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Sharepoint is a web-based collaborative platform launched in 2001. It is integrated with Microsoft Office and is used as a document management and storage system. SharePoint Online is a cloud-based platform created to support content management and collaborations.

It helps users to manage their own as well as colleagues’ documents, data, activities, and information. It also allows the users to create a password-protected sharing environment where they can create, store, and edit documents. It offers seamless accessibility of documents from anywhere such as home, office, mobile, etc.

SharePoint Online planning guide

A global or SharePoint admin can create as well as manage the site collections, can manage user profiles and their permissions, modify OneDrive settings also enable online features in SharePoint and global settings. To manage all the mentioned roles the admin should draw a proper plan.

The following are the important points to be followed while planning to build a SharePoint Online environment.

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  • Code Editor (Atom, Visual Studio, and Wenstrom)
  • Compiler Tools
  • Yeoman and Gulp - Use the below command in Command Prompt to install these files.

npm install -g yo gulp

Plan sites and manage users

The easiest way to have a successful site and a satisfied user is to have a stable plan and good user management strategies.

The site's collections should be managed in a traditional approach that has the same owner who shares administrative settings and permissions. It is always good to have limited trusted owners.

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Organize site content and plan content features

There are many ways to have an organized site content such as by customer, by project, by content category, by team or department, and by the level of permissions. A plan should be formulated to decide the type of content to be displayed, the type of apps, and whether to create content types or not.

Customize sites with solutions & apps

Customizations in SharePoint Online range from simple browser-based to remote provisioning. Elements such as header/footer, workflow, content blocks, General branding, and navigation can be customized in SharePoint Online.

There are many third-party apps available in the SharePoint Store that can be used with a license or the admin can also develop custom apps based on the requirements in the organization and make them available in the App Catalogue.

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SharePoint admin role in Office 365

SharePoint admin is the one who handles file storage of the organization in OneDrive and SharePoint Online. The admins are assigned by global administrators who have access to all the administrative features.

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The administrators can create site collection administrators (people who manage sites) and term store administrators (people who can change or add terms in the term store which have common terms that can be used).

The following are the main roles of the SharePoint administrator

Create site collection - A site in SharePoint can have one or more web pages that include the SharePoint parts such as calendar, tasks, Document Library.

Site collections are the collection of SharePoint sites formed as a hierarchy. Each site collection will have a top-level site as the homepage and subsites below.

To create a site collection, the following steps should be followed :

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under Admin Centres in the left pane.
  • Choose “Try it Now” from the classic SharePoint admin dialogue box for opening a new SharePoint admin center.
  • Select “Active Sites” from the new SharePoint Admin Centre in the left pane.
  • Choose “Create”.
  • Based on the requirement select Communication Site, Team Site, or other choices.
  • Provide information such as the name of the site, language, owner, and others.
  • After completing, click on “Finish”.

To create a classic template site

Delete site collection

Deleting a site will delete everything such as site security settings, any subsite which has been created, lists, libraries, files, and history. The deleted site will be retained in the recycle bin of site collection for 93 days.

The following steps should be followed for deleting a site:

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin
  • Choose “SharePoint” under “admin centers” in the left pane
  • Choose “Try it now” from the classic SharePoint admin dialogue box for opening a new SharePoint admin center.
  • Select “Active sites” from the new SharePoint admin center in the left pane.
  • Choose a site from the left column.
  • Select “Delete”.

To delete the site permanently:

  • Choose “Deleted sites” from the new SharePoint admin center in the left pane.
  • Choose a site from the left column.
  • Select “Delete”.

To delete a classic site:

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under admin centers in the left pane
  • Choose “Site Collection" from the check-box which you want to delete.
  • Select “Delete” from the site collection tab.
  • Verify the information shown on the dialog box and click on delete.

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Manage site collection and global settings

The following can be done to site collection in SharePoint Online:

  • Create a site collection.
  • Delete and restore.
  • Restrict specific types of files that can’t be added to the library.
  • Lock or unlock files in the site collection.
  • View list of site collections.
  • Connect web application to document in SharePoint as well as delete and modify the same.
  • Edit site collections admin roles.
  • Create, edit, and delete the template quota for site collections.

