• SharePoint Alert Settings

    Enable Alerts for SharePoint 2019, 2016, 2013

    Allowing users to set alerts on SharePoint lists and libraries is the easiest way to keep users informed with what is going on within your intranet and team (collaboration) sites. This functionality has been a part of SharePoint for many versions and is an easy feature for users to take advantage of. That is, IF you have all the settings correct. Your first sign that alerts are not setup for use is when looking at the library (or list) tab in the ribbon, and you don’t see the Alert me button in the Share & Track section. There are two settings you need to check: first you need to make…

  • Set the default open behavior for browser enabled documents

    Set the default open behavior for browser enabled documents

    I was recently asked how to configure documents that are in a SharePoint document library to open in their native application on the client computer instead of the browser. This question came from a user in SharePoint Online, but the answer is the same for those using SharePoint Server 2013, 2016, and 2019. There is a feature at the site collection level and a setting on every document library that you use to decide how documents get opened. I searched for an official Microsoft document detailing how this can be accomplished, but I could only find a post from 2014 that said it was for Office Web Apps – a…

  • Managing SharePoint Access Requests

    Managing SharePoint Access Requests

    During a recent intranet deployment project, a client asked what would happen if she clicked the ‘Accept’ link on the SharePoint access request email she received from one of her coworkers. She was a bit surprised by my answer and after that conversation, I thought it would be good to do a quick video explaining the process. What permissions do users get if you accept their access request? How are those users managed on the SharePoint site and is there a best practice for managing access requests? Watch the video below to find out!

  • MVP Congrats email

    Microsoft MVP 2018

    I absolutely love being part of the Microsoft technical community. It is a place to grow, connect, and learn. More specifically, the SharePoint and Office 365 community is one where I have given the most and received the most with growth and friendships. I am so happy to announce that Microsoft has presented me again with the MVP award for my efforts in the community. I can’t wait for what this coming 12 months has in store and I want to keep giving back! I am always open to connecting with user groups and events – please let me know if I can help you grow your local technical community!

  • REgarding 365 Debate 2

    Do you need an intranet? Are they still relevant?

    On Thursday 4/19/2018 3pm Central time, the REgarding 365 crew and some special guests will tackle the question: Are Intranets still relevant? Join me, Liz Sundet, Sarah Haase, Tracy van der Schyff, Alistair Pugin, and Sébastien Levert as we dive into this very important discussion. If you can join us live, make sure you join the chat and ask your questions, get your word in! More info on the event can be found on the REgarding 365 blog. You can tune into the debate using the video below (or check the recording if you aren’t able to jump in live).

  • OneDrive Setting Files to Read Only

    OneDrive Sync Client Making Files Read-only

    Drew Madelung asked a question on Twitter about why a lock icon was showing next to files being synced from a SharePoint document library to his computer via the OneDrive sync client. Hmm just noticed Files On-Demand lock icons via file explorer – @onedrive what are these for? pic.twitter.com/xa4jpC1ima — Drew Madelung (@dmadelung) April 10, 2018 After seeing the tweet, I did some testing and we found out why the lock icon was showing up – check out the short video below to find out more.

  • Talking Microsoft Teams adoption with Erica Toelle

    I had a chat with Erica Toelle [Twitter] at SharePoint Saturday (SPS) St. Louis and we talked about Microsoft Teams adoption. The video and some key highlights are below: 01:10 User categories for adoption 01:33 Erica’s number 1 tip for adopting Microsoft Teams 01:56 Video in Teams can be that ‘sticky’ feature 03:24 I ask: Is Teams flexible enough for all users in an organization 04:25 Teams can work organically with your working group

  • Planning is key for all migrations to Office 365

    I had a chat with Mike Maadarani [Twitter] at SharePoint Saturday (SPS) St. Louis about SharePoint migrations and his strategies for helping organizations moving to the cloud. The video and some key points are below: 00:48 Big challenge when migrating SharePoint 01:15 Unlocking the new features in SharePoint & adoption 02:08 For SharePoint migrations, clicking the button is the easy part 03:43 First thing to do before migrating… 04:37 What are users often confused about with Office 365  

  • SharePoint Saturday St. Louis 2018

    Another great SharePoint Saturday is scheduled for St. Louis on January 20th and I’m so happy to be a speaker! I am giving two sessions at #SPSSTL, one on using on-prem data with cloud tools and the second one on using Microsoft Teams! Check out the SPS St. Louis site for registration and details! [UPDATE] I had a fantastic time at the event and I can’t wait to connect with the attendees on follow-ups! Had a great group for my @MicrosoftTeams @SharePoint & @Office presentation at #SPSSTL! Sorry I could get everyone in the pic. pic.twitter.com/7fZFH8QKkj — Daniel Glenn (@DanielGlenn) January 20, 2018 Oh, and I recorded two interviews with…

  • Vlad Catrinescu and Daniel Glenn

    Blockers for Moving to Office 365 with Vlad Catrinescu

    There is a big push to get organizations to adopt Office 365 and many are encountering challenges with moving their existing processes “to the cloud.” I recently spoke with Vlad Catrinescu [Blog – Twitter], Microsoft MVP and author, about these challenges and his experience in overcoming them. 01:01 Challenges organizations are facing 01:31 Customization in SharePoint 02:00 Rewriting code 02:19 Regulations 03:16 Release schedule 05:01 How to mitigate challenges 06:36 IT Pro job changes 08:28 Training materials need to change