Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, check out the Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017 from the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Community.

10. Archiving in SharePoint
In this article I’ll describe built-in archiving functionality in SharePoint / Office 365. I’ll cover topics like on how you can use Site / Library based retention to fulfil company or legal requirements.
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9. Handling Events in a SharePoint Online Environment
Since Microsoft has moved to a Cloud first approach with Office 365 some challenge came to light when it comes to the handling of events in SharePoint 2013 (Online). In the good ol’ days we would open up our Visual Studio and without hesitation write an awesome Event Receiver and deploy it as a Farm Solution.  Read more here:

8. SharePoint Intranet Home Page: 8 Best Practices
If you are building your company’s Intranet on SharePoint, you will eventually have to make one very important decision: What do you do with the Intranet home page? No matter what the objective of your portal is, you kind of need to have a home page. But how do you go about designing it? Read more here:

7. Set Document Library Webpart to Specific Folder – SharePoint Online
This blog gives you step by step details on how to set the document library webpart view to specific sub folder. OOB SharePoint online does not support view to show the sub folder of the document library. Read more here:

6. SharePoint and the Vanished Workflow History
Workflow history is useful – especially in an enterprise environment. Think of important documents that need to be approved before they get published. In most cases a content approval workflow is used to accomplish that. Read more here:

5. OneNote as an Alternative to the Meeting Workspace in SharePoint 2013
In every organization, meetings are a substantial part of its daily work. At least the same attention need to be paid to the Information that are part of these meetings. Read more here:

4. Automatically Create Document Metadata
When it comes Document Metadata Imageto using SharePoint document libraries, one of the most common questions is, “Can I use folders for content organization?” The consistent answer that the SharePoint community seems to be pushing is, “No, do not use folders in SharePoint document libraries.” For the most part, I agree with this statement, but my tune will change depending on who is using the library, how the library will be accessed, and the purpose the document library. Read more here:

3. SharePoint Branding – Team Sites, Inherit Theme and Master Page on Office 365
In the following blog, I’ll show two good old SharePoint tricks. First trick is about setting Team Sites to inherit master page and theme. Second trick is about saving the Team Site as template. As an example, I’ll use my Office 365 tenant with SharePoint 2013 to explain SharePoint Branding. Read more here:

2. Creating a workflow in Office 365 SharePoint
In this blog, we shall see how to create a new workflow in Office 365 SharePoint. By reading this blog we can learn,
a) How to create new workflow for the Library
b) How to Apply the Created Workflow to the Libraries
c) How to assign the Task to Resource
d) Email Trigger Sample
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1. Displaying Corporate News with the Content Search Webpart
If you create a corporate intranet you’ll probably use several site collections. In most cases the Corporate News is going to be displayed on the intranet’s home page and the news items are stored in a generic list or in an announcements list. What happens if the news list is located in another site collection but the site collections that hosts the intranet’s home page? Read more here:

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