How to create a SharePoint home site using the browser

A SharePoint home site is the principal entry point to your intranet and despite being important it is not created by default when a new tenant is provisioned.

Up until recently PowerShell was required to create this type of site and in this article you will learn how to create it just using the browser.

Create a SharePoint home site


How to edit images using SharePoint and OneDrive

SharePoint document libraries and OneDrive now allow you edit images directly in the browser without the need to download them.

This feature is great to make simple modifications like crop images, adjust color and light, apply filters and write markup on top of the image.

Edit images using SharePoint


How to modify the SharePoint search default text

The modern SharePoint search experience is available at the top of all SharePoint sites and allow users to easily find content stored in the organization intranet.

If you would like to modify the default Search in SharePoint or Search this site texts, you will have to use PowerShell as this setting is not available through the interface.

Modify SharePoint search text


How to embed a Microsoft List form in a SharePoint page

If you are looking for a solution to increase the adoption of a new list in SharePoint or Microsoft Lists, getting it embedded in a new page might be a good approach.

By embedding the new item form in a SharePoint page, users will be able to add data to list without leaving the page context, making the process faster and less disruptive.

Embed Microsoft Lists form


How to host static HTML sites on modern SharePoint site collections

SharePoint can be used as a web server to host sites in your organization that are not connected to SharePoint directly, however with the modern experience this is blocked by default.

In this article I’ll explain you how to bring back this awesome functionality to modern Communication and Team sites.

Host static sites modern SharePoint


Manage SharePoint site collections connected to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams uses SharePoint as the repository for all the files shared in the platform and this means that for each team and for each private channel you will end up with a new SharePoint site collection in your tenant.

If you are a SharePoint administrator this may drive you crazy, but with a recent update of the SharePoint admin center you will be able to easily identify site collections that belong to Microsoft Teams teams and channels.

Microsoft Teams site collections


How to change a Team Site navigation from vertical to horizontal

Modern SharePoint Team sites always had a vertical navigation, and this was one of the major disadvantages when compared with Communication sites.

With a new navigation feature now released you will able to easily change the navigation from vertical to horizontal, making Team sites look like Communication sites.

Change navigation orientation in modern Team Sites


HANDS ON tek – 10 years anniversary

January 10, 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of HANDS ON tek, a blog that I started back in 2012 to write about technology and became a central repository for solutions and articles about Microsoft 365.

To celebrate this milestone, I’m offering 10 copies of my books during the next 10 days, If you would like to get a copy of Hands-On Microsoft Lists or Hands-On Microsoft Teams continue to read the post and fill out the form.


How to track SharePoint usage with Google Analytics

Google Analytics is the number one tracking tool in the internet and despite have not being designed to be used in intranets it works perfectly with SharePoint.

In this post you will learn how you can easily install Google Analytics on modern sites in SharePoint Online, this solution has support for the new Google Analytics 4.

Add Google Analytics V4 to SharePoint


Collabdays Lisbon 2021 – Learn the latest and greatest about SharePoint

Collabdays Lisbon is a non-profit, community-driven event dedicated to Microsoft technology schedule for November 13th, 2021!

Despite being organised from the sunny Portugal, this year it will be fully remote and by registering you have the chance to join from anywhere to learn the latest about Microsoft 365, Azure, Power Platform and Microsoft Viva from world class speakers and recognised MVPs.


I've been working with Microsoft Technologies over the last ten years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace.