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Document & Records Management Features in Office 365 – SharePoint Online: Part 1 – Introduction

Document & Records Management Features in Office 365 – SharePoint Online: Part 1 – Introduction

Many years ago, I did a series of blogs on features & services within the SharePoint 2010 platform that could be used in building your Records Management system.  I received a lot of positive feedback on this series of blogs so I thought I would do something similar that is updated to the most current technology and pertains to both Office 365 & SharePoint Online.  Most of the features I will be outlining in these articles at a high-level pertain…

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SharePoint Online Websites in Office 365 are being deleted on March 31st – Act immediately if you have any!

SharePoint Online Websites in Office 365 are being deleted on March 31st – Act immediately if you have any!

Microsoft has been warning Office 365 customers who are still using the public websites feature that they will be deleting them for a few years now.  They have already been deactivated from use for a few years but now they are following through with their threats to delete them for those that are still using them. Bottom line, ensure that you migrate all of your Office 365 public websites off to another public website service provider – including your publicly…

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Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Notifications in Outlook, OneDrive and SharePoint

Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Notifications in Outlook, OneDrive and SharePoint

In a previous post, I outlined how to configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Office 365.  This post will provide examples on how these are displayed throughout your Office 365 experience. Before I proceed, there a couple important points to know about DLP and user notifications: DLP is driven by when the Office 365 search engine scans the content.  When the content of a document is indexed, it’s also scanned for sensitive information and checked if it’s shared DLP only works…

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Configure Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for SharePoint Online, Outlook and OneDrive

Configure Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for SharePoint Online, Outlook and OneDrive

Last week, Bill Baer from Microsoft announced Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Policy Tips updates which Office 365 tenant administrators should be aware of from a security perspective.  These updates allow capabilities to show DLP Policy Tips across endpoints in Office 365 such as SharePoint Online and Microsoft Word when content is shared. This post will walk you through an example on how they can be configured. View an overview of Data Loss Prevention (DLP). To configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP), perform…

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Making the transition to the modern SharePoint Online UI from SharePoint On-Prem

Making the transition to the modern SharePoint Online UI from SharePoint On-Prem

If you are attending the Microsoft Tech Summit in Toronto on Wednesday, December 13th, please join me in the expo hall for a session on the SharePoint Online modern UI.  Below are the details: Session Title: Making the transition to the modern SharePoint UI Abstract: Over the last few years, Microsoft has gradually been rolling out new enhancements to the SharePoint Online user interface. This newly upgraded and stunning user interface, called the “Modern UI”, will ultimately be the standard…

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Office 365 SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business rolling out support for the # and % symbols

Office 365 SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business rolling out support for the # and % symbols

For a long time now, SharePoint and OneDrive users have been constantly frustrated with having to rename their files when uploading to SharePoint due to Invalid file or folder name characters errors.  i.e.: “The file name is invalid or the file is empty.  A file name cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? ” < > | # { } % ~ &” This is due to the fact that  “certain characters have intrinsic meanings…

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Welcome to my new revamped Azure, Office 365 and SharePoint Blog Site

Welcome to my new revamped Azure, Office 365 and SharePoint Blog Site

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have moved my Office 365/SharePoint blog from an Office 365 hosted SharePoint Online Public Blog site to a hosted WordPress Blog site.  This is mainly due to the fact Microsoft has decided to not have public SharePoint sites available anymore as part of your Office 365 subscription.  Also due to the fact that WordPress is a way better blogging platform. In this new blog, going forward, I have decided to combine my Azure blog…

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Setting up Azure CDN for SharePoint framework (SPFx) web part

Setting up Azure CDN for SharePoint framework (SPFx) web part

For anyone following Microsoft’s new and shiny SharePoint framework, it has lot of potentials and can solve most challenges, if not all, around SharePoint Online customizations. When you build the SPFx web part you get your resource files i.e. CSS, JSON etc. You can deploy them to your SP document library but better option will be to deploy them to Azure CDN. In this article, I am going to walk you through how to setup Azure CDN. To setup Azure…

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Build an Azure SharePoint farm with PowerShell

Build an Azure SharePoint farm with PowerShell

This post has been updated from a previous post. If you want to build your own SharePoint 2016 in Azure, you may have noticed that SharePoint 2016 is not available in the marketplace, and you can only select the SharePoint Server 2016 trial. Instead, we can use Azure PowerShell to create our SharePoint 2016 farm. There are few benefits to using a script: Customize the farm your own way rather than using templates from the market place; and Re-use the…

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