Reusable columns

Reusing columns is useful if you want to establish a consistent definition across lists and libraries. You can share the definition across multiple lists and libraries so that you don't have to recreate the column settings each time. A significant additional benefit is that when items are added to a reusable column they discoverable through search (the magic only happens after it has been populated). Reusable columns are called site columns in SharePoint.

A not so deep dive into what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online [Part 3]

This is the final part of a three-part post where I present my take on what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online. In the first part I discussed the components that are needed to assemble a SharePoint page and how geography has effect. In the second post, I focussed … Continue reading A not so deep dive into what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online [Part 3]

A not so deep dive into what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online [Part 2]

This is the second of a three-part post where I present my take on what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online. Whilst the title describes the focus to be SharePoint Online, I do stray into other areas of Office 365 like Yammer and Exchange. In the first part … Continue reading A not so deep dive into what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online [Part 2]