SOLVED: How To Delete A SharePoint Online Site Using PowerShell

If you have ever deleted a SharePoint site from Office 365 or other SharePoint Online provider, you know that sometimes the sit around for a while.  If you are trying to reuse the name of a site you recently deleted, this can be a problem.  Fortunately the solution is to force the deletion of the site using PowerShell: Download PowerShell for SharePoint Online from Microsoft, then install and run it as an Administrator . Set…

SOLVED: SharePoint Online Solutions Error You Don’t Have Access To This Page

Microsoft has been tightening up security since… forever and the latest round affecting SharePoint Online can be befuddling.  If you are trying to upload a .WSP solution to the Solutions Gallery you might see “Sorry, you don’t have access to this page” even if you are the administrator.  If you click REQUEST ACCESS and then grant yourself access, the problem still persists.  Fortunately, with many hours of playing and help from Amrein Engineering and Microsoft, we…

SOLVED: Video: How To Change Outlook Attachments From Linking to SharePoint OneDrive

If you are attaching files from your Office365 Onedrive Sharepoint cloud storage using Outlook 2016 you will find that it provides a lovely drop down showing you your recently edited files.  If you select files from that list and they are stored on OneDrive / SharePoint what it will actually attach is a lLINK to your files and not a copy of the actual files. Microsoft’s argument is that this new feature lets your recipients…

SOLVED: Sharepoint Will Not Stay Running or Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131904

If you see the dreaded “Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131904” in SharePoint or keep having your SharePoint Error out you will likely try to restart the SharePoint Services and find that it works for a few minutes, BUT the solution is to deal with your SQL install.  In my case, I have see this 3 times in 2 years and in each case I simple restarted my SQL (SHAREPOINT) service and bingo bongo I am back…

SOLVED: How to Remove the Left Menu Bar from A Sharepoint 2013 Site / Page

It is not difficult to remove the left menu bar from Sharepoint 2013 but unfortuately it is not as simple as clicking a checkbox and the steps are tedious: Click EDIT (top right of your site) Click inside the body of your site Click INSERT (top menu) Click WEBPART Click MEDIA AND CONTENT then CONTENT EDITOR Click the ADD button (bottom right) Click the CONTENT EDITOR box that just appeared then select the drop down…

SOLVED: How to Get SharePoint 2013 Foundation Installed on a Single Server and Build A New Site in 2 Hours

SharePoint 2013 was much easier to install than its predecessors but to get a site going is still complex, mostly because of the a-typical names Micosoft has developed to describe sites and pages.  This cookbook is pretty straight forward and you should be able to go from nothing to working on your site within 2 hours? The first thing to know is that SharePoint 2013 Foundation is NOT a part of Server 2012 or 2012…

Office 15 Technical Preview Released and Is Already Full

What this means is that there is a pre-Beta of the next version of Office, but you can’t get it. “Not since Office 2003 has Microsoft taken such an “ambitious undertaking” to reinvent the productivity suite. Today, PJ Hough, CVP of development for Microsoft’s Office division, announced the “technical preview” for the suite’s next version and then rudely announced it’s “already full”. Oh yeah? Why the frak tell us about it then? It’s that ambitious…

SOLVED: How to Add A Gantt Chart to Sharepoint 2010 Foundation

I figured out How to Add A Gantt Chart to Sharepoint 2010 Foundation last year, but I forgot and it took me over an hour to figure it out again, so this time I am writing the process down.  There are two ready ways to create a Gantt chart via the GUI: Create a Gantt from New List: The nut of the problem is that Microsoft calls this webpart a PROJECT TASK. Click SITE ACTIONS…

Can Not Find / Add Domain Users In Sharepoint 2010

When attempting to add users to a Sharepoint 2010 site I found I could not find domain users, only local ones.  After 3 hours of goofing around, this is what I found. I was getting the following: Requested Registry access is not allowed. Correlation ID: 39aea029-6545-417d-9534-8b8bcbc892aa Date and Time: 12/6/2010 11:40:12 AM” and the Event Viewer shows only Requested registry access is not allowed Source: Sharepoint Foundation EventID: 6615 Sooooo, below are the answers I found: My…

What is the Difference between a Web Application and Site Collection

WebApp vs Site collection.  This is a confusing issue: Basically a WebApp is a container for sites.  Each Web Application must contain at least one Site Collection. Each Site Collection can contain more than one site A site is usually shown as a tab in a Sharepoint page. This applies equally to Sharepoint, WSS (Windows Sharepoint Services), Sharepoint 2007, MOSS, Sharepoint Foundation 2010, and Sharepoint Server 2010. I found a great little table on THIS…

Sharepoint 2010 Free (and Useful or Fun) WebParts and How To Install Them

Background: I am a Sharepoint 2010 novice but I have spent considerable time banging through 2010 in recent days and below is information I will need in the future to perform installs at other client sites.  Perhaps you will be interested in some of this.  If you want more of my tips and tricks just type SHAREPOINT in the search, you will find a 3 or 4 more posts from today. NOTE: All of these work…

How to Turn Off / Disable / Hide the Left Hand Menu Bar / Nav Pane in Sharepoint 2010 Foundation

I am a Sharepoint 2010 novice but I have spent considerable time banging through 2010 in recent days and below is information I will need in the future to perform installs at other client sites.  Perhaps you will be interested in some of this.  If you want more of my tips and tricks just type SHAREPOINT in the search, you will find a 3 or 4 more posts from today. How to Turn Off / Disable…

SOLVED: Sharepoint Foundation 2010 2013 New Web Application Prompting for Username and Password Credentials

Ok… this is what I blew my morning on and man that is not cool!  (scroll immediately to the bottom if you just want the easy fix!) I created a new Webapp and Site Collection in a fresh Sharepoint Foundation 2010 server running Server 2008 R2 Standard 64 bit and found that I was being prompted for Username and Password Credentials even though I was logged in as Enterprise Admin.  After three apparently failed attempts at…