Using Powershell to Help Migrate Your Users’ Connection to Sharepoint to a New Site

If you are using many SharePoint lists and want to connect them to Outlook automatically for your users, you have probably noticed that the official tools for this are lacking. We don’t get nearly the simplicity of Exchange Public Folders without a lot of work, from the difficulty in just getting the SharePoint URLs in […]

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Remove a SharePoint List from Outlook’s Default SharePoint Lists with Powershell

There’s a very useful Administrative Template for Outlook that allows you to install a set of Default SharePoint Lists with just Group Policy. Unfortunately–there’s no way to remove that set of lists with a GPO, such as you may want to do if the content was migrated to a new version of SharePoint or to […]

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Changes to Sharepoint Online break anonymous access to Document Libraries

If you use Sharepoint Online’s Public Sites, you may want to be able to share content such as document libraries that by default, aren’t available for anonymous users. Recent changes to Sharepoint Online broke a popular solution that worked for this in the past, but there’s a simple workaround. Early in our migration to Office […]

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Sharepoint 2013 shared task list: The form template failed to load: The attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced by the administrator.

When using a Sharepoint 2013 shared task list with the default resource throttling limits, after adding your 5001’th item, you may run into the following error when opening an item on the task list: The form template failed to load. (User: 0#.w|domainjuser, Form Name: Template, IP: , Request: https://sharepoint.domain.com/sitename/SitePages/Home.aspx, Form ID: urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:infopath:list:-AutoGen-2014-10-24T20:13:58:284Z, Type: DataAdapterException, Exception […]

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Bulk Import photos into Active Directory for Sharepoint, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013 and Lync

A simple Powershell script to import photos from a directory into AD. The photos should be named with the format “samAccountName.jpg”, less than 10k in size, and recommended dimensions of 96×96. To get the photos into the proper format, I used imageMagick’s “mogrify” command. mogrify -path OUTPUT_PATH -format jpg -thumbnail 96×96 *.jpg Embedded github “Gist”:

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