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Get Classic SharePoint Site

When I first started using Office 365 and created my first SharePoint site, it was a simple experience with the Site being created and I had my documents. Later on, when I created a Site, I saw it had to be a Team or Communication Site. Well, I wanted to get my classic SharePoint Site back! Classic SharePoint Site Settings I just heard a podcast…

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Office 365 Focused Inbox and Insert Recent Links Features

If you have the Office 365 subscription service, you get updates every month. We’re going to look at 2 new ones: Focused Inbox and Adding Links to Documents. I’ve recently noticed I’m starting to get an email that notifies me of the new Office 365 updates and to go and read about them. I really like this, otherwise, I just stumble upon it when doing…

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OneDrive Files On Demand

The SharePoint Virtual Summit (held May 16th), contained some important news about changes coming to OneDrive For Business and Consumer. The biggest announcement was the introduction of OneDrive Files On Demand – the long awaited Placeholders update/replacement. We’ll focus here on the OneDrive and SharePoint news. If you want a recap on the entire Virtual SharePoint Summit, here you go. OneDrive Files On Demand “OneDrive…

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When Your O365 SharePoint Sites Get Encrypted

One of my small business clients recently experienced a phishing attack where an employee clicked on a malicious link. One of the results of this was their O365 SharePoint Sites becoming encrypted. Since the office was on a network, the malware spread throughout the office, bringing business to a halt. Their IT person went in to remove the malware and get the individual work stations…

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Fixing OneDrive for Business Sync Errors (Groove)

Editor’s Note – this article is updated on 3-23-2017 because new tools and processes have come out to help you fix your OneDrive For Business and SharePoint syncing errors. The updated section follows first: If you need help with sync errors for your business, I have a service to help business owners or individuals fix their sync problems. Check out my services page  for more…

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What’s the Difference–O365 Home, O365 Business & Office 2016?

Microsoft is known for their confusing names and description of products. This article will make it clear what each product is and what’s right for you. We’ll look at Office 365 Home (home category) Office 365 Personal   “ Office Home & Student 2016 for PC   “ Office 365 Business Essentials  (business category) Office 365 Business Premium      “ Office 365 Business                     “ Office 2016 Microsoft Office…

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How To Rename your SharePoint Site

How to Rename your SharePoint Site Update August 28, 2019. Since this article was written, much has been done by Microsoft on making it easier to rename your SharePoint site. It was announced May 21st, 2019 at the SharePoint Conference that by the end of 2019, there will be GA (general availability), for everyone to be able to rename their SharePoint site urls. While renaming…

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How To Install New Next Gen Sync Client (Sep. 2016)

This article will show you how to install the new OneDrive Sync client on your PC. This is the the sync client introduced at the September, 2016 Microsoft Ignite Conference. The last sync client was called the next gen sync client. It looks like they are naming this the ‘new’ OneDrive sync client. To show you, I have a 7″ video – a little longer…

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