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How to Fix the Cannot Save as Draft Issue with a SharePoint Blog Site

July 23, 2018

I was recently working with someone who wanted an overview of SharePoint Blog Sites. We setup the SharePoint Blog Site in our sandbox site collection (where I was acting as Site Collection Administrator and they were acting as Full Control Site Owner). We quickly noticed that the “Save as Draft” button was disabled. While I am the Read More

List of SharePoint Resources

April 17, 2018

I was recently asked by a fellow Victoria Office 365 Users Group member: “Can you recommend a forum where I can go for questions in regard to SharePoint functionality?” My response was:  When I am seeking answers about SharePoint, these are the publicly accessible sites and forums that I visit: Microsoft SharePoint Support Microsoft SharePoint Read More

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How to Fix the Broken Filter Pane in SharePoint Online

May 4, 2017

(Quick Fix Answer: Clear the Browsing Data manually.) What Happened: I broke the Broken Filter Pane in SharePoint Online. I was resizing the Filter Pane and when dragging it to the right of the screen I dragged past the vertical scroll bar. At first I could retrieve the Pane by waiting until the cursor turned into a Read More

Using the Filter Pane in a Modern SharePoint Library in SharePoint Online

February 24, 2017

I’ve been using the new modern SharePoint library experience in Microsoft SharePoint Online for some time now. However every now and then I stumble across a button I haven’t used before in this new experience. These are not new buttons… I haven’t found a reason to use the function until I seek them out. For example, I was Read More

How to Open or Save As a File to a SharePoint Location from Word 2016

January 18, 2017

When you’ve been working with SharePoint for a number of years, some tips and tricks become ingrained and second-nature. I was reminded of one example at a coaching session this week: We are working with a client that is transitioning to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online from Dropbox for storing files. Some staff wanted Read More

How to Make “Hidden Files” with No Checked in Version Visible in a SharePoint Library

May 16, 2016

In a SharePoint Library that has “Required Check Out” turned on in the Library’s Versioning Settings, there is a risk that brand new files that are uploaded to the library will be hidden from other people’s view. The user who uploads the file has to know that they need to check in the file to Read More

My Top Takeaways from Microsoft’s “The Future of SharePoint” Event

May 9, 2016

After attending Microsoft’s “The Future of SharePoint” Event last week, I needed a few days to process all the exciting announcements they shared with us. Although I could certainly write a short novella of everything they discussed, I’ve decided to organize my first impressions into a bullet point list. I also decided to only focus on announcements Read More

Key Resources from Microsoft’s “The Future of SharePoint” Event

May 4, 2016

Yep, I haven’t posted in a loooong while. I also haven’t been *this* excited about a Microsoft announcement until now. We attended the webcast of Microsoft’s “The Future of SharePoint” live event. I’ll save a summary of my first impressions and *gasp* worthy moments for later day, but for now I want to share two useful Read More

Button to Post Document Link to Yammer from SharePoint Online

July 6, 2015

Have you ever clicked on the “Post” button in SharePoint Online? While hunting for a “there’s gotta be a faster way” solution to co-worker Sean Wallbridge’s “Copy Shortcut – Gonzo in SharePoint Online!” blog post, I spotted a “new” (to me) button that we suspect has been around for quite some time in SharePoint Online. I was pleased after Read More

How to Open a Link in a New Tab in Any Internet Browser

June 22, 2015

One of the students at a recent SharePoint class I delivered, asked: “Where is the setting to have links in a SharePoint Links list open in a new tab?” Great question! I thought there had to be a checkbox or radio button setting tucked away in Advanced Settings. I poked around, eventually giving up, and asking my SharePoint Read More

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