OneDrive for Business

SharePoint Online – You can now “colorize” folders

A new personalization capability is coming on SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business: folder colorization. Yes, you have read correctly, you are being able to set colors (from a set of 16 different colors) on folders (new and existing) on SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Deployment of this feature is currently underway, with a …

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OneDrive – OneDrive client is now showing excluded file types from sync

As you know, you can define a list of file extensions to be excluded from synchronization with the OneDrive client using either Intune or Group Policies. Well, good news as now end-users can now see this list from the OneDrive client under the Advanced settings NOTE this does apply to the exclusion list defined from …

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Teams – You can now block the download of Teams meeting recording from SharePoint or OneDrive (preview)

As you know, Teams meeting recordings are saved either in the corresponding SharePoint site or organizer’s OneDrive. These recordings are made available few minutes after the meeting recording ended and now also have an expiration time (default 120 days). Well, you can now block the download of these recordings. Users will have access to the …

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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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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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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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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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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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