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How to create a custom list in SharePoint

We have lots of out of the box web parts at our disposal in SharePoint. We have Tasks for task management, issues for issues management, a calendar for events, and so on. But what if you want to create a custom list in SharePoint with your own custom columns and replicate, say an Excel spreadsheet? It is not that hard at all… keep reading >

Why you need to follow sites in SharePoint

With all these social media tools out there, it seems like all we do these days is Like, Follow, Pin, and Check-in. SharePoint is no exception. It now features a Follow button, and you can now follow sites in SharePoint if you wish. But why do we need to follow sites in SharePoint? We follow people on Facebook if we want to… keep reading >

Stop mapping SharePoint Document Libraries as a network drive!

I see this happening over and over again. Companies purchase Office 365 subscription, create a single site in SharePoint with a single document library, migrate their whole file share into that single library, map it as a network drive and call the project complete. What usually follows is a dismal user experience from a performance standpoint and badmouthing of SharePoint and anyone… keep reading >

How to easily save to SharePoint from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (also known as Save As)

Some time ago, I published a post on various ways to save files to SharePoint. None of the options though replicated the behavior we are used to. I am of course talking about an ability to save files directly from MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). You might also know or refer to this option as Save As. For a very long… keep reading >

3 ways to make a user a Site Collection Administrator

Today I want to explain how to make a user a Site Collection Administrator. Just to be clear, we are talking about Site Collection administrators, not site owners/administrators. To make sure we are on the same page, please reference this post to understand the difference between sites and site collections. So we are talking about pretty serious stuff here – Site Collection… keep reading >

Why you should never attach documents in a SharePoint list

I see this happening again and again – users attach documents in a SharePoint list. Yes, you can do it – but that is not what SharePoint list was designed for. It is like making pancakes with an iron. As a matter of fact – there are some very strong reasons for you not to continue this poor business practice. Let me… keep reading >

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