Thursday, 18 August 2011

Book: Office 365 - Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime

News from Microsoft Press…….

Good content for working with SharePoint online.


Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime (ISBN 9780735656949), by Katherine Murray, as a free eBook.

For details on this book, including the Table of Contents , see here.

To download your free PDF eBook, click here.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

SharePoint Library – How can I change/reset the URL?

Best practice when creating a SharePoint Library is to create the Library with a title which has no spaces i.e. gaps between words. For example you wish to create a document library for your admin team. And, you want the UI to reflect the full name ‘Administration Team’.

Recommended steps you should take (using the above scenario) are;

  1. create the library with the title ‘Admin’ which is nice and short.
  2. then, change the title, as you want it to appear in the UI, within the library settings.

What is the benefit of this you may ask? Well, firstly the URL part is short i.e easy to remember and secondly, as the title does not have any gaps you can easily map your available network drive, within windows explorer, directly to this library. You can even setup an AD policy to roll this out to users very much like any other network drive share.

Now, here comes the tricky part. You have already created some libraries which have gaps in the titles. How do we overcome this issue without re-recreating the libraries and moving the content?

The solution is to use SharePoint Designer! Within SPD, open your site and select All Files > Lists and find the library you want to rename.


Right click and rename the URL Part. Note: you will need admin/owner rights to connect SPD to the site to do this.

There you have it!! Let me know if this helps. Tags: ,