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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 >

3 ways to open a document in SharePoint and OneDrive

I know what you are thinking. Greg, you will show me how to open a document in SharePoint? Isn’t it common knowledge? Kind of! I am sure you know how to open a document already, but I am hoping to show you a trick that you probably did not know about. Option 1: Open by clicking on File Name The most obvious… keep reading >

20 ways to create an Office 365 Group

Having spent my childhood years in the former Soviet Union, I appreciate the many choices I now have while living in the United States (God Bless America)! In Russia, we only had 1 of each item or no item altogether. Here in the US, my head is spinning from all the choices we, Americans, often take for granted. If you collaborate with… keep reading >

3 types of Navigation in SharePoint Online

Building proper navigation in SharePoint Online has always been somewhat of a matzo ball for organizations. While the tools existed, there were limitations that prevented users from creating something consistent. I blogged about 4 different ways to create drop-down menu in SharePoint, but if you had sites spread over multiple sites collections – good luck with that! You could not build common… keep reading >

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 >

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