New SharePoint Online lists and libraries have versioning turned on by default

One of the great things about SharePoint Online lists and libraries is the concept of versioning. Every time you save a copy of the item, a new version is created. If necessary, you can go back to a prior version and make that the most current version. It used to be that versioning was not turned on by default, and you usually discovered that when you needed to recover something and it was too late. Now, SharePoint Online lists and libraries have versioning turned on by default. Here’s what that looks like…

Using the Microsoft Teams SharePoint Tab to add pages, lists, or document libraries

As you consolidate more of your work (and your work day) in Microsoft Teams, it’s a good idea to make as much content as possible available within Teams so you don’t have to search somewhere else for it. The SharePoint Tab in a Microsoft Teams workspace now allows you to show lists and libraries of SharePoint sites in addition to individual pages. Here’s how that works…

Viewing site usage data for your SharePoint Online site

One of the common requests we get on the SharePoint team is whether or not someone can get site usage statistics for their SharePoint site. My usual answer is a qualified “yes”, as they normally want something more detailed than what SharePoint provides. I hope that someday the site usage data becomes more detailed, but until then, here’s what we have and how it works…

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…