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While I have always been a die hard fan of my Surface 2 and Surface RT, when the Surface Pro 3 was announced I was pretty excited.  As someone that travels a lot, I question every item that goes into my bag.  I am done with carrying around an 8 pound Lenovo W520.  With the shift of SharePoint to the cloud with Office 365, I hardly ever need to run a local virtual machine any more.  I found I could get a lot done on the road with my Surface 2.  It has all the Office applications I need plus runs a variety of apps.  However, the once place I had issues is when I needed to use a proprietary VPN to connect to a client.  Although Windows 8.1 has made great strides in this area, most companies don't upgrade their VPN servers very often so I have yet to get the native VPN support to work anywhere.  I need a device that I can use like a laptop while still meeting my tablet ... (more)

How to: Fix content types that won’t unpublish from a content type hub

I’ve been doing a lot of work with content type hubs and sharing them between multiple SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 farms.  The main thing I took away from this experience is that.  Content Type publishing is easy to break and hard to fix.  In my particular case, I ended up with content types that were published by one Managed Metadata Service Application and I wanted them to be published by another service application instead.  If you just change the settings on your Managed Metadata Service Application proxy before unpublishing the content types, you are going to end up ... (more)

How to: Use PowerShell to Create and Manage Users and Groups in SharePoint Online

I have an upcoming talk at TechEd 2014 and part of it will be spent showing you how you can manage users with PowerShell in SharePoint Online.  I thought, I would give a little preview and show you some of the ways you can manage users.  If you are using Office 365, this post will get you started, creating, deleting, and adding users to groups.   You'll also learn how to set permissions on groups as well as promote site collection administrators.  You'll need to install SharePoint Online Management Shell, if you haven't already.  Get started by opening a session using Connect-SP... (more)

How to: Create and Manage sites in SharePoint Online using PowerShell and CSOM

In case you missed it last week, be sure and check out my guest post on the Hey, Scripting Guy blog.  There, I show you how to create sites, get sites, and delete sites from SharePoint Online using PowerShell and CSOM.  SharePoint Online Management Shell doesn't have this functionality, but you can use CSOM instead.  If you are using Office 365, this can be handy to meet your site provisioning needs. Hey, Scripting Guy Blog Post I also posted the complete PowerShell scripts to the TechNet script center. Create a new site in SharePoint Online using PowerShell and CSOM Get a list ... (more)

New Document Library Headers in SharePoint Online Sites

If you are using SharePoint Online (Office 365), you might notice some changes rolling out this week to your document libraries.  Previously, the header of your document library probably looked something like this. However, now, you will notice a new set of links where the new document link was. You can still drag and drop files into your document library like before.  However, there are some other links to get you started.  What's nice about this is that it makes it more obvious about how to create a new document or upload it without having to mess with the ribbon. Clicking t... (more)