SharePoint FAQs

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Frequently asked questions about SharePoint.

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SharePoint Classic vs Modern Team Sites

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Microsoft SharePoint supports two basic User Interfaces (UI) designs when it comes to team sites; The “Classic” experience, and the “Modern” experience. The modern experience is designed to be compelling, flexible, mobile, and easier to use. The main difference between classic and modern team sites is the integration with Office 365 Groups. Modern teams sites are connected to Microsoft 365 groups.  Another Read

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Export SharePoint List Schema – The easy way

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Use the following procedure to get the schema of a particular SharePoint list. 1. Get the List Guid Go to the site contents of the site Select the list Select List settings from the Settings Icon The Guid is the alpha-numeric between %7B and %7D 2. Use SharePoint List Schema export link Enter the following Read

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SharePoint REST API Metadata Explorer

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The sp-rest-explorer is a wonderful website to explore all the APIs available on SharePoint. You can find it at https://s-kainet.github.io/sp-rest-explorer For example, if you browse to web > Alert, you can see that the Alert has a method called Add with signature as _api/web/Alerts/Add(…)/. It takes as a parameter, alertCreationInformation which is of type SP.AlertCreationInformation. Read

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Hide Searchbox in Modern SharePoint Experience Site

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You can hide the Searchbox that appears in the navigation bar using the following powershell

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SharePoint Framework Theming and Office UI Fabric React

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I don’t think you need to be reminded that when you build SharePoint Framework customizations, you should use theme colours so that your customizations look like a part of the site.  If you use fixed colours, your web parts will not adjust to theme changes. For example: will have #0078d7 colour regardless of the theme Read

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Adding Icons to SharePoint Navigation Links

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If you feel the default navigation link is boring and want to add some spice to it, then this post is for you. You can add icons and emojis to all navigation links in SharePoint, both classic and modern site collections. To add the icons, select to edit the navigation icons Then press Windows and Read

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SharePoint Online Content Type Hub

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The Content Type Hub is a site collection where you can publish reusable collection of metadata (columns), workflow, behaviour, and other settings that are available to other site collections in the farm/tenant.

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How to Access SharePoint using an Application Context

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Learn how to access SharePoint using an application context, also known as app-only.

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How to test PnP JS in a browser

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Wouldn’t it be great if we could just open our browser, log in to our SharePoint site, and use the browser to do our testing?

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