OneDrive: Deleted user retention

As part of ongoing user management, this question comes up from time to time: What happens to a user's OneDrive library when their account is deleted? The short answer is that user data is retained for 60 days after their account is deleted, and then irretrievable after that. During that time, the data can be … Continue reading OneDrive: Deleted user retention

Enable OneDrive domain sync restrictions

One of the admin controls that has recently been added to OneDrive for Business is the ability to restrict file sync to only work on domain joined machines. Here's how you enable this: First, you need to get the domain GUID by running the following command in PowerShell: [powershell] $domains = (Get-ADForest).Domains; foreach($d in $domains) … Continue reading Enable OneDrive domain sync restrictions

Lessons Learned, SharePoint Online Edition

When you connect to as many different Office 365 tenancies as I do, it's easy to lose track of which tenant you're connecting to - especially if you're working on one project, but logging on to another tenant to test changes. Sure enough, I was testing OneDrive sync restrictions for a client, and I accidentally … Continue reading Lessons Learned, SharePoint Online Edition

OneDrive for Business Installer

I haven't had a chance to install OneDrive for Business since the Microsoft rebranded SkyDrive Pro a few weeks ago, but I ran into a gotcha this morning when I tried to set up OneDrive on a client's system: there is no automatic download available for OneDrive for Business (at least at this point). Instead, … Continue reading OneDrive for Business Installer

Yammer for all Office 365 Enterprise customers

Yammer for you! Depending on your own personal level of adoption of the business social network, this announcement by Microsoft may or may not be exciting news for you: All Enterprise Office 365 accounts now have Yammer Enterprise licensing baked right in. Not sure what Yammer Enterprise brings to the table? Here's a breakdown of … Continue reading Yammer for all Office 365 Enterprise customers

Lync 2013 Test Drive

Found this excellent post by Benoit Hamet - Microsoft has provided a complete Test Drive environment allowing you to set up a Lync 2013 Lab for testing and evaluation purposes: This download comes as a pre-configured set of VHD's. This download enables you to fully evaluate the Microsoft Lync 2013, Microsoft Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013, … Continue reading Lync 2013 Test Drive

SkyDrive Pro and Office 2010

No soup for you!! I recently ran into an issue trying to synchronize a SharePoint Online document library on a client's computer - if you clicked on the link to synchronize a library, the following error would be displayed: I've highlighted the clue as to what the problem is - this webpage requires a program … Continue reading SkyDrive Pro and Office 2010

Sync Multiple SkyDrive Pro Libraries

Right after my last blog post talking about increased SkyDrive Pro storage, I had Colin ask me whether or not it was possible to create a shortcut on your computer for your Office 365 SkyDrive Pro? We both already had Skydrive Pro installed and syncing with SharePoint 2013 on premise... Well, I'm happy to say … Continue reading Sync Multiple SkyDrive Pro Libraries

British Airways takes to the cloud with Office 365

Saw this post today... Wow! "Office 365 will allow employees to collaborate and achieve their work tasks regardless of the platform, product or device," IAG chief information officer Nigel Underwood said in a statement. He added that creating a common IT platform for airlines across the group "will be more efficient and reduce our costs". IAG … Continue reading British Airways takes to the cloud with Office 365

The one where I break Word

I was editing a template today and trying to get some Quick Parts in Word 2013 to automatically update and populate data from the document properties - this ensures that certain fields would automatically be filled in when creating a new document based on this template, which works really well for fields that need to … Continue reading The one where I break Word