Ryan Clark

As the Principal Solutions Architect at Mr. SharePoint, I help companies of all sizes better leverage Modern Workplace and Digital Process Automation investments. I am also a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) for Office Apps & Services.

SharePoint Version Control: The Strongest Feature?

SharePoint Version Control: The Strongest Feature?

Do you think that the version control and history feature in SharePoint is its “strongest” feature? Well, the ability to track a document’s changes and see who changed what, and even restore previous versions puts the feature up “there” in the list. In this article, I’ll share more about the SharePoint version control feature, answer questions about it, and what makes it a strong feature. Let’s get started. How do version control and history work in SharePoint? In a nutshell, the system creates a new version every time you make a change in a document in a library or edit …

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The 2022 Guide to Creating a SharePoint Ticketing System

The 2022 Guide to Creating a SharePoint Ticketing System

Do you plan on creating a ticketing system in SharePoint? Fortunately for you, there are a lot of ways you can do this. In fact, it may get a little confusing down the road unless you have the details. In this article, I want to let you know the options for creating a ticketing system and how you can do it yourself. Let’s get started. Who needs a ticketing system in SharePoint? A ticketing system is a great way to handle service requests and help in solving problems. It can also help in providing a more efficient process. But who …

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SharePoint Developer Skills: Checklist for Your Next Hire

SharePoint Developer Skills: Checklist for Your Next Hire

Do you plan on hiring a SharePoint developer? This is an important investment that you will be making, so it pays if you can hire a really good one to give you what you need. In this article, I thought long and hard on SharePoint developer skills you need to watch out for if you plan on hiring one. Let’s get started. What does a SharePoint developer do? SharePoint developers are responsible for the development, customization, and implementation of SharePoint-based solutions. They must be able to understand business requirements and translate them into technical specifications. In addition, they need to …

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How to Use the Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool [2022]

How to Use the Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool [2022]

Do you need to migrate a large volume of documents to SharePoint Online? Using a third-party tool might do the trick. However, I suggest you look into the in-built options first (especially for one-time migration). In this article, let’s talk about how to use the Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT). I’ll also share other options as well. Let’s get started. What is the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT)? In a nutshell, the SharePoint Migration Tool enables you to easily migrate your content to Microsoft 365 in a secure manner. According to Microsoft: The SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) is a free and …

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Microsoft MVP Overview: How to Become Microsoft MVP

Microsoft MVP Overview: How to Become a Microsoft MVP

Do you want to become a Microsoft MVP? Microsoft launched the MVP program many years ago and has since then recognized thousands of professionals and users. In this article, I’ll share what I know about Microsoft MVP and becoming one myself through my journey (especially with the help of this blog). Let’s get started. Why become a Microsoft MVP? The meaning of “MVP” for Microsoft is “most valuable professionals”, who are technology experts who share what they know with the community. Meaning, all the professionals they recognized in the program all have “visibility” in their areas of expertise and how …

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SharePoint vs Office 365: Is SharePoint Part of Office 365?

SharePoint vs Office 365: Is SharePoint Part of Office 365?

Are you confused about SharePoint and Office 365? Well, don’t worry about that. Microsoft’s products sometimes get a little confusing, especially their packages and suites. In this article, let’s discuss SharePoint vs Office 365 and whether or not SharePoint is part of the Office 365 suite. Let’s get started. What’s the difference between SharePoint and Office 365? Starting with the Office 365 plan: Did you know that it’s now called “Microsoft 365”? Though the suite has a new name, the value is still the same. Anyway, here’s is how Microsoft defines Microsoft 365: Microsoft 365 is the productivity cloud designed …

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When to Create a Team vs Channel: Microsoft Teams 2022

When to Create a Team vs Channel: Microsoft Teams 2022

Are you wondering whether to create a new team or a channel? Don’t worry, you’re not alone in this dilemma. After all, what’s the difference between teams and channels, and what’s the merit of choosing one over the other? In this article, let’s talk about when to create a team vs channel in Microsoft Teams and solve this problem once and for all. Let’s get started. What’s the difference between a channel and a team in Microsoft Teams? Before I go on and share my insights, let’s take a moment first and identify the differences between teams and channels. What …

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[Guide] How to Check Your SharePoint Online Usage Report

[Guide] How to Check Your SharePoint Online Usage Report

Do you want to know how your SharePoint site is doing in terms of usage? Fortunately, it’s quite easy to check the usage report in SharePoint Online. In fact, you may have already seen the buttons for it. In this article, I’ll share with you some of the methods you can use to check your SharePoint Online usage report. Let’s get started. What will you find in the SharePoint usage report? Basically, the usage report contains information on how site users interact with the site. In terms of access, almost everyone can view the site usage data. However, visitors can’t …

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Getting Started With Microsoft Teams Bots [Beginner’s Guide]

Getting Started With Microsoft Teams Bots [Beginner’s Guide]

Do you want to use bots in your Microsoft Teams? Fortunately, installing and using bots in Microsoft Teams isn’t really that complicated. In fact, it’s just like using an app. In this article, let’s talk about Microsoft Team bots and how to install one in your Teams. I’ll also share a little bit about how to use it. Let’s get started. What are bots in Microsoft Teams? Bots are simply apps in Microsoft Teams that you can interact with via chat. Think of it as using an app but using chat and interactive cards. Microsoft defines bots like this: A …

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How to Use SharePoint as Project Management Office (PMO) Portal

How to Use SharePoint as Project Management Office (PMO) Portal

Are you planning on using SharePoint as your project management office portal? That’s actually a great plan, especially when your organization mainly uses the Microsoft ecosystem of apps. In this article, I’ll walk you through creating a project management office portal in SharePoint Online and all the steps you need to take. Let’s get started. Why use SharePoint as a project management office portal? Since you’re here, it’s likely that your organization has its own PMO team that defines and maintains project management standards. Now, there are many apps out there that can help you create a portal for your …

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