ATOI365D   #Office365Challenge SharePoint Blog sites can be used for company announcements, innovations, ideas, training and general knowledge sharing. The content will only be available to the people inside your organization, therefor an ideal place to share classified content – not for external publication.

Day:  333 of 365, 32 left
Tools:  SharePoint 2016, Office 365
Description: Create and Use SharePoint Blog Sites
Audience:  End User / Power User / Site Admins


What does Microsoft say:  Use the Blog site to quickly announce company announcements, or post ideas, observations, and expertise within your team or organization. The site contains Posts, Comments, and Links. Blog tools help you approve or reject draft posts, and edit or delete old posts. You can even receive alerts when the blog is updated. Read More…

Create your blog site:

Note:  You need Full Control or Site Collection Admin to be able to create subsites.

Go to your Site Contents, click on the “New” dropdown and select Subsite:


Give your site a name (remember the short URL) and select Blog as the template to use:


And within seconds your blog site is created!


Adding Blogs:

On the right under Blog Tools you will see “Create a post”, click to open the new form. Complete all necessary fields and Save:


Your blog will now appear at the top of the page:


Tomorrow we’ll take a look at managing your blogs and categories.

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.