Microsoft has introduced a new feature to control how long guests have access to content shared with them in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. You can configure a tenant-wide policy and then tune the policy for specific sites. The new control does not affect guest access gained through membership of Microsoft 365 Groups. Here’s what you need to know about SharePoint Online’s guest expiration policy
Just because you can rename your SharePoint Online URL, should you? Mike Weaver points out five major considerations you should seriously take into account if your organization is thinking about pursuing this course of action.
Microsoft has released a preview of co-authoring for protected (encrypted) Office documents using the desktop apps. While it might seem straightforward to enable co-authoring (and the online apps have been able to do this for over a year), making it work for the Office desktop apps requires a complex mix of Office, SharePoint Online, the OneDrive sync client, and sensitivity labels. Once everything lines up, it works beautifully, even if you can’t take a screenshot to prove that it works.
Microsoft has introduced a first file delete warning in the OneDrive sync client. The new warning is flagged after a user deletes a file in a synchronized location and continues until they turn the warning off. The idea is that people might not realize how the OneDrive recycle bin works. Also in the OneDrive world, Microsoft confirmed that OneDrive for Business supports the 250 GB limit for file uploads some six weeks after the feature was originally announced with some confusion if it applied to business users. Now it does, so all is well.
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?