Ten years after its launch, backing up Office 365 data is more difficult than ever before. Apps are more complex and interconnected and APIs aren’t available. What should an Office 365 administrator do to protect tenant data. Here’s some thoughts on the challenges and why Microsoft needs to do more to help in this space.
Ever wondered how to perform selective deletion of OneDrive documents found in Content Searches? While you can remove email using a content search action, Office 365 doesn’t include a method to cleanup OneDrive documents found by content searches. This article demonstrates how to use PowerShell to view the set of files, and then select files to remove.
The Office Graph powers Microsoft 365 applications like Delve. Six years after Delve’s introduction, its privacy controls are being replaced by Microsoft Graph tenant settings from May 15, 2021. The changeover is important if your Office 365 tenant includes some people who have excluded themselves from document insights. You should take action to replace the old Office Delve controls with the Microsoft Graph privacy controls.
In an utterly predictable move, the SharePoint Online admin center is absorbing the functionality of the OneDrive for Business admin center. Some settings have already moved across and you can expect the OneDrive admin center to go into the great byte wastebasket in mid-2021. This consolidation barely dents the number of admin centers active within Microsoft 365. All of which makes tenant administration more tiresome than it needs to be.
Microsoft announced a revised plan to switchover storage of Teams meeting recordings from Stream to OneDrive for Business. The July 2021 switchover will happen for all tenants. In some respects that’s a good time of year for a change like this because everyone will be on vacation and much too busy to join and record Teams meetings. At least, that’s the plan. What could go wrong?