Category Archives: Sharepoint Online

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

O365BulkDatacleaner released

The first public version of the O365BulkDatacleaner has been released.

This script is an addition to O365Datacleaner and will allow you to run the original script over many target locations simultaneously, using a CSV file as input.

This is the simplest and most reliable method currently available to make, for example, all the data on your fileservers spread out over homedirectories completely compliant with Onedrive for Business or Sharepoint Online’s requirements.

Viewing permissions on a Sharepoint Online site with Powershell

If you want to use the Sharepoint Online Management Shell module for Powershell to view user permissions on your Sharepoint Online site, start a Powershell window as admin. If you’re not running as admin you’ll have to add the module path to your environment variable like this:

$env:PSModulePath += ";C:\Program Files\SharePoint Online Management Shell\"

Then load the SPO module:

Import-Module Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell

And connect to your sharepoint tenant: Continue reading Viewing permissions on a Sharepoint Online site with Powershell

Sharepoint Online going from 10GB to 1TB (+500MB) per tenant

Do you remember Microsoft raised the maximum storage in Sharepoint Online to 1TB last year?

Well, if you look at the Office 365 roadmap, Microsoft has announced it is also increasing the FREE storage each tenant gets by default to 1TB (from 10GB) in Sharepoint Online. The additional SP Online storage per licensed user remains the same at 500MB / user.

That could save us up to 200$ / month 🙂

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

Adding OneDrive for Business libraries to reduce sync errors

If you’re using OneDrive for Business to store a large amount of company and / or personal files, you’re like me.

And you’ve probably been frustrated running into issues using the OneDrive for Business client. It really hates it when you have over 5000 items in your account. This is annoying, because Microsoft gives us unlimited storage space in our OneDrive for Business account. But if you go over 5000, you’ll see an error message if you go into the library settings and the trouble starts.

OneDrive for Business may stop syncing files, or start eating 100% CPU capacity and simply not responding to anything. Files may never upload, or may end up in a cache where you will have no idea where it is.

What most people don’t know, is Continue reading Adding OneDrive for Business libraries to reduce sync errors