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SharePoint - Classic popularity reports to be retired

Microsoft announced that they are retiring classic usage and popularity reports for Classic sites. This includes reports for site collections, sites, document libraries, folders and individual items. These usage reports will not be available after February 29, 2020.

So If you use classic sites and require usage data, you can download historical data for all these popularity reports until February 29, 2020.

SharePoint Home Sites

Have you ever wondered why SharePoint never really had a landing page like you see in most intranet portals?

Well, Microsoft is looking to introduce SharePoint Home Sites this year around the third quarter.

What will a home site do exactly?

Its a Communication Site designated as a landing page for your organization. 

SharePoint Home Site

Microsoft Office 365 Updates May 29th, 2019

Wondering what changed, was updated or is being released in Microsoft Office 365?

We thought listing the items out would help to identify what had been communicated each week from Microsoft so you don't have to dig through weeks worth of updates. Will start posting these each moving forward.


Feature update: Updating capabilities in the SharePoint admin center.

We’re updating capabilities in the SharePoint admin center. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.  This does not impact Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.


SharePoint Online Migration Questions

How do you get the conversation started with building a SharePoint Online environment for the enterprise?

SharePoint Conference 2019

Did you miss the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas last week?  Here are some of the highlights...

One of the announcements that Microsoft outlined in this year's SharePoint Conference was for OneDrive being able to add AutoCAD drawing files and previews of 360-degree images. Another interesting addition is a sync support capability for Windows Virtual Desktop this is Microsoft's new virtual desktop infrastructure service that's currently in a preview stage.

SharePoint Online Site Renaming

What is one of the most long overdue requests as it relates to SharePoint Online or SharePoint Server? Being able to rename site addresses would be the answer.

The owner of the site has been able to change a lot of properties on their sites over the years but changing site URLs has not been enabled. Since the modern SharePoint admin center came out, you can now change the site name. but you still can’t change the tenant’s domain name of course just the site name portion.

How Do SharePoint Online Admins Create Sites

Have you ever wondered how Admins of SharePoint create modern site collections or Classic sites?  Don`t let them fool you it really takes minutes to spin one up. Its the maintaining and administrating it that takes the effort. Here is a sneak preview of how they do it. Now it is true that users may create sites them selves, but they do not have all the features available that admins do.

By using the new SharePoint admin center, you can create sites that use one of the new team site or communication site templates.

SharePoint Online Group Inbox Notifications

Activity Notifications

Microsoft is bringing activity notifications to the group inbox in SharePoint Online. They will begin rolling this feature out soon.

Currently, your user's site activity feed only includes SharePoint content, files, lists, and pages. After this change goes into effect, your users will be able to view important group emails updates as well. Current settings will not be affected. 

Microsoft will begin gradually rolling this out in mid-February, and we anticipate rollout completion by April 2019.

What You Should Know About OneDrive for Business


Have you ever wondered what people use OneDrive for exactly and how it is different then say SharePoint or a file share?

Much like SharePoint Online or SharePoint Server document libraries, OneDrive for Business allows you to work with files in the cloud or locally on your computer.


Reviewing my OneDrive for Business

SharePoint Online Limits

Have you ever wondered what some of the limits to SharePoint Online are?

Recently we had our SharePoint Online consultants ask a few of our new clients this very question.

We discovered that most did not know what the limits of SharePoint Online were.

Below is a table showing licensing and features that come with SharePoint Online.

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