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PAIT's Stephanie Donahue Named AvePoint Community Champion

Recently, PAIT Group's President and Microsoft MVP Stephanie Donahue was named an AvePoint Community Champion. Community Champions..."are trusted advisors and respected influencers within the Microsoft technical community. They have a passion for the latest technology innovations and are always giving back to the broader community." 

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This Old House – Intranet Edition

Excuse me while I beat an analogy to within an inch of its life...

and then some…

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Hello, From the Outside: External Sharing in SharePoint Online

External Sharing in SharePoint Online

External sharing is one of the more useful collaboration features in SharePoint Online. Whether we’re working with a preferred vendor, client, or subsidiary company, there are a variety of situations where having a workspace with users outside of our Active Directory domain is a vital business need. With external sharing we can do exactly that.

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Hub Sites! Modernizing Your Approach to Site Architecture in SharePoint and Office 365 - Part 2

Wow!  The interest in modernizing SharePoint Site Architecture has been strong.  Thanks to everyone for your comments and feedback on my previous blog post. If you haven’t yet read through the Part 1 of Modernizing your Approach to Site Architecture in SharePoint, please see that here.  Let’s keep the dialog going! As we continue with our story around modernizing our site architecture, we need to address the addition of some new functionality in SharePoint Online called a Hub Site.  

Note: Hub sites are now in “Launched” status according to the Office 365 Roadmap. This means they should be available to 100% of the tenants worldwide!  It’s important to note that Hub Sites are a SharePoint Online “only” feature – they didn’t make the cutoff for SharePoint 2019 on-premises release.  

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No Column Formatting in List View Webparts? No problem!

OK, guys and gals, I’m sure you disagree with the title and that’s alright because it is a problem. A rather big one. But, I have a workaround to offer you until Microsoft catches up with the demand for functionality in our list view webparts 

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4 Essential Content Management Tips for SharePoint Online

Content Management Doesn't Have To Be A Headache!

For many organizations, there is a huge push to begin utilizing SharePoint Online as the primary content management system. If you’ve already invested in Office 365, SharePoint is a no-brainer for low-cost storage and easy remote access.

However, there’s more to migrating to SharePoint Online than a point and click migration. Time and time again we see users get frustrated as they try to navigate deep folder structures in SharePoint. We see them ask, “Why did we move to SharePoint?  How is this helping me?”

Their frustration is understandable if all they were able to do was take their current file share mess and move it to a web-based file share mess.  It’s time to rethink our file structures and security and take the opportunity to put our best foot forward when migrating into SharePoint Online.

So, how do we do that? Where do we begin? Here are 4 things to think about before you use SharePoint Online for content management.

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