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How to migrate files from cloud storage to SharePoint using the Mover Migration Tool

If you currently have your file shares located in the cloud (i.e., Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, etc.) and need to migrate to SharePoint Online/Office 365, then your job is much easier now, thanks to the Mover Migration tool. In this article, I would like to walk you through the process and explain how you can migrate files from Dropbox, Box, or Google… keep reading >

How to migrate file shares to SharePoint Online using Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool

Migrating large volumes of documents from files shares to SharePoint Online has always been somewhat of a matzo ball. Most organizations just had two choices: allow users to drag and drop files manually or purchase a third-party migration tool. The first option worked OK for small/ad-hoc moves of data, but for serious volumes (tens/hundreds of thousands of files and folders), you had… keep reading >

Why you should never disable Team Site creation in Office 365

It happens quite often when I deliver group training to my clients. I demonstrate how users can create SharePoint Communication and Team sites themselves without the IT involvement, and then I hear someone mutter in the background, “Oh, we do not have this button in our SharePoint.” 😥 So, with this post, I would like to share my opinion on this somewhat… keep reading >

Best way to implement SharePoint in a large organization

As a SharePoint consultant, I mostly focus on small and medium-sized organizations. However, over the last year, I had a chance to consult for and help implement SharePoint in some really large organizations: a large medical device manufacturer, a university and an engineering company. So with this post, I would like to share my observations as well as share some tips and… keep reading >

Think in terms of Sites instead of Folders when migrating to SharePoint

The most common question I get from prospective clients and blog followers migrating from file shares to SharePoint is whether or not they should be creating SharePoint sites for their department/projects/client folders or maintain them all in folders in a single document library, just like on the network drive. With this post, I would like to provide an answer to this question… 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 >

How to implement SharePoint in 5 meetings

In this post, I would like to explain the way I implement SharePoint for my clients. That is correct, I do this in just 5 meetings. This is my own methodology, essentially my own business model that I have developed over the years from my experience in the business of SharePoint consulting, business analysis and project management. While other consulting firms might carry you… keep reading >

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