SharePoint links of the week June 21

SharePoint links of the week [June 21] edition is to share the useful links we come across while working/learning SharePoint, office 365 and yammer.

We found below links are very useful and learned new things. We are sure you will learn from the below links as much as we learned from these links.

SharePoint Online Vs OnPrem: Feature Comparison

SharePoint online and on premises comparison helps to understand the features available in each edition of the product. We will be in a better position to advice clients when they inquired for what type of SharePoint edition they need to buy or which plan in office 365 need to choose.

Alternate Access Mappings

Even we hear AAM( Alternate Access Mappings) many times or work some time, we may not understand the complete functionality of the AAM and most of time we misunderstand the functionality. This article explains in very detail manner how AAM works withe examples. Why you need to extend the webapplication, what is the impact of AAMs on search crawling functionality, different terminology related to AAMs such as Internal URL, public URL and mapping external resources.

Create site collection using CSOM

You can create site collection using CSOM in SharePoint 2103 with April 2014 CU. You don't need to write the code remotely to create site collection. In the above article all the required are outlined in details manner.Go-ahead and create site collection in SharePoint 2013 on premises using CSOM without using remote code.

Limitations of managed navigation

The main intention to have managed navigation is provide the common navigation across site collections, but this is having some limitations. In this article Nik Patel explains about the limitations of Managed Navigation in SharePoint 2013.Below are the limitations of Managed navigation.

  • 1:1 Relationship between Site Collection and Term Set
  • Managed Navigation can’t be secured or targeted to specific group
  • Reusing Term Set for Managed Navigation requires lots of Manual Maintenance Overhead to Sync Global Navigation Menu Items
  • Managed Navigation doesn’t apply to Sub Sites automatically

If you are planning to use Managed navigation in SharePoint 2013, please checkout this article, so it helps you to plan for the same.

What is onedrive for business

Benjamin(@bniaulin) one of the fellow MVP explained what is onedrive for business. He also given details about the history how we were using the Groove, SharePoint workspace to share the information, which in turn leads to onedrive for business.Onedrive for business will be replacing mysites which we were seeing on the suite bar menu.

Useful JavaScript Resources

There are many useful resources mentioned in the above link such as books, blogs, podcasts, forums where you can post your question related JavaScript and list of online courses. These resources are indeed very useful.

Do you have any useful SharePoint links to share with us?

You are welcome to share the useful SharePoint links that you come across while working or learning with SharePoint. Please leave a comment or send me an email at in Advance.

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Devendra Velegandla is a five-time recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award (2014-2019) for Office Apps and Services, Office Servers and Services MVP and  SharePoint Server. He received the MCC award for his contributions in Microsoft MSDN/TechNet forums. He loves sharing articles, videos, and tutorial on SharePoint and Office 365.