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How to disable sync in SharePoint and OneDrive

File sync to the desktop has become a common feature these days. That’s understandable as it is far more convenient to work out of personal C: drive in a very familiar File Explorer environment rather than logging in to SharePoint every time. Moreover, Wi-Fi is not always present, and users want continuous access to their docs. That said, syncing files to user’s desktop… keep reading >

An overview of different types of security groups in SharePoint and Office 365

Just a few years back, managing SharePoint Security was a pretty straightforward affair. Before you jump at me and start telling me how complicated security management in SharePoint is and how your boss hates SharePoint for this, please note that I said “straightforward,” not easy. In the past, we only had to worry about SharePoint groups. With the evolution of Office 365,… keep reading >

The Ultimate SharePoint Governance Template

During the course of my corporate and consulting career, I had a chance to review, contribute to and critique a number of SharePoint governance documents. One common theme that I noticed repeatedly was that most governance documents were too complicated, convoluted and hard to follow. The language and recommended guidelines provided within SharePoint governance template were too technical, even for me. With… keep reading >

5 ways to display recently modified documents on a SharePoint site

When I build department or project sites for my clients, I like to display recently modified documents on a SharePoint site homepage. This is a neat trick because it is a great indicator of whether the site is active or not. Those new to the site can easily see when was the last time users added or modified documents on it. There… keep reading >

3 ways to promote links in SharePoint Modern Pages

Quite often, when building sites and pages for corporate Intranet portals, we need to link to other sources like external websites or some important internal documents, sites or libraries. The idea is, of course, to focus the user’s attention and highlight or promote a certain link. In classic SharePoint sites, there is a special web part for this called Promoted links. I… keep reading >

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