Category: quick tip

Using PNP Powershell to create a SharePoint list or library view that groups, filters and sorts

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Make files in a channel read-only in Microsoft Teams

A request I hear a lot when implementing Teams is the ability to make files read-only in certain channels. There is also an uservoice item to request such a feature. Microsoft Teams, with the underlying Microsoft 365 Groups technology works best (in my opinion) if you keep it as simple as possible: You need a …


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Storing your document templates in SharePoint

As I was busy creating the shownotes for Office 365 Distilled ep30, I heard Steve (my co-presenter) asking about this document templates feature in SharePoint. I meant to write a blogpost about this sooner but it kind of piled up next to the other 100 ideas I want to write down. So here goes! Announced …


Use color-coding in your Teams Team picture to define types of collaboration

Blaming the End User S03e02 – Blaming the Corona WFH Special episode

In this COVID-19 quarantine special episode of Blaming the End-User, different heroes of the Office 365 community sit together virtually over a drink and discuss best practices for WFH. This was a superfun event, where we asked each of our guests for their top tips for #WFH in these Corona days. We also heavily relied …


Backup (and restore) for SharePoint Online site pages

A customer had created a beautifully designed SharePoint site, complete with all kinds of informative pages containing lots of text and markup. The question now was how they could create a backup of these beautiful pages, in case something went wrong and they needed to restore them again. I know, you shouldn’t have to do …


Adding an Edit button to a modern SharePoint online list item

In classic SharePoint, there was an easy way to show the  “edit” button in a list. If you clicked on it, the edit page would open up. This was a wonderful, easy way to have your users go directly to the edit page of the item. In default SharePoint online, there is a different approach: …


“Allow editing” is grayed out when sharing in SharePoint

Earlier this week I had a head scratching issue from a power user at a customer. The goal was to set up a new library, but when people wanted to share files, the “Allow editing” button was grayed out and not clickable. Wow. That is weird! Even for “specific people”, we couldn’t create a link …