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PAIT's Summer 2018 Events Calendar

Finally! Summer has officially has kicked off...and we'll be ramping up our nationwide SharePoint events circuit in the next few months. All three of our MVP's-- Stephanie Donahue, Mark Rackley, and Rob Windsor, were recently just renewed for their MVP Award. They will be sharing their knowledge to all willing attendees at the following fests, conferences, and events...be on the lookout and come say hello!

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External Sharing in SharePoint Online

One of my favorite features in SharePoint is the ability to easily invite external users into my SharePoint environment. If you’ve ever had to deal with this in an on premises environment I’m here to tell you, life has gotten so much better.

SharePoint Online lets us decide which site collections should be allowed to host external users. There is also a choice for how we share with our external folks. 

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Organizing in SharePoint

A common dilemma in SharePoint is “How many lists and libraries are too many?  You’ll be pleased to know that the exactly correct answer is, “It depends.”  Before you send me threatening tweets or comments, please read on!

Would your users prefer going to one place to find the information they’re looking for and sorting/filtering through one large bucket of data or having a list of libraries and lists, with detailed names to look through?

One giant list? Let’s think about that for a minute. I’m not talking about scrolling through a long list of hundreds of files. SharePoint lists and libraries allow us to create views. Views let us slice, dice and surface content in meaningful ways. Keep in mind, views cannot be secured so the One Big Bucket approach only works when security allows it.

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Ignite is Over–Time to Start Planning for Ignite

Okay, you’ve had a couple of weeks to recover from Microsoft Ignite in Orlando. Your feet have recovered. You are hopefully over whatever bug you caught while you were there (thanks again Bill). Your head is full of information and new stuff you can’t wait to get your hands on.

You know what that means? Right, it’s time to start planning for Ignite 2018. Seriously, if you have plans to attend Ignite 2018 there are some things you need to start planning for now in order to get the best experience possible and since Ignite will again be in Orlando this year, we can take the lessons learned from Ignite 2017 to helps us prepare for an even better Ignite 2018.

So, without further ado…. Here’s my advice for attending Microsoft Ignite 2018, in Orlando, FL.

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PAIT's Summer/Fall 2017 SharePoint Events Calendar

Are we really looking at August already?!

As summer starts winding down, we'll be ramping up our nationwide SharePoint events circuit in the next few months. Our MVP's/Officers Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley will be sharing their knowledge to all willing attendees at the following fests, conferences, and events...be on the lookout for us!

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SharePoint REST API and Lists with Folders

The SharePoint REST API support for folders is limited. The support that is there is tailored to work with documents in document libraries. Because of this I see lots of questions on how to use the REST API to perform operations on lists with folders. My suggestion is... don't. The Client Object Model has full support for folders so I strongly suggest that you use it instead.

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