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Maintaining Sanity in a World of Constant Change

One question I get asked all the time is “How do you stay on top of the changing Office 365 landscape?” It’s crazy! Right? New features are continually rolled out. Old functionality is no longer considered “best practice” and we get at least two “must have” new applications every year.  Some changes are minor like the addition of new web parts, while others can have significant financial impact like the recent change to Microsoft Flow licensing.

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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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