Expert Insights


5 features of SharePoint 2016 you might not have heard of

There is a lot of information out there about the key new features of SharePoint Server 2016 being released this year such as MinRole and built in Data Loss Prevention (DLP). I wanted to highlight some of the smaller new features that I am excited to begin working with.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

SPTechCon Austin 2016

Having just returned from SPTechCon Austin 2016, I wanted to share some of the insights and common topics I noticed during several of the great sessions they had this week, showcasing several new Microsoft solutions like PowerApps, Office Fabric UI and Microsoft Graph.

Steve Borgwardt by Steve Borgwardt

Mandatory Anonymous Link Expiration in Office 365

Microsoft recently released a new feature in Office 365 which allows a mandatory expiration length to be set at the tenant level. This will affect sharing documents through SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.  This post will provide the steps to configure this setting.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

My Microsoft Collaboration Predictions for 2016

Well 2015 is nearly completed and it was what I would call a GREAT year for Microsoft and their collaboration platforms. Jeff Teper is back in charge and things really picked up speed. Before we talk 2016, let’s talk about 2015.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Changes to Sharing in SharePoint Online

There has been an update that I have seen in Office 365 in the options you get when trying to share content.  Previously when sharing something, you had the option to select a permission level and put the user(s) into a specific SharePoint Group.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Exporting SharePoint Group Members to Excel Without PowerShell

I was at a client recently and was not allowed to run any powershell commands but needed a list of accounts that existed in a SharePoint Group in a table format.  I also was not allowed site collection administration permission.  I tried a few different options in which trying to manipulate the list view of the group and using Excel data connections to get back to SharePoint but no option worked very cleanly.  

What I ended up using was a REST call to get the users and then downloading the XML response and opening it with Excel.  Use this link to learn about the available REST api’s for users & groups

Here are the steps….

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

The Evolving World of SharePoint

Anyone who has been working with SharePoint for more than a short period of time has seen the product has go through many ups and downs. Right now I believe SharePoint is evolving to the modern age and the future looks incredibly bright. 

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung