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5 ways to display recently modified documents on a SharePoint site

When I build department or project sites for my clients, I like to display recently modified documents on a SharePoint site homepage. This is a neat trick because it is a great indicator of whether the site is active or not. Those new to the site can easily see when was the last time users added or modified documents on it. There… keep reading >

5 ways to use the new Countdown Timer Web Part in SharePoint

It is April 1, so I thought I would use the opportunity to show you some fun ways you can use the Countdown Timer Web Part in SharePoint Online. Apparently, many users wanted it, and now we have it. So let’s have some fun and put it to good use! And since we are talking about Countdown Timer, we will count backward here! #5:… keep reading >

News and Announcements web parts in SharePoint

I have always been a huge fan of Announcements web part of in SharePoint. It allowed for a quick and easy way for users to add announcements to the site, whether they were company-wide, department or project related. With the arrival of modern pages in SharePoint Online, there is a new web part called News allowing to achieve the same requirement differently. With… 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 >

How to hide SharePoint Announcements past the expiration date

One of the out of the box web parts that is a great addition to any Intranet homepage is the Announcements Web Part. It allows to easily create short notices and company announcements and makes the content of Intranet Homepage more dynamic and fresh. Each of the announcements contains a brief headline, as well as short description of the announcement. In this blog… keep reading >

2 ways to add a Border around Web Parts

Sometimes there might be a need to add a border around SharePoint Web Part on a page. This could be due to specific visual or aesthetics requirements. I recently had a client who had some accessibility requirements. As such, one of their requests was a light border around each of the web parts on the page, so it is easier to identify… keep reading >

How to create Help Desk Solution in SharePoint out of the box

Though primarily SharePoint is famous for its document management capabilities, it also does an amazing job streamlining and automating various internal processes. One such process that is common to many organizations is the Help Desk. If you are currently not using a 3rd party tool to manage help desk requests – you can create a Help Desk solution in SharePoint in no… keep reading >

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