Category Archives: Sharepoint Online

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