New support for # and % in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

As William Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Files are as unique as the people who create them and we’re constantly working in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business to support a broad array of types and…

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16 Years Ago Today – SharePoint Portal Server 2001 RTM

16 years ago today we announced Release to Manufacturing of SharePoint Portal Server 2001. SharePoint Portal Server is a flexible solution that can search and index the most important enterprise content sources across an organization and make the information available to anyone in the company via a familiar user interface. The new server combines enterprise-level…

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A Simple Guide to Setup your Mac (OSX or macOS) Development Environment for the SharePoint Framework

Prerequisites Before you can build and test solutions on a live SharePoint environment, you will need an active Office 365 Tenant.  Follow the instructions https://dev.office.com/sharepoint/docs/spfx/set-up-your-developer-tenant to setup your Office 365 Developer Tenant. Overview The SharePoint Framework is a Page and Part model that enables fully supported client-side development, easy integration with the Microsoft Graph and…

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Which OneDrive for Business Sync Client is Right for Me?

I want to sync SharePoint and OneDrive for Business libraries on-premises To sync on-premises instances of OneDrive for Business or SharePoint site libraries (when you don’t have an Office 365 business or 21 Vianet subscription), you need to use the previous OneDrive for Business sync client (Groove.exe). If you’re not sure which version of OneDrive…

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Hybrid Self-Service Site Creation now available for SharePoint Server 2013

@williambaer At the center of collaboration is the site and modern Team Site in Office 365 are core to discovering and showcasing the most relevant and important information to you and your business. While SharePoint Online in Office 365 is an attractive alternative to on-premises business solutions with SharePoint. You might want to or need…

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Security and Compliance in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

In today’s complex and regulated environment, businesses need to focus on building more secure solutions that deliver value to their customers, partners, and shareholders—both in the cloud and on-premises.  Microsoft has decades-long experience building enterprise software and running some of the largest online services in the world.  For SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business we…

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Device-based Conditional Access Policies Rolling out to First Release for SharePoint and OneDrive

The collaboration landscape has changed, people expect to work across both boundaries and devices, to bring content with them versus bringing themselves to content.  Location, location, location is the best choice when buying or selling a home, but introduces new challenges when it comes to securing that content.  Ubiquitous connectivity and the proliferation of devices…

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Hybrid Scenarios with SharePoint and Office 365 Updates and Recap + Hybrid Taxonomy GA

Cross-posted from my post on the Microsoft Technical Community at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/Hybrid-Scenarios-with-SharePoint-and-Office-365-Updates-and/ba-p/47571#M204. Ubiquitous connectivity, the proliferation of devices – the rise of the cloud. The cloud has become mainstream and services such as Office 365 are an attractive alternative to on-premises business solutions with SharePoint.  However, for a variety of reasons, you might want to or…

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File Security in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business (Whitepaper)

When choosing a cloud collaboration platform, the most important consideration is trust in your provider. Microsoft SharePoint and OneDrive for Business are covered by the core tenets of earning and maintaining trust: security, privacy, compliance, and transparency. With SharePoint and OneDrive, they’re your files. You own them and control them. The Microsoft approach to securing…

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Unified eDiscovery and Data Loss Prevention in Office 365 Recap and Updates

Unified eDiscovery and Data Loss Prevention in Office 365 allows Tenant Administrators to create, manage, and secure content from a unified console (Office 365 Security and Compliance Center). To date, Tenant Administrators have had to manage Data Loss Prevention for SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Exchange in two separate locations, the Office 365 Security and Compliance…

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