Best practices for discovering files and detecting changes at scale (docs.microsoft.com)
SharePoint and OneDrive store millions of files. It is critical to use the right calling patterns when trying to understand all files and changes at scale. Historically, there are many APIs to access files at an atomic level. Many of these APIs are not efficient at a large scale but work well for a single user interaction. This guidance walks through how to monitor an Office 365 tenant or OneDrive so that your application integrates with Office 365 with maximum performance and efficiency. Applications that typically have this type of need are sync engines, backup providers, search indexers, classification engines, and data loss prevention providers.
SharePoint Framework Summer 2019 Wish List (www.andrewconnell.com)
I originally intended to write this post a mid-summer, but just never happened. Thankfully my wish list hasn’t changed for the SharePoint Framework (SFPx) since the spring of this year… wait, maybe that isn’t a good thing? Please don’t take these as complaints about the SharePoint Framework, the people who work on it and support it, or Microsoft as a whole. I’m a fan of the SharePoint Framework. I love how it is helping to bring traditional server-side SharePoint developers along to the modern world of web development and client-side customizations. So many parts of the toolchain and skills they are learning by working with SPFx are immediately transferrable to non-SharePoint projects. As you read through my list, you may notice a theme: time for some maturity. The SharePoint Framework has been available since early 2017 and every few weeks, we see Microsoft share graphs of constant growth in adoption during the community calls). With some strong momentum, personally I’d...
Using PowerShell Logging to Track Potential Attacks Against Office 365 (office365itpros.com)
Office 365 tenant administrators often make extensive use of PowerShell. It's a great tool to get work done across all the Office 365 workloads. However, hackers like PowerShell too, and it could be used to attack your tenant.
Why Office 365 Users Receive MyAnalytics Messages (office365itpros.com)
Microsoft is now rolling out MyAnalytics access to Office 365 accounts with an Exchange Online license.The first sign that anyone gets is when they receive one of MyAnalytics's well-intended messages to help them organize their work life smarter.
How to prevent file duplicates using the link feature in a document library (sharepointmaven.com)
Ever need to show the same file in two places? Prevent file duplicates by using the Link feature within a Document Library
Competition and Adoption Driving Microsoft to Linux Client for Teams (www.petri.com)
Lots of hot air and fuss resulted when Microsoft confirmed on the Teams UserVoice site that they are actively working on a Teams client for Linux. Many Office 365 tenants will be bemused at the attention.
Read SharePoint Maven and more on Feedly (feedly.com)
Feedly connects you to the information and knowledge you care about. We help you get more out of you work, education, hobbies and interests. The feedly platform lets you discover sources of quality content, follow and read everything those sources publish with ease and organize everything in one place.
Disconnected Mailbox Content Not Available for Office 365 Content Searches (office365itpros.com)
Microsoft has confirmed that disconnected Exchange Online mailboxes are not included in the sources scanned by Office 365 content searches, thus clearing up some misunderstandings that might have existed in the field.
Microsoft OneDrive on Android hits 1 billion downloads on Google Play (mspoweruser.com)
Following Skype and Microsoft Word, Microsoft OneDrive app for Android has now reached billion downloads on Play Store. It is a big milestone because the competing Google Drive app comes pre-installed on virtually all Android devices. Microsoft has also signed some deals with Android OEMs like Samsung to pre-install OneDrive app, I think those deals …
September 2019 CU for SharePoint 2010 product family is available for download (blog.stefan-gossner.com)
The product group released the September 2019 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. For September 2019 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages) for SharePoi…
Teams Gets Secondary Ringer for Calls (office365itpros.com)
Microsoft is rolling out the ability for Teams clients to define a secondary ringer for inbound voice calls. The new feature will start appearing in Office 365 tenants from mid-September and the roll-out will complete in mid-October.
September 2019 CU for SharePoint Server 2019 is available for download (blog.stefan-gossner.com)
The product group released the September 2019 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2019 product family. SharePoint Server 2019 is patched with a language dependent and a language independent fix…
Is Microsoft getting closer to launching its expected Microsoft 365 Consumer subscription? (www.zdnet.com)
Some Microsoft users are reporting they are seeing their Office 365 subscriptions and products being quietly rebranded as 'Microsoft 365.' Could a potential branding change be coming?
