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Why you need to be careful with the default document library on a SharePoint site

The default document library on a SharePoint site is like a Mother-in-Law. You cannot easily get rid of it, and if you do – you will be in big trouble! 🙂  Some time ago, I published a post on why you should avoid using the default document library for document management on a SharePoint site. This post is somewhat of a continuation… keep reading >

How to prevent file duplicates using the link feature in a document library

It is inevitable. You have files stored on some SharePoint site and also need to have a copy on another site. This, of course, will mean that you will copy the files and now will end up with duplicates in multiple places. How do you avoid such a situation? Well, there is a trick! In this post, let me show you how… keep reading >

How to track documents in SharePoint using Document ID feature

Today I would like to talk about a feature that existed for quite some time in SharePoint. The feature I am talking about is called Document ID. Historically, it has been used by organizations to track documents in SharePoint. However, it also has some other benefits as well. Though SharePoint went through a renaissance lately with a whole suite of modern features… 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 >