Month: July 2019

How SharePoint column settings can affect libraries synced with File Explorer

In my previous post I described how end users might adopt SharePoint (Online) more quickly if they can work the way they always have - in File Explorer. And this is certainly the case if there are no mandatory columns in the source SharePoint library. However, the presence of mandatory columns ('Required' in Content Type … Continue reading How SharePoint column settings can affect libraries synced with File Explorer

Using the Sync option to work smarter and reduce duplication, and increase end user acceptance of SharePoint

Note: A correction was made to this post on 20 July 2019, relating to if a document library contains mandatory metadata. Perhaps the single most common complaint about using electronic document management (EDM) systems over the last two decades has been the requirement to save a copy of a record stored on a network file … Continue reading Using the Sync option to work smarter and reduce duplication, and increase end user acceptance of SharePoint