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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 >

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 >

4 ways to organize project meeting documents in SharePoint

Not sure about you, but I have probably spent at least half of the time from my 15+ years in Project Management, in some sort of meetings… Yeah, I know, it is a lot, but you know how it goes in the corporate world, it is just meetings, meetings, meetings, all the time. Being a PMP-certified Project Manager, I am also very particular… keep reading >

5 ways the new Document Library in SharePoint will improve your collaboration

The new document library experience has been a welcome change in the SharePoint Online world. While the back-end (administrative) side of things did not really change, the new document library got a major face uplift as well as a number of end-user improvements. It now looks a lot like OneDrive, with an intuitive interface and it is much easier to navigate than… keep reading >

Why you should never use SharePoint default document library

Anytime you create a site from a built-in template in SharePoint (i.e. Team Site), SharePoint adds few default web parts to the site for you, like Document Library, Site Newsfeed, etc. (the web parts added depend on the site template you have chosen). Almost in all cases though, there is a document library web part that is being added. If you are after… keep reading >

Using SharePoint as a file share? Limitations you need to be aware about

SharePoint Online Document Library can hold as many as 30 million items, which is a lot. While I do not recommend that you ever approach this limit in a single document library, having a single document library with tens and hundreds of thousands of files and folders seems like a more realistic scenario. Ideally, you would want to break the content up into multiple… keep reading >

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