Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sharing SharePoint Online Site with External Users

Scenario:
I have subscription of SharePoint Online and have created few private sites in it. I wanted to share one of the private site collection with the external users and keep on getting the following error message:

Sorry, you are not allowed to share this with external users.


However when I try to share existing sites (default sites) with external users, it gets shared without any problem.

Solution:
For the new site collections you have to enable following option:
  1. Go to the SharePoint admin center and  select the Site Collection.
  2. Select Sharing from the tool bar. 
  3. Change the sharing settings to Allow

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SharePoint 2013 - Audit Log

Scenario:
I had a business requirement to track user activities inside a SharePoint site and guess what? SharePoint have OTB functionality to track who is doing what in the whole site collection. For example: User A is editing documents, User B is downloading some documents and User C is just viewing the content without touching them. This functionality is called Audit Log Reporting.

Configure Audit Log Settings:
  1. Go to Site Settings and under Site Collection Administration section, select Site collection audit settings.
  2. Select the events that you want to capture.
View Audit Log Reports:
  1. Go to Site Collection Administration section and select Audit log reports.
  2. Select the report that you want to view. Make sure you have selected the corresponding event in the above steps.
  3. You will be asked to select a document library where the report will be generated as an Excel document.
Note: In SharePoint 2007, you might not see the option of Audit log reports on Site Settings page. You have to go to the Site collection features and enable the Reporting feature to make the link visible.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CS50 - Final Project

Today I got my result for famous CS50 course that I am taking at Harvard University (Extension School) and boy! I must say, it was not an easy course :o). Here is my final project presentation.


Publiahing Sites vs Communication Sites

It was announced in SharePoint Virtual Summit in May 2017, a more modern way of content publishing is released called Communication Sites. ...