Teams Pinned Channels Highlight Favorite Discussions (office365itpros.com)
Microsoft Teams now supports the ability for users to pin their most important channels to the top of the teams list in the desktop and browser clients. Pinning channels is a good way of tracking what's happening in critical channels.
US Department of Interior moves back from Google Apps to Office 365 (www.windowscentral.com)
Microsoft will gain 84,500 Office 365 users as part of a new contract with the U.S. Department of Interior. The Department of Interior has used Google apps for the last eight years but has switched to Microsoft's offering.
SharePoint Online – Search Options Today (July 2019) (searchexplained.com)
The primary question I keep getting these days is what Search options organizations have these days, what's coming, and how to be ready?
What you need to successfully manage Office 365 (blog.mastykarz.nl)
To successfully manage Office 365, you have to understand what’s inside. And with its many available services, it’s not trivial. But here is how you can do it.
Microsoft redesigns To Do to make it look more like its Wunderlist predecessor (www.zdnet.com)
Microsoft is giving its To Do task-management app a makeover which makes it look more like Wunderlist, the task manager that Microsoft acquired and plans to shut down in favor of To Do.
New Microsoft 365 E5 subscription with EMS now available for developers (developer.microsoft.com)
Starting this week, all new members of the Office 365 Developer Program (including Visual Studio Professional and Enterprise members) can sign up for a Microsoft 365 E5 developer subscription (Windows not included). This replaces the Office 365 E3 developer subscription that we made available starting in March 2018.These E5 subscriptions will be renewable every 90 days just like the current E3 developer subscriptions (except for Visual Studio Professional or Enterprise subscribers, who get renewed for as long as they have a valid Visual Studio subscription).
How does it affect my tenant? Questions to ask for Office 365/SharePoint solutions (www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com)
I’m doing some Office 365 architecture work at the moment to ensure our clients have a clear view of our solutions and how they work. Any or...
How to increase user adoption in Office 365 (sharegate.com)
User adoption best practices to make the most of Office 365—we discuss how to create an end user adoption strategy, and other tips for a successful rollout.
Prevent Office apps from saving to OneDrive by default (serverfault.com)
In an upcoming update to Office 365, desktop apps will default to save in OneDrive rather the local drive or redirected profile. This is obviously going to be a pain to have to teach every user thi...
Final Countdown: SharePoint 2010 Extended support ends Oct 2020 (rencore.com)
Pinch and a punch for the first day of the month - and also a little nudge - as today marks 12 months until SharePoint 2010 extended support ends. Many organizations are migrating or planning to migrate as they head towards the October 2020 deadline.
Fixing issues with building C# solutions in .NET Core using Visual Studio Code (blog.mastykarz.nl)
If you want to build C# solutions in .NET Core using Visual Studio Code, you might come across these two issues.
Access historic revisions of SharePoint Publishing Pages using CSOM (blog.stefan-gossner.com)
Recently I received a questions from a customer who was looking for a way to access content of historic revisions of a publishing pages using SharePoint client side object model (CSOM). Using serve…
Teams Voice Memos – Interesting Functionality with a Compliance Problem (office365itpros.com)
The Teams mobile clients allow users to record and send voice memos in personal and group chats. It's nice functionality, but from a compliance standpoint some glaring weaknesses exist in the way that Office 365 captures compliance records for these memos.
Announcing XLOOKUP (blog-insider.office.com)
XLOOKUP is named for its ability to look both vertically and horizontally (yes it replaces HLOOKUP too!). In its simplest form, XLOOKUP needs just 3 arguments to perform the most common exact lookup (one fewer than VLOOKUP).
User Activity based Expiration Policy for Office 365 groups is now in Private Preview! (techcommunity.microsoft.com)
O365 Groups power collaboration across Office 365 Collaboration is a key ingredient for the success of any organization. Office 365 groups, of the most used collaboration features in Microsoft 365 today, power the collaboration features across apps, including Outlook, Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint....
Potential Problems Lurk When OneDrive Users Block Office 365 Searches (www.petri.com)
It's hard to find and fix every legacy on-premises setting. In the case of OneDrive for Business, it allows users to stop their site appearing in search results.
OneDrive Personal Vault and expandable storage now available worldwide (www.microsoft.com)
Personal Vault is now available worldwide on all OneDrive consumer accounts. Additionally, we have more news around expandable storage options, automatic folder backup, and dark mode.
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