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5 ways to create a Poll in Microsoft 365

Asking someone a quick set of questions/feedback is something that we all need to do once in a while. Perhaps you need to run a poll to find out an opinion of an event that occurred or gather ideas for something you want to plan in the future. I am not talking about a long multi-question survey here – but rather a… keep reading >

How to set Audience Targeting on the Events Web Part

Audience Targeting happens to be one of my favorite features. It allows you to target content to specific groups of users. You can set Audience Targeting on Navigation, Quick Links, News, and Highlighted Content Web Part. I summarized most of these options in this article. One of the latest web parts to take advantage of Audience Targeting is the SharePoint Events Web… keep reading >

How to sync Microsoft 365 Message Center with Planner

If you have the lucky job of Microsoft 365 Administrator, Mazel Tov! I also feel bad for you because that means that you, my friend, are suffering from information overload all the time. I am, of course, talking about all these emails you are getting from Microsoft 365 Message Center with “Urgent” announcements. The chances are, most announcements will probably be non-important… keep reading >

How to communicate changes in SharePoint and Microsoft 365 to your employees

When people ask me how the hell I manage to stay sane with all the changes constantly happening in SharePoint and Microsoft 365, I joke that I can only do this by drinking lots of alcohol. Microsoft releases or changes features in SharePoint, Teams, and Microsoft 365 more frequently than Kim Kardashian posting new photos to her Instagram account. So how do… keep reading >

Direct Access vs. Sharing Link in SharePoint Online

As you set up unique permissions for the files and folders in SharePoint and OneDrive, I am sure you have encountered one of the mysteries that confuses the hell out of people. What is the difference between Direct access and Sharing link options for a file or folder?  In today’s article, I would like to explain both and clarify how the two… keep reading >

Do we still need Active Directory groups in the age of Microsoft Teams?

I got an interesting question from one of my loyal followers the other day. They recently migrated to Microsoft 365 from the on-premises file server. Since they heavily used file shares and network drives with deep folder hierarchies, they had many Active Directory Groups created to control folder-level permissions within the file share. And since the client started to heavily rely on… keep reading >

Top 5 features of Microsoft Lists

Microsoft Lists, in my opinion, is one of the hidden gems of SharePoint and Office 365. Lists get more attention now since there is a standalone app that exists as well. With its recent revamp, lists are more intuitive for the end-user, easier to understand and manage. In this article, I would like to highlight the top features of Microsoft Lists. Feature… keep reading >