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Topic: "Security"

Please stop making everyone a Group Owner!

This is @#$%^ frustrating. I often perform assessments for my clients, where I check the existing Teams/SharePoint site setup, security, info architecture, and other settings. I click on Group/Site Permissions, see 10 users being part of a group, and… all 10 are Group Owners. Let me explain why this is a bad idea and can lead to inadvertent intellectual property loss. Group… keep reading >

Why every SharePoint Site needs two Owners

When I work with clients, I often observe situations where there are tens or hundreds of SharePoint sites that have been created, and no one knows what the hell they are for and why they were created in the first place. This, unfortunately, can lead to some severe consequences, including loss of intellectual property. With this short post, I would like to… keep reading >

4 security roles of a SharePoint site

Fact: Understanding how security works in SharePoint continues to be the leading cause of high blood pressure among SharePoint users. OK, I just made it up, but judging by the number of questions and urgent emails I get from my clients and blog followers, this got to be the biggest matzo ball out there among those using SharePoint Online for collaboration. I… keep reading >

How to share a Custom List

A welcome addition to the Custom List lately was the ability to share it and give others easy access to view, edit, or manage it. Ironically, this is really not a new functionality – we could do this in the past. However, that required a Site owner to go behind the scenes, which most users did not even know about or shied… keep reading >

How to list unique permissions for files and folders on a SharePoint site

In this article, I would like to share with you how you can easily check unique permissions for files and folders you have on a SharePoint site. This topic comes up rather often, so I decided to document it all for you, my loyal blog followers, Enjoy! Why do we have unique permissions for files and folders on a SharePoint site? There… keep reading >

3 types of privacy settings in Microsoft Teams

When you create a new Team in Office 365, you have to make an important decision about the Team’s privacy and security. There are three types of privacy settings in Microsoft teams to choose from! With this post, I would like to clarify the options available. So grab some popcorn and enjoy the show! 🙂 By the way, if you do not… keep reading >