Increase in SharePoint Online storage allocation

Microsoft 365 is going to increase in the SharePoint Online per user license storage allocation. This will increase to 1 TB plus 10 GB per user license purchased, up from 1 TB plus .5 GB per user license purchased. Customers can take advantage of new team collaboration and enterprise content management experiences, while moving off on-premise servers, file shares, and 3rd party cloud offerings, as usual. This change will start rolling out on July 1, 2018 and will be completed by the end of August 2018.


Setting Microsoft Outlook MailTips – Modern Workplace Tips

This morning a colleague working with a fellow customer account shot me an instant message. He said that the customer wanted to know if it was possible to set a MailtTip in Microsoft Outlook to alert their users when they were sending an email to someone outside of their organization. The short answer was yes,…


The Emerging Identity Security Perimeter – Archived Webcast

In this archived webcast delivered 4-25-2018 Microsoft’s Amir Gabrieli guest presents “The Emerging Identity Security Perimeter.” (note webcast starts at the 6:46 mark) Learn About: How an identity security perimeter   Extends the existing network perimeter Secures access to services and data beyond the firewall Architecture of the identity perimeter How to protect data in a borderless…


Copy and Paste Tips for Excel to PowerPoint – Modern Workplace Tips

Yesterday I was with a client discussion collaboration and co-authoring scenarios in Office 365. During the session when I discussed co-authoring and full fidelity round-tripping across rich apps, web view, and mobile apps, I received and objection from one of the attendees. He wanted to know how we could guarantee full fidelity round-tripping and no…


SharePoint news updates in Office 365, including Microsoft Teams integration

Office 365 introduced news capabilities of  five SharePoint pages:  Create news from SharePoint home in Office 365  SharePoint news is the best way to create dynamic updates, now you can do it from the SharePoint home in Office 365:  Click ‘Create news’ – choose the space where you wish to publish your news – you’re taken directly to the news authoring canvas for that site – give it a title – add your content from an ever-expanding set of web parts.  Note: You can create news only on sites where you are a member.   Learn more about creating news from SharePoint home in Office 365.  Add pages and news articles as tabs in Microsoft Teams channels  Click the SharePoint tab – select your page or news – choose if you want to post to a channel about this tab – click Save.   Note: there will be two SharePoint-oriented tabs to choose when adding a tab, one for SharePoint Document libraries and one for SharePoint pages and news. To add a list, simply grab the URL and use the Website tab.  Post all your team news into Microsoft Teams automatically  Right-click any Microsoft Teams channel – click Connectors – add SharePoint News.   Learn more about adding SharePoint news articles to a Microsoft Teams channel.  Create and send informative email news digests  Click “See all” from the news web part – select specific news items – add people or groups on the To: line – add a simple message for context – click Send.  Learn more about how to send an email news digest from your SharePoint site.  Measure the impact and engagement of your pages and news articles   Hover over the liked section and see a list of colleagues who liked your ideas – click on comments – engage with your audience.


Use SharePoint web parts to showcase data from inside and outside Office 365

Microsoft introduced new web-parts and updates: NEW Planner – display tasks and progress from your team plans Twitter – highlight individual tweets and full feeds Office 365 Connectors – embed information from 3rd party services like Bitbucket, JIRA, and RSS Kindle Instant Preview – reference an important Kindle book with one-click to preview or buy…


Visual Studio Toolbox: .NET Standard Revisited

There has been a lot of talk lately about .NET Standard, both in the community and on Channel 9. But there is also still confusion about it. In this episode, Kathleen Dollard clears up some of this confusion. She and Robert chat about why .NET Standard was created, as well as how and when you…


SharePoint Content Services January 2018 Update

Predictive indexing and queries to allow users to work with the full 30 million item capacity of a document library without throttling large queries  Bulk metadata updates to allow upload millions of documents and manage metadata and policy in bulk without needing to update each document individually. New white paper & Sway presentation update. All of these are now available through the Content Services Resource Center here on the Tech Community, with blog posts, analyst reports, case studies and more  File move among OneDrive and SharePoint with full fidelity for version history and metadata. To move a file in OneDrive or SharePoint, select a file and the destination for it  Word SharePoint Properties Panel to allow users to directly edit metadata column values inside Word for custom library metadata  New support for Flow to automate document approval and publishing, and to enable simple review and signoff among members of a group  A new setting in the document library web part will be available soon to allow users to configure the part to optionally limit the view to a specific folder within a library 


Office 365 User Training Emails – Modern Workplace Tips

Today while discussing Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams usage in the Healthcare and Life Sciences space with a customer the question of user training came up. My colleague John B pointed out some of the online resources as well as partner resources for training end users. One area that I frequently show customers when…