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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 >

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 >

Who should you make a SharePoint Site Owner?

OK, this post is not “technical” like most of the other ones on my site. Instead, it is philosophical. I get this question a lot. You set up your SharePoint Site or Office 365 Group, add members to the members group, but who should be in the Site Owners one? An important part of SharePoint Governance is to assure that all SharePoint sites are… keep reading >

Why you should never delete some SharePoint elements

Yeah, for the minimalist guy like me – the topic of this post is kind of odd. If you have been following my posts, you know that I like to keep things simple. However, it is very important that you do not go overboard here with “tiding things up” and deleting everything in your path. No, I am not asking you to… keep reading >

6 locations where you can set security for files in SharePoint and Office 365

One of the most frequent concerns/questions users have about security in SharePoint, is whether or not the files you store in Office 365 ecosystem are safe and secure and can’t accidentally be accessed by curious colleagues or discovered by accident by those who do not need to see them. Security, in my opinion, is one of the core strengths of SharePoint (if… keep reading >

No, SharePoint subsites are not evil!

Ever since Microsoft has announced the release of hub sites, SharePoint community has revived the century-old debate about the best ways to organize SharePoint subsites and site collections. I even read posts and tweets calling subsites evil. I could not disagree more with such statements. Just because the new functionality has come out, does not automatically make the existing process bad. Let… keep reading >

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