Comments (5)

  1. Frank Lombardo says:

    Nice article, very usefull.  I have one question.  Is there any way to have sharpoint columns display in Windows explorer?  If I create columns to identify documents by type or context, and I want to work within Windows Explorer, I'll need this information to come accross somehow.

  2. Colin McKenzie says:

    How do I keep the origional file create dates of documents uploaded to Sharepoint in Office 365? Once the document gets into Sharepoint the only date I can see is the modified date i.e. the date time I uploaded the document.  

    Not being able to see the origional create date of a file renders Sharepoint Office 365 useless to anyone wanting to migrate from inhouse file server to the cloud based solution if they are required to have any sort of documentation change control.

  3. John Viele says:

    I see Colin's question has not been answered.  I'm looking for a technology (either an app or API I can write code to) that will let me upload multiple files, maybe synchronize a local folder structure to a sharepoint online library.  

    So far I'm not finding it….??

  4. @Colin – there are standard date created and created by fields in addition to the two modified fields. When doing a migration, you will need a third party tool to keep these dates intact and names intact. If you just drag and drop files from one location to another, the dates, times, and user names are lost and replace with the date/time of the upload and the user who did the upload.

    @John – You can do this with OneDrive for business. This tool lets you sync your MySites as well as other libraries locally on a per users basis.

    Hope that helps!