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Drew Madelung

Drew Madelung

Drew Madelung is a Technical Architect at Concurrency, Inc and a Microsoft MVP for Office Servers and Services. He is experienced in a range of technologies but specializes in content management and business process improvement. He has worked across all aspects of projects from architecture and design to roll-out, adoption and governance planning. Drew works with clients to develop and deploy comprehensive solutions on SharePoint and Office 365. Drew can be found across the community whether it’s online or at local user groups and conferences.

Contributions by Drew Madelung

Working with OneDrive Files Restore

Your files are important and the ability to recover them in case of an issue is essential. Recently Microsoft has provided the ability to restore your entire OneDrive to a point in time. There has been the ability to restore single files if they have been deleted via your Recycle Bin but this does not cover things like corruption or changes in the file. Files Restore in OneDrive within Office 365 changes this.

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Web Part Updates Coming with Hub Sites

Microsoft has started the release of the awaited feature of 'Hub' sites that was introduced last year. Hub sites will allow you to connect related Site Collections to allow easier discovery and collaboration. Along with these features, there are also changes to modern web parts coming as well.

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Now is a good time to switch to OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is an enterprise driven personal cloud storage solution. Microsoft is offering free OneDrive for Business for the remaining term of your existing contract with Box, Dropbox, or Google but there are some important things to know about this offer.

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Two big changes coming to SharePoint in 2018

2017 has come to an end and just like a season finale to a good TV series on Netflix, Microsoft has left us ready for more. There was a whirlwind of changes and enhancements to SharePoint, OneDrive, and the overall collaboration space in Office 365 in the past 12 months. The amount of new things in 2017 was staggering but Microsoft left off with some exciting things coming early in 2018. In this post, I picked 3 of the biggest changes coming to SharePoint Online in Q1/Q2 of 2018.

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8 Things to Know about OneDrive Files On-Demand

Files On-Demand is a game changer for how you interact with your content within Office 365. Files On-Demand allows access to all of your files without using storage on your device. This means you can view all your files that you have synced without having them on your device. With this feature you don't need to change the work because you see your cloud files just like your regular files. You access these files right within your desktop and file explorer. You then have the option to sync files as you wish or by choosing to bring them offline or when you double click to open a cloud file, it will automatically download it for you.

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An easy way to access your OneDrive for Business site

OneDrive for Business provides anywhere access to all of your files across Office 365. There is a handy tip I learned for accessing your OneDrive for Business site that I wanted to pass along.

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SharePoint, OneDrive, and Office 365 Collaboration Announcements from Ignite 2017

I will be keeping track of all of the announcements that I can keep up with around SharePoint, OneDrive, and the Office 365 collaboration space at Microsoft Ignite next week using Sway. Since I am using Sway you will be seeing my updates live as I type and publish them.  That means this will be an evergreen Sway and hopefully a 1 stop shop for anyone looking to catch up on all the great news coming out of Ignite. 

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OneDrive & SharePoint are Better Together

OneDrive & SharePoint are at the center of the productivity story in Office 365. These are the primary locations for your content. When working with Office 365, your overall collaboration story is better when working with both of them together.

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4 New Features to Know About in OneDrive

OneDrive for Business is an integral part of Office 365 and provides anywhere access and sharing for all of your files. The enhancements to OneDrive are occuring at a very quick pace and here are a few of the ones that you should know about. 

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