Automate Office 365 Health Status Monitoring Using PowerShell

A few days ago, many of the users of our SharePoint Online environment complained about not being able to access the portal and were getting a blank page when accessing on Internet Explorer. Now, since the site was accessible perfectly fine with Chrome browser, there was no way to suspect any issue from SharePoint Online side itself. First Thoughts We had implemented a redirection from an On-premise IIS site to SharePoint Online site using Smart Links. This was because, our business users wanted to use a known URL like to access the portal site, instead of and still […]

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Unable to open excel files in Office Web Apps – Another way out


We had a SharePoint 2016 medium size farm (2 WFEs, 2 App Servers, 2 DB Servers & 2 OWA Servers) configured and running perfectly fine for a few months. Until one fine day, while opening Excel files in browser started throwing the below error – We’re sorry. We ran into a problem completing your request. Please try that again in a few minutes. Strangely, all other office file types (Word, PowerPoint) continued to work in browser without any issues. Update: As per Microsoft, this is a known issue (“System Center 2016 Operations Manager APM Agent causing heap corruption in SharePoint”) […]

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