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Why you should never disable Team Site creation in Office 365

It happens quite often when I deliver group training to my clients. I demonstrate how users can create SharePoint Communication and Team sites themselves without the IT involvement, and then I hear someone mutter in the background, “Oh, we do not have this button in our SharePoint.” 😥 So, with this post, I would like to share my opinion on this somewhat… keep reading >

Public vs. Private Office 365 Groups

Introduction of Office 365 Groups has significantly reduced the anxiety for Site Owners to be familiar with ins out outs of SharePoint Information Architecture. Specifically, the security management of a site. With this post, I would like to explain how security works for Office 365 Groups, in particular, explain the concept of Public vs. Private Office 365 Groups privacy settings. How Security… keep reading >

What is Microsoft Stream?

Every time my clients ask me for tips to store and organize videos in SharePoint, I can’t think of a better solution than Microsoft Stream. With this post, I would like to explain what Microsoft Stream is and how you can use it to organize the videos. What is Microsoft Stream? In simple terms, it is your company’s internal video hub. Think… keep reading >

An overview of compliance features in SharePoint and Office 365

As you migrate your content and intellectual property to OneDrive and SharePoint, it is only natural that, at some point, you might want to take tighter control of your data (documents in this context). For example, you might want to designate certain content to be confidential and have it accessed by only certain employees. Or, you might want to prevent external sharing… keep reading >

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 >

20 ways to create an Office 365 Group

Having spent my childhood years in the former Soviet Union, I appreciate the many choices I now have while living in the United States (God Bless America)! In Russia, we only had 1 of each item or no item altogether. Here in the US, my head is spinning from all the choices we, Americans, often take for granted. If you collaborate with… keep reading >