Wednesday, November 15, 2017

SharePoint Online : “2013 experience version will be used” when creating a Site Collection

Recently one of my customers asked whether we have SharePoint 2013 or 2016 in SharePoint Online. This was due to the label “2013 experience version will be used” which is visible when creating new site collections.

It’s true that the following notification is bit confusing


What is the meaning of this message?

Currently a fork of SharePoint 2016 is being used in SharePoint Online. However it uses SharePoint 2013 compatibility level to avoid any compatibility issues in site templates.

How to check the current compatibility level?

Get-SPOSite -Identity -detailed |fl


How to check the currently installed SharePoint version?

Navigate to a SharePoint Online site and inspect Response Headers. means a SharePoint 2016 implementation



Currently we have SharePoint 2016 in SharePoint Online with SharePoint 2013 compatibility mode to avoid compatibility issues. Microsoft will gradually upgrade to SharePoint 2016 experience near future.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Collab365 Conference 2017 : Join my session on Single Page Applications with SharePoint

Have you heard about the virtual Collab365 Global Conference 2017 that’s streaming online November 1st – 2nd?

Join me and 120 other speakers from around the world who will be bringing you the very latest content around SharePoint, Office 365, Flow, PowerApps, Azure, OneDrive for Business and of course the increasingly popular Microsoft Teams. The event is produced by the Collab365 Community and is entirely free to attend.

Places are limited to 5000 so be quick and register now.


During the conference I'd love you to watch my session which is called : 'Rich single page applications with SharePoint'

There are lots of ways to develop applications on top of SharePoint. You can build full trust farm solutions, SharePoint add-ins or SharePoint framework based apps. But can we do customizations without limiting to any of these frameworks? In this session, I will explain how to build and package Single Page Applications (SPA) on top of SharePoint and embrace client-side technologies. Furthermore, I will explain how to involve continuous integration and unit testing whenever possible​

If you join me, you will learn:

  • Single Page Applications (SPA) concepts
  • AngularJS, SharePoint REST API
  • Packaging
  • Further improvements


  • SharePoint

Audience :

  • Developer

Time (in UTC) :

  • Thursday, November 2 2017 2:00 PM ( 7.30PM IST)

How to attend :

  1. Register here.
  2. At the time listed above go here to watch my session. (you can also add me to your own personal planner from the agenda.
  3. Be ready to take notes!