MCSA: O365 certification & 70-346/70-347 exams retired; replaced by role-based M365: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification & MS-100/MS-101 exams

MCSA: O365 certification & 70-346/70-347 exams retired; replaced by role-based M365: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification & MS-100/MS-101 exams

If you’ve been studying for 70-346 and 70-347 to get your MCSA, there’s no better time than right now to schedule those exams. As of March 31, 2019, they will both be retired. The exam page for each currently features the following notice. “This exam retires on March 31, 2019. A replacement exam may be […]

SharePoint calendar all-day events showing as previous day in content search web parts

SharePoint calendar all-day events showing as previous day in content search web parts

Despite your regional settings being correct, all-day events for some reason are using UTC time when they’re stored and are likely showing as the wrong day in content search web parts and similar web parts. Though they look correct as an individual item or on a calendar, the way they’re stored doesn’t acknowledge your regional […]

Solution: “This web site has been configured to disallow page editing with SharePoint Designer.”

Solution: “This web site has been configured to disallow page editing with SharePoint Designer.”

There are three possible causes I’m aware of that you should check if you receive this message: Central admin settings not configured properly Site collection settings not configured properly You’re using a Project Web App (PWA) site template and can only fix this on SharePoint Server I’ll cover the solutions for each in the same […]

Import a synonym thesaurus to improve search in SharePoint server

Import a synonym thesaurus to improve search in SharePoint server

Health care or healthcare? Doctor or physician? Emergency room or ER? No matter which terms, spellings or abbreviations a SharePoint search user uses, they’re searching for something specific. By utilizing a simple thesaurus, we can make sure that a user searching for “ER” also gets results that include “emergency room.” How to create a thesaurus […]

Governance activity: analyze SharePoint search reports and provide synonyms

Governance activity: analyze SharePoint search reports and provide synonyms

I have an outstanding group of forward-thinking, hard-working volunteers who gather monthly to discuss ways in which we can improve our implementation and utilization of SharePoint at LMH Health. Tomorrow is our last meeting of the year, and we’ll be spending the majority of our meeting poring over abandoned search queries and “no result” queries […]

SharePoint’s Content Query Web Part (CQWP) is missing!

SharePoint’s Content Query Web Part (CQWP) is missing!

Applies to: SharePoint Server/on-prem I love SharePoint’s Content Query Web Part (CQWP) – but if you’re missing a feature in your site collection(s), you may not have it! Luckily you can get it back in just four clicks. Go to Site Settings Click “Site Collection Features” under “Site Collection Administration” (Note: Must have full control […]