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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 >

How many sites do I have in the Site Collection?

I bet you wanna know. As your SharePoint Intranet grows by leaps and bounds, you want to be in control and know how many sites/subsites you have in your environment. For those of us who are in SharePoint Online (Office 365) – you are in luck, as there is an easy out of the box way to obtain this information. By the… keep reading >

How to enable Item Level Permissions in SharePoint

Here is a real-life scenario. You have built a list in SharePoint so that users can submit entries, but you only want users to be able to read or modify own entries. An example of such list could be a submission form to Human Resources (Vacation Request) or a HelpDesk ticketing system. Unlike other types of lists, you might not necessarily want… keep reading >

2 ways to view Site hierarchy of a site collection

As SharePoint Intranet matures in your organization, you will find your users creating an ever-increasing number of SharePoint sites. In one of the previous blog posts, I have outlined some of the best practices on site hierarchy design. But what if you want to review your hierarchy every once in a while, and make sure your site owners follow the best practices… keep reading >

Site vs. Subsite in SharePoint

What’s the difference between a site and a subsite in SharePoint? I hear this question quite a lot from my clients and blog followers. In the past, I have written blog posts explaining the difference between sites and site collections, sites and pages. Today, I want to clarify the last SharePoint terminology misperception: Site vs. Subsite. The short answer is that there… keep reading >

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