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How to access Storage Metrics reports on a SharePoint site

I recently had a client reach out to me with an unusual request. They were constantly running out of space in one of their sites and were always getting warning messages about it. So they wanted to find out what library or file caused the issue. It did not take us long to find the culprit. So let me use this opportunity… keep reading >

4 Levels of Search in SharePoint Online

As a SharePoint consultant, I get this question all the time (and I quote): “Now that we have uploaded all of our documents to SharePoint, how the hell do we find them?”. This is a very reasonable and valid question. It used to be that we had a dedicated department or project folder, and at least we knew where to look. In… keep reading >

Office 365 Group or Communication Site?

Paper or plastic – this was the phrase I uttered to shoppers when I used to pack bags in a supermarket. When I immigrated to the US in 1993, packing bags was my first, real job. And I loved it! Being an introvert, I did not have to talk much, other than ask them this one question and then pack their groceries.… keep reading >

How many Hub Sites shall we have in SharePoint?

Now that Hub Sites are gaining mainstream popularity, I get this question quite a bit. Just like in the past, we wondered how many site collections to create, we now wonder how many Hub Sites a company shall have. Well, as with many things in life, there is no right or wrong answer, but with this post, I would like to share… keep reading >

4 types of sites in SharePoint Online

It was Mark Twain who once said: “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.” I am from Boston, Massachusetts, so that I can confirm, he was correct! And I feel like the same can be said about SharePoint Online and Office 365. Things change with lighting speed in there. What that means is that the… keep reading >

Hub Sites vs. Subsites

I had an interesting question come up from one of my clients the other day. A few years ago he provisioned his company’s Intranet with subsites in a single site collection and was debating whether to update and upgrade to the Modern Intranet and Hub Sites. So he asked me to list a few benefits of Hub Sites vs. Subsites. I was… keep reading >

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