Another Friday, another weekend is just around the corner. And January is almost over! Wow!

This week has been quite “uneventful” here. I have…

  • created lots of new content (blog posts, videos, etc.),
  • had very productive meetings with customers as well as my team here at Search Explained,
  • submitted the final draft of my chapter for “The Book of Search“,
  • … and also have been working on my new courseware products (stay tuned!).

Here is my reading list for today – blog posts that gave me new ideas, thoughts, and inspiration this week:

1 – Advantages of a Flat SharePoint Site Architecture

by Joanne Klein

Organizing content and maintaining the information architecture in SharePoint has always been a big headache. Joanne Klein, Office Servers & Services MVP summarizes not only the current trends and recommendations in her awesome blog post, but also provides a detailed list of pros and cons for every possible option.

https://joannecklein.com/2017/11/03/sharepoint-site-collection-advantages/

2 – Move files anywhere in Office 365, SharePoint and OneDrive

by Chris McNulty, Microsoft

Moving documents across the organization’s tenancy has always been part of many processes. However, moving the document’s metadata and version history was not so obvious until now. With Microsoft’s latest announcement it’s changing, finally!

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/Now-move-files-anywhere-in-Office-365-SharePoint-and-OneDrive/ba-p/146973

3 – Reinforcing your SharePoint Governance Strategy

by Christian Buckley, CollabTalk

Governance is often considered to be a meaningless buzzword, but in fact, it should be part of every organization’s culture. Here is a great guide by my friend, Christian Buckley:

http://buckleyplanet.com/2017/06/reinforcing-sharepoint-governance-strategy.html

4 – Knowledge Base Examples that get it right

If you’re as interested in knowledge management as I am, seeing examples is one of the best ways to learn. A knowledge base “should be educational, motivational and organized.” Here is a list of places you can learn from:

https://www.helpscout.net/helpu/knowledge-base-examples/

5 – Six ways to check SharePoint Usage Reports

by Gregory Zelfold

Analyzing SharePoint usage is important: knowing what your users are up to and working with can help improve search (for example, to set up query rules, just to mention the most common example). In this blog post, Greg describes six ways to check these usage reports:

https://sharepointmaven.com/6-ways-check-sharepoint-usage-reports/