Office 365 – Microsoft is NO LONGER enforcing TLS 1.2

As you may have been aware as there has been quite lot of communication, Microsoft was planning to disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support for Office 365 services. Well, it seems this is longer the plan as per the updated KB 4057306 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4057306/preparing-for-tls-1-2-in-office-365) – as per the extract below: Note This doesn’t mean Office 365 will block TLS 1.0 and 1.1 connections. There is no official date for disabling or…

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Office 365 – New user deletion process for cloud user objects

If you do not use the directory synchronization (Azure AD Connect) to manage your user accounts in Office 365 (creation, update, deletion), this is for you. The user account deletion process has been updated in Office 365 to give the opportunity to define what to do with licenses and data. The next time (please keep in mind this update may not yet be deployed and available in your tenant), you…

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Office 365 – Reminder to move to TLS 1.2

UPDATE Oct 26th, 2018 – Microsoft is delaying the enforcement http://bit.ly/2D5uv3p A quick reminder as the date is fast approaching: you must have moved to TLS 1.2 before October 31, 2018 It has been announced about a year ago (October 2017), all client-server and browser based communication with Office 365 services will use TLS 1.2 After October 31, 2018, if you are still using older TLS version (1.0 or 1.1),…

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SharePoint Online – You can now use PowerShell for your migration

You may be already aware that Microsoft has provided a migration tool for SharePoint Online to help you migrate your SharePoint On-Premises or file servers to SharePoint Online (you can take a look there https://t.co/fiamXncZYo and https://t.co/j4dLOzS9De). Now, an updated version (2.0.99.0) of the migration tool now includes PowerShell command to help you in your migration. If already had a previous version of the SharePoint Migration tool installed, the updated…

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OneDrive for Business – Get your ‘well known’ folders moved to OneDrive for Business

An update is being pushed to OneDrive for Business client to help you (and your end-users) to move their well known folders (My Documents, My Pictures…) from the default location (the user profile) to OneDrive for Business; this new functionality is called Known Folder Move (KFM). This option comes with the OneDrive for Business client version 18.116.0610.0002 You can let your end-user do it themselves or use the update ADMX…

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SharePoint Online – Page Diagnostics Tool Chrome Extension

A new diagnostic component for Office 365 and SharePoint Online administrators is now available. This tool is a Chrome Extension – which can be installed from here or from the Chrome web store. The Page Diagnostics Tool is going to help you potential issues with ‘classic’ SharePoint Online pages, like latency, page load time… You can also run a network trace from there NOTE you need to have Publishing enabled…

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SharePoint Online – Connect existing SharePoint sites as Office 365 Groups

An update on SharePoint Online is currently being deployed to allow you to connect existing SharePoint Online sites as Office 365 Groups. This will allow your end-users to have their SharePoint Online available in their Outlook. When you connect to your SharePoint Online site, open the Gear menu and choose Connect to new Office 365 Groups, then a request to confirm the connection and explanation of what is going on…

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SharePoint Online–Update in external sharing

To keep SharePoint external files (or folders) sharing secure while improving the end-user experience, an update is being deployed (roll out completion scheduled for end of June) to change the ‘one-time password’ functionality for external users which are also hosted on another Office 365 tenant. With this update, they will no longer need a one-time password but will logon using their current Office 365 credentials when accessing shared files/folders. This…

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SharePoint Online – New version of the SharePoint Migration Tool available

After releasing a first version of his own SharePoint migration tool, Microsoft has updated it and has released the v2 of the SharePoint Migration Tool (available at https://aka.ms/SPMT This new version includes support for more SharePoint lists like: GenericList DocumentLibrary Survey Links Announcements Contacts Events Tasks DiscussionBoard PictureLibrary XMLForm GanttTasks Posts Comments Categories MySiteDocumentLibrary IssueTracking It also includes support for AD FS authentication method; which makes all supported authentication methods…

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SharePoint Online – The Newsfeed is going away

​As you know, SharePoint Online came with an initial enterprise social feature called Newsfeed. This is (used to be) the default social feature on SharePoint Online but you were able to switch to Yammer. In June 2018, the Newsfeed will be set to read only for existing tenant and will be removed for new tenant. This will ultimately leads to a removal of the feature for existing tenant. You should…

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OneDrive for Business – Shared by me view

A new view is being deployed on OneDrive for Business to help you identify all content you have shared. This new view is simply called Shared by me (as you would imagine ) To access this view, logon to your OneDrive for Business space using a web browser and reach the Shared view On top you will see 2 views: Shared with me and Shared by me   Then, you…

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SharePoint Online – New SharePoint Online administration portal

A new SharePoint Online administration portal is being deployed; as usual available first for First Release tenants. A link (Try the new SharePoint admin center preview – pointing to https://<your tenant>-admin.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/online/AdminHome.aspx) to the new SharePoint Online administration portal will be shown (when available) from the current SPO administration portal If you want to give a try to the new portal, just hit this link. This portal will then gives you…

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OneDrive for Business – Self service OdB recovery

It has been announced some time ago, and now this is starting to be rolled out. If you need to recover your OneDrive for Business space from a previous state, you will have the ability to do it your self by executing the following steps. NOTE this does not replace the recycle bin for deleted items; this will recover the entire OneDrive. Recover your OneDrive for Business Access your OneDrive…

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OneDrive for Business – ODfB client now synching RMS protected SharePoint libraries

The latest version of the OneDrive for Business client (17.3.7294.0108) now allows you to synchronize SharePoint Online RMS protected libraries. To take advantage of this new functionality, just ensure you are running at least the referenced version (17.3.7294.0108) of OneDrive for Business client. If not, just get it from https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=844652 (only if you do not run WIndows 10 or Office 2016/Office 365 Pro Plus). You may also need the RMS…

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Office 365 – ATP is available for SharePoint and Teams too

Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threats Protection) is an advanced protection solution provided by Office 365, already available for Exchange Online and for few months on Office Click To Run (see to learn more about ATP https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-365-Advanced-Threat-Protection-e100fe7c-f2a1-4b7d-9e08-622330b83653?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US) The solution is used to deeply analyzed URL’s and attachments before letting end-users accessing it. Now, Office 365 ATP is also available (through Office 365 E5 [enterprise and education] or additional Office 365 subscriptions…

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