Microsoft SharePoint





Microsoft Sharepoint is a software platform and family of software products used for collaboration and web publishing combined. These capabilities include developing web sites, portals, intranets, content management systems, search engines, wikis, blogs, and other tools for business intelligence and collaboration. SharePoint has a Microsoft Office-like interface, and it is closely integrated with the Office suite.

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Dear Team,

We have a requirement to sync office location from our local into the user profile of SPO.

We want to update the Usage location of o365 users under the attribute "Office Location" as shown in the attached pic.

But as per this document

I do not see the location attribute being synced from AD to SPO.

Any inputs would be really helpful

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SharePoint Framework is client side. is server side.
Under what circumstances should I use webforms or MVC which are server based technologies and under what circumstances should I use SharePoint Framework which is client side?
How do they compare in terms of performance, security,  ease of use for developer, ease of use for enduser?
I'm having an issue opening a Word 2016 document in Protected View I was hoping for some expertise with.

When I try to open on local drive, I"m getting this error:
OS Not Configured
I then look at the properties and have the option to "Unblock" in the security settings as shown here:

    This does open in "Protected View" on another workstation I have but NOT in my VDI environment.

    • All policies are the same, and "Protected View is Enabled in both environments - therefore the issue is I cannot open in Protected view in my VDI environment - on LOCAL storage.

    • Note 1:  If I copy the file to One Drive, or Sharepoint online and open with either Word or Word online - I do not get the error and it opens without being in protected view.

    • The only real difference I have noticed is with "Trusted Publishers".

    1. On a workstation where it opens without issue in Protected view, here is what the Trusted Publishers looks like:
    2. trustedpublishersworking.JPG

    1. On my VDI, where this does NOT open in protected mode and errors out, this is what my Trusted Publishers looks like:
    2. trustedpublishersNOTWORKING.JPG

    Other than turning off protected mode in each app for 2016, is there a reason for this or other work-around or explanation?

    Thanks in advance experts!
    Good Morning,

    I have just started using Sharepoint Online and am attempting to upzip/extract a file that I have uploaded to my document library. But am unable to figure out how to do it. I want to be able to extract the zip from within my document library right on the sharepoint site.

    I am aware I can unzip from Windows file explorer if I map to a document library, but this is not the same effect, as i figure the zip is downloaded to my machine first and then extracted.

    There has to be a way to extract a zip file that has been uploaded to a sharepoint site. Clicking on the file within the document library on the sharepoint site, allows me to view the contents of it within the zipped state. But I do not see an option to extract it.

    If extracting a zip file is not possible from within the sharepoint site, are their any apps that are compatible with sharepoint online that will accomplish this?

    Kindly advise.

    Good Evening,

    My company's headquarters has assigned a Sharepoint site to our location. The sharepoint version looks to be 'Sharepoint Online' when I compare other versions according to this URL:

    I do have administrator/owner rights to this sharepoint site, but no access to the backend (where the code etc resides).

    I have been given the task to transfer all of the companies files (about 500 GBs) from a Windows 2008 R2 file server to the sharepoint site.

    However due to slow speeds it doesn’t seem logical. Headquarters has said they cannot assist in the upload of the files.

    So…. My question is not about how to increase my speeds. I would like to know if there is a third-party company that offers a service that assists in transferring large amounts of data to Sharepoint.

    Kindly advise.

    i had originally office 2010 and i could open my sharepoint site which is hosted locally on my on premise server.

    but now when i have shifted to office 36564 bit , i am encountering attached message

    anything i can do ?
    I have a unique problem.  I have a user that can access this list, but does not see any options like New, Quick Edit, etc. Instead the whole menu bar is just a grey background.  

    This only happens to one user, and she has tried multiple computers.
    This user had previously had this menu and was able to use this list.  
    I have added her and removed her from permissions.
    She is the only one known to have this problem.
    I remoted into her computer and viewed this problem first hand.  
    I thought it might be her browser, but since it happens on multiple computers, that is not it.
    She has permission or she would not have been able to even see the list.  
    I have simulated the experience using my own account below (PhotoShop). The second screen shot is not her screen. I can get this if needed, but this is what it shows.  

    Any ideas on what would cause a single user to not have this menu, on multiple computers when it works fine for others?

