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How to Create Hub Sites in SharePoint Online

Ever since Microsoft announced Hub Site functionality last year, SharePoint community literally has gone meshugana over it. Hub Sites became the new coolest thing and the new buzzword. So, with this post, I would like to explain what the fuss is all about, what the hub sites are, how to create them, what are the use cases for them and whether or… keep reading >

Why I stick to SharePoint Out of the Box functionality

If you follow my blog posts and newsletter, you probably already know that I am a staunch supporter of SharePoint Out of the Box functionality. That means that when I configure Intranet Portals, Project Portals or Document Management Systems for my clients, I only use what’s already available in SharePoint.  I do not use any custom coding or third-party tools or add-ons.… keep reading >

The Anatomy of a SharePoint URL

Just like doctors must know the anatomy of a human body well, it helps if we, SharePoint guys and girls, understand the anatomy of SharePoint. SharePoint URL to be precise. Just like the compass, it can tell you a lot about where you are in your SharePoint environment and in case you are lost, it is a sure way to show where… keep reading >

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 >

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