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Topic: "Best Practices"

How to communicate changes in SharePoint and Microsoft 365 to your employees

When people ask me how the hell I manage to stay sane with all the changes constantly happening in SharePoint and Microsoft 365, I joke that I can only do this by drinking lots of alcohol. Microsoft releases or changes features in SharePoint, Teams, and Microsoft 365 more frequently than Kim Kardashian posting new photos to her Instagram account. So how do… keep reading >

Direct Access vs. Sharing Link in SharePoint Online

As you set up unique permissions for the files and folders in SharePoint and OneDrive, I am sure you have encountered one of the mysteries that confuses the hell out of people. What is the difference between Direct access and Sharing link options for a file or folder?  In today’s article, I would like to explain both and clarify how the two… keep reading >

Do we still need Active Directory groups in the age of Microsoft Teams?

I got an interesting question from one of my loyal followers the other day. They recently migrated to Microsoft 365 from the on-premises file server. Since they heavily used file shares and network drives with deep folder hierarchies, they had many Active Directory Groups created to control folder-level permissions within the file share. And since the client started to heavily rely on… keep reading >

Edit vs. Contribute Permission Levels in SharePoint Online

I am not being original in publishing a post about this topic. If you google “Edit vs. Contribute Permission Levels in SharePoint Online,” you will get many posts covering this very important and one of the most infamous subjects in SharePoint. Since I receive lots of questions from my clients and loyal followers still on the matter, I decided to drop a… keep reading >

Why you still need SharePoint

“We don’t need to use SharePoint, we already have Teams and OneDrive” is something I hear quite often lately. The statement is on the same level of credibility as the “Earth is flat” argument. So in case you are wondering whether or not you need SharePoint, and have doubts about it,  you might want to read this article. What is SharePoint? First,… keep reading >

10 ways to make the most out of OneDrive Sync

OneDrive Sync, undoubtedly, became the preferred method for many users to interface with SharePoint. I listed it as one of the options available to users in this post. That is not a surprise; while OneDrive sync lacks some benefits one would expect with the SharePoint interface, like metadata and workflows, it offers the convenience of accessing documents from the convenience of Windows… keep reading >