How do you secure your SharePoint Online environment? This is one of the most important questions people ask (or should ask) before they start moving document content to SharePoint Online. The answer is often dependent on type of licenses used. Microsoft 365 Business Standard doesn’t have the same capabilities of Microsoft 365 E5 Enterprise licensing and if the licensing decision has already been made, it … Continue reading How do you secure SharePoint Online?
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
Building skills and capability in your team to support and develop SharePoint is an important part of getting the most out of the platform. If you are like me and have used SharePoint for a long time, then you’ll have a mix of old skills and sometimes new things to learn. Where does someone who is new the platform start? Microsoft Learn is the starting … Continue reading How to Learn SharePoint
In was December 2020, the first year of lock down was ending. Over the preceding few months, I had put a lot of effort into creating blog posts and videos to help people trying to move to working remotely. I am not a natural writer and one the reasons I started blogging over 13 years was to give me a place to practice and improve. … Continue reading Project Retro: Self-publishing a Book
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
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
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