    Properly Working Menu Bar
    What User is Seeing (No Menu Bar)
    I have found a really useful PowerShell script for getting site level permissions for a SharePoint web application:

    However, it is a bit misleading as it does not really give you any information on item level permissions within each site, so it can be somewhat misleading. Do you know of any scripts that can go the level below, and provide permissions for each item within a site?
    could someone help me with a very basic (idiots) guide to the difference & interaction in SharePoint between a 'web application' and a site/site collection. And when it comes to access related permissions, e.g. who can access a document uploaded to a site, e.g. https:\\ourcompany\sites\ourteamsite - are access control related permissions typically set per site, or per 'web application'. If that was your concern (permissions) do you need to be focusing on 'site level' permissions, rather than the 'web applications' level permissions? Or where would you apply access control permissions in such a setup, generally?

    I am trying to understand if your sharepoint server typically acts as a glorified file server, where lets say each team in the company has a locked down area for sharing files amongst their direct team colleagues, and each individual in the company has a personal area for files only accessible to them, and each of these areas are essentially 'sites' in sharepoint, then what exactly is a 'web application' in regards to sharepoint? is it in my link above, the https:\\ourcompany, which basically represents a collection of sub sites? I ran the cmdlet get-spwebapplication and all it essentially returns is a list of URL's.
    are sharepoint server documents stored on the server itself in the raw format. For example if someone uploads a PDF into SharePoint, does that reside as an accessible PDF on the server itself? I need to check if that is the case the permissions on the default directory? This is for SharePoint server 2013.

    I am trying to trigger an action in Flow that happens every 20 days, the date comes from a SharePoint list, the column is ‘requested’ its in the format MM-dd-yyyy HH:MM:SS

    I have added this filter in Flow but it is not working, is this formatted correctly?
    gt 'addDays(utcnow(),-20,'yyyy-MM-dd')'

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    Good Afternoon,

    I am just starting off with Sharepoint and need some assistance with the below.

    My companies headquarters is hosting our sharepoint site, while I do have full access to the site they created for this branch, I do not have access to any code on the backend.

    1. Can someone tell me what each Document Template is used for and which would be a good fit for each department.

    My branch is coming from the departments saving files on a Windows 2008 R2 file server, but now headquarters wants all files to be on the sharepoint. Users have been saving all sorts of files (PNG, DOCX, XLSX, ZIP, MP3, EXE, BAT etc).

    I would like to set up each document library for the departments to be able to file any file they wish, like they could when using the file server.

    When I created a new document library I am given a drop down to select from. While a lot of the choices I see are self explanatory (Microsoft Word Document etc), I am more keen to know what the below options provide to me:

    -MS SharePoint Designer Web Page
    -Basic Page
    -Web Part Page

    Please be as detailed as possible on what they do. I created test pages of each to see if I could figure out the difference, but they look all the same, I don't see any key differences.

    2. Remove buttons from the Document Library (which won't be used).

    With each document library I created I see some menu buttons. For example the "Export to Excel" button or the "Flow" button. How …
    does anyone know of any scripts which can document all files in a sharepoint environment, with the basics like filename, path, file added/created, file last edited, file last accessed. This is for sharepoint 2013?
    I need to set up a training in Sharepoint and was considering creating a list.
    I would like the user to be able to check a YES/NO to show completed course.

    I am unsure if this would be the same for ALL users, or could this be toggled specifically for the user?

    There my be multiple new hires utilizing the list at the same time.
    I want them to be able to complete that task (course) and mark as complete.

    Should I create a template and make viewable to that individual only?
    Should I instead create a task list?
    Should I use a workflow in Sharepoint - or alternatively - is it better to use a task list in Planner?

    Any suggestions for good solution is appreciated!

    C# Winforms app querying Sharepoint Online using the CSOM Sharepoint Client Classes.

    All good so far but I need to get the permissions for the current user so I can check if they have access to the website and/or subsite. I'm connecting to my 'ClientContext' correctly and am using an AD Service Account which has permission to access all sites.

    I've found several examples on the web that all give this example of how to retrieve the permissions for the current user:

    User user = cxt.Site.RootWeb.EnsureUser(UserPrincipal.Current.EmailAddress);
     // Get all permissions for this user             
    var permissions = cxt.Site.RootWeb.GetUserEffectivePermissions(user.LoginName);

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    The line in bold fails with an 'unauthorized access exception'. The current user in this scenario is myself and I have permissions to open and view all sites except 1 test site.

    My Context 'cxt' is running under the service account.

    So, in effect I understand this as: run the context as the service account and then load a user and check their permissions, but it doesn't work.

    Is it possible what I'm trying to do or is there another way? I've seen mentioned that you have to build a Web API to perform the user permission check because it's allowed to run with 'elevated permissions'.

    Hope someone can help?


