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Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online Cookbook

By : Gaurav Mahajan, Sudeep Ghatak
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Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online Cookbook

By: Gaurav Mahajan, Sudeep Ghatak

Overview of this book

Microsoft Office 365 provides tools for managing organizational tasks like content management, communication, report creation, and business automation processes. With this book, you'll get to grips with popular apps from Microsoft, enabling workspace collaboration and productivity using Microsoft SharePoint Online, Teams, and the Power Platform. In addition to guiding you through the implementation of Microsoft 365 apps, this practical guide helps you to learn from a Microsoft consultant's extensive experience of working with the Microsoft business suite. This cookbook covers recipes for implementing SharePoint Online for various content management tasks. You'll learn how to create sites for your organization and enhance collaboration across the business and then see how you can boost productivity with apps such as Microsoft Teams, Power Platform, Planner, Delve, and M365 Groups. You'll find out how to use the Power Platform to make the most of Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents. Finally, the book focuses on the SharePoint framework, which helps you to build custom Teams and SharePoint solutions. By the end of the book, you will be ready to use Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online to enhance business productivity using a broad set of tools.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Introduction to SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online is part of the Microsoft 365 ecosystem that lets you create and share content, knowledge and applications thus empowering collaboration and productivity in organizations. At its core, it is a content management system that gives its users areas (sites, lists, and libraries) where they can organize and collaborate on documents, data, and news. It also lets userssecurelyshare the content,not justwith their peers,but also with collaboratorsoutside the organization. Users are also able to find this content through powerful enterprise search capabilities. Additionally, SharePoint enables an organization to effectively communicate through rich pages and engaging tools and web parts.

SharePoint integrates well with a lot of other tools within and outside of the Microsoft 365 family, such as Microsoft Teams, Groups, One Drive, and Microsoft Office Suite, to name a few. SharePoint can be accessed through a variety of browsers, such as Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, as well as on various desktop and mobile platforms.

We briefly discussed in Chapter 1, Overview of Microsoft 365, that SharePoint is available both as a standalon e installation ( on-premises) and as a cloud offering (through Microsoft 365). H owever, our book is focused on SharePoint Online . The recipes and related details in the next 4 chapters are focused on SharePoint Online but thekeyconceptsapply to boththe versions of SharePoint. All references of SharePoint in these chapters and in general throughout the book refer to SharePoint Online unless mentioned otherwise .

In this introductory chapter, we will look at the following recipes, which will show you how to carry out some of the more common tasks in SharePoint Online:

  • Gettingto the SharePoint start page
  • Creating a modern site
  • Viewing site contents
  • Creating a list
  • Adding an item to a list
  • Creating a document library
  • Uploading documents to a library
  • Sharing a document
  • Searching content

While this chapter covers the more commonly used scenarios, dedicated chapters later in this book will dive into many of the different areas of SharePoint in more detail. You will find references to these chapters in the See also sections of each recipe in this chapter.