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14 Jul

10 SharePoint Permissions Tips You Need To Know

10 SharePoint Permissions Tips You Need To Know! Are you tasked with managing SharePoint Permissions for your department? Below are 10 SharePoint Permissions Tips you need to know! 1. Clicking ‘Share’ at Site Level behaves differently to clicking ‘Share’ at folder or item level. Clicking “Share” at site level will make the invited user a […]

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6 Jul

Understanding SharePoint Permission Inheritance

Understanding SharePoint Permission inheritance Understanding SharePoint Permission inheritance is extremely important. So, what is permission inheritance? Permission inheritance means the permissions settings on a Site, List, Folder or List Item, in a Site Collection are inherited by its lower level, for example: See image 1 below. The Top-Level Site is the ‘Parent’ site and the sites […]

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9 Jun

SharePoint Online OData BCS

Ever since the launch of SharePoint 2013, Business Connectivity Services supports connections to OData. OData is especially useful within a SharePoint Online tenant as it provides a mechanism to connect to external data that resides in an on-premises server, but you wish to present that data within the cloud. Using SharePoint Online with OData BCS, […]

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6 Jun

UK Community Day

Lightning Tools are delighted to be hosting the 3rd UK Community Day along with partners Combined Knowledge and Intelligent Decisioning.   REGISTER TO ATTEND   The next event on Thursday 16th June in Nottingham is an Office 365 day. You’ll get a full hands on day with Office 365 learning the benefits of using SharePoint […]

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26 May

Migrate to SharePoint Online

There are many options to consider if you want to migrate to SharePoint Online from an on premises SharePoint farm. Some of the options are more simple, but have restrictions and don’t copy across the meta data, document version history, and properties such as the document author or created date. The options to migrate from SharePoint On-Premises to […]

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19 May

Business Connectivity Services

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) is still a great addition to any version of SharePoint On-Premises and also SharePoint Online. Business Connectivity Services is used to make your External Data such as Microsoft SQL Server Databases, Oracle, Dynamics, and many more data sources available within Microsoft SharePoint. Business Connectivity Services is made up of a […]

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16 May

SharePoint Customize Edit Permission Level

One of the more popular SharePoint permissions settings that people look for is to give their users the ability to edit, but not to create or not to delete files. This is understandable as it gives much greater control to the administrators over what users do in the environment, prevents important files from being deleted […]

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13 May

Edit vs Contribute SharePoint 2013 Permissions Levels

Contribute was the standard permission level for users in the Members group of a site in SharePoint 2010 and earlier. This gave them the ability to add, edit and delete items contained within the existing libraries of the site[1]. In SharePoint 2013 a new default permission level was added for the Members group, Edit. In […]

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11 May

SharePoint Permission Level Limited Access

Limited Access The SharePoint Permission Level Limited Access can be confusing to Site Owners and Site Collection Administrators who are not (in most cases) trained as SharePoint Farm Administrators. The SharePoint permission level Limited Access doesn’t give a description to Site Owners and Site Collection Administrators as SharePoint also doesn’t give any clear indication as […]

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20 Apr

SharePoint Rollup Announcements

Announcements in SharePoint are a great way to let your team members know what’s going on. But are all announcements appropriate for everyone in your organization? Or would you like to make everyone aware of some announcements which are buried in a Team Site? Both of those scenarios are where SharePoint rollup Announcements would make […]

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