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How to live without Windows Explorer in SharePoint Online

If you have stumbled upon this post, you most likely have been utilizing Windows Explorer functionality in SharePoint to access and work with files and folders. Since the majority of organizations have been using SharePoint as a file share, the Open with Explorer button acted as a pacifier for those craving to work with SharePoint in a familiar fashion. But times have changed, and… keep reading >

How to approve documents without building a workflow

Quite often, my clients are asking me to build an approval workflow for them. For some complicated parallel or serial approvals, you have to either use SharePoint Designer or Microsoft Flow or some 3rd party workflow tool. However, most just require a simple approval process for documentation. The scenario I am talking about here is users uploading documents to a document library… keep reading >

How to use Microsoft Planner for Agile and SCRUM projects

One of the most exciting news that came out during the last year was the release of Microsoft Planner. The tool provides a web-based interface and allows users to manage tasks right in the browser, completely independent of other tools like SharePoint or MS Project. Having spent a great share of my career in project management and being an avid follower of… keep reading >

How does permission-driven security work in SharePoint (also known as security trimming)

One of the biggest concerns companies have out there is that by switching to SharePoint, companies will loose the ability to keep private data private. This is an absolutely wrong assumption. In fact, SharePoint is rock solid when it comes to security and security configuration. It uses a concept called “Security Trimming”. I personally call it permission-driven SharePoint. Let me explain what this… keep reading >

How to set site closure and deletion policies in SharePoint Online

We have all been there – you go and do an inventory of your SharePoint environment, and you make it to the subsites that have last been touched by the humans five years ago. Moreover, the site owner has left the company, and no one knows what the site is for and what kind of content is there. To avoid such trivial situations,… keep reading >

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