O365 getting fancy with file names. # and % are now welcome.

O365 admins and users rejoice!

If you’re familiar with SharePoint and have users who have complained about not being able to use certain characters in file/folder names? You can now tell them they can in fact use “#” and “%” characters in their naming schemes.

If the tenant was created before June 2017 a Tenant Admin will have to use PowerShell to toggle the SpecialCharactersStateInFileFolderNames parameter to Allowed. After that, file and folder names can include # and %. Site and web names cannot. You’ll also have to have the OneDrive Next Gen Sync Client to sync files and folders with # and % in their names.

This only pertains to OneDrive for Business with SPO and Office 365. It is not for SharePoint Server 2016 on-prem.

Be sure to check out the Microsoft TechNet Blog article in its entirety. There are more file/folder limitations that have been improved or removed altogether.

Microsoft is furiously upgrading/updating the Online services. Some limitations have plagued Admins as well as end users for eons (in Software years). Chunking away at some these nagging irritations gives me faith that the O365 suite of tools will be around for a good while.


SharePoint Online: Switch Back to New Experience

Return to Classic SharePoint

How many of you have clicked the this link at the bottom of one of the New Experience views and can’t figure out how to “re-return” to thew new experience?

It turns out, the solution is much simpler than you could imagine.


Just one cookie to be exact.

search the URL of your SharePoint site
click the URL
click “splnu” and remove

I’m sure there are similar ways to do this in other browsers but I work in Chrome.
What? I’m supposed to do all the work for you?


Cruciferous vegetables. Why we have to eat more.

Dr. Rhonda Patrick talks in-depth about the compound Sulforaphane which is found in cruciferous vegetables, primarily fresh Broccoli sprouts.

The benefits from eating these foods are ridiculous.

Smokers should be drinking broccoli sprout smoothies several times a day.

Cruciferous vegetables - Broccoli Sprout

CFMAILPARAM: Display an attached image in the body of an HTML email


From Adobe.com. With the cfmailparam tag, you can display an image inline inside an html email.

Display a file inline in a mail message

  1. Specify type=”html” in the cfmail tag.
  2. Specify disposition=”inline” and a ContentID attribute in the cfmailparam tag.
  3. Use a src=”cid:ContentIDValue” attribute to identify the content to include in the HTML tag such as the img tag.


<cfmail type="HTML"
to = "#form.mailto#"
from = "#form.mailFrom#"
subject = "Sample inline image"> 
<cfmailparam file="C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\web.gif"
<p>There should be an image here</p> 
<img src="cid:image1" alt="cfmailparam, web img"> 
<p>After the picture</p> 
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