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Topic: "Version History"

Major vs. Minor Versions in SharePoint Online

Version History has got to be one of the most important document management features in SharePoint. Just like a time machine, Version History allows you to go back in the history of a given document or an item. It also allows you to trace the changes that occurred. To translate into pure English – Version History allows you to save your butt… keep reading >

How to compare and restore SharePoint Pages

As users edit the SharePoint pages, add and delete content and web parts, it is also necessary to restore the previous versions of the pages. We had this functionality for a long time. As a matter of fact, I even wrote a post about it. However, Microsoft has recently upgraded the experience. So I would like to explain a modern option now… keep reading >

How to restore and undo the changes on SharePoint Pages

The arrival of the modern SharePoint pages has really simplified the editing process for SharePoint sites. It has now become straightforward to edit pages, add text and web parts. It is something your mother can do now without needing to have a Ph.D. in SharePoint. I demonstrated previously how easy it is to build a page. However, what that also means is… keep reading >

How to achieve paperless office with SharePoint and Office 365

I have had few clients lately inquire with me about the tools and techniques to achieve a truly paperless office in their organizations. SharePoint and Office 365 provide a myriad of features that will allow making this happen. So with this post, I would like to highlight a few tips for achieving a paperless office with SharePoint and Office 365. By the… keep reading >

How to prevent users from accessing old versions of a document

I had an interesting request from one of my clients the other day. They are using SharePoint Online to store various policies/SOPs and specifications for their engineering practice. As part of their industry regulation, they need to make sure that users cannot accidentally access the previous versions of the document. Out of the box, Version History allows to easily access older versions if need be. They needed it turned… keep reading >

Do you really need to check out a document in SharePoint?

In an earlier post, I explained the concept of Co-authoring in SharePoint. Co-authoring allows multiple users to work on the same document simultaneously. The concept of check-in/check-out is a total opposite of co-authoring. In this article, I would like to explain what it is all about and whether you need it at all. Co-authoring is all about collaboration between multiple users. Check-in/Check-out,… keep reading >

Co-authoring documents in SharePoint

One of the great capabilities of SharePoint is the ability for multiple users to work on the same document at the same time (also known as co-authoring). This functionality enhances collaboration, improves user experience and adoption of SharePoint. What is Co-Authoring? Co-Authoring in SharePoint is a formal name for multiple (2 or more) users collaborating together on the same file/document at the… keep reading >