Bootstrap CDN- Fixing the Dropdown Issue

Bootstrap CDN is a convenient way  to explore the functionalities of Bootstrap without the hassle of downloading and saving it to your local server. All you would have to do is paste some script tags on the header of your HTML page that would link to the files in the Bootstrap Server.

As I write this blog, the latest Version of Bootstrap is v4.0.0-alpha. You can find the script tags to Include on your page over here.

The script tags that you are Including would compile Bootstrap CSS and JavaScript to your project

 

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Be aware that once you are using features like DropDowns, they won’t work. The reason being that Dropdowns require JQuery and that is not normally given with the CDN. You would have to explicitly specify a script tag to compile JQuery. And make sure that is the first tag that you put on your header tag before the Bootstrap script tags.

Your header should eventually look something like this-

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As you can see the first tag is JQuery followed by Bootstrap CSS and Javascript.

 

Once you have this on your header , the dropdowns should work 🙂

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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.

Sitemap

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.

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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.

Set-CsTenantPublicProvider

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.

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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.