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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 >

Why I love Office 365 Groups

First, I will admit that when Office 365 Groups came out a few years ago, I was skeptical about them. It was quite a departure from the “classic” SharePoint Team Site, because it provisioned a modern page site and you also got a distribution list to go with it. The value was not obvious to the users. Fast-forward to today, and it… keep reading >

3 ways to build multiple conditions in Microsoft Flow

I had an interesting dilemma to solve for one of my clients the other day. They had a document library with various types of documents and different approvers depending on the document type. What made it a bit complicated was the fact that they had way too many document types and separate approvers for almost every type of the document. So below… keep reading >

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