Category: SharePoint Online

Do you need a plan for how you can (and should) migrate files to Office 365?

How hard can it be? (my favorite phrase, in addition to “It depends”)

Isn’t it just about opening Windows Explorer and dragging over the files where they should be? Or can you not only use a script or a tool to copy all files to SharePoint and then start cleaning? Continue reading “Do you need a plan for how you can (and should) migrate files to Office 365?”

How to become a Rock Star within working with Modern SharePoint Pages

Most (or at least many) of us are used to work with SharePoint to create, upload, work with and collaborate on files. However one question I get quite often is “How do i use, create and customize pages in modern SharePoint?”. Only a few years ago, this was often a bit complicated and it was not uncommon to have to get help from a developer to get the layout and appearance you wanted to achieve. Continue reading “How to become a Rock Star within working with Modern SharePoint Pages”

Time to wake up and use SharePoint for your organization’s intranet.

Stuck with a third-party intranet? Not interested in anything else, or perhaps just unaware of what your toolbox has to offer?

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(Stuck?) Image from Ryan McGuire on Pixabay

There are companies that use Office 365 but still have their intranet based on another product. If you use Office 365 I can’t actually see any sustainable argument against having your intranet based on SharePoint.  Continue reading “Time to wake up and use SharePoint for your organization’s intranet.”

How to reuse the perfect news post in SharePoint Online

Is your intranet based on SharePoint Online? Do you have that very special news post that has the perfect layout with the tables and elements you want on all (or some) new  news posts?

Did you know that you can use an old news post as a template when you create a new post?

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1. Open “the perfect news post” you want to reuse.

2. Click New.

3. Select “Copy of this news post”.

4. Customize your new article.

5. Publish.

How easy can something be?

Oh no! What has happened to my files !!!

An accident happens so easily.

What if your files are deleted or overwritten? They may even become corrupt or in the worst case infected with malicious software. It starts to creep in the body and whizzes in the ears. The butterflies begin to flaunt in your stomach and the sweat rushes into your forehead. What in the world should you do now? Continue reading “Oh no! What has happened to my files !!!”

Latest news about Yammer

I often say that Yammer is the “digital coffee machine” where everyone in the organization can meet in order to discuss interesting topics without having to consider  organizational units.

I do not really know how my working day would look if I did not have access to Yammer to ask questions to my colleagues and find and spread tips and tricks and solutions. In my case, when working as a consultant, you are often alone with the customer and then it is very valuable to have access to all my competent colleagues in one and the same forum.

Here are some of the latest news in Yammer in case you missed them. I have sorted them based on what I think is most interesting/useful.

  1. Rich Text Formatting
  2. Yammer Tab in Teams
  3. Yammer Conversations Web Part (in SharePoint)
  4. Live Events in Yammer
  5. Microsoft Search in Bing Preview includes Yammer conversations

Read more about it all in the article Recent Innovation in Yammer.

Are all prepared for “Modern Experience”?

01-15-2019 Chris McNulty published Delivering SharePoint modern experiences on The SharePoint Community blog.

Today it is 03-28-2019 and Monday coming week will be the “big date” 04-01-2019 when the roll out starts.

In other words, whether you are a “prepper” or not, Now it is getting a little hurry for those of you who have not yet checked how you might be affected by this update. Maybe time to roll up your sleeves and take a look at your SharePoint sites and not least inform your users about the upcoming change.

What should you do now?

  • Read the article “Delivering SharePoint modern experiences” to see what options You have.
  • Identify the impact
  • Disable modern experience for specific site collections (but only If You need to)
  • Inform the users so that they understand the difference between Classic and Modern.
  • Last but not least: Embrace the “Modern Experience” and the improvements it brings.

Moving Content to Microsoft Teams

Are you going to migrate content to Microsoft Teams from SharePoint on-premises or file shares? Mapping, planning and preparation are usually the activity that require the most effort and time. The physical move doesn’t always have to be so complicated.

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Using policies in Office 365 in order to retain and/or delete content

Many of us are like squirrels. We collect and store more content than we can/should consume.

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After some time the content of our Office 365 Tenant becomes a “Content Flea Market”. One of the challenges with a flea market is that it is difficult to get an overview of what is valuable and what is worthless.

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What if we could have a function that cleans away old unimportant content and that also ensures that we keep current and important content as long as we need to keep it?

Surely You have a whole lot of various content stored in Your Office 365 Tenant. Probably some of this content should not be deleted and most likely You would benefit from deleting a whole lot of other content that does not qualify as useful, valid or current.

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In Your Office 365 Environment (Exchange, OneDrive and SharePoint)

  • Do you have a requirement to retain content for a minimum period of time?
  • Do You want to permanently delete old content that you are no longer required to keep?
  • Do You want to ensure that your users only work with content that is valid, current and relevant to them?
  • Do You want to be able to select where the policy should be applied?

Here is an overview of retention policies in Office 365 works and how to do implement it!

Great Improvement and extended availability of MyAnalytics

I think MyAnalytics is a great tool that provides you with an overview of how you, primary based on Your email/Outlook usage, spend your time at work. By summarizing this information MyAnalytics suggests how you can work “smarter”.

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I Admit that i read (and send some) emails during my vacation…

Great news for those of us who use Microsoft Teams even more than Outlook.

Up to now it has only been available to those of you who has an Enterprise E5 plan (or as an add-on to E1, and E3 plan). In a blog post from Natalie McCullough we can read that MyAnalytics is now becoming more broadly available and in addition to that it will also include analysis of the usage of Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint.

in January 2019 the insights for Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint will begin to roll out to existing customers and for the new suites it will be rolling out the next couple month.

More details about this can be found here: