Creating and saving files directly in SharePoint Online and OneDrive

If you’ve been working with computers prior to “the cloud”, it’s very easy to have your behavior default to saving your files to your local hard drive or a file share. However, now with SharePoint Online and OneDrive, doing that limits the opportunities you have to work with the files in new and collaborative ways. Instead, start creating and saving your files directly to SharePoint document libraries or your OneDrive space. Here’s how that works…

2021/02/09 – Sending files in Outlook… attachments or links?

Prior to the advent of cloud computing, sending attachments via email meant that each recipient got their own copy of the file(s), leading to wasted bandwidth, excessive disk storage, and no way to have a “single source of truth” file since everyone had their own copy. But now with the cloud, you can choose instead to send a link to your file that’s stored in OneDrive or SharePoint, and everyone can work off that single copy. Here’s how that works…

Deciphering the SharePoint Online/OneDrive sharing links

I’ve been asked about some of the odd parameters that are now part of sharing links when you’re grabbing a copy of a link to a file or folder to share with someone else. In trying to research the answer, I found that there’s very little information in a single location that addresses this, so I’m going to give it a shot here. Keep in mind that this is my “best guess” on the topic, and it may not be totally correct and/or may change without notice. 🙂

Making your voice heard at Microsoft – UserVoice sites for our relevant software

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t get a question from someone along the lines of “does do , and why doesn’t it?”. Or, there’s the “when will Microsoft change to allow us to do ” question. Bottom line… we don’t know, and we have virtually no sway to influence Microsoft to change their software… but you do!

Using the Search function in OneDrive

One of the advantage of having your personal files in OneDrive is that you have the capabilities of the Office 365 search engine when it comes to finding data. You’re not just restricted to searching for file names, either. The search indexes the content of the files, and gives you a powerful search experience. Here’s how you can use it to find your data quickly…