Microsoft cloud engineer - SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, DotNet, Angular, JavaScript.
Microsoft cloud engineer - SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, DotNet, Angular, JavaScript.

June 2015

Microsoft wants to hear YOU! UserVoice

The below links are a great way to provide feedback for the Microsoft future roadmap, research & development, and cloud first releases.   Please give feedback and help the community steer in the right direction.   Cheers!  

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http://aspnet.uservoice.com
http://bingads.uservoice.com
http://microsoftvisio.uservoice.com
http://msaccess.uservoice.com
http://office365.uservoice.com
http://office365video.uservoice.com
http://officeforms.uservoice.com
http://officemix.uservoice.com
http://officespdev.uservoice.com
http://onedrive.uservoice.com
http://onenote.uservoice.com
http://owa.uservoice.com
http://powerpoint.uservoice.com
http://sharepoint.uservoice.com
http://sway.uservoice.com
http://visualstudio.uservoice.com
http://xbox.uservoice.com
http://binglistens.uservoice.com
http://excel.uservoice.com
http://systemcentervmm.uservoice.com
http://word.uservoice.com

Post to Newsfeed on behalf of another user (Server Object Model)

The below code will post to Newsfeed for any user account you specify.   Activity appears the same as if the user manually posted.   This could be helpful for populating Newsfeed from external activity, custom event receivers, workflow, and other developer sources.   Enjoy! 

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Screenshot

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Code

using Microsoft.Office.Server.Social;
using Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles;
using Microsoft.SharePoint;
using System;
using System.Text;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            // Config
            string siteUrl = "http://mysite";
            string login = "i:0#.w|domain\\user";
            using (SPSite site = new SPSite(siteUrl))
            {
                // Context
                SPUser user = site.RootWeb.SiteUsers[login];
                SPUserToken token = user.UserToken;
                SPServiceContext ctx = SPServiceContext.GetContext(site);

                using (new SPServiceContextScope(ctx))
                {
                    // Init
                    UserProfileManager upm = new UserProfileManager(ctx);
                    UserProfile prof = upm.GetUserProfile(user.LoginName);
                    SPSocialFeedManager mgr = new SPSocialFeedManager(prof, ctx, token);
                    SPSocialPostCreationData post = new SPSocialPostCreationData();

                    // Text
                    post.ContentText = "hello world, look at {0}!";
                    post.UpdateStatusText = true;

                    // Link
                    SPSocialDataItem [] link = new SPSocialDataItem [1];
                    link[0] = new SPSocialDataItem();
                    link[0].ItemType = SPSocialDataItemType.Link;
                    link[0].Text = "My Cool Link";
                    link[0].Uri = new Uri("http://www.google.com");
                    post.ContentItems = link;

                    // Save
                    SPSocialThread thread = mgr.CreatePost(null, post);
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

 

References

Custom Security Roles

Contributor is often too generic to match business needs.   Below are 4 custom security roles with more granular purpose.   Running the below PowerShell will create the roles (if missing) for a given web URL. 

Enjoy! 

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  • NoDelete = Contribute without delete
  • AddOnly  = Contribute without delete or edit
  • EditOnly = Contribute without add or delete
  • NoEdit   = Contribute without edit

 

# #############################################################################
# NAME:		AddCustomRoles.ps1
#
# COMMENT:  This script creates two Custom Access levels for
#			a given SharePoint URL.
#
#			* NoDelete = Contribute without delete
#			* AddOnly  = Contribute without delete or edit
#			* EditOnly = Contribute without add or delete
#			* NoEdit   = Contribute without edit
#
# REQUIRE:  Permission to unlock account
# USAGE:    .\AddCustomRoles.ps1 http://sharepoint/sites/team
#
# #############################################################################

[CmdletBinding()]
Param(
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$True,Position=1)]
	[string]$url
)

Write-Host "Opening $url ... " 
$web = Get-SPWeb $url
Write-Host "OK" -ForegroundColor Green

#### CREATE NODELETE
$nd = $web.RoleDefinitions |? {$_.Name -eq "NoDelete"}
if ($nd) {
	Write-Host "Found NoDelete" -ForegroundColor Green
} else {
	Write-Host "Missing NoDelete" 
	Write-Host "Adding NoDelete ..." 
	$noDeleteRole = New-Object "Microsoft.SharePoint.SPRoleDefinition"
	$noDeleteRole.Name = "NoDelete"
	$noDeleteRole.Description = "Can view, add, and update list items and documents."
	$noDeleteRole.BasePermissions = "AddAndCustomizePages,AddDelPrivateWebParts,AddListItems,BrowseDirectories,BrowseUserInfo,CreateAlerts,EditListItems,EditMyUserInfo,ManagePersonalViews,Open,OpenItems,UpdatePersonalWebParts,UseClientIntegration,UseRemoteAPIs,ViewFormPages,ViewListItems,ViewPages,ViewVersions"
	$web.RoleDefinitions.Add($noDeleteRole)
	Write-Host "OK" -ForegroundColor Green
}

