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Topic: "5000 Item Limit"

How to deal with large document libraries in SharePoint Online

If you are reading this post, then you most likely committed the most famous sin in SharePoint – exceeded the item threshold in a document library. Don’t worry, we all make mistakes in life (well except for my mother-in-law, she claims that she never does). So I am here to forgive you 🙂  and explain what this issue is all about, how… keep reading >

Using SharePoint as a file share? Limitations you need to be aware about

SharePoint Online Document Library can hold as many as 30 million items, which is a lot. While I do not recommend that you ever approach this limit in a single document library, having a single document library with tens and hundreds of thousands of files and folders seems like a more realistic scenario. Ideally, you would want to break the content up into multiple… keep reading >

SharePoint Sync Issues? Stop syncing SharePoint Document Libraries!

UPDATE (May 24, 2017): Below post describes sync issues with the old sync client for SharePoint Document libraries. Since then, Microsoft has released a new OneDrive for Business sync client which is very stable and resolves all of the sync issues described in this post. To take advantage of the new sync client and to learn more about it – please reference… keep reading >

How to overcome SharePoint 5000 item limit threshold

If you are reading this blog post, you have probably already encountered or are concerned about the infamous 5000 items threshold limit in SharePoint. With this blog post, I would like to clarify what exactly the issue is, how to prevent it, and how to fix it, in case you encountered it. The following article provides tips and recommendations for addressing this… keep reading >