Setting SharePoint Permissions with Power Automate

Power Automate can be used to set permissions on items in SharePoint Lists and Libraries. This can allow custom permissions to be set based on metadata or other parameters. In this post I will explain how to set permissions on an item using a Flow that triggers on item creation. Microsoft provides some documentation on Power Automate and SharePoint permissions, but this only helps with … Continue reading Setting SharePoint Permissions with Power Automate

SharePoint tip: Create a News Post button

I love the simplicity of Modern SharePoint News Posts, they make it easy to create and publish nice looking news posts with rich content. There are a few things that could be improved, for example creating a site where many people can contribute News Posts means the home page of the site is also editable. Making the home page read only removes the Add button, … Continue reading SharePoint tip: Create a News Post button

Where should I save my stuff?

Almost every day I get asked “where should I save this?”. Sometimes it from clients, sometimes it’s from my team and sometimes I’m asking myself. Will so many choices of where you could save you document, it is no wonder any people simply don’t know. Do I save to the network drive, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, somewhere else? Oh it’s all to hard, I’ll save to … Continue reading Where should I save my stuff?

Create a Modern SharePoint Wiki

Wiki’s are a great way to capture and share knowledge. While classic SharePoint had a Wiki capability (some might argue this point), there is no proper Wiki functionality in modern SharePoint, but it is possible to create a Wiki style site using modern pages. In this example, I start with a SharePoint Communication site and create a structure using metadata, page templates and some manual … Continue reading Create a Modern SharePoint Wiki

Link SharePoint List to a Document Library

SharePoint Lists are great for tracking activities. There are many scenarios where you may want to store a collection of documents for each List item. In this blog I explain how to use Column formatting to create the link to the documents related to a List item. In this example, we have a List that will track enquires and a Library with a folder per … Continue reading Link SharePoint List to a Document Library

SharePoint Online Ransomware Recovery

There have been several high profile ransomware incidents in New Zealand recently. The impact can be very high and the recovery process can be a difficult road in some cases. There are many things that can be done to mitigate the risk of ransomware but it is hard to be 100% safe. As well as the disruption to your business, there can also be privacy … Continue reading SharePoint Online Ransomware Recovery

Creating a Custom SharePoint News Digest with Power Automate

Microsoft provides a couple of ways to send out an update or digest email. You can use a simple Alert on the site pages library or use the built in News Digest feature to manually send a digest of selected articles. Sometimes you may need to create a custom solution and Power Automate is the right tool for the job. In this video I demo … Continue reading Creating a Custom SharePoint News Digest with Power Automate