Fixing SharePoint Search

SharePoint Search is often misunderstood and maligned. How often do you hear stories of people not being able to find what they are looking for and giving up when trying to find something? How do we make Search better? Let’s start by explaining a few basic things about Search in SharePoint Online. I recently reviewed a SharePoint site that had nearly 400,000 documents in a … Continue reading Fixing SharePoint Search

Creating Good Intranet Content

As a consultant I get to see a lot of Intranets from organisations of all shapes and sizes. Some Intranets are new others were created years ago but regardless of the age, I often find the same common content issues. When we set out to create an Intranet we generally have similar vision, somewhere employees can find information that will help them do their job, … Continue reading Creating Good Intranet Content

SharePoint Document Sets

I’m a fan of Document Sets for complex document management scenarios. Document Sets are a great way to store related documents together (folder style) while also adding metadata that can inherit to each document stored in the document set. The use case for Document Sets is usually where you have a requirement to store related documents in one place and also want the ability to … Continue reading SharePoint Document Sets

Modern SharePoint Calendar Views

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked about using Calendar views in Modern SharePoint sites. It’s a common question for almost everyone migrating from classic SharePoint and they aren’t always happy with the answer. Now for some GOOD NEWS! Microsoft have added Calendar views to Modern SharePoint, but not quite like the classic version. Calendar views can be created in either … Continue reading Modern SharePoint Calendar Views

PowerBI Webpart for SharePoint Online

One of the secrets for creating a great Intranet is to deliver high value content that brings people back time after time. PowerBI is a great tool for building rich interactive dashboards for visualising and analysing data. The PowerBI webpart gives you the ability to add dashboards to SharePoint pages. In this video I demonstrator how adding PowerBI webparts to SharePoint using a little dashboard … Continue reading PowerBI Webpart for SharePoint Online