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3 ways to open a document in SharePoint and OneDrive

I know what you are thinking. Greg, you will show me how to open a document in SharePoint? Isn’t it common knowledge? Kind of! I am sure you know how to open a document already, but I am hoping to show you a trick that you probably did not know about. Option 1: Open by clicking on File Name The most obvious… keep reading >

How to prevent duplicate entries in SharePoint lists and libraries with “enforce unique values” feature

There are situations when you have a list or library and need to assure it only contains unique metadata values. With this post, I will explain a little-known functionality called “enforce unique values” and how you can use it to prevent duplicate entries in SharePoint lists and libraries. What is “enforce unique values” feature? Enforce unique values is a setting on a… keep reading >

How to stop sync of a SharePoint Document Library

“Help! We just had all our files and folders mysteriously disappear from our SharePoint site. They were there yesterday, and today they are all gone. We lost like 10,000+ files and folders.” This is the email I got from one of my clients the other day. If this sounds familiar, you might want to read this article. Usually, when something like this… keep reading >

Best practices on linking to sites, document libraries and lists in SharePoint

When you build your navigation links in SharePoint, you often have to create links to other SharePoint sites, lists or document libraries. This post is about some quick but very important tips on how to properly link to those entities in SharePoint. Before we proceed, I recommend that you read this article, that explains what the SharePoint URL is all about. This will… keep reading >

How to Rate and Like items and documents in SharePoint

The Like button has become universal these days. We “Like” posts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and use the feature to show our appreciation for something. Well, did you know that you can also rate and like items and documents in SharePoint as well? In case you did not, the feature has been out there for quite some time but is hidden,… keep reading >

Go back to Dropbox!

I know what you are might be saying to yourself. Greg, are you having a bad day, or did you have too much coffee this morning? It is “No” to question # 1 and “No” to question # 2 – just another typical day in the life of SharePoint consultant.  🙂 Thanks for asking, though. The reason for this post is that… keep reading >

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