Category Archives: OneDrive for Business

Migrating files and folders to Onedrive for Business and Sharepoint Online without user interaction part 1

This is the first post in a series about moving to Onedrive for Business and/or Sharepoint Online from traditional fileshares and/or homedirectories, in bulk, without user interaction.

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  1. Making your data compliant with Office 365 standards, and keeping it that way
  2. Moving the data (in bulk)
  3. User and endpoint transitioning

Many of my employer’s clients are transitioning to a Cloud First IT model. Think triple A, work anywhere, anytime, anyplace.

This poses a number of challenges on Continue reading Migrating files and folders to Onedrive for Business and Sharepoint Online without user interaction part 1

O365Datacleaner released

The first public version of the O365Datacleaner has been released.

This script can make any given path to a folder/fileshare fully compliant with Onedrive for Business or Sharepoint Online standards, without user interaction. Including path depth resolution and intelligent renaming or moving of files and folders.

A bulk version of this tool is available for free upon request and will also be posted later.

Setting administrative permissions on all your Onedrive for Business accounts

Managing permissions on your user’s Onedrive for Business storage is a chore, there is no direct interface to do this in bulk, nor is the interface very easy to find. Plenty of articles explain how to do this for ONE user through the GUI, but few explain how to do this in bulk for several users at once.

And when you’re migrating, for example, hundreds or thousands of homedirectories to Onedrive For Business, you’ll want to automate setting permissions on all these users in bulk.

Fortunately, this can be scripted using Powershell, probably after you’ve bulk-provisioned your users in Continue reading Setting administrative permissions on all your Onedrive for Business accounts

Provisioning Onedrive for Business for all your users

Since the inception of the OneDriveMapper script, I’ve often been asked if there is a way to pre-provision Onedrive for Business storage for users.

When a user signs into Office 365 for the first time and clicks Onedrive, their Onedrive for Business storage will be allocated and initialized, before that, it is not possible to map their OneDrive storage, or sometimes more importantly: to migrate data to it.

As a good consultant or IT admin, you don’t want to force your users to do this before they can map their drive or before you migrate their data because you like to automate things, repetitive or manual process tend to be unreliable.

Doing this the smart way, is Continue reading Provisioning Onedrive for Business for all your users

Migrating homedirectories to Office 365 Onedrive for Business, part 1

When you’re considering a move to Office 365, there are many things you need to take into account. Mail migration strategy, voice, DNS configuration, Sharepoint Online, and more and more: Onedrive for Business.

Now that OneDrive for Business allows unlimited cloud storage for your Office 365 users, there is no real reason left to leave their homedirectories on your expensive local storage. The choice is simple, but getting their data to Onedrive for Business is not.

You basically have three choices: Continue reading Migrating homedirectories to Office 365 Onedrive for Business, part 1