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About Laurel Dsouza

I am a Business Intelligence & Cloud Solutions Consultant (MCITP, MCTS, CCNP, VCP) based in the DC Metro area. Check out my blog at for real world IT solutions, tutorials and tips on BI, SharePoint, Office 365, Azure and related technologies.

Office 365 Groups – Collaborative Service in the Cloud

Office 365 Groups is a membership service in Office 365 that allows team members to work in a collaborative workspace. Office 365 Groups comes with conversations, files, calendar events, OneNote Notebook, PowerBI Workspace and project/task management tools. In this post, I will explain the features of Office 365 Groups, why do companies use it and [...]

By | 2018-05-10T06:12:28+00:00 May 6th, 2018|SharePoint Online|0 Comments

Getting Started with SharePoint Hub Sites

Getting Started with SharePoint Hub Sites SharePoint Hub Site is a new site feature recently released in SharePoint Online that allows you to associate team sites and communication sites with a hub site. SharePoint Hub Sites provide a shared navigation for all the sites associated with it. The sites associated also inherit the theme and [...]

By | 2018-05-01T01:25:50+00:00 April 24th, 2018|SharePoint Online|1 Comment

How to Enable Versioning and Restore Files in SharePoint and One Drive

How to Enable Versioning and Restore Files in SharePoint and One Drive SharePoint and OneDrive make collaboration so much easier and allows users to work on documents and spreadsheets at the same time. We also have the ability to share documents with partners and vendors outside our organization and collaborate with them. But there are [...]

By | 2018-05-01T02:27:18+00:00 March 29th, 2018|SharePoint Online|0 Comments

How to Setup and Manage External Sharing in SharePoint Online

One of the benefits of Office 365 and SharePoint Online, is the ability to share documents, calendars, lists, and tasks with external users and collaborate with partners and vendors in a single environment. This feature is offered to anyone with an Office 365 subscription and setting it up is simple and easy. Before setting up [...]

By | 2018-03-31T23:13:04+00:00 March 19th, 2018|SharePoint Online|2 Comments

Everything you need to know about SharePoint Communication Sites

SharePoint is the Intranet of Choice for many organizations, but it has been a struggle to get the out-of-the-box SharePoint Intranet to look modern and beautiful. In the past, if you wanted to build a beautiful intranet for your organization, you had to hire a team of developers . Not anymore! With the introduction of [...]

Integrating SharePoint Online and Power BI (Part 2)

In Part 1 of the series Integrating SharePoint Online and Power BI, we saw how we can create interactive reports in Power BI and easily embed them in SharePoint Online. In this post, we are going to continue with the Power BI report, created and published earlier to SharePoint, using the Purchases List. In this [...]

Integrating SharePoint Online and Power BI

Integrating SharePoint Online and Power BI As a SharePoint User, you probably have interacted with data stored in a SharePoint list.  We use SharePoint Lists to collect and organize onboarding tasks, vacation requests, expense reports, sales numbers and so much more. In the past, we have been using views to group and filter SharePoint data. [...]