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Who should you make a SharePoint Site Owner?

OK, this post is not “technical” like most of the other ones on my site. Instead, it is philosophical. I get this question a lot. You set up your SharePoint Site or Office 365 Group, add members to the members group, but who should be in the Site Owners one? An important part of SharePoint Governance is to assure that all SharePoint sites are… keep reading >

How to prevent team site members from editing SharePoint pages

In this post, I am going to describe how to get around a pretty damaging issue in SharePoint Sites. It is the ability of regular members of the site to edit pages, including the homepage of the site. In SharePoint, pages are treated just like any other content (documents, events, etc.). This means that if the users have Edit or Contribute permission level (those… keep reading >

6 locations where you can set security for files in SharePoint and Office 365

One of the most frequent concerns/questions users have about security in SharePoint, is whether or not the files you store in Office 365 ecosystem are safe and secure and can’t accidentally be accessed by curious colleagues or discovered by accident by those who do not need to see them. Security, in my opinion, is one of the core strengths of SharePoint (if… keep reading >

How to access someone else’s OneDrive account

Here is a scenario. Your employee left or is about to leave the organization, but has left lots of valuable intellectual property in his or her OneDrive repository. Or, maybe someone just left on vacation and forgot to publish a very important Sales Proposal to SharePoint. The bottom line is – you need to access someone else’s OneDrive. With this post, I… keep reading >

Is my stuff secure in SharePoint and Office 365?

Is my stuff secure in SharePoint and Office 365? It is a valid question as organizations offload gigabytes of content, which used to be behind the firewall, into the cloud. Let me try and answer this for you. Just like there are two sides to the coin, there are two components to this answer. 1. Security measures by Microsoft The first component of security… 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 >

How to hide rows in a SharePoint list

Some time ago I published a post on item-level permissions on a list. The functionality allows you to set read or edit permissions to an item in a list based on whether or not the item was created by the individual trying to access it. But what if you want to hide certain rows in a SharePoint list? In other words, have… keep reading >

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