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How to Rate and Like items and documents in SharePoint

The Like button has become universal these days. We “Like” posts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and use the feature to show our appreciation for something. Well, did you know that you can also rate and like items and documents in SharePoint as well? In case you did not, the feature has been out there for quite some time but is hidden,… keep reading >

How to properly deactivate a user in Office 365 and SharePoint

People come and go. It is an inevitable reality, and as you hire employees, I am sure you also deal with employees leaving the organization for one reason or another. But how do you deal with this in the context of Office 365? What would be the proper way to deactivate a user in Office 365 and SharePoint? Below is a list… keep reading >

How to hide SharePoint Announcements past the expiration date

One of the out of the box web parts that is a great addition to any Intranet homepage is the Announcements Web Part. It allows to easily create short notices and company announcements and makes the content of Intranet Homepage more dynamic and fresh. Each of the announcements contains a brief headline, as well as short description of the announcement. In this blog… keep reading >

How to grant all employees access to a SharePoint site via Everyone except external users Group

As you create SharePoint sites in your Intranet, I am sure you have a need when to make the site available to everyone in your organization. An example could be an HR Employee Site or an Intranet Homepage site – these sites would typically be visible and should be visible and accessible to everyone in your organization. How do you go about… keep reading >

How to prevent team site members from editing SharePoint pages

In this post, I am going to describe how to get around a pretty damaging issue in SharePoint Sites. It is the ability of regular members of the site to edit pages, including the homepage of the site. In SharePoint, pages are treated just like any other content (documents, events, etc.). This means that if the users have Edit or Contribute permission level (those… keep reading >

How to access someone else’s OneDrive account

Here is a scenario. Your employee left or is about to leave the organization, but has left lots of valuable intellectual property in his or her OneDrive repository. Or, maybe someone just left on vacation and forgot to publish a very important Sales Proposal to SharePoint. The bottom line is – you need to access someone else’s OneDrive. With this post, I… keep reading >

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