Global Settings:

To access global workflow management settings which are in SharePoint Central Administration, follow the below steps:

  • Click on Start > Administrative tools > SharePoint Central Administration.
  • Select the “workflow management” from the Application Management tab.
  • Click on “Workflow settings” to get the global workflow management settings.

Turn external sharing on or off for SharePoint Online

When there is a situation where you have to work with third-party vendors, you can't allow them to use all your features. At that time a global or SharePoint administrator can give access only to specific sites or files.

The following steps can be followed to turn external sharing on or off:

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under “admincenters” in the left pane
  • Choose “Try it now” from the classic SharePoint admin dialogue box for opening a new SharePoint admin center.
  • Choose the sharing option, under Policies, from the new SharePoint admin center in the left pane.
  • Depending on the required sharing level choose one from the available options (Anyone, New and existing guests, Only existing guests, Only people in your organization).

Add and remove site collection administrators

A global or SharePoint admin can add or remove other administrators at any time. To do so one should follow the below steps:

To add or remove admins in SharePoint admincenters:

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under “admin centers” in the left pane
  • Choose “Try it now” from the classic SharePoint admin dialogue box for opening a new SharePoint admin center.
  • Select “Active sites” from the new SharePoint admin center in the left pane.
  • Choose a site from the left column.
  • Select “Owners”.

To add or remove admins from classic SharePoint admincenter:

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under admin centers in the left pane
  • Choose the “Site Collection” which needs to be changed and click on the checkbox.
  • Choose “Manage Administrators” from “Owners”.
  • In the dialog box of Manage Administrators add or remove Site Collection administrators or Primary Site Collection Administrators.
  • Verify the validity of user names then select “OK”.

Manage site collection storage limits

In SharePoint Online the storage limits are set by default and available in the central pool. If you want to change the storage limits then you should choose a manual instead of automatic one. The steps to change the manual from automatic is as follows:

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  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under “admin centers” in the left pane. Select Classic SharePoint Admin Centre if suppose the new SharePoint admin center is opened.
  • Choose “Settings” from the left pane.
  • Click on “Site Storage Limits”.
  • Choose Manual or Automatic and Save.

Manage storage limits for individual sites:

After setting the storage option to the manual, the following steps should be carried out to set storage limits -

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under “Admin centers” in the left pane
  • Choose “Try it now” from the classic SharePoint admin dialogue box for opening a new SharePoint admin center.
  • Select “Active sites” from the new SharePoint admin center in the left pane. Choose a site and then click on “Storage”.
  • Provide maximum storage you need in GB.
  • Ensure that notifications are turned on so that once you reach the maximum storage limit a mail would be sent to the admin.
  • Click “Save”.

Manage SharePoint Online user profiles

As a SharePoint admin, there would be situations where a user might have trouble editing their profiles and you may need to edit them. Or you may have to edit the profile to find the relationship among users and improve the social collaborations. Steps to manage the Online User profiles are explained in detail, later.

Let users connect classic team sites to new Office 365 groups

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under “Admin centers” in the left pane. Select Classic SharePoint admin center if suppose new SharePoint admin center is opened.
  • Choose “Settings” from the left pane
  • Besides “Allow site owners to create Office 365 groups and attach them to existing sites”, choose to allow or do not allow according to the requirement.

Let users create modern site pages

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under “Admin centers” in the left pane. Select Classic SharePoint admin center assuming that the new SharePoint admin center is opened.
  • Choose “Settings” from the left pane.
  • Choose either Allow or prevent next to Site Pages.

Change the default list and library experience

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under “Admin Centres” in the left pane
  • Choose “Try it now” from the classic SharePoint admin dialogue box for opening a new SharePoint admin center.
  • List and libraries > turn on “Use the new Experience”.

Hide the OneDrive and SharePoint app tiles

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under “Admin centers” in the left pane
  • Choose “Settings” from the left pane.
  • Select the title that needs to hide from the Show or Hide options.

Enable or Disable preview features in SharePoint

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under “Admin centers” in the left pane
  • Choose “Settings” from the left pane.
  • Preview Features > Enable or Disable Preview Features.

