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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SharePoint Online – Configure Idle session timeout

A new SharePoint Online settings is being rolled out to let you configure the idle session timeout. The idle session timeout setting will let you configure how long the system is waiting before notifying and then logging out an inactive user. This setting applies only on web browser session and should not impact OneDrive for Business client. To configure it – including enabling the setting which is disabled by default…

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SharePoint Online – SharePoint Migration Tool

As announced at the Ignite 2017 Conference, a ‘self’ migration tool is currently in preview to help you migrate files from on-premises environments (SharePoint or file shares) to SharePoint Online. As usual, the migration is just the end state; you still need to assess, plan and prepare to ensure your environment is ready for the migration and future use, including network performance or identity management or the permissions to be…

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Office 365 – Legacy OneDrive for Business client is being retired

Following the announcement during the last Ignite Conference, the legacy OneDrive for Business client is going to be retired. This means starting October for the monthly channel customer and up to April 2018 for the semi annual channel customers, the legacy OneDrive for Business client (so called groove.exe) will not be installed anymore with the Office 365 Pro Plus click to run. Then, and if not in use and not…

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SharePoint Online – OneDrive Announcements from Ignite

The following has been announced at the Ignite Conference for OneDrive: Coming on October 17th, Files On Demand. This feature was already announced as part of some Windows 10 Preview build. We now have an official date of delivery Silent Synch Auto Account Configuration, using Azure ADAL (Azure Active Directory Authentication Library), will support automatic and silent OneDrive provisioning, ensuring new users are automatically set for OneDrive (in some way…

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SharePoint Online – Setting default permissions when sharing

An update is currently on his way (deployment starting September 2017 to be completed by end of October) which will allow Office 365 administrators to setup a default permission when end-users are sharing SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business content. There has been already an updated to define the default sharing link type (direct, internal, anonymous), this one is to set the default permission to either View or Edit. To define the…

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SharePoint Online – Excel Surveys is being replaced by Forms for Excel

As you know, sometime ago Microsoft has launched a new Office 365 to create forms simply called Forms. Now, Forms is taking over and is now replacing Excel Surveys on SharePoint Online, and more specifically on OneDrive for Business. Excel Surveys is now Forms for Excel and you will be redirected to the Forms page to create your survey after naming your form.   Then you can view the results…

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Office 365 – Shared status indicator in OneDrive for Business

An update is being deployed to add a shared status indication in OneDrive for Business. When the update will be deployed on your tenant, your end-users will see when a folder on their OneDrive for Business has been shared. The following icon will be shown in the navigation bar And when clicking on it, they will get more details with who the folder is shared, with the associated permission Off…

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