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How to prevent duplicate entries in SharePoint lists and libraries with “enforce unique values” feature

There are situations when you have a list or library and need to assure it only contains unique metadata values. With this post, I will explain a little-known functionality called “enforce unique values” and how you can use it to prevent duplicate entries in SharePoint lists and libraries. What is “enforce unique values” feature? Enforce unique values is a setting on a… keep reading >

Why I love Office 365 Groups

First, I will admit that when Office 365 Groups came out a few years ago, I was skeptical about them. It was quite a departure from the “classic” SharePoint Team Site, because it provisioned a modern page site and you also got a distribution list to go with it. The value was not obvious to the users. Fast-forward to today, and it… keep reading >

5 ways to use the new Countdown Timer Web Part in SharePoint

It is April 1, so I thought I would use the opportunity to show you some fun ways you can use the Countdown Timer Web Part in SharePoint Online. Apparently, many users wanted it, and now we have it. So let’s have some fun and put it to good use! And since we are talking about Countdown Timer, we will count backward here! #5:… keep reading >

Happy 18th Birthday, SharePoint!

Another year has gone by, and my baby has now turned 18! That’s right, SharePoint was born on this date, March 28, 2001! Boy, have you changed and matured over the last year! Completely changed inside and out! Over the last year, you got Hub Sites, so we can now connect all these site collections and Office 365 Groups. And just recently… keep reading >

What is a Communication Site in SharePoint and why you might need one

My loyal blog followers are an inspiration for my blogs. I mentioned this previously that every single blog post on my site originates from a question by my loyal blog followers and clients. This post is no exception. I even decided to turn the actual verbiage of the question from my client into the blog title as well. Word for word, my… keep reading >

Thank you, my loyal blog followers!

If you visited my blog on March 21, 2019, between the hours of 1:00 PM EST US and 6 PM EST, you were probably treated to an unpleasant surprise. When clicking on blog posts, users were redirected to 3rd party websites which contained… well, let’s just say that they did not contain any SharePoint tips and tricks. What happened It became apparent… keep reading >

News and Announcements web parts in SharePoint

I have always been a huge fan of Announcements web part of in SharePoint. It allowed for a quick and easy way for users to add announcements to the site, whether they were company-wide, department or project related. With the arrival of modern pages in SharePoint Online, there is a new web part called News allowing to achieve the same requirement differently. With… keep reading >

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