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OneDrive – OneDrive client will be blocked on VM running unsupported FSLogix

  Starting January 2023 – expected to be completed by February 2023, OneDrive sync client will be blocked on virtual machine running FSLogix older than 2009 Hot Fix 1.   If after this hard block has been deployed, you are running OneDrive on a virtual machine with an unsupported FSLogix, an error message will be …

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Office – You can now share your Word document in review mode

If you are using SharePoint Online and/or OneDrive, you already know you can share your Office documents in read or edit mode. Well, good news you can now also share your Word document in review  mode. Sharing in review mode allows Word document sharing with limited edit capability while enabling change tracking automatically. This new …

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SharePoint Online – You can now create sites, documents or lists from the App Bar

You may already know that about a year ago Microsoft has introduced a new navigation capability in SharePoint Online called App Bar (see https://t.co/ASdyIqMB2E). Well, if your SharePoint Online administrator has enabled and configured the App Bar then you can now create documents, sites or lists straight from there. When opening the App Bar you …

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Office 365 – A new global idle timeout settings is available (preview)

As you may already know, administrators were able to set an idle timeout setting for SharePoint Online (see https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2017/11/10/sharepoint-online-configure-idle-session-timeout/) and Exchange Online (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/set-organizationconfig?view=exchange-ps#:~:text=Exchange%20Server%202019-,%2DActivityBasedAuthenticationTimeoutEnabled,-The%20ActivityBasedAuthenticationTimeoutEnabled%20parameter&WT.mc_id=M365-MVP-7836) for quite some time when users use the web browser to access the services. This 2 options are independent with each other and configured by either the SharePoint or Exchange administrators …

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SharePoint Online – You can now reports on data access (sharing links and sensitivity labels) (preview)

This feature is currently in deployment – available for targeted tenant or rolling out starting mid-March up to mid-April for standard release. These reports are going to help security and compliance officers to identify if there is any gap, issue or misconfiguration on how files are shared or on applying sensitivity labels. To access these …

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Intune – New setting available to manage Known Folders redirection

As you may already know, you can manage your OneDrive clients with Intune using an Administrative Templates profile type for the device configuration. Well, the setting allowing to manage and automatically move the Known Folders redirection to OneDrive has been updated. The ‘original’ setting is now called “Silently move Windows known folders to OneDrive (1.0)” …

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OneDrive for Business – The OneDrive Syn health report now provides more details on issues

As you may already know, since May 2021 you have a health report available from OneDrive Sync on the Apps administration portal (see https://t.co/kZ9YCpaThW). Well, while this new health report is providing quite useful information to monitor your OneDrive clients health – especially the Known Folders redirection, the report has been updated to now include …

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Teams / SharePoint Online – You can now manage Teams channel from the SharePoint Online administration portal

As you already know, when you create a Teams it automatically create a SharePoint Online site which then will be used to stored the Teams and channels files. Until now, it was only possible to see the Teams site in the SharePoint Online administration portal and you were not able to see and manage the …

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SharePoint Online – You can now rename your tenant (preview)

As you know once you have created your Office 365/Azure AD tenant – mydomain.onmicrosoft.com – you can not rename it. While this is usually not a real problem because it is mostly not visible to end-users, except for SharePoint Online as this is the only workloads you can not use your custom domain, there is …

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SharePoint Online – You can now block creation of subsite

As you know, a SharePoint site owner has the permission to create subsite by default (or additional users after you have edited out of the box permissions or created a new one). Well, SharePoint Online administrators now have the ability to completely block sub site creation from the SharePoint Online administration portal. To do it, …

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