SharePoint Online switching from Classic View to Modern View

SharePoint is the cloud sibling of the SharePoint family. It comes with your Office 365 Subscription. Microsoft Initially built SharePoint solely for on-premises but since the launch of SharePoint Server 2013, they have also come out with their cloud product.

The advantages of SharePoint Online is the end users get acquainted with the latest features from Microsoft. It is easier for Microsoft to release new features to the cloud rather than the On-Premise version. Hence, the cloud version gets newer features and updates before the On-Premises Version.

With SharePoint Online and Office 365, Microsoft has created a new view or look for SharePoint itself. It translates to the entire SharePoint Online Infrastructure. There have been changes to the appearance of Items in the Menus and some of the menus which were quite prominent in the On-Premises version is not there. They have tried to make use of the Office 365 ribbon and have tried to transfer most of the functionality over there.

If a user is not comfortable with the the new look, he can switch over to the old view at any point of time. There is a link at the bottom left hand corner which says “Switch to Classic view”. There is a perceptible difference in the appearance of the old and new view, just to give you an Idea here is the view of a Document Library. This is a view from the New look Screenshot (163).png

And this is the old view

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See the difference? The old view has a menu for the library which Includes difference functionality which is not there in the new view. So if you happen to be in the old view and want to come back to the new view, simply close your browser and open it again, this would delete the cookies associated with the old view.


With each passing day, we are witnessing an Increasing presence of companies on the Internet. Getting your brand on the web increases the probability of reaching out to a larger number of people. But in this day and age simply putting your website on the Internet is not enough, it needs to be ranked high on the results from search engines so that people looking for a product that you are dealing with can reach you. If you don’t take the required steps, your website would most likely go into a “Cyber Black hole” where no one can search for your website.

One of the simplest things a webmaster of your website could do is to create a Sitemap.

What is a Sitemap?

A Sitemap is an XML file which contains a list of URL’s for a site along with additional Information related to the URL like Last Modified, its Importance with reference to other URL’s, frequency of changes etc.  This is an example of a sitemap which list the URL’s along with Information such as Last Modified, Frequency and Priority.


Web crawler is a common component used by every search engine. A web crawler basically goes through a page and extracts certain Information which can be used on the Search results. A Sitemap would actually help the Web crawler when it visits a site. It would know which URL’s to go to and the content to extract.

So creating a Sitemap is highly necessary in order to make your presence felt in the Internet.


This Cmdlet for Skype for Business allows you to Enable or Disable a Specific Public Provider. A public provider is an organization that provides SIP Communication services for the General public. So if the Organization enables communication with a Provider “Yahoo”, then the Organization can communicate with any Public User who has a Yahoo Account.


Set-CsTenantPublicProvider has two parameters, “Tenant” and “Provider”. Tenant is where you specify the Tenant ID and Provider is the Public Provider which you want to enable

Set-CsTenantPublicProvider -Tenant “” -Provider

For Example

Set-CsTenantPublicProvider -Tenant “123” -Provider “WindowsLive”

This would Enable the Public IM Provider WindowsLive for the Organization Tenant “123”.

Set-CsTenantPublicProvider -Tenant “123” -Provider “”

Since the Provider attribute is empty, all the public IM Providers would be disabled for the Tenant with ID 123.

Grouping Elements horizontally using the Span Tag

Span Tag is an HTML Tag used to group Inline Elements. An Inline Element is an element which occupies only the space between the Opening and Closing Tag. A Span Tag by itself is an Inline Element. For Example

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In the diagram above, the HTML code is on the First box from the top left corner, followed by CSS, Result and Java Script in the clockwise direction.

In the Sentence “The Grass is Green”, the span tag is applied to the word Green. And you would notice that the color is only applied to the word Green.

Span Tags take minimal amount of space. With this analogy, if you want to group two Inline elements horizontally always use a Span Tag to group them.