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Restore a deleted Site Collection in SharePoint 2013, 2010 or Office 365

Restore a deleted Site Collection in SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010 or Office 365

If you have deleted a site collection and you want it back again it really is quite straight forward but not particularly obvious. It’s the same process for both SharePoint 2010 and 2013 and even easier in Office 365  – Another reason to move to the cloud!
If you are using Office 365 then it’s all through the admin interface for SharePoint. Under the section where you manage your site collections there is a recycle bin icon on the ribbon, just go in there and restore!

If you have SharePoint on-prem fire up PowerShell on the server (make sure it’s either the Management shell or you have the SharePoint modules loaded)
Then run the following:
This will list all the deleted site collections, in this example I just have one.


You’ll need to take a note of the site Id as we need that next. Run the following command but with you’re site Id.
Restore-SPDeletedSite –Identity
You’ll be asked to confirm, there wont be a message to say successful but if you go back to your site you’ll see it’s all back just how it was.


SharePoint Resource and Room Booking

One of the challenges we see many people face not just in the Education space but in every sector, is having a system in place to allow end users to book resources. Be that a meeting room, ICT suite, mini buses, digital camera’s the list is endless. I have seen many different ways that organisation deal with this problem ranging from spread sheets on a shared drive to emailing booking requests to an administrator or simply a pieces of paper pinned on a noticeboard.

Well the good news is that SharePointEduTech have just released their new SharePoint Resource and Room Booking, this allows end users to book and maintain their own booked resources by simply going to a SharePoint page and clicking to book in a familiar calendar type interface.


SharePoint Resource and Room Manager is compatible with SharePoint 2010 and also 2013 be that Foundation, Standard and the enterprise edition. End users have full control over their own booking meaning that if they make a mistake they can delete their own bookings but not anyone else’s.

Below you can find a video demo of the product and you can also download a 14 day trial so you can try it yourself from here once downloaded just send an email to and a 14 day trial key will be sent back to you.