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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 >

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 >

SharePoint Permissions Simplified

Trying to understand how SharePoint permissions work sometimes feels like trying to understand how Facebook privacy settings work. You think you get it and then it turns out your wife has access to all the photos of you having way too much fun at your friend’s bachelor party.   🙂 So with this post, I would like to explain how SharePoint permissions work.… keep reading >

Should I have subsites in Office 365 Groups?

That’s a million dollar question, my friend! With all the changes happening with SharePoint, this becomes more of an opinion and preference than anything else. So let me share my thoughts on this. What are Office 365 Groups Instead of me typing it all up here, why don’t you check my previous post to read what the Office 365 Group is all… keep reading >

Best practices on linking to sites, document libraries and lists in SharePoint

When you build your navigation links in SharePoint, you often have to create links to other SharePoint sites, lists or document libraries. This post is about some quick but very important tips on how to properly link to those entities in SharePoint. Before we proceed, I recommend that you read this article, that explains what the SharePoint URL is all about. This will… keep reading >

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 >

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