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Think twice before mapping a document library in SharePoint!

A common request from customers is to map a SharePoint document library to their PC.  This makes sense for a lot of reasons – but there are some inherent risks with this model.

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Where to Store Your Files in Office 365

If you’re new to Office 365, figuring out where to store your files can be confusing. There are multiple options (OneDrive and Sharepoint), and if you aren’t familiar with them, it can be hard to know what files to put where.

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OneDrive vs Sharepoint: Understanding the Difference

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How to Make Sharepoint Easier to Access

Out of all the Office 365 programs, Sharepoint tends to be the most confusing to new users. Two of the most common questions we get are, “How do I get to SharePoint?” and “How does my employee know to go there?” The answer to both is actually pretty simple: the ‘Sites’ page.

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Stop Wasting Time Searching for Files

“According to a McKinsey report, employees spend 1.8 hours every day—9.3 hours per week, on average—searching and gathering information. Put another way, businesses hire 5 employees but only 4 show up to work; the fifth is off searching for answers, but not contributing any value.” Source: Time Searching for Information.

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How to view permission in SharePoint Online

I was working with a customer last week who wanted an easy way to see all users (internal and external) who had access to their SharePoint site.  There are several ways to do this – but the easiest way to see all users is by following the process below.  This does not show which security groups the users belong to, it just shows what users have access to the site.

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SharePoint Misconceptions

Submitted by: Graham Cobb , Project Manager at PTG, a Microsoft Tier 3 Cloud Champion, Cloud Accelerate partner and Cloud deployment partner providing technology solutions including Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Private Cloud, and IT Infrastructure to businesses and enterprises nationally.

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Using Target Audiences for Sharepoint Online in Office 365

You can use Target Audiences inside SharePoint Online to present different data on the same page to people based on their security groups.  This functionality has been around – but it’s a little different in Office 365 since your environment is on a shared platform with other Office 365 users.

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Mass Delete Documents from the Office Uploader

If you have several documents from SharePoint Workspace (Office Uploader) that need to be deleted – there is no way to easily delete the all out – you actually have to do them one by one.  But there is this workaround:

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Why I Love Office 365 as the CEO of a small business–Part 2-Your biggest asset is inside your employees’ heads

As the CEO of an SMB, I recognize that one of our greatest assets is tapping the knowledge of our employees.  On any given day each employee may deal with up to 15-20 individual customers, 3-5 vendors, 10-15 fellow employees, and 3-5 strategic partners.  That’s as many as 540 unique interactions per day! Sound familiar?  When I talk to other CEOs this is not an uncommon problem – and if you think that just one or two of these interactions produce some bit of information that would be useful for the entire team – there’s a lot of data that would be useful for the entire team to leverage.

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