Walkthrough of Site Provisioning process using PnP PowerShell

In the previous blogs here, we have looked at the Provisioning process for a complex Team site. Much of complexity was easily handled by the PnP Provisioning process.

In this blog, we will look at the similar Provisioning process but from an Admin point of view and use PnPPowerShell for create and provision the site.

Steps:
The steps are actually quite simple and could be done quickly.

1. Build a Template Site to be used for creating the Provisioning Template

2.… [Keep reading] “Walkthrough of Site Provisioning process using PnP PowerShell”

Deploy SPFx web parts to a Site Collection only – Site Collection App catalog

One of the few hidden gems of SharePoint Online hosting model is Site Collection App Catalog. Yes, you read it right, Site Collection App catalog !!!, not Tenant App catalog. Don’t confuse this with delegating app catalog rights to Site Collection Administrators. This is different and the requirement is to have the app deployed and scoped to a Site Collection only.  For more details about deployment options, please check here

So what does it mean by Site Collection App catalog ?… [Keep reading] “Deploy SPFx web parts to a Site Collection only – Site Collection App catalog”

Provisioning complex Modern Sites with Azure Functions and Flow – Part 2 – Create and Apply Template

In the previous blog here, we got an overview of the high level Architecture of a Complex Modern team site provisioning process. In this blog, we will look at the step 1 of the process – Create and Apply template process, in detail.
Before that, below are few links to earlier blogs, as a refresher, to prerequisties for the blog.

  1. Set up a Graph App to call Graph Service using App ID and Secret – link
  2. Sequencing HTTP Trigger Azure Functions for simultaneous calls – link
  3. Adding and Updating owners using Microsoft Graph Async calls – link

Overview
The Create and Apply Template process aims at the following
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How to make Property Bag Values indexed and searchable in SharePoint Online

In an earlier post here we have seen how we can set Property Bag values in Modern SharePoint sites. One of the major reasons for setting Property Bag values in SharePoint sites is to make the SharePoint sites searchable based on custom metadata.
However, property bag values are not crawled by the SharePoint Online Search index directly. To make a property bag value searchable, we must explicit set the property bag values to be indexed by the Search crawler.… [Keep reading] “How to make Property Bag Values indexed and searchable in SharePoint Online”

Report of All Taxonomy Fields containing a term in SharePoint Tenancy

Recently we had a request to find fields/columns in all lists across the tenancy which have a specific Taxonomy term because we needed to report on field usage across all site collections. However, we found that getting a report of all Taxonomy fields in your SharePoint tenancy that is linked to a specific Term Set can get quite daunting because there is no direct SharePoint Query to fetch the associations.
The technical challenge is that using PnP PowerShell, the Taxonomy fields are returned as a generic SP.Field type and not of type SP.TaxonomyField.… [Keep reading] “Report of All Taxonomy Fields containing a term in SharePoint Tenancy”

Update Managed Metadata and Hyperlink column in a SharePoint list using PnP PowerShell

If you are trying to update a Managed Metadata and Hyperlink column in SharePoint online using PnP PowerShell and it is not getting updated, then this blog might be of help.
I had been working on a quick requirement for updating Managed Metadata columns using a PowerShell script for a bulk update requirement and it was not working as planned. The managed metadata column we were updating didn’t have the right format of Term store hierarchy and this was the cause of the issue.… [Keep reading] “Update Managed Metadata and Hyperlink column in a SharePoint list using PnP PowerShell”