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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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SharePoint Online – You can now review recent admin actions

As SharePoint Online administrator, it is difficult to track changes done on SharePoint sites by administrators, especially when you have multiple administrators. Well, good news, you can now track changes made for up to the last 30 days. To do so, connect to your SharePoint Online portal (https://<your tenant>-admin.sharepoint.com) and access the Sites\Active sites blade,

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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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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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