Change the Links list on the SharePoint home page

Add a Link:

  • Under “Featured Links”, Click on “Edit” at the top.
  • Choose “Add” to add a link.
  • In the “New Link” box fill in the Text to Display field and Address field.
  • Select “Try link” to check whether the link is working or not.
  • Click “Save”.
  • Click “Done” once the editing is completed.

Edit a Link:

  • Under “Featured Links”, Click on “Edit” at the top.
  • Select the link that needs to be changed.
  • In the “New Link box” fill in the Text to Display field and Address field.
  • Select “Try link” to check whether the link is working or not.
  • Click “Save”.
  • Click “Done” once the editing is completed.

Change the Order of Links:

  • Under “Featured Links”, Click on “Edit” at the top.
  • Drag the link for which you want to change the order and drop it in the place you want it to be.
  • Click “Done” once the editing is completed.

Delete Link:

  • Under “Featured Links”, Click on “Edit” at the top.
  • Click “X”.
  • In the confirmation box click “Delete”.
  • Click “Done” once the editing is completed.

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Guide to the Modern experience in SharePoint

SharePoint Modern experience gives a flexible and faster environment for creating awesome, dynamic websites, and WebPages. It is designed to be faster and flexible. The modern experience in SharePoint provides the users with readiness, solution planning, assessment, development and testing, and deployment.

Some of the modern experience points are as follows:

1. Information architecture and hub sites:

In our rapidly changing environment, it is very important to have robust information architecture. Building information architecture is a continuous process as people, organizations and projects change from time to time.

To have a well-maintained and performing portal it is important to have well-constructed information architecture. SharePoint Modern offers an information architecture along with hub sites – connected to navigation, branding, and other elements – which makes it more flexible and easy to use.

2. Navigation:

The SharePoint modern gives the users seamless navigation. It helps the users in finding their requirements, interact with other users find out what is going on, make decisions, solve problems and many others.

The hub site in the modern achieves cross-site navigation also which is not present in the classic navigation.

3. Publishing:

It is important to create dynamic and attractive pages in order to publish them to a large community of people. The modern SharePoint experience makes the websites dynamic, interactive, and mobile-ready.

4. Branding:

There are many customizable default themes and designs available in the classic SharePoint experience, but the issue with them is that they are inconsistent and not much responsive. SharePoint Online provides more customized themes and designs that the users can use to create their company logos and change colors based on their needs.

It offers specific design layouts and functionalities for the site.

5. Search:

For any site we want the users to find what they are looking for quickly and accurately. SharePoint offers a personal search experience i.e. users have to access those results which they have the privilege of accessing. Others who don’t have access privilege to the files can’t find the private documents of other users.

Sharing and permissions:

SharePoint offers SharePoint groups as well as security groups. The groups have their own mail id where the information can be shared among group members.

They also have access to notebooks, calendars, planners,s and Team sites. The users are also made as group members or group owners. Based on the designation the sharing and permissions vary.

SharePoint Admin Center

SharePoint admin center is designed to keep a track of all the usage reports and activities. It is a simple and powerful design that helps the administrators to use both classic and modern sites from the same view. It keeps track of all the upgrades that have been rolled out.

Following actions can be performed in the SharePoint admin center.

View Reports

To view reports for the sitecollection

  • For a user to view the reports he/she should be a member of the owner's group.
  • Click on “Site settings” from the “Settings” menu in the site collection
  • Click on Site Collection Administration > Site Settings > Popularity and Search Reports.
  • Click “Usage” from “Usage Reports” in “View Usage Reports”.
  • In the dialog box to save the report click on “Save” or “Save as”, to open it in excel click “Open”.
  • For viewing different usage events select the tabs.

To view reports forsite

  • For a user to view the reports he/she should be a member of the owner's group.
  • Click on “Site settings” from the “Settings menu” in the site collection.
  • Click on Site Administration > Site Setting > Popularity Trends.
  • Click “Usage” from “Usage Reports” in “View Usage Reports”.
  • In the dialog box to save the report click on “Save” or “Save as”, to open it in excel click “Open”.
  • For viewing different usage events select the tabs.

