SharePoint

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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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 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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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 – 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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