Monday, June 19, 2017

Experience the Microsoft Forms Preview

Microsoft recently released the Microsoft Forms for the tenants that are in "First Release". Product is still in Preview. Navigate to Microsoft Forms site http://forms.microsoft.com in your browser. You can use http://forms.office.com as well. 

If you have no clue what Microsoft Forms is;
"With Microsoft Forms, you can create surveys, quizzes, and polls, and easily see results as they come in. When you create a quiz or form, you can invite others to respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. Form data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading."

Microsoft strongly says "Microsoft Forms is not a replacement for Microsoft InfoPath" :) 

Lets give it a try...
If you have not signed in already, sign in to your Office 365 account.
Clicking on New Form will allow you to create a Form of your choice. Enter a name and an optional meaningful description. The start adding your questions.


You get to select the type of the answer and based on it the template for your question will be arranged.
 

I've selected "Choice" and shown below is how the question will be arranged. I added the possible answers and I have the option of adding the choice "Other" as well.

Based on the text you type, it will suggest the type of answers. Well, of course it's for Choices ;)


This is how it looks when you select a Date type


You are allowed to select long answers as well. Where it will adjust the size of the text area.

Once you are done creating your form, you can preview how it looks in a computer and in a mobile device. Yes, it's mobile compatible :)


And you are allowed to change the theme as well.


Sharing is made easy with a click of a button.


What I like the most is, how how you can see the feedback. Clicking on the "Responses" you can see the analytics page.

And my wish is "Let Forms replace InfoPath in the near future, with all the rich features" :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

File upload failed to SharePoint Online Style Library

I was changing the look and feel of a SharePoint online Team Site. So I needed to upload a few CSS, JS and ASPX files. I tried through the browser and got the below error. “The documents cannot be uploaded because different permissions are needed. Request the necessary permissions.” At the same time I was trying through SPD as well. But the same result with a different error message “Access Denied”. These errors have nothing to do with the Site Collection / Site level permissions.

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Well, Googling, I figured that enabling custom scripts in admin center will do the job. In your Office 365 admin center, go to SharePoint Admin Center and select Settings. There you will see the “Custom Script”, where you can enable it for personal sites and self-service created sites. But the catch is, it’s gonna take 24 hours to take effect.

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The Custom Script feature enables or disables scripting capabilities on SharePoint Online personal sites and self-service sites. Because self-service site creation points to your tenant’s root site collection by default – you’re actually applying the scripting capability to your tenant’s root site collection. If you don’t want this and instead want to enable or disable scripting on another site collection, you can point the self-service site creation root to another valid site collection in Office 365.

To enable scripting on a particular site collection immediately, use the following PowerShell command
Set-SPOsite <SiteURL> -DenyAddAndCustomizePages 0

There’s a lot more info about it in the below url.
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Turn-scripting-capabilities-on-or-off-1F2C515F-5D7E-448A-9FD7-835DA935584F?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1