Create a Personal Blog with Office 365/SharePoint Online

A blog is a great way to share information and get feedback from others. Office 365/SharePoint Online, part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite, makes it easy to create, publish and maintain a blog. It’s ideal for step-by-step instructions on a variety of topics.

Blogs are especially handy when coworkers ask for instructions to add and share a document in the cloud with Microsoft OneDrive. Instead of repeating the same information over and over again, write the instructions up in an Office 365/SharePoint Online blog to share the required information.

A SharePoint Online personal site comes with a personal blog preconfigured. You can access the blog from the Content section on the My Profile page.

Here’s how to create your first blog:

Click your name (at the top right of the O365 page) to open your profile page.

 

From your profile page, select Blog from the Quick Launch area.

 

Select “Create a post” from the links under the Blog tools menu on the right hand side of the page.

 

A new item window will appear, enter the title of your blog, add your blog content under Body, select one or more Categories (optional), and enter the date you want your blog to appear and click Publish.

After your blog is published, users can access and share your blog by sending a copy to other interested users as an e-mail, or post comments about the featured topic.

Since Office 365/SharePoint Online is a very secure platform, it allows you to set permissions on libraries, lists and individual items within those libraries and lists. This means that you can set permissions on your shared documents library and within that document library, or restrict permissions to those users you have identified as requiring blog access.

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