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A new Team or a Private Channel?

When you have several options to choose from – it is inevitable that you end up with questions on which option is the best in your specific scenario. That is exactly the situation with Microsoft Teams and Channels. Should you create a brand new Team or just a Private Channel within an existing Team? That is the question I get quite often… keep reading >

How to set a page template as a default page template in SharePoint Online

In one of my earlier posts, I explained a few ways to create page templates in SharePoint. Once the page template is created, users can use the template to create pages on a given SharePoint site. However, when users click Add Page, they get a list of both out-of-the-box and custom templates you created, and the out-of-the-box one is chosen by default.… keep reading >

2 ways to manage Hub Site associations

In today’s blog post, I will explain how to keep unwanted guests from your house. No, I am not talking about ways to prevent your mother-in-law from entering your home. If you have created a Hub in your SharePoint environment, I am sure you would like to control which sites can be connected to the Hub. You probably would not want to… keep reading >

5 ways to embed videos on a SharePoint page

Visuals, like photos, images, and videos, can help spice up your SharePoint sites. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” I would also put videos in the same category – no wonder, videos are a dominating type of content across social media platforms these days. So in case you want to improve the adoption of your Intranet, the… keep reading >

Managed Metadata vs. Managed Properties

This post will not be an instructional post like many of my other articles on my blog. Instead, it will try to clarify some SharePoint terminology that sounds similar yet very different. I am talking about Managed Metadata and Managed Properties. So in this post, I will explain what each piece of the terminology means and how it is used in SharePoint.… keep reading >

How to check in documents on behalf of others in SharePoint Online

If you are using the check-in/check-out feature in SharePoint for document control, then I am sure you encountered a scenario where a user checked out some documents and forgot to check them in. Perhaps a user went on vacation, and someone else needs to change the documents now. In this post, I would like to explain how you can override the check-in… keep reading >

4 ways to access file Version History in SharePoint

Document Version History happens to be one of my favorite features in SharePoint/OneDrive. After all, this is what allows you to save your butt in case you need to restore a previously saved version. When I blogged previously about the feature, I mostly referenced it from the SharePoint document library perspective. However, there are other places where you can access the Version… keep reading >