SPO Admins: Know your Site Templates

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To create a site collection with PowerShell in an O365 tenant you need to specify the site template ID (eg. BDR#0), nothing new here if you’re familiar with creating site collections via PowerShell in a SharePoint on-premises farm.

The templates in SharePoint Online are dependent on your tenant’s O365 license. To view your tenant’s site template IDs, connect to your tenant from a SharePoint Online Management shell and enter cmdlet Get-SPOWebTemplate. Here is what’s available in an E3 tenant as of August 2016: Continue reading “SPO Admins: Know your Site Templates”

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Forgot your Secure Store Creds?

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I’m usually diligent at storing system credentials in a secure password vault for my job, but the odd time I slip up and today was one of those times.

If you use the Secure Store Service application in SharePoint, you need to provide the credential for each target application.  It is used to access the external data source.

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Let’s Play Ball! XSP in SPO [Part 3]

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This is part 3 of a multi-part series on configuring Cross-Site publishing in SharePoint Online.

Note: at the time of this writing, Cross-site Publishing is available in the Education, E3, E4, and E5 plans of Office 365.

Continuing with our example of building a Baseball Player Catalog, it’s now time to connect to our published catalog from the consuming site and set up the pages to show the player information via Search web parts.

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Let’s Play Ball! XSP in SPO [Part 2]

COPENHAGENThis is part 2 of a multi-part series on configuring Cross-Site publishing in SharePoint Online.

Note: at the time of this writing, Cross-site Publishing is available in the Education, E3, E4, and E5 plans of Office 365.

Continuing with our example of building a Baseball Player Catalog, it’s now time to build out the Information Architecture on the authoring site collection. We want the managed properties to be automatically created when we crawl the content so we will create site columns for our list. Also, we will be storing 3 “types” of content in our list: players, coaches and front-office staff. Each of these will become a content type. Continue reading “Let’s Play Ball! XSP in SPO [Part 2]”

Let’s play ball! XSP in SPO [Part 1]

COPENHAGEN (1)This is part 1 of a multi-part series on configuring Cross-Site publishing in SharePoint Online.

Note: at the time of this writing, Cross-site Publishing is available in the Education, E3, E4, and E5 plans of Office 365.

What is cross-site publishing and why would you want to do it? If you aren’t already using this feature you will hopefully have a better understanding of its capabilities (and limitations) after reading this series as well as some ideas where it fits in your environment. Continue reading “Let’s play ball! XSP in SPO [Part 1]”