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#Office365Challenge – Bulk uploads to SharePoint is something you’ll definitely use when migrating content or going onto a new system. There are different ways of doing this – today we’ll look at “Drag and Drop”

Day: 70 of 365, 295 left
Tools: SharePoint
Description: Drag and drop files into SharePoint

In a previous post I showed you how to use the Windows Button to split your screens. So let’s do that. Open SharePoint, press the Windows Button + the right Arrow to split your screen to the right. Then open your File Explorer (Windows Button + E) and click Windows Button + left arrow to split the screen. Why do you put SharePoint on the right? BECAUSE SHAREPOINT IS ALWAYS RIGHT! 🙂

Now you can select documents on the left and drag it to the right into SharePoint. A block must open on SharePoint that says “Drop here” or it won’t work. Your type of browser or version could affect this. Or maybe even dragging it to the wrong place on the page.

SPBulkUploads

SharePoint will give you a status update as the documents upload. And take note – there’s a 99 file limit. And don’t be a crazy person and drag 99 massive documents in there. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Keep an eye on your file sizes when you select the documents. Also keep in mind that if the library on SharePoint has compulsory properties to be completed – all the files will be checked out. You will have to go complete all those properties (use Quick Edit) then check all the documents back in again.

Happy dragging!

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.

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