OneDrive

OneDrive Makes Its Documentation Debut on Microsoft’s Docs Platform

Microsoft is continuing to migrate its product documentation off of the old TechNet content system and to the new Docs platform. The latest product to make the switch is OneDrive. Microsoft’s Stephen Rose today made the announcement on Microsoft’s other new community site, Techcommunity.Microsoft.com. The announcement post was a canned post, though. Stephen’s announcement was missing completion… Those that are familiar with Windows 10 and Microsoft’s product updating problems, know that a little quality problem with content is nothing compared to the issues they’ve faced for a few years dealing with Microsoft’s updates that tend to make things stop working. At least, in this case, we can sort of guess what Stephen meant. Anyway…OneDrive techn...

Tip: Automatically Saving Your Files to OneDrive

Microsoft has rolled out a feature for OneDrive that allows you to redirect where your most critical personal files are stored. You can choose to store them locally, on your PC, or to automatically save them to OneDrive where they’ll be accessible in the cloud. To do this… Go into the OneDrive Settings… …and, tap or click the Auto Save tab. Here you can alter where files from the Desktop, Documents folder, or Pictures are stored, and if OneDrive automatically backups up photo, videos, and screenshots. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

Microsoft Offering Free OneDrive for Business for New Customers Switching from an Alternate Service

Microsoft is making a new offer for business that would like to take advantage of the integrated Office 365 file storage capacity. Today in a blog post, the company has outlined a switch campaign. We are making it easier for new customers to make the switch by offering free OneDrive for Business for the remaining term of their existing contract with Box, Dropbox, or Google. This offer is valid starting February 6, 2018 through June 30, 2018 for organizations that are not currently OneDrive for Business or Office 365 customers and who make a minimum 500 user commitment. To make the switch, visit the Make the switch to OneDrive web site, fill out a form, and a Microsoft rep will contact you. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev ...

Microsoft Adds Self-service File Restore to OneDrive for Business

Microsoft today has announced the addition of its Files Restore feature for OneDrive for Business. Essentially, Files Restore gives business users (and admins) the ability to retrieve files that were accidentally (or on-purpose) deleted but needed again. Microsoft says the feature remembers these files for up to 30 days… From accidental deletion to data corruption and infection by malware, losing content can completely disrupt a business. Keeping your data safe has always been a top priority.  While SharePoint Online has always had a support-driven process to recover content it can take days or weeks and multiple hops to go through.  That is why we are so excited to announce that OneDrive File Restore, a complete self-service recovery solution to allow content owners to go back in ti...

Adjusting Displayed Folders in the New OneDrive Sync Client for Windows 10 1709

For many of you just cracking into Windows 10 Fall Creators Update after the upgrade, working with the new OneDrive Sync Client may have you scratching your head. First off, the new sync client doesn’t get installed automatically. Microsoft is rolling the new software out slowly. However, you can upgrade the OneDrive software any time you want by following: How to Get the New OneDrive Sync Client for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Right Now. Once OneDrive has been updated, you then might notice that only a few OneDrive folders show up in File Explorer when compared to the long list of your files and folders on the OneDrive web site. You can change the list of folders shown on the local computer without being forced to store the entire file size. The new OneDrive Sync Client supports...

How to Get the New OneDrive Sync Client for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Right Now

Microsoft has promoted and promised to bring back the coveted “placeholders” in OneDrive in the latest Windows 10 update. It has done that – sort of. The feature has been renamed OneDrive Files On-Demand and there’s a new sync client for OneDrive that brings back this feature.  However, this new sync client doesn’t come automatically installed with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Instead, Microsoft is slowly rolling out the new sync client behind the scenes and hopes to have to delivered to all upgraders shortly. If you don’t want to wait, you can visit the following SITE and select the download link “the latest version of OneDrive“. A manual reboot is required. You can tell whether or not you have the latest OneDrive sync client by goin...

Updates to security, compliance and migration for OneDrive

SharePoint Senior Product Manager, Bill Baer, will show you the latest updates to security and compliance across SharePoint and OneDrive. Including new site-level conditional access controls, policy and secured sessions on shared systems by configuring session lengths, multi-geo support for the geographic distribution of users within a single tenant. And to take advantage of all these cloud-based capabilities, he’ll show you how the new SharePoint migration tool helps you bring your content to the cloud.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Responds to Silently Limiting OneDrive Capability

Yesterday we told you about a situation where file requirements had quietly changed for OneDrive customers. Specifically, OneDrive Now Requires Data Files from an NTFS-Formatted Drive. This changed happened at the turn of the new month and customers have been irate. We reached out to Microsoft and the company has responded. Microsoft OneDrive wants to ensure users have the best possible sync experience on Windows, which is why OneDrive maintains the industry standard of support for NTFS. Microsoft discovered a warning message that should have existed was missing when a user attempted to store their OneDrive folder on a non-NTFS filesystem — which was immediately remedied. Nothing has changed in terms of official support and all OneDrive folders will continue to need to be located on ...

OneDrive Now Requires Data Files from an NTFS-Formatted Drive

Without warning, OneDrive is now requiring files that come from an NTFS-formatted drive. A thread posted to the Microsoft forums that began on July 1, shows… The location where you were trying to create OneDrive folder belong to a drive with unsupported file system. To have OneDrive use a different location, click “Set up OneDrive” and point OneDrive to a NTFS drive. To use the existing location with OneDrive, you need to format it with NTFS then click “Set up OneDrive” to configure your account. The thread has quickly filled up with complaints from irate customers. Due to the change, OneDrive simply stops synching files. So far, Microsoft has supplied no response. Thread: OneDrive NTFS Message UPDATE: Microsoft Responds to Silently Limiting OneDrive Capabilit...

OneDrive for Business updates: simplified sharing and files on demand

With OneDrive for Business, we’ve set out to bring you a robust and scalable service to securely store, share, view and access your content in Office 365, from anywhere and on any device. Join lead engineer, Eugene Lin, as he demonstrates important new enhancements including: the simplified experience for sharing files and folders in OneDrive; new options to monitor and control who has access to your content; and for admins, controls to keep your data safe while keeping your users productive. Keep watching too, as he demonstrates the OneDrive experience in Windows 10, with the new OneDrive “Files On Demand” capability that allows you to see all your cloud files without needing to download them. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Develope...

New admin controls for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business

For SharePoint and OneDrive Admins, we’re continuing to modernize the experience, in addition to expanding security and compliance controls. Join lead engineer Navjot Virk, for a demo-rich overview of the redesigned SharePoint Admin Center that brings all the information that you need in one place while making tasks like site management much easier; and new conditional access security controls that allow you to manage user session lengths on unmanaged devices. Keep watching too for the latest compliance updates including: multi-geo capabilities for OneDrive for Business that allow you to store your data in different regions or countries and apply differentiated policies; and Service-level encryption, which gives you ultimate control over your data with the use of your own encryption ...

OneDrive Files On-Demand Coming with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

At Build 2017 Microsoft tried to dull the complaints about its naming practices by offering a feature that has been one of the most requested customer features on UserVoice. So, instead of focusing on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (yes, they’re doubling down), the company focused instead on OneDrive Files On-Demand. What is OneDrive Files On-Demand? According to Microsoft… With Files On-Demand, you can access all your files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on your device. You don’t have to change the way you work, because all your files—even online files—can be seen in File Explorer and work just like every other file on your device. Files On-Demand also allows you to open online files from within desktop or Windows store apps using the Windo...

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