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Do you really need to check out a document in SharePoint?

In an earlier post, I explained the concept of Co-authoring in SharePoint. Co-authoring allows multiple users to work on the same document simultaneously. The concept of check-in/check-out is a total opposite of co-authoring. In this article, I would like to explain what it is all about and whether you need it at all. Co-authoring is all about collaboration between multiple users. Check-in/Check-out,… keep reading >

Best practices for SharePoint Site Templates

The ability to create site templates in SharePoint is one of its core strengths. This capability allows organizations to build unique look and feel and functionality into the template and then quickly replicate the site as required. A typical use case for the site template could be a department or project team site. There are certain best practices involved with the SharePoint… keep reading >

Site Collections, Sites, Pages, Document Libraries, and Folders – putting it all together

Over the course of the last few years, I published a number of posts explaining the difference between sites and site collections, sites and pages, document libraries and folders. I realize though that without having a big picture, it might be hard to visualize how all these pieces relate to each other. As such, I decided to publish this post, where I… keep reading >

How to embed an RSS feed into your SharePoint site

Do you have a great company blog you would like to share with employees? Or maybe you want to spice up your SharePoint Intranet with a live feed from some industry-related news source? You are in luck, as there is a native, out of the box web part available in SharePoint that allows you to do just that. Here are the instructions: Step… keep reading >

How to align text and images on a SharePoint page

As I deliver my webinars and training sessions, I get a lot of compliments on how neat and aligned my pages appear. Specifically, the text that I usually paste at the top of the page. While SharePoint does not stand out for its text and image editing capabilities, there are some tricks in the book that allow making the page a bit… keep reading >

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