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5 ways to display Employee Birthdays and Anniversary Dates in SharePoint Online

One of the common requests for Company Intranets is the ability to display employee birthdays or anniversary dates on a main SharePoint Intranet landing page. While there is no dedicated, out of the box web part that allows you to do this (yet), there are a few tricks in the book that I employed for my clients in the past. That’s what… keep reading >

How to embed content from other websites in SharePoint Online

When my clients ask me to define SharePoint, I always describe it as a one-stop-shop for any content within an organization. True to its name, it does that in a very spectacular fashion. However, it is not restricted to just the content and information created and managed directly in SharePoint. You can also bring in content from other (external) web pages as… keep reading >

How to create an alert on metadata value in SharePoint

A while back, I published a blog post on how to create an alert in SharePoint. Today I would like to take this functionality further and explain to you a neat trick on how to set up conditional alerts based on metadata value. Here is a scenario. You have a document library with a Status column and would like to be notified… keep reading >

How to make any SharePoint page the new homepage

If you created new pages in your SharePoint site, some might be so wonderful and great looking, they become a great candidate for being THE homepage. But how do you make your new and sexy page the homepage? This post will explain this. What is a Site homepage? A homepage is the default page of a site. It is a default page… keep reading >

2 ways to create and display Unique ID fields in SharePoint

Often, when you work with lists and libraries, you may need to track the items by some Unique ID or identifier. Luckily, there are few options available out of the box that you can take advantage of to display Unique ID fields in SharePoint. Option 1: ID Field (Column) The easiest option available for you to display Unique ID fields in SharePoint… keep reading >

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