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Why flat SharePoint Site Architecture makes total sense

“The World Is Flat” is the title of one of my favorite books by Thomas Friedman on the effect of globalization in the 21st century. However, the same title or phrase is also relevant to SharePoint, thanks to the changes made by Microsoft over the last few years. With this post, I would like to explain the benefits of a flat hierarchy… keep reading >

7 ways to search for content in SharePoint and Office 365

Good news – there are more places than ever to search for content in SharePoint and Office 365. Bad news – there are more places than ever to search for content in SharePoint, and your search results will differ depending on where you initiate your search from. So that you understand what I am talking about, let me explain the different search… keep reading >

SharePoint Custom list vs. Excel

Quite often, I am asked by my clients and blog followers, whether or not it makes sense to transition information from Excel to SharePoint custom lists. As with many things in life, the answer is “It depends.” Let me list the advantages of both, which hopefully will help you make the right decision. I assume you have an idea of what Excel… keep reading >

IT or Business – who owns SharePoint?

Some time ago I got an email from one of my loyal blog followers asking me for an opinion on this subject. The individual who emailed me was part of company IT department and wanted to know where I stand on SharePoint ownership. His point was that IT is a facilitator of the technology, but really it is the business who owns… keep reading >

How to Rate and Like items and documents in SharePoint

The Like button has become universal these days. We “Like” posts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and use the feature to show our appreciation for something. Well, did you know that you can also rate and like items and documents in SharePoint as well? In case you did not, the feature has been out there for quite some time but is hidden,… keep reading >

SharePoint Maven is 5 years old!

SharePoint Maven is 5 years old! I started my blog this month, 5 years ago (November 2013). Many of you ask me how I got into all this. Entrepreneurs and small business owners usually have these cool stories on how they left an amazing, six-figure job and started a business. Well, let me tell you my story. I never had a six-figure… keep reading >

How to create sites and site collections from a SharePoint Site Template

I have blogged numerous times previously about the benefits of the site templates in SharePoint. Templates allow users to “lock” a particular look and feel and structure of a site and quickly replicate it in their environment. This is quite handy when you want to quickly replicate and roll out a few project sites or department sites based on the same look… keep reading >

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