OneDrive Content

OneDrive GPO: AutoStart After Signing in to Windows

- 6 min read-Hans Brender
The OneDrive group policy "Start OneDrive automatically when signing in to Windows" has been highly anticipated among administrators. Enabling this feature ensures synchronization is consistently active, preventing conflicts with outdated files. This policy, controllable through the registry, streamlines user experience and promotes collaboration.

A Personal Journey to a Secure and Productive Digital Workspace!

- 4 min read-Rene Vlieger
Managing your Microsoft 365 environment effectively isn't just about ticking off some boxes; it's about fostering a secure and productive digital workspace that aligns with your organization's goals. This post contains best practices I've found valuable for ensuring my Microsoft 365 tenant runs smoothly.

OneDrive: Start Native Apps From the Browser

- 6 min read-Hans Brender
This article explains the capability to launch native apps directly from the browser using OneDrive or SharePoint Online. Microsoft’s Open in app functionality, which facilitates seamless editing of files stored in the cloud, bridges the gap between browser-based work and legacy applications. Integration with Microsoft Teams enhances productivity, with offline functionality anticipated in future updates.

On the First Day of Christmas, The Waffle Brings to Me...Everything Wrapped up in Microsoft Teams! 

- 7 min read-Shari Oswald
You know you've got the whole package tied up with a big shiny bow when you use Microsoft Teams. Read all about it in this twelfth installment of Shortcut Shari's Countdown to Christmas using technology.

On the Second Day of Christmas, the Waffle Brings to Me...My Files in the Cloud

- 7 min read-Shari Oswald
Whether it's photos of your holiday feast, trip journals from your great adventures, or videos of holiday fun, you can organize your work--even if it's business-related--in OneNote. Read all about it in this eleventh installment of Shortcut Shari's Countdown to Christmas using technology.

OneDrive GPO: Set the Sync App Update Ring

- 4 min read-Hans Brender
Explore OneDrive Group Policy's role in managing synchronization app updates through three rings—Insider, Production, and Deferred. This policy, configurable via Group Policy mechanism, impacts update deployment intervals and ensures consistent configurations across devices.

Basics of OneDrive Group Policies

- 14 min read-Hans Brender
Explore the fundamentals of OneDrive Group Policies for small companies. Learn deployment steps, prerequisites, and the intricacies of settings. Navigate through program installations, group policy components, and the Windows registry. Discover the process of activating, testing, and exporting group policies. Ideal for administrators seeking effective OneDrive management without extensive deployment tools.

Master Selective Sync to Stop Your Hard Drive from Exploding

- 6 min read-Shari Oswald
OneDrive sync is awesome most of the time. The syncing process, by default, can use a lot of space on your hard drive. Shari's article has tips to help you gain more control over which folders and files you can exclude from syncing.

OneDrive Sharing: Internal and External

- 5 min read-Hans Brender
OneDrive’s sharing capabilities vary depending on several factors, most notably whether you are sharing within or outside an organization. Here, we break down those differences.

Colored Folders – How to Apply a Color Using Power Automate

- 5 min read-Marcin Siewnicki
Did you know that Microsoft has rolled out a new feature called Colored Folders, available in both OneDrive and SharePoint Online? With Colored Folders, you can assign colors to specific folders, and simplify data categorization based on content. But there’s more - have you ever considered automating the process with Power Automate?

Simplified Sharing

- 4 min read-Hans Brender
Now rolling out everywhere, Microsoft has tried to simplify the sharing experience in Windows, OneDrive, SharePoint, etc. The experience used to vary significantly depending on which product you started with, but now is it easier to share folders and files? Generally, yes. But changes to some default settings don't seem to have a GUI.

OneDrive: Delete and Restore

- 10 min read-Hans Brender
OneDrive for Business permits unparalleled flexibility in collaborative editing, but there are a few catches when it comes to deleting and restoring shared files. This article walks through what happens when a file is deleted and details the right way to restore a file with full versioning history.

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