server when you are...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 05/12/2010

Error in the sitedata webservice

Here's a troubleshooting tip for you all having problems figuring out the hidden meaning of the...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 05/12/2010

Timer jobs missing ( too many CPUs)

Ran into a funny behavior these days, checking the timer job status on a Sharepoint server ( totally...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 05/11/2010

Crawl taking indefinitely to complete

Came across this a couple of times and, unfortunately there is no easy way out of it. Here is the...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 01/15/2010

Crawl schedules do not work

One issue you might have encountered after experiencing some Search problems.Although everything...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 08/26/2009

Profiles don’t get imported from AD

I ran into this while attempting to import the profiles and playing with my managed properties in...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 08/17/2009

This Site scope does not return any results

Noticed something weird the other days: I was fiddling around managed properties in my search...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 08/06/2009

"The language is not supported on the server. "

If you, like me had the chance of re-installing SharePoint (with all the language packs that you...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 08/06/2009

Search crawl issues after installing .NET 3.5 SP1

A number of issues with crawling content in SharePoint was observed since installing .NET 3.5...

Author: Victor Butuza [MSFT] Date: 06/04/2009

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