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Co-authoring documents in SharePoint

One of the great capabilities of SharePoint is the ability for multiple users to work on the same document at the same time (also know as co-authoring). This functionality enhances collaboration, improves user experience and adoption of SharePoint. What is Co-Authoring? Co-Authoring in SharePoint is a formal name for multiple (2 or more) users collaborating together on the same file/document at the… 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 >

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 >

3 out of the box ways to save emails in SharePoint

SharePoint is great for storing all sorts of content we generate these days. Word, Excel, PowerPoint files, images, videos, and PDFs. However, we also generate another type of content where we might store important decisions, intellectual property or other relevant information in. I am talking about good, old email. Naturally, the email messages and attachments reside in a different tool called Exchange (if… keep reading >

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 >

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