SharePoint Tidbit – SharePoint Maintenance window

Hello All, Recently had to work with this class for a customer and thought that it is an amazing way to communicate with your end user since you have there direct attention and they can’t ignore it like they might with an email. The class SPMaintenanceWindow was introduced in SharePoint Server 2013 and continues to…

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SPO Tidbit – Updated sharing feature coming to iOS and Android

Hello All, Recently we have had several announcements like new sharing features to OneDrive and SharePoint, including real-time collaboration for Office for Mac as well as to iOS and Android that reinforce our commitment to deliver a first-class experience to our Mac, iOS and Android customers Over the past year, we’ve focused on delivering a…

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How to setup a template for Site Collection creation

Hello All, Did this research for a customer and wanted to put it here for you and myself… As we had discussed to be able to create a custom Site Collection template there are a few steps you need to consider after you perform ‘Save as Template’. As well I have added a second method…

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SPO Tidbit – Creating your intranet with hub sites

Hello All, Since SharePoint hub sites are now being rolled out and you should be seeing them, I thought it would be a great time to provide you with some information for managing these sites.  As a refresher these sites are the the building blocks of the mobile and intelligent intranet. SharePoint hub sites bring…

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Teams Tidbit – Data governance and Event Based retention

Hello All, I wanted to let you know about this feature that seems like an exciting change in Teams. We now have Event based retention on Worldwide preview, with this preview, we are also adding Microsoft Teams chats and team channels in the Data Governance features of the Security & Compliance center. You can set…

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SPO Tidbit – Changing How Document ID URLs are Retrieved in Document Libraries

Hello All, This message just came across my inbox and I think you will find it very interesting…. Starting soon we will begin rolling out to all targeted release tenants a change to how document ID URLs are retrieved in document libraries. Document ID URLs are now only available inside the Document ID column, visible…

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O365 Tidbit – Deprecation of Machine Translation and Site Manager

Hello All, Wanted to make sure you were aware of this change that affects only SPO. Machine Translations Beginning June 2018, in SharePoint Online, Microsoft will remove the in-product UI entry point for automatic translations. The configuration options during variation use will be removed and hardcoded to false. The APIs will be marked as deprecated…

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Teams Tidbit – Where is my data stored

Hello All My customer had a question about where do the messages between users get stored so that admins can perform eDiscovery and compliance.  Here is what I found 1:1 Chat Messages – Are stored in the Conversation History folder in the individuals users mailbox (This would be all users in the conversation) Attachments –…

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SPO Tidbit – Flow and PowerApps articles

Hello All, While doing some research I ended up flipping thru a lot of articles and other resources and put together this list that you might find useful yourself Flow MS Flow Documentation – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/flow/ MS Flow guided learning – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/flow/guided-learning/ MS Cloud Flow playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8nfc9haGeb55I9wL9QnWyHp3ctU2_ThF PowerApps Administer PowerApps overview – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/administrator/index PowerApps guided…

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SPO Tidbit – Modern Site Analytics and Usage improvements

Hello All, We will be getting a cool update to SPO that I thought would be of interest to you, this release is comprised of two phases. What is in Phase 1? Chart of unique viewers over time Chart of site visits over time Trending and Shared externally sections remain the same It is important…

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