Modern Site Themes

One of many cool announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2017, was the introduction of SharePoint Modern Themes. The SharePoint team have now launched a way to customise  themes, colours and the presentation of Modern Sites.

Typically, theming of sites has been randomly chosen at the time of creation making it very difficult to apply consistent branding across SharePoint sites and Office 365 groups.

What do the new themes look like?

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Create SharePoint environments with AutoSPInstaller

Yo Pros! We have found this fantastic tool to help setup farms quickly that we had to share with you!

It’s our fifth project now requiring multiple SharePoint farms to support the ALM process for Dev, Test, Production; which was needed to built quickly whilst maintaining best practice and consistency.

We can unknowingly introduce small differences in deploying each farm. Lunch, tea breaks, consulting, distraction, distraction, distraction…. this is common in the workplace, but if you miss a step then the farms can become further apart in their quality and thus introduce risk and artifacts in deployments that were not expected.

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Fixing the trust relationship issue for old VMs

Restoring archived VMs, only to find that the trust relationship between the VM and AD has failed. This is an age old problem that I have encountered throughout my time working with VMs and SharePoint development environments.

I have found a great reference for fixing this issue by Thomas Balkeståhl and his blog post: Fix: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

The key take-away from this blog:

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