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Getting Started with SharePoint Online

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Positioning SharePoint Online and Office 365

Office 365 is a Microsoft cloud service that includes access to Office applications, Exchange Online, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online and many other services. In this chapter we will explain the importance of SharePoint Online and the integration it has with many of the other Office 365 services.

  • Understanding Office 365
  • Office 365 Licensing
  • SharePoint Online feature overview
  • Overview of other Office 365 Services

Modern SharePoint sites

SharePoint offers several tools for content management and communication. If collaboration is your goal, and you need a place where your colleagues can work together, then a modern team site is ideal. If you need to publish content for colleagues, customers, suppliers, etc., a communication would be perfect.

  • Modern Team Sites
  • Office 365 Groups
  • Communication Sites
  • Integrating connectors
  • Site Designs

Building Modern Collaboration & Intranet Environments

With the transition from classic to modern SharePoint, the way we organise our content has drastically changed. In this chapter we talk about the classic approach of creating subsites to split up and secure our information and documents. Next we look at how the modern idea of Hub Sites can achieve similar results. Sites are isolated containers that stand on their own. Obviously, you would like to set up hierarchy between your sites so that content can be structured and configuration can be shared between the sites.

  • What is a Site Collection?
  • What is a Hub Site?
  • Hub Sites Shared configuration
  • Content aggregation
  • SharePoint look book and site designs
  • SharePoint Home Site

SharePoint Content Management

SharePoint offers rich content management features. Lists and Libraries are the core content management components allowing you to store data and documents with the possibility to enrich them with custom metadata. Furthermore, we'll look at the editing and filtering experience you get as well as customizing your lists and libraries into different views in order to satisfy the needs of your colleagues.

  • Fundamentals of Apps, Lists and Libraries
  • Discovering a Custom List, Document Library and Contacts
  • Working with the Filter and Details Pane
  • Working with metadata and different column types
  • Managing what you see with views
  • Provide rich experiences with column and view formatting
  • Browsing the SharePoint App Store
  • Installing and Working with SharePoint Apps

Working with Pages

Pages are essential for providing content to your colleagues. SharePoint page authoring makes it simple to create beautiful immersive responsive pages that integrate applications, data, text, media and many more. Pages are also crucial in providing news within your teams or organization. These news pages can be highly visible, since they are automatically aggregated in hub sites, mobile apps and the SharePoint home experience.

  • Working with site pages
  • Enriching your pages with web parts
  • Authoring and publishing a Site Page
  • Using pages as news
  • Page approval
  • Navigation best practices
  • Changing the theme

SharePoint Online, part of Office 365, contains a rich set of features and functionalities that allow you to build a platform supporting your business needs. This course will teach you the out-of-the-box functionalities of the product. You will get hands-on experience with the SharePoint user interface and you will learn how to create, configure, secure and maintain SharePoint sites and build powerful collaboration and communication environments.

This course targets both IT professionals and business users interested in learning the ins and outs of the SharePoint Online functionalities. Participants will leave the training with the skill set necessary to become a SharePoint key user, content manager, site owner... No prior SharePoint Online knowledge is required.

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