Monday, 24 April 2017

"Alert Me" missing from SharePoint Ribbon

This Post will help you on how to enable the Alert Me button in SharePoint Library or List ribbon.

So, you have done with fresh SharePoint installation and create Web App, root site collection. Its time you start exploring Document library options.

You think of configuring a alert but  you noticed the "Alert Me" option missing from your ribbon.

To enable the button, Go to Central Admin > System Settings > Configure Outgoing email settings.

Enter the details of SMTP server and addresses.Click OK
 Now, Alert me option will be visible on the SharePoint ribbon for list and library.

 Hope it helps :)

Happy SharePointing :)

Friday, 14 April 2017

Hide default attach option in List.

I got a request from one of my client that he want to hide the default attach option in the list.

This applies to SharePoint Online,2013 and 2010. Two way of doing this one from GUI and other from Powershell. I will using GUI in this blog.

So lets get started :)

1. Open you list and click on New Item. Verify that attachment is enabled.

2. On ribbon,click on List tab and click on List Settings.

3. Now, Click on Advanced Settings.

4. Scroll down and look for attachments.
5. Select Disabled and Click OK.

 6. Click New item to verify and attachment option is gone from your list.

Very straight forward steps .Hope it helps :)

Happy SharePointing :)

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Creating App Catalog in SharePoint Online

Today, we will create a App Catalog in SharePoint Online.

So lets get started :)


1. Go to the SharePoint Admin center page and Click on Apps.

2. Click on App Catalog.

3. Select "create a new app catalog site"  and click OK.

4. Now fill out the required field like title, web site address etc.
Note: I am using this for demo purpose only, so i didn't assign any resource to Quota you can assign it according to your requirement. 

5. Click Ok

Your done with creating a App Catalog in SharePoint online. Steps are very similar to what we do in SharePoint 2013.

Hope it helps :)
Happy SharePointing :)

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

How to create an UPN

This Post will help you on how to create an UPN.

What does UPN stands for ?

UPN stands for User Principal Name.

Why we need to create an UPN?

While configuring ADFS (Federated Service) if we desire to use different domain from our internal domain then we require to create UPN.

Internal Domain Name : SharePoint.local
Desired Federated Domain :

How to create an UPN Suffix?

It is very simple to create hardly take 2 minute to create one.

Go to DC and search for Active directory domain and trust and open it.

Now, right click on the Active Directory Domain and Trusts. Select Properties.

Enter your UPN suffix you want to create, click ADD and apply,ok to save it. 
You are done with creation of new UPN.

Happy SharePointing :)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Disable default “send an email invitation”

Whenever we shared anything like site collection or subsite the email option is select by default and we have to uncheck it most of the time.
This post will help you to disable default “send an email invitation”
So lets get started :)


Browse to this location on your SharePoint server.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS
And search for filename “aclinv.aspx”.
Edit in notepad or visual studio. Look for below labels and change the “Checked to False” it will be true by default.

After changing it save the file and refresh your SharePoint site.
Now, check the default “send an email invitation” will be disabled.

Note: This has to be done on all SharePoint Server and no iisreset or server restart is required.

Hope it helps :)
Happy SharePointing :)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

KickStart an Azure

What is Azure?

Azure is a Services Platform, a comprehensive set of storage, computing, and networking infrastructure services that reside in network of datacenters.
Azure is basically nothing but on demand data center for everyone which means you only get what you demand for.
If you need a service for 15 minutes or 15 days, you will get and you pay accordingly.
Azure save us from the infrastructure cost, weekly or monthly maintenance of it and we don’t have to worry about the unexpected issue with server as Microsoft provide 99.9% uptime for it. 

So, Azure comes with 3 services: -
·         IAAS – Infrastructure as a Service
·         PAAS – Platform as a Service
·         SAAS – Software as a Service

Below Image with help you understand how these service work (I got this image from google search).

In first row, you can see Packaged Software which nothing else but your On-Premise Infrastructure.
So, if you have it then you must manage/maintain everything starting from Networking to Application.
For example: We do monthly patching of the server, we have make sure storage is in place for back-up, we should do all networking set-up etc.

IAAS:  In this we don’t have to worry about networking, storage, server and virtualization these will be taken care by Microsoft. Rest of the things we have to maintain (ex: O/s should be updated at regular interval).

PAAS: In PAAS we only maintain application and data. Rest will be done by Microsoft. So, we make sure that our date application up and running, our data has been backed up without any issues.

SAAS: In this we don’t have to worry about anything, everything will be done by Microsoft patching, updates, data backup at regular interval etc. The best example of SAAS is OFFICE 365.

Hope it helps you in understanding Azure as a services

Happy SharePointing :)

Monday, 3 April 2017

Assign or Remove License in Office 365

This Post will help you out on how to assign or remove license for a particular user.

Users need license in order to use services like SharePoint Online, Lync online.

So lets get started :)

Assign a license

In this we want to assign a user SharePoint Online access.

1. Login into office 365 with Global Administrator  and Click on Admin tile.

2. On Admin Center page, Click on Active users under Users

3. Now select the user you want to assign license. Once you select a pop up will open.

 4. Now Click Edit on Product licenses option.

5. It will show all the license you have and now scroll down to SharePoint Online and click the button to make ON and Save it.

 Now the user have license to use SharePoint Online Service.

Remove a license


Follow the above steps till Step 4.

In step 5 you have turn off the license you want to remove for the user.

Hope it helps :)

Happy SharePointing :)

Creating a User in Office 365

With the title of blog you guys can understand that we are going to create a new user in Office 365.

This basically applies to small business. In this scenario we will not have any active directory.

So lets get started :)

Steps :-
1. Browse the  and login using the Global administrator account.

2. After login, Click on Admin tile.

3. Now, we have to click on Add new user.

4. A pop-up will be opened. You have to provide the details like Name, display name, username etc.
 You can choose the license you want to assign for that particular and what role he will be playing in office 365.
5. Scroll down and click on ADD.

Your user has been added. Email him the credentials and he can login in Office 365 without any issue.

Hope it helps :)

Happy SharePointing :)

Manually Re-index the List in SharePoint Online

This post will help you with walk through on how to Re-index the list in SP Online.

So lets get started :)


1.  Go to your list and click on List tab in SharePoint site.

2.  Now,click on List settings on the ribbon.
3. Click On Advanced Settings under General Settings.

 4. Now scroll down and click on Re-index list

5. It will ask for confirmation and click re-index

6. Once done, now click OK

Your list will be re-index when next time search crawl runs.

Hope it helps
Happy SharePointing :)

Site Definition VS Site Template

This Post will help you understand the difference between Site Definition and Site template.

You can find so many blogs over the internet explaining the difference reason for adding another blog to it. I just wanted to throw my hat in the ring.
So, let’s get started :)

Site Definition
Site Template

Stored in File System (Hive)
Stored in Content Database
Complex to create
Easy to create
Very Good Performance wise
Less efficient
Highly customizable
Cannot customize
Deployed on server
Install from Web UI
We can provision it on multiple Web
Can be provisioned on Single Web

Hope this will help you understand the difference between Site Definition and Site template.

Happy SharePointing :)