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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 >

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 >

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