View Message center posts

The message center has all the updates and new features available. Any announcements about upcoming features, changes in the existing features, and new additions would be posted there. To open the message center click on health and from that select message center.

Service Health

Service health has the status of all the issues a user is experiencing in various features such as yammer, Microsoft 365, and others. The users can view the problems in the service health and find ways to solve it by troubleshooting or can call customer support.

Following steps are to be followed to check service health:

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Click on either service health from health or Service Health card from the dashboard.
  • The state of all the cloud services can be viewed as a table format along with their states

SharePoint hub sites

SharePoint hub sites help users in classifying the organization sites based on their department, project, region, and division. By classifying, it helps users to find related content soon, manage site structure, branding etc. It also makes searching seamless.

The following actions can be performed in the SharePoint hub site:

Createhub site: The following steps are followed to create a hub site:

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under “Admin centers” in the left pane
  • Choose “Try it now” from the classic SharePoint admin dialogue box for opening a new SharePoint admin center.
  • Select “Active sites” from the new SharePoint admin center in the left pane.
  • Site > Hub site > Register as a hub site.
  • Provide the name for the hub site and mention the users or groups you want to grant access.
  • Click “Save”.

Remove hub site: The following steps are followed to remove a hub site:

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under “Admin centers” in the left pane
  • Choose “Try it now” from the classic SharePoint admin dialogue box for opening a new SharePoint admin center.
  • Select “Active sites” from the new SharePoint admin center in the left pane.
  • Site > Hub site > Unregister as a hub site.
  • Click “OK”.

Setup site design: The following steps are followed to setup site design:

  • Create a JSON > add it > create a site design
  • After creation, it can be viewed by everyone. You can provide access to specific users.
  • Hub site design can be set in two ways, using the PowerShell command or an option available in the new User Interface.

Sharing and Permissions

To improve the performance and manageability of the site, it is necessary to have efficient sharing and permission strategies. Many sites are created in hurry to solve a specific problem but the structure is default throughout. It makes the job difficult to incorporate future changes in the site.

The following points must be considered while creating sharing and permission plans.

Work with security groups:

  • Once the access has been given they must be added to security groups like visitors, members or owners.
  • Add most of them as visitors or members.
  • Member groups can only add or remove files or documents.
  • Members of the visitor's group can have read-only access.
  • Have limited members in the owner group (trusted members).

Work with Permissions Inheritance:

  • Make clear and easy hierarchy using inheritance.
  • Have an organized content to make use of permission inheritance.
  • Have separate sites for security documents instead of having them in common libraries.
  • It is easy to manage the permissions when they are in the hierarchy and organized.

Advanced permissions customization

Assign a new permission level to the group:

  • On website > Settings > Site Settings > Site Information > View all site settings
  • Site settings > Users and Permissions > Site Permissions
  • Choose the checkbox of the group or user you want to assign new permission.
  • Permissions >Edit User Permissions.
  • Edit permissions > Select the box beside the name of the newly given permission level.
  • Click “OK”.

Search:

In SharePoint, the contents are crawled and indexed so that it becomes easier when the users search for particular information. SharePoint makes the search easy and effective. It allows both classic and modern search experiences.

The following sections explain in detail the difference between modern and classic search experiences.

Modern Search Experience:

Modern search suggests you terms even before you start typing based on the past works. While typing the search box is updated with new terms. Easily one can get back to the work. Once the search term is entered, it provides all the results that are relevant to you.

The files in which you are working with other people are ranked higher than others so that these documents are displayed first in the search results.

Classic and modern search differences:

Modern searches are more personal they are updated as one type and highly ranked based on the files you work with. The customizing features are more stable and flexible in modern search than classic.

As modern search results are not built as part of web parts one can't customize the modern search results page or add any additional pages.

Customizations, Solutions, and Apps for SharePoint Online:

SharePoint Online constantly receives updates with new features and such updates can affect a particular type of customization. However, there are many recommended customizations and techniques for branding available for streamlining the updates.

