#Office365Challenge – Creating [Me] Views in SharePoint are very helpful if you start working in environments where there’s 1000’s of documents and you need to focus on what you work with. Not only useful for libraries, but all the other apps as well.

Day: 79 of 365, 286 left
Tools: SharePoint
Description: Creating [Me] Views in SharePoint

To create a [Me] view in any library or list is fairly simple. In this example we’ll navigate to the Library Tab > Library Settings:

Scroll to the bottom and click on create view:

I’m going to just copy the view from “All documents” Give it a name “My Stuff”, now scroll down to the filter section. I’ve selected to only show items when “Created By” or “Modified By” is equal to [Me]. This means SharePoint will lookup the property in the list / library and compare it to the user who is signed in.

It will only display the items you have modified or created:

As mentioned you can use this on any app, not just document libraries.

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.