Jay Carper

Fixing Long Path Names in Windows for Synced SharePoint Files

Although both Windows and SharePoint can handle longer path and file names than they used to, both are still far behind user behavior, which leans more toward encyclopedic names than the old 8.3 standard of yesteryear. Windows 10’s maximum path length is 260 characters, and you might think that’s plenty to accomplish whatever a person might need, but you’d be wrong. I frequently find folders […]

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Two Ways to Export a List of Microsoft 365 Group Members

It’s easy to find instructions for exporting an Outlook Contact Group to a csv file, but there’s no built in way (as of today, at least) for an end user to export the membership of a Microsoft 365 (Office 365) Group. Here are two ways it can be done, one for an Exchange Administrator via PowerShell and one for an end user via Microsoft Outlook. […]

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Understanding the Relationship between Microsoft Teams and Channels

Teams is a huge, complex platform and gets bigger and more complicated every day. It represents a radical shift in how users of Microsoft products have historically managed and accessed their files, and requires a commensurate shift in understanding to take full advantage of it. While migrating a few thousand users to Teams, I had many opportunities to refine my explanation of Teams security and […]

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Sharepoint Online Powershell Module on an Exchange Server

I have a massive Powershell script that performs end user service provisioning across a number of on-premises and Microsoft 365 services. Recently, I needed to add some code for setting security options for Sharepoint sites hosted on Sharepoint Online. Since the original purpose of this script was to provision and configure Exchange mailboxes, it runs within the Exchange Management Shell. It turns out that this […]

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Access a Shared FOLDER in Outlook Online

If you Google “open a shared folder in outlook online” you’ll get many results telling you how to open a shared mailbox, rather than a shared folder. Not very helpful. You can’t open another mailbox in Outlook Online unless you have Full Access permissions. If someone has shared a folder with you or if your organization doesn’t grant Full Access permissions to shared mailboxes by […]

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Enabling an Existing Room Mailbox for Microsoft Teams

Here’s the process I used to enable a room mailbox for Teams integration.

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Distribution Groups, Office 365 Groups, and Microsoft Teams

What’s the difference between a contact folder, a contact group, a distribution group, an Office 365 Group, and a Microsoft Team? Note: The Outlook interface changes almost daily. For example, the full ribbon is now being replaced with a compact Navigation bar. Fortunately, the concepts should remain constant for at least a week. Outlook Contact Folders An Outlook Contact Folder is a container for organizing […]

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