About Tobias

Photo: Tobias Lekman I am an Enterprise Architect consultant, working with SharePoint and Cloud solutions. My main focus is tactical and strategic solution architectures, information architecture and governance strategies.

With 15 years of experience in SharePoint I am a subject matter expert and specialist. I have implemented a large range of solutions on the platform. In total, I have spent more than 20,000 hours in around 90 projects based on SharePoint 2001 to 2016, utilizing the entire capabilities stack of the platform.

In total I have been involved in over 150 project deliveries in Enterprise Content Management, Business Intelligence, Commerce and Integration . My role varies from Solutions Architect, Trainer, Project Manager, Test Manager, Business Analyst and Developer.

My expertise are within SharePoint and enterprise application architecture, using technologies such as Azure and Office365, Business Intelligence platforms based on SQL Server and PowerPivot as well as integrations with business platforms via BizTalk and Azure Service Bus.

I am certified on SharePoint 2013, a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on SharePoint 2003, 2007 and 2010. I am also a Certified Solution Developer MCSD on Web Applications (HTML5, JavaScript, MVC and Azure), a Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) and Certified IT Professional (MCITP) on SharePoint 2010. I am also part of the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) program.


Latest Blog Posts

Retrieving a SharePoint app URL using JSOM

13 November, 2017

At occasions, I need to call apps directly from other scripts. I then need the actual app web URL and cannot launch a dialog to find this.There are APIs out there to get this but the entire URL must be constructed.I know the app domain and redirect URL, but need to fetch the app web, i.e. the masquerade URL. To do this, I can use the following snippet:The key here is to send the app redirect URL together with a part of the app URL to check for.

Cleaning Publish Folders for TFS/Visual Studio Online

24 October, 2017

The data growth a year down the line on our build server is pretty insane. There are nearly a terabyte of files in the Publish folder, even though we run cleanup scripts after each build in the pipeline.The problem is that the retention in Visual Studio Online does not match what is in the Publish folder as these are never cleared. You need to create a pipeline step or run a script.I created a script that can be run on a schedule.

Script: Perform IISRESET on entire SharePoint farm

16 August, 2017

This short utility script can be used to restart IIS on all servers in a farm without specifying machine names.The last check verifies that the RPC call went thourgh successfully.

Outlook 2016 for Mac cannot connect to Exchange/Office 365

15 June, 2016

When logging into Exchange or Office 365 using Outlook 2016 for Mac. You receive the error “Authentication failed. Check your account information and try again” or the client simply stops syncing. I looked around various forums without any response but found that the cause for me was due to invalid KeyChain entries.

Latest Tweets

09 January, 2018

Office Dev Center - SharePoint Patterns & Practices – January 2018 update http://bit.ly/2CSB2xX

12 December, 2017

Best desk accessory ever. Such stress relief.

30 November, 2017

Cloud Service Models (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS) + How Microsoft Office 365, Azure Fit In http://bit.ly/2ApOx7i

20 November, 2017

The risk of customizing SharePoint - Rencore http://bit.ly/2AWyJ8L

15 November, 2017

Accessibility in SharePoint Online http://bit.ly/2zZeXNr

13 November, 2017

Office 365 Update: Web parts on modern SharePoint Online pages (via Jasper Oosterveld) http://bit.ly/2mhWjdD

13 November, 2017

Office 365 Update: Free Office 365 training available (via Jasper Oosterveld) http://bit.ly/2i7Imub

06 November, 2017

Get to know the new Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool http://bit.ly/2zfeNhp

06 November, 2017

Download: Visual Studio Extension for SharePoint Framework http://bit.ly/2zvmSBE

06 November, 2017

Microsoft Flow Provisioning Office 365 Groups, SharePoint sites, applying PnP templates, queuing...… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/927445755358515200


Tobias work has been of great use for us, especially due to his deep knowledge about our new technical platform SharePoint 2013

Karro Zetterholm, Manager Global Intranet Business Lead, Volvo Car Corporation

Tobias is an asset to any company... You listen to Tobias for 5 minutes and you realize he's been there, seen it and done it

Marc DiBiaso, Digital Marketing Solutions Specialist, Microsoft

Tobias was the main reason we chose his company as partner and supplier in the biggest IT-initiative in our company's history

Peter Fredriksson, Owner, Creative Minds

Tobias is a highly skilled SharePoint Architect and an expert on FAST Search Server for SharePoint

Tomas Gerhardsson, Manager Enterprise Search, Saab AB