SharePoint 2016 – Site collection disappears during content database upgrade

While upgrading my SharePoint environment from 2013 to 2016, I ran into an interesting issue with content database upgrade. I have deployed a fresh new SharePoint 2016 running on Windows Server 2016 and then perform the classic detach/attach upgrade process to migrate the content from the SharePoint 2013 environment. One of this content DB is hosting only one site collection, but this site collection is NOT a root site collection.…

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Office 365 – Microsoft Teams is now user based licensed

When Microsoft has introduced Microsoft Team, this was only manageable at the organization level. Now, Microsoft Teams is now user based licensed; meaning you can now enabled/disable it on a per user basis   And if use a PowerShell script to automate (or bulk update) licensing options, the service plan is TEAMS1

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Office 365 – OneDrive for Business administration console is coming

This has been a gap in Office 365 and SharePoint Online for quite some time: there was very few way and options to manage OneDrive for Business. Good news, this gap is going to be filled, maybe not yet with everything you may be looking for but at least an administration console for OneDrive for Business. If you want to start to take a look, go to https://admin.onedrive.com/ (yes, there…

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SCCM – Cloud Distribution Point

Following my previous post regarding the Cloud Management Point gateway feature introduced with the fast channel current branch update (see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=838), another new “cloud” feature has been introduced called Cloud Distribution Point. As with the Cloud Management Gateway, this will help managing internet based client with SCCM. This new feature will make your internal distribution point(s) available to the internet client based using Azure. Enable the Cloud Distribution Point NOTE…

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SCCM – Cloud Management Gateway

The fast channel of the current branch 1610 of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) got an interesting update which deliver the Cloud Management Gateway. This new feature will help to reduce the infrastructure complexity to manage internet based client. NOTE if the update is not displayed in the Update and Servicing section, you may not have enabled the fast channel. To do this, download the script available here https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ConfigMgr-1610-Enable-046cc0e9 Install…

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Azure – Microsoft Azure AD PowerShell v2.0 is now GA

After a little bit more than a month in preview, Microsoft has announced the general availability for Azure AD PowerShell v2.0 This new version does not provide (yet) full functional parity with the older Microsoft Online module. The current Microsoft Online PowerShell module will not be updated anymore. You can get more details about what is included in this version 2.0 here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/azuread/v2/azureactivedirectory while you can install it from https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/AzureAD/2.0.0.33

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Office 365 – Azure AD Connect now support SQL 2016 and Windows Server 2016

The latest release of Azure AD Connect now officially supports SQL 2016 and Windows Server 2016, which also includes the ability to manage ADFS 4.0 (part of Windows Server 2016) You can download the new release here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47594&751be11f-ede8-5a0c-058c-2ee190a24fa6=True

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Office 365 – Flows and PowerApps for Office 365 are now enabled

As you may know, Microsoft has announced some time ago the integration of 2 new services on Office 365: Microsoft Flow and Microsoft PowerApps (https://blogs.office.com/2016/10/31/sharepoint-welcomes-powerapps-and-microsoft-flow/) If you manage the service(s) enabled to your Office 365 users (ie if you don’t automatically enable all services included in your license), you will need to update your process or script (my preferred option ) The plans for these 2 new services are: Microsoft…

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Office 365 / Exchange Online – IMPORTANT – Connecting to your Exchange Online mailbox will require MAPI over HTTP

Starting October 31, 2017 (in about a year), accessing your Exchange Online mailbox with Outlook client on Windows will be made using MAPI over HTTP. This means that all client which do not support MAPI over HTTP (Outlook 2007 [by the way you should already have moved on as this is not supported anymore]) will NOT be able to connect to Exchange Online, Outlook 2010 to 2016 must ensure their…

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Office 365 Groups / SharePoint Online – You can define if an Office 365 and a classic SharePoint site is created

As you know, sometime ago Microsoft has introduced Office 365 Groups as new collaborative services. You can now define on SharePoint Online Administration portal if an Office 365 or a classic SharePoint site can be created.   This administrative option is available from the SPO administration portal, below the Settings section under the Site Creation option A site with an Office 365 group or a classic site A site with…

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SharePoint Online – You can now download multiple files/folders at once

It has been a long waited feature; being able to download multiple files/folders at once from SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business. The wait is now over , Microsoft is deploying an update to make this functionality available. Nothing to do to get it working. Once your users will logon to SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business using their favorite web browser, if they select multiple files/folders, they will be downloaded at once –…

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Yammer – The network name (and default domain) will now be managed by Office 365

An update on Yammer will link the network name (company network) as well as the default domain with Office 365. This means if the Office 365 tenant name (not the URL xxx.onmicrosoft.com) will be updated, it will be reflected automatically to Yammer. on Yammer will become from Office 365 Also, when you change the default Office 365 domain to a verified domain (which should be already the case for most…

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Exchange – You can access delegated mailboxes when running in hybrid mode

UPDATE 09/11/2016 Delegated access applies only for full access; send-as, send on behalf or delegation from Outlook do not work. Cross-premises permissions do not work in OWA Details https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200581(v=exchg.150).aspx   This has been a major limitation of the Exchange Hybrid mode for quite long time. I just noticed that you can now have access to a delegated mailbox hosted on premises if your mailbox is on Office 365, and the…

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