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SharePoint Administrator Roles demystified

Do you have the lucky job of maintaining SharePoint in your organization? If that is the case, you probably ran into mysterious user roles and names like Company Administrator and SharePoint Service Administrator. What are all those things? Let me explain what these are and how you can take advantage of them. Below are few images that explain what I am talking… keep reading >

3 ways to create FAQ Knowledge Base in SharePoint

Though for the most part, you might use SharePoint to store documents and other types of files, at some point you will discover that SharePoint is also great for storing your other Intellectual Property, in the shape of a Knowledge Base or FAQ (frequently asked questions). FAQ is a popular addition to any website out there on Internet, as it is a… keep reading >

2 reasons why you cannot Save Site as template in SharePoint

So you created your beautiful team site and are now ready to save it as a template and replicate on few other department or project sites. You go to Gear Icon > Site Settings and “Oh no,” Save Site as Template feature is missing. What the @#$%? In this post, I want to explain most common symptoms on why this is the case and… keep reading >

6 ways to check SharePoint Usage reports

I am sure, that at some point, you want to know how many users visit your SharePoint sites and what exactly they are viewing or editing, whether it is a department site, project team site or an executive workspace. Luckily, there are several options available to you to view and analyze your SharePoint usage. Let’s go over all of them. Option 1:… keep reading >

SharePoint and Office 365 backup alternatives

Malicious or accidental deletion of content and the digital Intellectual property has always been a major concern for the organizations. On-premises this has always been mitigated with regular backups, meticulously performed and managed by an IT Department. In SharePoint Online and Office 365, the situation is a bit different and somewhat challenging. The content is no longer stored exclusively in shared drives… keep reading >

Stop gathering business requirements for SharePoint Intranet!

I see this happening over and over and can’t resist the urge to speak up again on the topic. I see many companies and even potential clients of mine developing 50-page business requirements documents for SharePoint, where they list every single wish list item, feature, and functionality they want to see in their new Intranet, from the number of sites to the number… keep reading >

How does permission-driven security work in SharePoint (also known as security trimming)

One of the biggest concerns companies have out there is that by switching to SharePoint, companies will loose the ability to keep private data private. This is an absolutely wrong assumption. In fact, SharePoint is rock solid when it comes to security and security configuration. It uses a concept called “Security Trimming”. I personally call it permission-driven SharePoint. Let me explain what this… keep reading >

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