SharePoint

SharePoint Online – The ‘View in Windows Explorer’ is back

For those who have been working with SharePoint (both on-premises and online) you already know there used to be a ‘View in Explorer’ option to allow you open a document library using Windows Explorer. This option has been unfortunately long gone. Good news, you can now have it back. It is still highly recommended to …

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SharePoint Online – New navigation switcher

If you use SharePoint Online, you already know the navigation bar (also known as Quick Launch) is displayed on the left side (as shown below). Well, SharePoint Online now offers the ability to set an horizontal navigation with 2 options: Mega Menu Cascading Menu   The horizontal navigation bar will be displayed on top of …

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SharePoint Online – You can now disable SharePoint 2013 workflow creation

As you know, SharePoint Online has been providing workflow capabilities since its beginning. Well, after having decommissioned SharePoint 2010 workflow in 2020 (see https://t.co/VOoO4cow3w), Microsoft is retiring SharePoint 2013 workflow on SharePoint Online. SharePoint 2010 workflow and SharePoint 2013 workflow remain supported on-premises until 2026 for SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint 2019. As announced in 2020, …

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SharePoint Online – Changes coming for PST file retention

As you know, you can enable retention policies on SharePoint Online and OneDrive to keep records of your data for a defined period. Off course, these policies applies to files stored on SharePoint, including PST file. The retained data is kept on a dedicated list called Preservation Hold Library within the SharePoint/OneDrive site; which means …

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SharePoint Online – Administrators can now automatically make guest access to SharePoint and OneDrive to expire

As you know, administrators can allow end-users to share content with external users (guests). That said there was no way to easily get these access to expire or being revoked. Well good news, administrators can now automatically revoke guest access to SharePoint Online or OneDrive after a number of days. To enable this, logon to …

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SharePoint Online – A new SharePoint bar is available to provide global navigation capabilities

If you are using a modern SharePoint site, a new bar is going to appear on the left side to provide global navigation capabilities. The SharePoint app bar is a fixed navigation experience across all modern SharePoint sites that provides quick access to the most important sites, news, and files as well as the organization’s …

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OneDrive – You can now have a look at the health of your OneDrive client fleet

As you know, OneDrive client is used to synchronize your content stored on SharePoint Online, OneDrive user’s space or Teams files. You also know that OneDrive client (should) self update itself to keep up with the updated version. Well, the self update capability is not always working (quite rare but still happening) and there was …

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SharePoint Online – You can disable ‘Add shortcut to OneDrive’ (preview)

Few months back, Microsoft has introduced the option to end-user to add a shortcut pointing to a Document library location (including folders) to their OneDrive (see https://t.co/0UWgeayh1y). Well, while this can be quite useful this also introduce some challenges, like if the user has added a shortcut to a location and then forget and try …

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SharePoint Online – You can now disable the ‘Return to classic SharePoint’ link

As you know, SharePoint Online has evolved over the past few years to provide a more modern experience to publish/edit pages or managing your documents or lists. Part of this ‘Modern Experience’, your end-users can see a link (at the bottom of the Quick Launch menu, on the left side) to return to the Classic …

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OneDrive – A 64 bits version is available in preview and scheduled for GA by end of April

As you know, the OneDrive client is used to synchronize SharePoint (both on-premises and online) and OneDrive (both consumer and for business) content to your local device. Well, good news, a 64 bits version of the OneDrive client for Windows is available now in preview with a general availability scheduled for end of April. You …

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