If you’re interested in protecting your SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, or Exchange Online data, it is useful to understand how Microsoft 365 Backup works and what the software can and cannot do. In this article, Paul Robichaux walks through how to set up and test the preview version of Microsoft 365 Backup.
A key aspect of a well-managed Microsoft 365 environment is to ensure that SharePoint sites are removed when they are no longer needed. In this blog, Sean McAvinue explores how to combine relatively basic PowerShell and Azure Automation skills with Power Automate to create a clean, robust way to manage the lifecycle of SharePoint sites in your Microsoft 365 tenant.
Copilot for Microsoft 365 generated a lot of media hype after its March 16 announcement. In this article, we contemplate some of the implementation issues that need to be teased out before Copilot for Microsoft 365 deployments start.
Microsoft Sentinel is Microsoft's log aggregator. Along with other data, Sentinel can ingest events from the Office 365 audit log. Once ingested, we can visualize the data through workbooks. If you have an Azure subscription, it's surprisingly easy to take advantage of the 31-day trial to see if Sentinel can do a job for your organization. Follow our steps and you'll be visualizing quickly.
Viva Learning was launched to GA (General Availability) at Ignite 2021 Fall Edition and rolled out to commercial Microsoft 365 tenants during the last months of 2021. Your employees will, by default, be able to begin using Viva Learning right away without any IT administrator action to enable it or configure it. Now is the time to get to grips with what is available to configure, and how you can use the built-in functionality to good effect.
Adaptive scopes are a new way to target locations for Microsoft 365 retention policies. Previously, we covered how to use scopes to find users and groups. Now, we move to describe how to use adaptive scopes to find SharePoint Online sites and OneDrive for Business accounts. The process is not quite as easy as it is to create scopes for users and groups, but once you understand how to add custom properties to sites, you're home free and easy. That is, if you have the necessary Office 365 E5 licenses to use adaptive scopes...
Microsoft Ignite 2021 happens (virtually) on Nov 2-4. There are tons of sessions scheduled and in this post we consider some important Microsoft 365 topics that we hope Microsoft will cover to help technologists plan tenant development over the coming year. Above all, we're looking forward to being able to attend conferences like Ignite in person so that we can learn from experts from inside and outside Microsoft.
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
Within large organizations utilizing Teams, generating reports on channel storage and then migrating this data is extremely difficult. To help map out how Teams uses SharePoint, this article introduces a simple Graph API/PowerShell script to report Teams channels and their SharePoint locations and walks you through the steps so you can run the report yourself.
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.
This is the fourth article in a continuation of our weekly series celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Office 365. Senior Product Manager Randy Rempel reflects on his journey with SharePoint and how he changed the conversation with customers after the Office 365 cloud offering was made publicly made available.