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Newsfeed or Discussion Board?

If you were to ask me this question a few years ago, I would probably give you a spiel about pros and cons of each and recommend one based on your circumstances and requirements. However, today, my answer to the question “Newsfeed or Discussion Board” will be short. Don’t use either of these. Let me explain. What is a Newsfeed (Site Feed)?… keep reading >

2 ways to add a Border around Web Parts

Sometimes there might be a need to add a border around SharePoint Web Part on a page. This could be due to specific visual or aesthetics requirements. I recently had a client who had some accessibility requirements. As such, one of their requests was a light border around each of the web parts on the page, so it is easier to identify… keep reading >

2 reasons why you cannot Save Site as template in SharePoint

So you created your beautiful team site and are now ready to save it as a template and replicate on few other department or project sites. You go to Gear Icon > Site Settings and “Oh no,” Save Site as Template feature is missing. What the @#$%? In this post, I want to explain most common symptoms on why this is the case and… keep reading >

7 ways to attach SharePoint documents to an email

SharePoint is all about sharing and collaboration (hey, the word “Share” is right in its name), so naturally, you will want to email and share documents stored in SharePoint and OneDrive with your colleagues and external parties. There are quite a few ways to do this, so here are your options, as well as pros and cons of each method. Option 1: Download… keep reading >

6 ways to check SharePoint Usage reports

I am sure, that at some point, you want to know how many users visit your SharePoint sites and what exactly they are viewing or editing, whether it is a department site, project team site or an executive workspace. Luckily, there are several options available to you to view and analyze your SharePoint usage. Let’s go over all of them. Option 1:… keep reading >

How I come up with topics for my blog posts

People often ask me how I come up with topics for my blog posts. Let me spill you a secret. It is easy! Anytime my clients or blog followers ask me a question about SharePoint or Office 365, I write it down (in OneNote of course 🙂 ) and at some point, down the road, it becomes a topic for my future… keep reading >

How to create Help Desk Solution in SharePoint out of the box

Though primarily SharePoint is famous for its document management capabilities, it also does an amazing job streamlining and automating various internal processes. One such process that is common to many organizations is the Help Desk. If you are currently not using a 3rd party tool to manage help desk requests – you can create a Help Desk solution in SharePoint in no… keep reading >

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