SharePoint – Enabling Versioning and Version History in all Document Libraries using PowerShell

The script below can be used in order to enable versioning in all SharePoint document libraries and also to set how many major versions to retain and how many minor versions to maintain.

it’s important to keep in mind when choosing how many minor versions to retain that the setting actually specifies how many ‘Major Versions’ drafts’ should be retained and not a hard limit on how many ‘draft versions’ will be kept.

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SharePoint 2013 – How to Add a Home Button and Current Site Title to the Top Bar

Today I’ll be demonstrating (and providing code) on how to add a SharePoint home button which will allow your users to easily navigate to the SharePoint homepage from anywhere and also to add the current site’s title with a link to the current sites homepage.

This will require some basic knowledge of HTML, PowerShell, JavaScript and access to the SharePoint server, I’ll hopefully make this clear enough for anyone to follow though.

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SharePoint – How to Bulk Approve Folders using PowerShell

Admittedly this isn’t something you’d often need to do however I had a request to bulk approve folders and found very little information on how to do this in SharePoint using PowerShell so had to come up with my own way to do it.

Hopefully this helps –

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SharePoint 2013 – How to Hide Taxonomy Columns

I was recently tasked with finding out how to hide the taxonomy catchall columns that appear when Content & Structure is used to move items into a list or library. These type of fields can’t be hidden using the normal SharePoint interface meaning our next best option is to use PowerShell.

I’ll cover how to use PowerShell to hide this column down below.

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SharePoint – How to Modify SharePoint Lists and Libraries Using PowerShell

I had a request to rename roughly 100 libraries in our SharePoint deployment recently and thought it would be a good time to dig into a bit of PowerShell.

In this post I’ll demonstrate how to loop through site collections, subsites, lists and finally how to filter and change a name of a list and I’ll also attempt to show a few interesting properties we can change.

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How to Create a Project Server Resource Utilization Report – #1 Data Connections

I’ve recently been doing some work on creating a Resource utilization report based on data taken from Project Server 2013. The requirement was that it should stay up-to-date with project Server and should be able to show at a glance when resources were overbooked.

In this article and potentially a few others I plan to cover every required step from creating the data connection to formatting it all in a useable format, what you will end up with will be a report similar to the report in the image above or below using an OData Query –

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Why you should avoid folders like the plague in SharePoint

In this article I hope to cover a few reasons why you should avoid using folders in SharePoint. In a perfect world there would never be a need for folders in SharePoint as every user would correctly tag up every document and the system would perfectly sort the documents into the correct area then display it to every user perfectly, however this is the real world and there are quite a few reasons you may want to or be forced to create folders.

My aim is to make you pause and consider if you really need to create that folder before you do though.

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