Announcing the death of Site Mailboxes in SharePoint Online

In case you missed it: Microsoft have announced the demise of Site Mailboxes in SharePoint Online. The timeline is challenging. You have around 4-weeks before you'll be prevented from creating new Site Mailboxes. We're removing Site Mailboxes in SharePoint Online MC92090 Published On : 31 January 2017 Expires On : 15 September 2017 Beginning March … Continue reading Announcing the death of Site Mailboxes in SharePoint Online

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I’m not “Doughboy”, I’m a real person (and it’s not Yammer’s fault)

There have been several threads emerging regarding missing profile images in the Office 365 Suite Bar (example thread). The problem seems to centre around the fact that, whilst users add their picture to Office 365, it fails to appear when using services like Yammer or Planner. To illustrate: Based on the code, my picture is being … Continue reading I’m not “Doughboy”, I’m a real person (and it’s not Yammer’s fault)

Reusable columns

Reusing columns is useful if you want to establish a consistent definition across lists and libraries. You can share the definition across multiple lists and libraries so that you don't have to recreate the column settings each time. A significant additional benefit is that when items are added to a reusable column they discoverable through search (the magic only happens after it has been populated). Reusable columns are called site columns in SharePoint.

A not so deep dive into what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online [Part 3]

This is the final part of a three-part post where I present my take on what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online. In the first part I discussed the components that are needed to assemble a SharePoint page and how geography has effect. In the second post, I focussed … Continue reading A not so deep dive into what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online [Part 3]