The following sections explain the simple to complex customizations that can be done, third party applications that can be used for customizations, and custom applications

Customizations Simple to Complex

Browser-based customization - It is simple and requires very little expertise. One can change the logo, title, theme, contents of the page, and libraries in their site.

Using tools and applications - There are many tools available to do advanced customizations such as Excel, Access, and Visio which help in creating high ended dynamic sites.

Remote provisioning - One can use custom-made CSOM code present in applications of SharePoint Online to add branding elements to sites and their subsites.

Add-ins - One can use already existing third-party applications or build their own as add-ins. They can add to sites in order to customize specific information or functionality.

Third-Party and Custom Applications:

SharePoint store has many third-party apps that are accessible from SharePoint Online sites. One can choose the required apps and also can buy licenses for the same for across organization usage.

The organization can also develop its own apps based on the requirements and it can be made available via the App Catalogue site.

Managed metadata:

Metadata is the data (information) about data. It can be any kind of information such as date of creation, location, item number, and many others. Metadata makes it easier to find what you want in a reliable and fast way.

It can be organized and customized based on the requirements of the organization.

Open the Term Store management tool: Following steps must be done to open the Term Store Management Tool:

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “SharePoint” under “Admin can” in the left pane
  • Choose “Term Store” from the left pane.

Set up a new group for term sets: To set up a new group for the term sets following steps should be followed:

  • Open the “Term Store” management tool.
  • Select “Taxonomy” from the tree view, select the arrow and then choose “New Group”.
  • Press “Enter” after providing the name for the user group.
  • Provide “Description” for the group in the property pane.
  • Provide the users you want to give access to in the group manager’s box.
  • Add names of the users in the contributor’s box.
  • Click “Save”.

Create and manage terms

  • Open the “Term Store” management tool.
  • Find the “Term set” from the tree view pane for which you want to add a term.
  • For the term which has been created in the tree view provide the name which you want to use.
  • Provide the following information in the property pane.
  • If it is available for tagging check the box or uncheck if it is not.
  • Choose language.
  • Type description.
  • Provide a default label.
  • Enter other synonyms for the label.

Setup new term set

  • Open the “Term store” management tool.
  • Find the “Term set” from the tree view pane for which you want to add a term.
  • Select “Taxonomy” from the tree view, select the arrow and then choose a new term set.
  • Provide a default name.
  • Follow the below navigation to open the general option
  • Term Store Management > Properties > General.
  • In the dialogue box that opens fill all available fields(like Term set name, description, contact, stakeholder, etc) with relevant data.
  • Click on the tab intended Use > User will find below checkboxes:
  • Available for tagging; Use this term set; Navigation
  • Check “Use this Term Set” for managed navigation.
  • Choose the “Custom Support” tab to provide additional data.
  • Click “Save”.

Assign roles and permissions to manage term sets

Roles of Term Store Administrator:

  • Create or delete term set groups.
  • Add or Remove Contributors or managers.
  • Choose different languages for term stores.
  • Choose a task for the manager or contributor.

Roles of Group Managers:

  • Add or remove the contributors.
  • Assign tasks to contributors.

Roles of contributor:

  • Create or modify the term set(The contributor in the site is different from the contributor in managed metadata)

Manage user profiles in the SharePoint admin center

Add and edit user profile properties:

To add a user profile, follow the steps:

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or SharePoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “Sharepoint” under “Admin center” in the left pane
  • From the left pane choose “User Profiles”.
  • Choose “Manage User Properties” from the “People” menu.
  • Choose “New Property”.
  • Provide a unique name in the name box for the property.
  • Provide the profile property name in the display box which will be displayed to all the users.
  • Choose the data type of the property in the Type list.
  • Provide the maximum number of lengths allowed for values in the length box in case of binary, HTML or string.
  • Ensure that the Default User Sub Profile is selected to associate with the user property file.
  • Enter instructions for the users in the description box.
  • Select the “Policy setting” and default policies from the “Policy Settings” box.
  • Mention how the information will be viewed by the user in the display settings.
  • Choose Alias if the property name is equivalent to the name of the user in the Search settings.
  • Click “OK”

Edit / Delete user profile

  • Choose “User profile” from the left panel in the classic SharePoint Administrator.
  • Select “Manage User Properties”, under “People”.
  • Choose the property which needs to be changed from the Property Name and click on edit or delete.
  • Edit elements need editing.
  • Click “OK”.