    I have developed a visual web part for SharePoint 2010, and the datepicker doesn't work in production. It works on the development server. I am using a DateTimeControl. In production, it just shows a white square instead of the calendar (see image).Screenshot of errorIn development I get a calendar, and in production I also get a calendar when I use a standard form.
    what are the admin equivalent roles in SharePoint server 2013? E.g. what would an administrator of a SharePoint environment typically be granted to allow them to do their duties? I.e. sysadmin equivalent in MSSQL? enterprise admin in exchange etc.

    Also out of interest (very novice query), if a SharePoint admin needed to add a user to a SharePoint environment so they could view content on a site, or amend permissions to documents on a site, what management tool within SharePoint would they use?
    I am trying to do something which I'm not sure is possible.  I have an Excel sheet loaded up to our Office 365 SharePoint.  The idea is to share that excel file in a folder where certain users CAN edit the file but CAN'T download a personal copy of the excel file.  This seems relatively simple, but apparently isn't.  Is it possible to have an edit permission which prevents downloading the file?  If there another way to implement what I'm trying to achieve?
    Application: SharePoint
    Issue: The navigation pane is missing when  viewing the SharePoint site in a web browser.
    Operating system: Windows 10
    If you were picking up a sharepoint server/system (2013) and trying to familiarise yourself with the setup/configuration/usage, what would be some pertinent questions to ask the leaving sysadmin? Especially to cover all tiers of the stack.
    We have a handover from 2 admin teams for overall support/administration of a sharepoint system (internal hosted) and we want some assurances the admin lead taking over responsibility will have done the necessary research ready for handover.
    Hello All,

    We use office 365.  We have two users who want to share files and want me to create a shared folder for them.

    I do not think using One Drive is a good idea as they are not able to modify or look at the files at the same time.  

    I am not quite familiar to Office 365 Sharepoint but is it the direction I should look for?  If yes, does someone has the instruction of how to set it up?

    Many thanks.

    I was wondering if anyone can share a light on this,  have been asked to transfer/migrate Microsoft Stream Video files to Vimeo.

    I have no experience in MS Stream or even where the videos files are stored but I presume would be in Sharepoint or Onedrive storage.

    Thanks in advance
    does sharepoint one drive and one drive for office 365 same.
    OR ONE DRIVE FOR DESKTOP in office 365

    if we block in our firewall one drive access , wil it impact users

    if we USE sharepoint online ?

    we have on premise AD, ADFS AND no on premise exchange SERVER., we have mailboxes in office 365.
    Setting up some asyn calls with Promises.  I am trying to get a handle on how to chain some async calls using Promises.
    Let me describe the scenario by async functions.  I'll "code" them inline with comments.

    GetAllFields (uses CSOM to get back some data from a SharePoint List)
      On Return, I will have a JSON arrary of Fields= [{'Title', some text, 'Anther Field': some more text}, ...]

    CheckIfAlreadyUsedThisItem(ID from GetAllFields)
      On Return, I will have a true or false and know if I will either put up an alert saying already processed, or continue to the next call

    SaveRelatedDataIfNotDoneAlready(JSON arrary of Fields) populates another list.

    Just not too clear on how to set this up.  Further, I would like to wrap it all in a namespace...
    MySpace = {

    And execute this promise chain via some call such as Myspace.SomePromie();
    Hi - We have a customer that has multiple Microsoft SharePoint Online sites under one tenant. They have asked if it is possible to access these sites (and work on folders/files) from within Windows Explorer. The clients are running Windows 7 and Windows 10 (Windows 7 clients will be replaced/upgraded before January 2020). They don't want the clients to sync the document libraries locally, just access the document libraries from within Windows Explorer and the folders/files to remain in the cloud.

    1) Is this possible? Is this only suitable for the migration of data to and from SharePoint Online rather than working with the folders/files on a daily basis in real time?
    2) If it is possible, how can this be achieved?
    3) If we are able to create mapped drives or a link in Quick Access can we rename to identify Site name or is 'shared Documents' the default? How can be differentiate between different sites?
    3) My limited understanding is that it requires Internet Explorer and is not compatible with Edge or Chrome. Is this correct? Clients do not want to set Internet Explorer as the default browser.
    4) Will clients have to login each time they access the document libraries from within Windows Explorer?

    I look forward to receiving your constructive comments.


    Microsoft SharePoint





    Microsoft Sharepoint is a software platform and family of software products used for collaboration and web publishing combined. These capabilities include developing web sites, portals, intranets, content management systems, search engines, wikis, blogs, and other tools for business intelligence and collaboration. SharePoint has a Microsoft Office-like interface, and it is closely integrated with the Office suite.