SharePoint 2019 – Part 1

On the 22nd of October a new version of SharePoint Server was released, called SharePoint 2019. Since this version has roots in SharePoint Online, it’s new features are similar to the ones we already know from the cloud.

What’s New in SharePoint 2019

As we already mentioned, SharePoint 2019 is a section of the code used in SharePoint Online. Read the rest

Connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server (Part 4)

In the previous articles about connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server (part 1, part 2 and part 3) we mostly discussed the procedure for configuring the servers in order to successfully authenticate with them. In this article, I would like to highlight 2 problems that can arise when turning on the trusted identity provider authentication. Read the rest

Connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server (Part 3)

Previously, I described what needs to be done on the ADFS Server to successfully authenticate SharePoint Server. In this article, I will describe the process of configuring SharePoint Server.

Establishing Trust

To successfully establish a trust between our ADFS Server and SharePoint Server, we must import the certificate that ADFS uses to sign authentication tokens to our SharePoint Server. Read the rest

Connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server (Part 2)

In my previous article, I described an authentication method, where an ADFS Server is responsible for authenticating users. I also described which certificates are needed and how to properly export a certificate, so you can import it to you SharePoint Server. Read the rest

Connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server (Part 1)

Introduction

Many corporations are making the decision to open up their SharePoint Server to the outside world, to mobile users or for external collaboration with their partners. Because of security (and other) reasons, you don’t want to expose your SharePoint Server to the internet. Read the rest

Office 365 PowerShell – Part 5

In my previous articles I described how to use PowerShell to manage various Office 365 services. But we sometimes also need to plan our scripts to run on a schedule. In this scenario, a problem is encountered – how can we safely store passwords for administrative accounts and run scripts with the help of Task Scheduler. Read the rest

Office 365 PowerShell – Part 4

In my previous article I wrote about connecting to and managing Exchange Online. In this article, I will finally write about my specialty – SharePoint and SharePoint Online. As usual, SharePoint is a bit of a story of its own when it comes to Office and Server products. Read the rest

Office 365 PowerShell – Part 3

In the previous article, we took a look at how we can use PowerShell to connect to Skype for Business Online. In this article, we will continue with connecting and managing other services in the Microsoft cloud. Namely, we will be talking about Exchange Online. Read the rest

Office 365 PowerShell – Part 2

In the previous article of this series, I described how to prepare our environment with all the necessary software needed to connect to Office 365. We installed the following software:

  • Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant
  • Azure Active Directory Connect
  • Azure Active Directory PowerShell

After successfully installing, we connected to the cloud services using the following command:

Connect-MsolService -Credential (Get-Credential)

After that, we ran a few more commands to confirm that the PowerShell commands are being ran and executed. Read the rest

How to Migrate Social Comments to New URL

One of our clients had a requirement to move their intranet portal to a new URL. One of the things that went missing after the URL migration were “social comments” for which we used “Social comments component” to add commenting functionality to custom page layouts for news articles. Read the rest