Remove users from SharePoint Online

  • Sign in to your admin account as a global admin or Sharepoint admin (https://admin.microsoft.com)
  • Choose “Guest Users” from “Users” in the left pane.
  • Click on “Delete” a user.
  • Choose “User” and the select user then clicks on “Delete”.

Conclusion

SharePoint Online provides a cloud service-based modern platform to share access, interact, and collaborate. Teamwork can occur quickly at any place and anytime with the help of SharePoint Online. It offers facilities to seamlessly integrate with other applications such as OneDrive, Office Graphs, and more for creating and sharing ideas. It provides true digital transformation by delivering robust solutions and business value.

FAQs

What is the best way to organize a SharePoint site? ›

Follow these best practices:
  1. Use metadata to tag and find your documents.
  2. Whenever possible, centralize and reuse.
  3. Design a site architecture that accounts for the 5,000 list view threshold.
  4. Don't use SharePoint to replace your relational database.
  5. Assign permissions to groups—never to users directly.
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Can you add planner to a SharePoint site? ›

With the Planner web part, you can show board or charts and work with your plan right on your SharePoint page. Go to the page where you want to add the Planner web part. If you're not in edit mode already, click Edit at the top right of the page. , and then select the Planner web part.

What is the architecture of SharePoint Online? ›

Classic SharePoint architecture is typically built using a hierarchical system of site collections and sub-sites, with inherited navigation, permissions, and site designs. Once built, this structure can be inflexible and difficult to maintain. In the modern SharePoint experience, sub-sites are not recommended.

How do you make a SharePoint list look good? ›

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How do I organize files and folders in SharePoint? ›

Drag and drop files into those folders in SharePoint or using File Explorer. Learn to add columns to a library and then sort and filter by those columns to see only the information you need. Learn to create views of items in a library where you sort and filter documents across folders and columns.

What is the hierarchy of SharePoint? ›

There's no such thing as 'site hierarchy' in a SharePoint Online Modern site collection. All pages are stored in the Site pages library of your site, effectively at the 'same level' (presuming you don't have sub-sites enabled).

What is a top level site in SharePoint? ›

A top-level website is the highest web site in a SharePoint environment. It is the site provided by the web server, and you access it by typing the URL of the server without specifying a page or subsite. A top-level site can have multiple subsites.

How do I become a SharePoint Architect? ›

There are no formal educational requirements to become a SharePoint architect, but many employers prefer candidates who have completed a certificate or degree program in computer science, information technology, or a related field. Become proficient in utilizing SharePoint and other applications in the Microsoft Suite.

What makes a good SharePoint page? ›

Engaging content. It's all well and good creating an attractive SharePoint site, but you also need to ensure the content is relevant, engaging and adding value to your end-users if you want them to use the site consistently. Think creatively and don't be afraid to add some fun, light-hearted content in there.

How do I create a professional SharePoint site? ›

Create a site in SharePoint
  1. Select + Create site on the SharePoint start page.
  2. In the wizard: Select whether you'd like to create a Team site or a Communication site. Enter the name (and a description, if you want) for the site. You can select Edit. ...
  3. In the next pane, enter the owners and members.
  4. Select Finish.

What font is used on SharePoint? ›

When we take a look at the out of the box design of SharePoint 2013 at least 3 different fonts was used. Those fonts are Segoe UI (for smaller text), Segoe UI Light (for large text such as headlines) and Segoe UI Semilight (&lth2>-&lth3>).

How do I create a SharePoint Planner? ›

You can create a plan with all of these features right on your SharePoint site.
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Create a plan on your site
  1. Go to the site where you want to add a plan.
  2. Click New and then Plan at the top of the page.
  3. If you want to create a new plan, enter a new plan name under Plan name in the pane on the right., and then click Create.

