External Sharing in Office 365

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As we espouse collaboration as the new way of getting things done, it is important to understand what sharing in Microsoft 365 is, and what exactly we are giving access to when we share with external people. As we move towards cross-product collaboration in Microsoft 365, there are now more that one way to work Read

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SharePoint FAQs

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Frequently asked questions about SharePoint.

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SharePoint Classic vs Modern Team Sites

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Microsoft SharePoint supports two basic User Interfaces (UI) designs when it comes to team sites; The “Classic” experience, and the “Modern” experience. The modern experience is designed to be compelling, flexible, mobile, and easier to use. The main difference between classic and modern team sites is the integration with Office 365 Groups. Modern teams sites are connected to Microsoft 365 groups.  Another Read

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Intuition: Should we trust it?

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Intuition comes from somewhere, it’s not random. It’s built up from our past experiences, so if we have experiences in a given field and if we reflect on these, we can build up our intuition for future situations. But we can get so attached to our intuition and want to prove them right, that we Read

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Export SharePoint List Schema – The easy way

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Use the following procedure to get the schema of a particular SharePoint list. 1. Get the List Guid Go to the site contents of the site Select the list Select List settings from the Settings Icon The Guid is the alpha-numeric between %7B and %7D 2. Use SharePoint List Schema export link Enter the following Read

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SharePoint REST API Metadata Explorer

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The sp-rest-explorer is a wonderful website to explore all the APIs available on SharePoint. You can find it at https://s-kainet.github.io/sp-rest-explorer For example, if you browse to web > Alert, you can see that the Alert has a method called Add with signature as _api/web/Alerts/Add(…)/. It takes as a parameter, alertCreationInformation which is of type SP.AlertCreationInformation. Read

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React setTimeout Gotchas

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If you want to access a state prop inside of setTimeout, use Thanks to a discussion on Github: https://github.com/facebook/react/issues/14010

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Hide Searchbox in Modern SharePoint Experience Site

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You can hide the Searchbox that appears in the navigation bar using the following powershell

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SharePoint Framework Theming and Office UI Fabric React

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I don’t think you need to be reminded that when you build SharePoint Framework customizations, you should use theme colours so that your customizations look like a part of the site.  If you use fixed colours, your web parts will not adjust to theme changes. For example: will have #0078d7 colour regardless of the theme Read

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Adding Icons to SharePoint Navigation Links

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If you feel the default navigation link is boring and want to add some spice to it, then this post is for you. You can add icons and emojis to all navigation links in SharePoint, both classic and modern site collections. To add the icons, select to edit the navigation icons Then press Windows and Read

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