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Hub Sites vs. Subsites

I had an interesting question come up from one of my clients the other day. A few years ago he provisioned his company’s Intranet with subsites in a single site collection and was debating whether to update and upgrade to the Modern Intranet and Hub Sites. So he asked me to list a few benefits of Hub Sites vs. Subsites. I was… keep reading >

How many document libraries shall I have in a SharePoint Site?

I get this question a lot from my clients and blog followers. Just like with other things in life, the answer is “it depends.” There is no right or wrong answer either. However, the decision on how many document libraries you shall have will impact the usability and performance of your site. By default, each new SharePoint site has just one document… keep reading >

SharePoint is not about templates!

Every once in a while, I get an email from users asking me to sell them a SharePoint site template I developed for one of my previous clients. I politely decline the request. It is not because I do not want to help. I am Jewish, so trust me, I won’t pass an opportunity to make an extra buck if I could.… keep reading >

How to create an awesome Human Resources SharePoint Site

Organizations differ in types and sizes, but one common thread among all is that every company has a Human Resources SharePoint site in some shape or form. You can’t run a company without one for legal and other reasons. In any case, it is always necessary to share specific information, updates, and documents with employees. SharePoint Intranet naturally offers an excellent platform… keep reading >

How to disable sync in SharePoint and OneDrive

File sync to the desktop has become a common feature these days. That’s understandable as it is far more convenient to work out of personal C: drive in a very familiar File Explorer environment rather than logging in to SharePoint every time. Moreover, Wi-Fi is not always present, and users want continuous access to their docs. That said, syncing files to user’s desktop… keep reading >

An overview of different types of security groups in SharePoint and Office 365

Just a few years back, managing SharePoint Security was a pretty straightforward affair. Before you jump at me and start telling me how complicated security management in SharePoint is and how your boss hates SharePoint for this, please note that I said “straightforward,” not easy. In the past, we only had to worry about SharePoint groups. With the evolution of Office 365,… keep reading >

The Ultimate SharePoint Governance Template

During the course of my corporate and consulting career, I had a chance to review, contribute to and critique a number of SharePoint governance documents. One common theme that I noticed repeatedly was that most governance documents were too complicated, convoluted and hard to follow. The language and recommended guidelines provided within SharePoint governance template were too technical, even for me. With… keep reading >

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