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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.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

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.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Cloud Hybrid Search

Cloud Hybrid Search in SharePoint Server 2013/2016 and Office 365 allows a unified search experience of content from SharePoint online and on-premises sites. This is an important search feature to allow users to easy find their information without having to know if the site is on-premises or in the cloud.

Hozafa Motiwala by Hozafa Motiwala

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.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

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.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

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.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

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.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Slow Sites and Subsites A Tale of Better UX and Loading Left Navigation Nuances

In the realm of UX we can use certain studies in Psychology that show us how we react to interfaces that cause an abrupt awareness of time.  The hemispheres of our brain pass off activity to our Reptilian or Instinctive Brain which immediately becomes distracted by other environmental factors and before we know it, we’ve brood a negative experience.

Damon Sanchez by Damon Sanchez

Planning Your Skype for Business Voice Solution

All-in-the-cloud, on-premises, or hybrid? Whether you want (or are required) to retain functionality provided by your on-premises deployment, whether you need features that are currently available only with your on-premises voice solution, and what your plan is for moving people to the cloud depends on company’s current and future needs.

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

The Evolving World of SharePoint

Anyone who has been working with SharePoint for more than a short period of time has seen the product has go through many ups and downs. Right now I believe SharePoint is evolving to the modern age and the future looks incredibly bright. 

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung