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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 >

Why your SharePoint Implementation Failed

I hear this over and over again. Every once in a while, I get an email from a distraught blog follower complaining and telling me that SharePoint Implementation failed miserably in their organization. The most common culprit – “@#$% SharePoint.” The reality is – it is not SharePoint, but rather other reasons that have nothing to do with the application itself. While… keep reading >

Solve all your SharePoint sync issues by using the new OneDrive Sync Client

I have been waiting for quite some time to write this post. And finally happy I can do that. Let me explain. For some time, those relying heavily on the sync capability of SharePoint were somewhat out of luck. While OneDrive sync client for SharePoint existed, it was not reliable, caused various sync conflicts, missing documents, and frustrated users. I even published… keep reading >

What is Power BI?

I am sure as you are working through SharePoint Online and Office 365, you ran into something called Power BI. What is Power BI and should you pay attention to it? This post will answer some of the questions you might have. What is Power BI? Power BI stands for Power Business Intelligence. In pure English, business intelligence means an ability to… keep reading >

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