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Starting April 1, Microsoft is no longer providing capability to restrict your SharePoint Online tenant to only classic mode for lists & libraries

Starting April 1, Microsoft is no longer providing capability to restrict your SharePoint Online tenant to only classic mode for lists & libraries

This week Microsoft published communication via MC172925 in the message center that they are removing the capability to opt-out of the modern lists & library capability at the tenant level. This was communicated in the SharePoint community blog by Chris McNulty in early January. Previously you were able to opt-out of modern lists and libraries for your tenant from the SharePoint Admin Center. Microsoft is effectively nudging organizations who are avoiding making the change to the vastly better modern experience….

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Wizard Based Column Formatting Options now available in SharePoint Online

Wizard Based Column Formatting Options now available in SharePoint Online

I’ve been giving some talks lately on how Microsoft and some amazing contributors have given us the ability to format our list columns in Modern Lists & Libraries to give your users a great experience. In these talks, I go through how you can use pre-created open-source JSON constructed objects and how most of the work is already done and all we have to do is copy and paste the JSON for the format we want from the Git repository.  It’s…

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Join me at MS Ignite Tour in Toronto and learn to build a bot for Microsoft Teams, setup approval workflows in OneDrive and use modern list formatting in SharePoint

Join me at MS Ignite Tour in Toronto and learn to build a bot for Microsoft Teams, setup approval workflows in OneDrive and use modern list formatting in SharePoint

Microsoft Ignite is coming to Toronto on it’s Tour on January 10th and 11th.  Register now!   If you are a developer or IT Professional, you really don’t want to miss out on this to as you will get exposed to the latest developer tools and cloud technologies and learn how to put your skills to work on the future of cloud development, data, IT, and business intelligence. I have 3 sessions and they are listed below. Session 1 THR2426…

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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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