How does SharePoint integrate with Planner? ›

Integrate Microsoft Planner with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

Where are SharePoint planners stored? ›

Where are the files kept in Planner? Planner plans are associated with Microsoft 365 Groups, and the files for Microsoft 365 Groups are stored in an associated SharePoint document library. To find your Planner files, select the three dots to the right of the plan name (...), then choose Files.

How many items can you have in a SharePoint list? ›

Items in lists and libraries

A list can have up to 30 million items and a library can have up to 30 million files and folders. When a list, library, or folder contains more than 100,000 items, you can't break permissions inheritance on the list, library, or folder.

Is Microsoft lists the same as SharePoint lists? ›

The aim of the Microsoft list is about sharing interaction, unlike Sharepoint Lists which only include data. Microsoft Lists as the name represents are the lists present at the outlook 365 application which helps you to manage your team efficiently using simple, flexible, intelligent, and effective files or data.

How many views can SharePoint create? ›

But there is limit of 50 to show the views dropdown. It doesn't mean that you cannot jump to 51th view, you can go with the help of URL.

What is the difference between a library and a folder in SharePoint? ›

The document library is a “container” into which documents are placed. Folders can be created within a document library for further organization. Documents are stored on the server, so they're easily accessible and editable by members of the site.

How do you create a good file structure? ›

5 Tips To Create An Organized File Structure Like A Pro
  1. Spaces, Dashes, And Underscores – Oh, My! ...
  2. Avoid Broad And Redundant Folder Names. ...
  3. Build Out A Subfolder Structure And Template (Even If The Subfolders Are Empty) ...
  4. Clean House. ...
  5. Be Flexible.
7 Feb 2022

What is the difference between a list and a library in SharePoint? ›

Answers. A list contains items that are collections of fields/properties/columns. Optionally each item can have one or more attachments. A library is a list, but but have one and exactly one file associated with each item.

What is Farm in SharePoint? ›

A SharePoint farm is a collection of servers that work in concert to provide a set of basic SharePoint services to support a single site. A SharePoint farm can be hosted in a cloud, in a company's private data center or across multiple data centers in different locations.

What is SharePoint tree view? ›

The tree view is a navigation option that provides a hierarchical view of the lists, libraries, and subsites of the current site. The tree view is displayed to the side of most pages of the site, below the Quick Launch. The tree view is disabled by default.

What is a SharePoint subsite? ›

Any site you create in SharePoint is a subsite since it will reside under some other site in your site hierarchy. The only site that is a true site and not a subsite is the very top site of the site collection since it does not appear under any other sites.

How many types of SharePoint sites are there? ›

Foundationally, SharePoint has two different types of sites in the modern experience - communication sites and team sites.

What is the difference between a SharePoint site and site collection? ›

SharePoint Site is a website that contains different SharePoint Web Parts like Document Library, Calendar, Task List, etc. SharePoint sites can have 1 or more pages to display content to the user. SharePoint Site Collection, just as the name implies, is a collection of SharePoint Sites.

How many SharePoint sites can I have? ›

Your organization is limited to 2,000 hub sites. You might not need a hub site for every function and it's important to do some planning before you create hubs. For more information, see Planning your SharePoint hub sites.

What does a SharePoint Architect do? ›

The SharePoint Architect will be responsible for the management of the Client's SharePoint infrastructure and the development the system architecture, designs and solution implementations for the Client's SharePoint system environments in support of the Client's business initiatives.

What is the difference between a page and a site page in SharePoint? ›

The page can have workflows so you can approve reject changes. Site pages are just generic and traditional pages which you can still use HTML layouts and then add web parts to different locations but it has limited metadata. The editing is wiki based so you can just edit the page and change it whenever you want.

Can SharePoint be used as a website? ›

What is SharePoint? SharePoint is a website-based collaboration system that allows team members to share files and data, communicate, and work together on tasks or projects. Fully integrated with Microsoft 365, SharePoint is widely used for document storage and management.

What is design manager in SharePoint? ›

Design Manager is a publishing feature that is available in publishing sites in both SharePoint and Office 365. With Design Manager, you can create a visual design for your website by using whatever web design tool or HTML editor you prefer, using only HTML and CSS, and then upload that design into SharePoint.

