Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Using your content type hub to publish content types in SharePoint online

Publishing your content types from your content type hub in SharePoint online is an easy task. I recently posted that a content type hub is provisioned for you automatically when the tenant is provisioned.

1. Within your content type hub, go to your Site settings and then click on Site content types;
2. Now all you need to do is create your content type using the same steps you always perform in the UI.
3. Once you have completed with the content type you will need to click on the link Manage publishing for this content type
4. Make sure that the Publish option is selected and click OK
5. Your content type should be available within your other site collections in approximately 15 minutes. and will appear under the Content type publishing link in Site settings

Monday, 29 April 2013

SharePoint online content type hub

I've been looking at running a POC for one of my clients and had the need to create a content type hub for the environment. After looking through the admin section and finding nothing, and then doing a bit of research I cam across a link in the site settings of each site collection:

Content type publishing

So in a word, the content type hub is already provisioned for you in your SharePoint online tenant.

Clicking on this link will show you that your content type hub sites at /sites/ContentTypeHub/

Assuming you have sufficient permissions you will be able to create your content types and publish them from this location. I will post details of creating content types in a content hub in a later blog.

Happy SharePointing!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Adding a "sign in with a different user" link in SharePoint 2013

If, like me you're getting highly annoyed with having to close and reopen your browser while testing using different​ levels of access. You can manually add the "Sign in as a different user" link by adding the following element before the ID_RequestQccess element in the Welcome.ascx file found in \15\TEMPLATE\CONTROLTEMPLATES\
<SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate runat="server" ID="ID_LoginAsDifferentUser"
You will now have a new menu item created.
You're welcome! :)