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SharePoint online interview questions

In this article we are going to discuss about SharePointonline interview questions.

Before attending SharePoint interview ,  kindly read this SharePoint question and prepare well, all these are real time SharePoint online interview questions.  We will cover basic SharePoint interview questions and answers to advanced SharePoint interview questions.

1) What is the process you follow to create a new site in SharePoint online?

2) What is the Maximum storage limit for each site collection in SharePoint online?

3) What is the different type of licenses we are having in Office 365?

4)What is the difference between Modern team sites and communication sites?

5)Difference between Contribute and Edit Permissions?

6) List down the webparts available in modern sites?

7)What is the difference between SharePoint Onprem and SharePoint online?

8) With in how many days we can recover the deleted items from the recycle bin?

9)How good you are in PowerShell scripting, did you worked  on any automations?

10)How you will enable external sharing?

Hope all these SharePoint online admin questions will be helpful to clear the interview.

Create communication site in SharePoint online

How to create communication site in SharePoint online.

What is communication site?

communication site is used to share information with team or organization, such as news, product information, topics, events etc.

SharePoint Online Interview Questions

How to create modern team site in SharePoint online

Few important points on communication site.

communication sites are not connected with O365 Groups.

communication sites having 3 pre build templates (Now Microsoft removed at the time of site creation)


Engage viewers with informative content like news and events.

Site capabilities

Highlight news and announcements

Promote upcoming events

Surface related content and resources


Spotlight a product, event, or team using visual content.

Site capabilities

Share related content and resources

Spotlight visual content like images

Create calls to action


Create your own custom site starting with a blank home page.

Site capabilities

Blank home page

Hero webpart is added by default for communication site templates(Topic, Showcase)


How to create Communication site

Step 1

Open URL or any SharePoint online site

Click on App launcher and click on SharePoint as per the below screen shot.

Create communication site in SharePoint online

Step 2: Click on Create site and click on Communication site


Create communication site in SharePoint online


Step 3:  Enter the site name, site description, select language based on your requirement

Create communication site in SharePoint online

Click on Finish


How to create communication site in SharePoint online

 Communication site as created successfully.

By default, it will create with Topic template   

If we want to change to another template (Showcase, blank)-> click on settings gear icon -> click on Apply a site template

Create communication site in SharePoint online

Select the template you want to apply -> Click on Use Template.


How to create communication site in SharePoint online

Create a modern team site collection in SharePoint online

Modern team sites are integrated with office365 connected groups, once we created a team site, it will create a SharePoint site, with Office 365 group , email id, we can add group owner, we can also change the privacy settings either private or public.

How to create communication site in SharePoint online
Difference between SharePoint Onprem vs Online

If Self site creation is disabled in your organization level, we need to navigate to SharePoint admin center to create new sites.

Steps to create a modern team site 

Step 1: Open SharePoint admin center

Click on Active sites -> Click on Create

How to create a modern team site collection in SharePoint online

We can see popup to create a new Team site and commutation site

Create a modern team site collection in SharePoint online

Step 2: Click on Team site -> Enter the site name, same name will populate to group email address and site address. Provide the site owner.

create a modern team site collection in SharePoint online

By default, team site will create as private group site, if you want to make it public, click on the Advanced settings, select the options as per the requirement.

Create a modern team site collection in SharePoint online

Step3: If we want to add additional owners or members, we can able to add as per the below screen and click on finish 

create a modern team site collection in SharePoint online

Now we able to see the newly created site in SharePoint admin center.

create  modern team site collection in SharePoint online

Difference between SharePoint Onprem and Online

In this article we can see the major difference between SharePoint on premise and SharePoint Online

                  Difference between SharePoint Onprem and Online 

How to create a modern team site collection in SharePoint online
Create communication site in SharePoint online



SharePoint farm’s will be hosted, managed/maintained by your company. It will be more cost to manage.

SharePoint farms are hosted, managed/maintained by Microsoft, it is a cloud-based solution, we can reduce the cost.



Company IT staff will be responsible for patching, updates, related to SharePoint, windows updates.


Microsoft will take care of installing patching and updates

Our Origination team needs to make sure sites are up and running always.


Microsoft has committed to 99.9%


SharePoint sites can be accessible only within the organization network, or based on own configuration we can access outside as well.


SharePoint online sites can able accessible from in and outside of Origination, any device.


More number of team members required to manage SharePoint, having dependency on other teams, Network, AD, IIS, Security, Database, windows teams.

Microsoft will take care, if there is any planned activity MS will announce we can see in the Service health page.


Your company need to buy license for each server, either standard or enterprise, and for office applications.


Microsoft will provide license based on our usage/requirement in Office 365 enterprise or business license.


SharePoint Onprem will support server-side coding, client side.  


SharePoint online supports Client side, SPFX

SharePoint Online Interview Questions 

How to move OneNote to another location

In our daily work we can see users will faces some issues related to OneNote, if user changed the laptop or system crash, we might lose OneNote data, to avoid such issues most of people will use OneDrive to syn OneNote’s.

Open OneNote from your machine.

How to move OneNote to another location

Click on File , here we can able to see the OneNote we are using 

Click on Settings Icon, next to the OneNote name you want to move.

In our example, we will move “MyOwnNote”

Select the OneDrive as per the below, click on Move Notebook or select the different folder to move this OneNote.

Once we clicked on Move Notebook we can get pop up “Your notebook is now syncing to the new location”

Now we can see our OneNote is syncing to OneDrive.

Hope this will be helpful when we want to change the location of OneNote.


How to restore deleted OneNote

In this article we can see how to recover the deleted OneNote. In most of cases we need to work how to restore the deleted OneNote, end user might delete unknowingly.

 If we are using Windows 10 we can see multiple OneNote’s 

OneNote for windows 10 version and OneNote for office Microsoft 365

How to restore deleted OneNote

Windows 10 OneNote APP.


Open the OneNote App  from the your machine .

As per the below screen shot click on File

Click on Open Backups

Select the notebook section , inside we can able to see “OneNote_Recyclebin”

Select the .one file and click on open , once we opened in OneNote app  right click and click on Move or copy , you can copy the OneNote file based on the user requirements.

Method : 2

We can also verify from OneNote APP

Open the required section , there Click on the History tab-> Click in Notebookrecycle bin

We can able to see the deleted notes in the right hand side and click on Move or Copy , then we can do based on the user confirmation .

In case if you are not able to find, make sure we are checking right account and verify OneDrive and machine recycle bin , if possible get the name of the OneNote and search in the entire machine and OneDrive.

Hope this will helps to recover the deleted data.

Must have Manage Web Site permissions or be a tenant admin in order to add or remove sites from the site collection app catalog allow list

Must have Manage Web Site permissions or be a tenant admin in order to add or remove sites from the site collection app catalog allow list

Today when we tried to enable site collection app catalog  using PowerShell we got the below error.                                                  

“Add-SPOSiteCollectionAppCatalog : Must have Manage Web Site permissions or be a tenant admin in order to add or remove sites from the site collection app catalog allow list 

Enable app catalog at site collection level using PowerShell

Verified to check this issue:

I am having access to SharePoint Tenant admin but still I am facing this issue when I am trying to run the PowerShell. 

After some time realized that we need access to SharePoint Appstore site collection  admin access to that particular account you are running PowerShell . 


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