What Office 365 Administrator should know about PowerPlatform
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by Karsten Schneider
1y ago
Office 365 Administratrors have a lots of Admin Centers and a lot of settings they should know. Some settings have an UI and others only have Powershell Interfaces. If you start with Office 365 you are busy with all the stuff about Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, External Sharing, Guest settings and processes internally. But there is another important topic. PowerPlatform. This service can be used by your users and it might make sense, to raise up some limits. But i can tell you for now, you cannot limit the usage completely. Restrict the creation of new environments in PowerPlatform At first you ..read more
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M365 Governance: Disable self-service sign-up and purchasing
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by Karsten Schneider
1y ago
As an administrator in M365 you have lots of admin-centers and settings which you can configure. In M365 you can determin whether your users can make self-service purchases to get their own licence. When should i disable it this option? You may want to disable this option if your company has an procurement process in place to meet compliance and regulatory needs. You do not want that users can purchase a product from Microsoft, pay for it with credit card, and use it in your companies tenant Products which offer self-service sign-up and purchasing It is available for PowerPlatform (including ..read more
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SharePoint: Site Adress not available
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by Karsten Schneider
1y ago
SharePoint Online helps you with automatically redirects, if you change the url for a SharePoint Site Collection. If you delete a site within the SharePoint Online Admin center, it might be that those redirects won’t be deleted. In this case you’ll try to use the site adress again and will be faced with a message like this: In case you want to reuse the url you should start Powershell. Connect-SPOService -Url https://yourdomain-admin.sharepoint.com Remove-SPOSite -Identity https://yourdomain.sharepoint.com/sites/siteadress This two lines will free up the old redirect and will not blocking t ..read more
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OneDrive Not possible to download file
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by Karsten Schneider
2y ago
“Your organization doesn’t allow you to download, print, or sync using this device. To use these actions, use a device that’s joined to a domain or marked compliant by Intune.” This message was displayed, if i shared a file in onedrive with a person who has a private mail account. The person was not able to download the file. The file could be edited but not download. So i tested it out myself. I shared a file with my private file on my business pc. It was the same message: It was strange. The same computer which was managed by intune. There was no conditional access policy which was cau ..read more
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MS Teams: Prevent users from creating new Teams
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by Karsten Schneider
2y ago
In Microsoft Teams everyone can create a new Teams by default. It makes sense in terms of collaboration. But often companies want to prevent this cause nobody wants to clean up afterwords. The admins are left in chaos and can see there are a lot of groups, teams und exchange mailboxes but usage is almost zero. That’s why companies often disable the option. In this post i will show you how you can prevent users from creating new Teams while you define a AD Group whose members exceptionally can create Teams. Microsoft Teams provides by default everyone the possibility to create a Team. Simple cl ..read more
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Migrate custom InfoPath listform to SharePoint Online
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by Karsten Schneider
2y ago
If you are working on a migration from SharePoint OnPremise to SharePoint Online and you have to migrate SharePoint list forms based which were customized as InfoPath forms, you can consider to migrate them 1:1 or replace them by PowerApps. Recommendation is normally PowerApps and use a canvas apps as standalone or as SharePoint form. But there are also reasons to just migrate the InfoPath form as is, for example if you plan to retire the application in near future. Last scenario i had to find a solution. The InfoPath form was not migrated by the Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool. The trick ..read more
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SharePoint Backup Script
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by Karsten Schneider
2y ago
SharePoint offers inbuilt Backup und Restore functionality. It’s always good to have a backup. There are a lot of 3rd Party tools available. But in case you would like to check how to deal with it using Powershell Script and SharePoint native possibilities this post might be interesting for you. Microsoft posted some best practices to this topic of Backup and restore. SharePoint Backup Considerations This task of backups should be automated and running fluid. You should not do it manually. You should think about what kind of backups do you plan (full or differential) and how often. In my case ..read more
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Create a list in SharePoint from Excel
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by Karsten Schneider
2y ago
In SharePoint Online you can create lists from Excel. That means you can upload or choose an excel file and SharePoint imports your data as a SharePoint List. It will create automatically the columns based on your headers in excel. In order to do so, it is necessary to format your excel table as table. Create list in SharePoint Online At first you need to go to your SharePoint Site to Site Contents and click on New -> List. Then choose from Excel and type a name and upload your excel file Now you can define the column types for each column in your list. It should match to your needs. Be a ..read more
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OneDrive Notification in case of sharing
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by Karsten Schneider
2y ago
OneDrive enables your users to work on documents and share those documents with different people inside your company and with external users. In case of sharing customers often asking if the author gets a notification if someone shares his / her documents a second time. There are two places where the configuration for those use cases can be done. OneDrive Admin Center In the admin center you can do some setting like this: Settings in OneDrive Admin Center So the Owner gets an E-Mail if other people are invited, external users accept inviations or an anonymous link is created. share  shar ..read more
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Migrate to Microsoft Teams
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by Karsten Schneider
2y ago
Migration to Microsoft Teams is possible in near future with SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft. You can use the SharePoint Migration Tool in order to migrate your stuff into Microsoft SharePoint Online, OneDrive and in future Teams. Microsoft offers this tool for free. Let’s have a look at the tool SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) Possible Sources: SharePoint Server 2016 SharePoint Server 2013 SharePoint Foundation 2013 SharePoint Server 2010 SharePoint Foundation 2010 File Shares What is supported or not supported regarding SharePoint You can find a full list at this page from Micros ..read more
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