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How to replicate Office 365 Group Sites based on a template

Replicating SharePoint sites has been a no-brainer for many years now. You would build a site, save it as a template, then create a new subsite or site collection based on the template. A pretty painless and straightforward process that I document in this post. But now that we have Office 365 Group sites, how do you replicate Office 365 Group Sites based… 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 >

20 ways to create an Office 365 Group

Having spent my childhood years in the former Soviet Union, I appreciate the many choices I now have while living in the United States (God Bless America)! In Russia, we only had 1 of each item or no item altogether. Here in the US, my head is spinning from all the choices we, Americans, often take for granted. If you collaborate with… keep reading >

Why I love Office 365 Groups

First, I will admit that when Office 365 Groups came out a few years ago, I was skeptical about them. It was quite a departure from the “classic” SharePoint Team Site, because it provisioned a modern page site and you also got a distribution list to go with it. The value was not obvious to the users. Fast-forward to today, and it… keep reading >

How to connect a SharePoint Site to an Office 365 Group

Office 365 Groups are extremely popular these days. Besides just a SharePoint site, you also get all these cool tools and apps, like Planner, Teams, shared Outlook calendar, and an email distribution list. But what if you already have an existing SharePoint site, that you created like three years ago and now wanted all those cool features too? Well, you might be… keep reading >

A review of all the calendar options in SharePoint and Office 365

From my personal experience and observations, a group calendar is a most frequently requested feature in SharePoint Intranets (after document libraries of course). From tracking company holidays to the company-wide calendar to vacations, we all need a place for tracking events of our busy office lives. When I used to work in the corporate world, I, for example, used group calendars to… keep reading >

Office 365 Groups or SharePoint Team Sites?

This was a question when Office 365 Groups made it to the world a few years ago and still remains THE BIG question to this day. When do you need to create just a SharePoint site and when do you opt for an Office 365 Group Site with all the bells and whistles that come with it? First, let me explain the… keep reading >

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