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How to Reuse a Planner Plan as a Template

You can now copy a plan to existing Groups or Teams!  Exciting Right!!!!

When showcasing how teams and organizations can use Planner in Microsoft 365, one question that comes up repeatedly is: How can I create a plan template?  Last year, Microsoft released the ability to copy an existing plan to a new Office 365 Group (now called, a Microsoft 365 Group), effectively enabling a reusable plan “template”. However, creating a new Group for each plan is not ideal for most teams and can easily create Group sprawl. 

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Authentication 101 - Best Practices

I get asked for this all the time. Customers ask for the “Best Practices” for really complex subjects, sharing settings, site structure, things where, as a consultant, my answer almost always has to be ...“It depends.”   Complex subjects are very hard to apply best practices to, and the way that you know you are about to wander into that territory is when you find yourself asking  someone “What do most organizations do?”

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How to Create, Publish, and Use Sensitivity Labels in Microsoft 365

We all want to know where our data is and who can see it, and most importantly we want to know without a doubt that people who shouldn’t see it can’t.  

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Working with Likes & Replies in SharePoint REST API

Recently, while working on a webpart that mimicked functionality provided for SharePoint News Articles, I came across several issues where solutions were either barely documented or non-existent. After several hours of Googling, troubleshooting, reverse engineering, and guessing I found discovered various obscure solutions to all my problems.

Problem #1: Replying to pre-existing comments on News Articles

Problem #2: Liking an article

Problem #3: Liking comments/replies

 

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Can Microsoft Teams replace your SharePoint Intranet?

Short answer…Absolutely Not.

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WFH Series: 2020 is the Best Year of Innovation Yet.

I’m sitting here this weekend, watching virtual NASCAR.  First of all, please understand that we are not a NASCAR family, we are a sports family (football, basketball, lacrosse…doesn’t matter). However, it’s been weeks since live sports have been available on tv and so here we are.  My teenage boys are marveling at how cool the virtual NASCAR race is – you can see them race, much like you would watch a video game. They still wreck and have issues, so it’s pretty realistic to watch AND you’re getting the behind the scenes. You get to hear every word they say and let me tell you, their driving setup is pretty darn cool, it looks like the inside of their real car.  Typically, you can’t really see the drivers and their intense focus hidden inside their helmets, so that has also added a whole new element to the race too!

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