#### CREATE ADDONLY 
$ao = $web.RoleDefinitions |? {$_.Name -eq "AddOnly"}
if ($ao) {
	Write-Host "Found AddOnly" -ForegroundColor Green
} else {
	Write-Host "Missing AddOnly" 
	Write-Host "Adding AddOnly ..." 
	$addOnlyRole = New-Object "Microsoft.SharePoint.SPRoleDefinition"
	$addOnlyRole.Name = "AddOnly"
	$addOnlyRole.Description = "Can view and add items and documents."
	$addOnlyRole.BasePermissions = "AddAndCustomizePages,AddDelPrivateWebParts,AddListItems,BrowseDirectories,BrowseUserInfo,CreateAlerts,EditMyUserInfo,ManagePersonalViews,Open,OpenItems,UpdatePersonalWebParts,UseClientIntegration,UseRemoteAPIs,ViewFormPages,ViewListItems,ViewPages,ViewVersions"
	$web.RoleDefinitions.Add($addOnlyRole)
	Write-Host "OK" -ForegroundColor Green
}


#### CREATE EDITONLY 
$eo = $web.RoleDefinitions |? {$_.Name -eq "EditOnly"}
if ($eo) {
	Write-Host "Found EditOnly" -ForegroundColor Green
} else {
	Write-Host "Missing EditOnly"
	Write-Host "Adding EditOnly ..." 
	$EditOnlyRole = New-Object "Microsoft.SharePoint.SPRoleDefinition"
	$EditOnlyRole.Name = "EditOnly"
	$EditOnlyRole.Description = "Can view, and update list items and documents."
	$EditOnlyRole.BasePermissions = "AddAndCustomizePages,AddDelPrivateWebParts,BrowseDirectories,BrowseUserInfo,CreateAlerts,EditMyUserInfo,ManagePersonalViews,Open,OpenItems,UpdatePersonalWebParts,UseClientIntegration,UseRemoteAPIs,ViewFormPages,ViewListItems,ViewPages,ViewVersions"
	$web.RoleDefinitions.Add($EditOnlyRole)
	Write-Host "OK" -ForegroundColor Green
}


#### CREATE NOEDIT 
$ne = $web.RoleDefinitions |? {$_.Name -eq "NoEdit"}
if ($ne) {
	Write-Host "Found NoEdit" -ForegroundColor Green
} else {
	Write-Host "Missing NoEdit"
	Write-Host "Adding NoEdit ..." 
	$NoEditRole = New-Object "Microsoft.SharePoint.SPRoleDefinition"
	$NoEditRole.Name = "NoEdit"
	$NoEditRole.Description = "Can add, view and delete list items and documents."
	$NoEditRole.BasePermissions = "AddAndCustomizePages,AddDelPrivateWebParts,AddListItems,BrowseDirectories,BrowseUserInfo,CreateAlerts,DeleteListItems,DeleteVersions,EditMyUserInfo,ManagePersonalViews,Open,OpenItems,UpdatePersonalWebParts,UseClientIntegration,UseRemoteAPIs,ViewFormPages,ViewListItems,ViewPages,ViewVersions"
	$web.RoleDefinitions.Add($NoEditRole)
	Write-Host "OK" -ForegroundColor Green
}

Rename MySite “Blog” for findability

SharePoint names the blog created in a personal site “Blog.”  At scale this is confusing because everyone’s blog has exactly the same title (“Blog”).

The below PowerShell will rename to “{FirstName LastName} – Blog” for a more user friendly experience across search results, follow site recommendations, and site directory.

Cheers! 

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#get all personal site blogs
$webs = Get-SPSite -Limit All |? {$_.RootWeb.WebTemplate -eq "SPSPERS"} | Get-SPWeb -Filter {$_.Template -eq "BLOG"} -Limit All

foreach ($w in $webs) {
	#progress display
	$w.Url
	
	#filter
	if ($w.Title -eq "Blog") {
		#AD lookup
		$splits = $w.Site.Url.Split("/")
		$login = $splits[$splits.length - 1]
		$user = Get-ADUser $login
		$name = $user.Name
		$title = "Blog - $name"
		
		#save
		$w.title = $title
		$w.Update()
		$w.Title
	}
}

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