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3 types of conversations and file management in MS Teams

Microsoft Teams happens to be the fastest-growing Microsoft application at the moment. It is a great all-in-one tool that allows you to chat with team members, hold Teams (formerly Skype) video calls, and organize files all in one spot! What I would like to do today is explain to you, my loyal blog followers, the various types of chat conversations you can… keep reading >

What are Microsoft Forms?

If you happen to click on an App Launcher within your Office 365 suite, you will notice an app called Forms. In this article, I want to introduce you to this beautiful application and advise you on several use cases for it. What are Microsoft Forms? Microsoft Forms is a web-based application within an Office 365 suite that allows users to build… 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 >

How to set a Retention Policy on a SharePoint site

Some time ago, I published an overview of the modern Compliance features available in SharePoint Online and Office 365. With this post, I would like to dig deeper and explain to you, my loyal blog followers, on how to set a simple retention policy on a SharePoint site. Real-life Retention Policy Example Due to industry regulations, we need to retain documents for… 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 >

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 >

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