SharePoint Online – You can now use PowerShell for your migration

You may be already aware that Microsoft has provided a migration tool for SharePoint Online to help you migrate your SharePoint On-Premises or file servers to SharePoint Online (you can take a look there https://t.co/fiamXncZYo and https://t.co/j4dLOzS9De). Now, an updated version (2.0.99.0) of the migration tool now includes PowerShell command to help you in your migration. If already had a previous version of the SharePoint Migration tool installed, the updated…

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OneDrive for Business – Get your ‘well known’ folders moved to OneDrive for Business

An update is being pushed to OneDrive for Business client to help you (and your end-users) to move their well known folders (My Documents, My Pictures…) from the default location (the user profile) to OneDrive for Business; this new functionality is called Known Folder Move (KFM). This option comes with the OneDrive for Business client version 18.116.0610.0002 You can let your end-user do it themselves or use the update ADMX…

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SharePoint Online – Page Diagnostics Tool Chrome Extension

A new diagnostic component for Office 365 and SharePoint Online administrators is now available. This tool is a Chrome Extension – which can be installed from here or from the Chrome web store. The Page Diagnostics Tool is going to help you potential issues with ‘classic’ SharePoint Online pages, like latency, page load time… You can also run a network trace from there NOTE you need to have Publishing enabled…

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SharePoint Online – Connect existing SharePoint sites as Office 365 Groups

An update on SharePoint Online is currently being deployed to allow you to connect existing SharePoint Online sites as Office 365 Groups. This will allow your end-users to have their SharePoint Online available in their Outlook. When you connect to your SharePoint Online site, open the Gear menu and choose Connect to new Office 365 Groups, then a request to confirm the connection and explanation of what is going on…

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Office 365 – Important requirements changes coming

As announced in April 2017, important changes are coming for accessing Office 365 services with Office client. In October 2020 all Office clients which are NOT either Office Pro Plus (aka Office Click to Run) or Office in Mainstream support will blocked when accessing Office 365 services (Exchange, SharePoint, Skype….) So start your Office client assessment to prepare your migration to Office Pro Plus (best option) or engage your favourite…

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Office 365 – Threat Intelligence trackers

A new Office 365 Threat Intelligence feature is making his way to your Office 365 tenant if you are using Advanced Threat Management. This new feature, called Threat Intelligence Tracker, which is going to help you getting insights about security threats you may face. You can access the trackers from your Security & Compliance portal (https://protection.office.com/) within the Threat Management section

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Exchange – You can now manage remote shared mailboxes from On-Premises Exchange

With Exchange 2013 CU 21 (https://support.microsoft.com/help/4099855) or Exchange 2016 CU 10 (https://support.microsoft.com/help/4099852) you can now directly create and manage remote shared mailboxes from your On-Premises Exchange with PowerShell. Before taking advantage of these new PowerShell commands (see below) you first must prepare you Active Directory (which from my point of view should be executed anyway for any CU you installed) setup.exe /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms Then you will be able to create…

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Exchange Online–You can now exclude the dumpster from Public Folders migration

Just off the press, you can now exclude dumpster from your Public Folders migration from Exchange 2013/2016 to Exchange Online. Until then the PF dumpster was migrated along with the PF data, resulting in longer public folders migration. Without thinking neither with the potentials issue of data in the dumpster corrupted. To exclude the dumpster from your PF migration you need to use the new parameter –ExcludeDumpsters when creating the…

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SharePoint Online–Update in external sharing

To keep SharePoint external files (or folders) sharing secure while improving the end-user experience, an update is being deployed (roll out completion scheduled for end of June) to change the ‘one-time password’ functionality for external users which are also hosted on another Office 365 tenant. With this update, they will no longer need a one-time password but will logon using their current Office 365 credentials when accessing shared files/folders. This…

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Exchange Online – Exchange Hybrid Organization Transfer

You know already that you can integrate your Exchange On-Premises with Exchange Online in an Exchange Hybrid configuration, allowing a consistent user experience wherever the mailbox is hosted. But there was still few things missing. Few of them are (or were) the retention policies / retention tags, OWA / Mobile /ActiveSync policies which needed to be re-created on Exchange Online and maintain in both place. An updated Exchange Hybrid Configuration…

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Office 365 – Remove previous MSI install

As you may know, before installing Office 365 Pro Plus it is recommended to uninstall previous MSI Office install. While it was already possible to perform this uninstall either manually when running the Office 365 Pro Plus setup or using an XML configuration file, it was not so easy. An updated version of the Office Deployment Tool is now available which includes a new RemoveMSI capability, helping you to properly…

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Exchange Online – Update in Office 365 Message Encryption for attachments

An update is going to be rolled out (and disabled by default) for Office 365 Message Encryption. With this update administrators will be able to allow/deny the opening of an attachment outside of an Office 365 service (like Gmail or Outlook) were not able to open attachments send using Office 365 Message Encryption. As of today (and until your administrators enable it), attachments can not be opened when sent through…

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Office – Flash, Silverlight or Shockwave controls are disabled

​If you are using Office 2016 or Office 365 you may be impacted when using PowerPoint, Excel or Word. For security reasons new builds of Microsoft Office for Office 365 block activation of Flash, Silverlight, and Shockwave controls. Most users won’t be impacted, but for some users this may cause one of the following issues: When you click on an embedded Flash movie in PowerPoint Slide Show, nothing happens even…

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Teams – Support for eDiscovery for Teams users with on-premises mailbox

You can request, through a support request (see below for details), to get your Office 365 tenant enabled for eDiscovery for Teams when you are in Exchange Hybrid configuration. eDiscovery for Teams has been already deployed some time ago across Office 365 tenant; this update will cover the scenario when a user is still hosted on Exchange on-premises and is using Teams. Below a diagram explaining how the eDiscovery will…

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Exchange Online – Outlook on the Web is going to support third party storage

As you  may already know, Exchange (both on-prem 2016 and online) supports the use of OneDrive for Business for file storage (including attaching files from OneDrive for Business). An update is going to be deployed (as usual Targeted tenant first with a completion scheduled for end of September) to allow use of third party storage. IMPORTANT NOTE this updated feature is not enabled by default; which means if you want…

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