Administration and Infrastructure

SharePoint Online Site Collection Size Will Increase to 25 TB

SharePoint Online Site Collection Size Will Increase to 25 TB

Sort of buried in the small type of a blog by the SharePoint Team was a notice that the size of SharePoint Online site collections will increase to 25 TB.


Tony's Office 365 Snippets – August 25

Tony's Office 365 Snippets – August 25

Some quick impressions of the new Office 365 Secure Score Preview. Microsoft Ignite begins soon. OWA has a nice new People view, Groups are borrowing from Delve, Planner has shown up on menus and seems to be getting some new features too, including an interesting third-party Outlook add-in.


How to Completely Delete Web Parts on a SharePoint Page

How to Completely Delete Web Parts on a SharePoint Page

Sometimes, removing a web part from a SharePoint page really hides or disables it but doesn't really delete it. The web part sits in a hidden recycle bin, which can cause some problems. Matt explains how to use Web Part Page Maintenance to really delete a web part.


Getting Started with PnP PowerShell in Office 365 and SharePoint

Getting Started with PnP PowerShell in Office 365 and SharePoint

PnP PowerShell is part of the Office 365 Developer Patterns & Practices initiative. In this article I'm going to look at some of the PnP Posh cmdlets to export and import sites.


A Healthy Directory Is a Good Directory

A Healthy Directory Is a Good Directory

Everyone thinks their organizational directory is packed full of useful information about user accounts. The sad fact of operational life is that this is seldom true. Active Directory doesn’t maintain itself. A start-up named Hyperfish aims to help Office 365 tenants and on-premises organizations do a better job of directory maintenance. Can some hyper-energetic aquatic life help?


How to Enable Unlimited Storage in OneDrive for Business

How to Enable Unlimited Storage in OneDrive for Business

If you manage an Office 365 tenant and you have one of 4 specific types of plans, you can use PowerShell in SharePoint Online to raise the storage limit, 5 TB at a time, for users who hit the default 1 TB limit. For the rest of us, we'll stay at the 1 TB limit that Microsoft set.


Fixing Apps After Configuring Cloud Hybrid Search

Fixing Apps After Configuring Cloud Hybrid Search

In a previous blog post, Nico described some considerations before configuring cloud hybrid search in your environment. One limitation in particular can really mess up your farm: All provider-hosted add-ins will break when running the onboarding script. In this article, Nico has a PowerShell script with a solution.


Office 365 Admin Interfaces Five Years On: Better, but Incomplete

Office 365 Admin Interfaces Five Years On: Better, but Incomplete

Microsoft continues to improve and increase the features and functionality available to Office 365 users. Although Microsoft has recently refreshed the Office 365 Admin Center, there’s work to be done to refine the other administrative consoles and to rationalize the sometimes confusing way that PowerShell interfaces with different parts of Office 365.


Are You Sure Your SharePoint Intranet Won't Break? (And How You Can Ensure It Won't)

Are You Sure Your SharePoint Intranet Won't Break? (And How You Can Ensure It Won't)

A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that they are ending support for sandboxed solutions with code. In just a few days, sandboxed solutions with code will stop working and your intranet might break. Did you know that some no-code sandboxed solutions have empty assemblies, and they will stop working as well? What are you doing about it? SPCAF has a free solution.


Tony’s Office 365 Snippets – August 4

Tony’s Office 365 Snippets – August 4

It’s the time of year when PowerPoint skills are sharpened to build the decks for the conference season. For me, that starts with Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta next month. I’m using the new Office 365 Groups guest user access feature to collaborate with people belonging to other tenants and that’s working well. Some journaling facts came to light. And we can now tag people in Office 365 video.


Generate a List of Sandbox Solutions from a SharePoint Online Tenant

Generate a List of Sandbox Solutions from a SharePoint Online Tenant

A PowerShell script just released by Microsoft will help you identify sandbox solutions from a SharePoint Online tenant. This is a great tool for sites that have code-based sandbox solutions in Office 365 where features may stop working in a few weeks.


Tony’s Office 365 Snippets – July 29

Tony’s Office 365 Snippets – July 29

News this week includes Outlook for Mac’s support of public folders, the triumph of the Focused Inbox over Clutter, a wizard to help you buy more Azure Active Directory Premium licenses, and the promise of perfect prose, but only with the help of Word’s new Editor feature.


Chasing Email Forwarding: Who’s Forwarding Email Outside Office 365?

Chasing Email Forwarding: Who’s Forwarding Email Outside Office 365?

If users forward email from their Office 365 mailbox, it might lead to some compliance issues or information leakage. Users might not be aware of the lurking issues and simply see forwarding as a way to have their work mail show up in their personal email account. Clear policies governing the use of email forwarding, good communication, and some tweaks to Office 365 can help solve the problem.


Azure RMS, Exchange Online, and BYOK

Azure RMS, Exchange Online, and BYOK

Office 365 makes it much easier to protect confidential information using Azure Rights Management Services (RMS). Companies often want to control the encryption keys used to protect information using a process called “Bring Your Own Key” (BYOK). Azure RMS supports BYOK for Office 365 but only if you accept some significant reductions in Exchange Online functionality.


Exchange Online Protection Falls Over

Exchange Online Protection Falls Over

On June 30, 2016, Exchange Online Protection caused U.S. Office 365 tenants to slow down and be unable to process messages. The apparent cause was a flawed update that caused the Exchange Online Protection (EOP) infrastructure to slow down. Microsoft identified the issue and resolved it in nine hours. Is EOP a weak link for Office 365?


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