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3 major components of Microsoft Flow

I just love Microsoft Flow! Having worked with Out of the Box SharePoint workflows as well as SharePoint Designer workflows in the past, Microsoft Flow provides the most intuitive way for users out there to build custom business processes. Of course, Microsoft Flow is new and can’t yet replace SharePoint Designer, but new functionality is added daily and the day when Flow… keep reading >

Stop gathering business requirements for SharePoint Intranet!

I see this happening over and over and can’t resist the urge to speak up again on the topic. I see many companies and even potential clients of mine developing 50-page business requirements documents for SharePoint, where they list every single wish list item, feature, and functionality they want to see in their new Intranet, from the number of sites to the number… keep reading >

What is Microsoft Flow?

SharePoint is a great platform to store and collaborate on documents and content. However, it is not just about the static content. Any business, small or large, depends on business processes. These business processes could range from simple document or form approvals (think vacation request forms) to complicated processes, spanning multiple systems and applications (think hiring/onboarding business process or purchase orders/financial transactions).… keep reading >

How SharePoint keyword search works

Anytime you type in the query into SharePoint search box, you get what I call Google-style search results – content that matches the keywords you typed in. But how does it really work, what is being searched and why do results look different for different users? This post will answer these questions. The below material is based on few very important assumptions: Assumption… keep reading >

Folder vs. Library in SharePoint

I have written a number of posts in previous years explaining the difference between common SharePoint entities like sites and site collections, sites and pages. Understanding those concepts above takes time, but it makes sense. The concept I will explain today takes more time to “sink in”. It is a concept of Folders vs. Document Library. What’s the difference between a folder… keep reading >

How to set up retention and deletion policies for files and folders in SharePoint

Some time ago I published a post around retention and deletion of sites in the SharePoint environment. Today, I want to explain how to setup retention and deletion policies for the actual content (files and folders). Setting up such policies will allow you to adhere to certain regulations within your industry. For example, if you are an accounting firm, you might need… keep reading >

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