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Topic: "Custom List"

How to color code and format lists and libraries in SharePoint Online

Most of us rely on visualizations to make sense of data. That’s why we, humans, are attracted to colorful graphs and charts, like cats are to laser pointers. Ever since we got SharePoint lists and libraries, we had a need to make them a little more fun and visually appealing. Unfortunately, up until recently, this was only possible to those with a… keep reading >

How to create a calendar view on a SharePoint list

Let’s face it, we all love calendars. The calendar view allows us to visualize the data/due dates efficiently and draw a mental comparison to the tasks we have due on any given date or in the near future. Good news: if your list with rows and columns of data contains date fields, we can now create a view that will display the… keep reading >

Lists or Planner?

With the overwhelming number of options we have within the Microsoft 365 eco-system, one of the common questions I get from my clients is whether they should be using Lists or Planner to manage tasks and recurring checklist items. So in this post, I would like to compare Microsoft Lists to Microsoft Planner and provide pros and cons for each option. Microsoft… keep reading >

What are Microsoft Lists?

Microsoft Lists application has been making waves over the last year, with its release back in August 2020 and subsequent updates to its various functions. With that being said, seasoned SharePoint users might recognize that, for the most part, this is not new, and we had similar functionality in the older versions of SharePoint. So in this post, I would like to… keep reading >

2 ways to manage row-level security in a SharePoint list

I had an interesting request from one of my clients the other day. They created a custom list in SharePoint that served as a dashboard of projects with various columns (metadata) carrying information on a project (location, project type, project manager, status, etc.) and one column (hyperlink type) linking to the project site. Since the list (dashboard) was accessible by a large… keep reading >

How to use a Hyperlink column on a Custom List to organize links to SharePoint sites

Today I want to share a cool trick with you, which you can use to organize your SharePoint sites. For most of the operational types of sites, I am sure you will build some sort of Hub Navigation. However, let’s say you also have sites that are temporary in nature that you only use for a period of time. I am talking… keep reading >