Is SharePoint online a cloud based service? ›

SharePoint in Microsoft 365 A cloud-based service, hosted by Microsoft, for businesses of all sizes. Instead of installing and deploying SharePoint Server on-premises, any business can subscribe to a Microsoft 365 plan or to the standalone SharePoint Online service.

What is the difference between a team site and communication site? ›

Here's a way to think about the difference between a team site and a communication site. A team site is where the sausage is made – it's behind the counter and typically private. A communication site is where the sausage is sold – where it's visible to all our "customers" and where they come to buy our sausage.

Can you add fonts to SharePoint Online? ›

Add custom web fonts from Google Fonts, Fonts.com, Adobe Typekit and other resources to SharePoint and Office 365 sites using ShortPoint Theme Builder. ShortPoint Theme Builder already includes 800 the most popular web fonts on the internet. And now, you can add your own fonts as well.

How do I add a background image in SharePoint online? ›

Add an image to a SharePoint 2016, 2013, or 2010 site
  1. Go to the page where you want to add an image.
  2. Select the Page tab. Then, on the ribbon, click Edit.
  3. Click inside an editable area on the page.
  4. Choose the Insert tab, and in the Media group on the ribbon, click Picture.
  5. You'll see the following options:

Can you change fonts in SharePoint? ›

To change the layout, click the arrow next to Site layout and select another layout, which controls the position of the navigation links, search box, and so on. To change the fonts, click the arrow next to Fonts and select another font. Note: You can change the font type style, but you can't change the size.

How do I clean up SharePoint? ›

Clean Up SharePoint: 5 Pro Tips You Don't Want to Miss
  1. Checking Storage Quotas. Monitoring how much space is being consumed is essential. ...
  2. Audit permissions & security. ...
  3. Tune Search. ...
  4. Check backup policies. ...
  5. Maintain / update disaster recovery plans.
11 Feb 2015

How many SharePoint sites can I have? ›

Your organization is limited to 2,000 hub sites. You might not need a hub site for every function and it's important to do some planning before you create hubs. For more information, see Planning your SharePoint hub sites.

How do I map a SharePoint site? ›

Three-step process for mapping a drive

Get the address details of the SharePoint site or library you wish to map. Add the SharePoint document library to Trusted Sites in Internet Explorer. Map a drive to your SharePoint document library.

Should I create a team or SharePoint site? ›

SharePoint is a better choice when you need the advanced structure of subsites, with multiple document libraries and custom folders that are not related to your Teams channels. SharePoint classic sites allow you to apply more advanced permissions and control structure using SharePoint groups.

What is the difference between a page and a site page in SharePoint? ›

The page can have workflows so you can approve reject changes. Site pages are just generic and traditional pages which you can still use HTML layouts and then add web parts to different locations but it has limited metadata. The editing is wiki based so you can just edit the page and change it whenever you want.

How do I create a SharePoint design? ›

Create a page layout
  1. In Design Manager, in the left navigation pane, choose Edit Page Layouts.
  2. Choose Create a page layout.
  3. In the Create a Page Layout dialog box, enter a name for your page layout.
  4. Select a master page. ...
  5. Select a content type. ...
  6. Choose OK.
21 Jun 2022

How do I plan a SharePoint migration? ›

How to Create a SharePoint Migration Project Plan
  1. Identify your business challenges. ...
  2. Consider your future strategy. ...
  3. Put together a migration team. ...
  4. Create a communication strategy. ...
  5. Assess your existing data environment. ...
  6. Restructure your existing information architecture. ...
  7. Prepare your destination environments.

How do I free up space on SharePoint? ›

One of the easiest ways to free up space in SharePoint Online is to empty your recycling bin.
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How to Delete Individual Items From A Site Recycle Bin
  1. Click Recycle Bin in the quick launch bar.
  2. Find the items you want to delete and click the box to the left of them.
  3. Click Delete to delete these files.

How do I delete a frequent site in SharePoint? ›

How do I clear frequent items on my SharePoint homepage?
  1. Run Set-SPOSite on your site to set the lockstate to "unlock". ( set-sposite -identity "site URL" -lockstate "unlock")
  2. Run Remove-SPOsite to delete the site.

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