Many differences exist between the on-premises and cloud worlds. The Files folder is one of Office 365’s unique features. The folder exists in user mailboxes to hold information about “file-oriented experiences.” As it turns out, apps like Delve, SharePoint, and Office 365 Groups like to display file information to users, but they need a fast and efficient way to get to that data. Files is the answer!
Recent developments show that a fully-populated Azure Active Directory is considered by Microsoft to be a core part of the overall Office 365 “experience.” Yet many tenants have partly-populated directories. Is that a problem? Or might it be a future problem?
Delve does a good job of finding Office 365 content stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. But you can make Delve so much more effective by changing your habits to tag documents and add them to boards. Try these simple steps that pay big dividends.
Delve is the mega-search option for Office 365. In the past, Delve has been handicapped because of poor user tagging of documents. Apply some Office Graph intelligence, and now Delve gets better results. Magic!
Background processing usually remains hidden from end users. No need exists for a user to understand what maintenance goes on under the covers of the service. Office 365 delivers service with no fuss to its users, but recently I have noticed some instances when background processes have made themselves felt. Although these are not serious issues, they are a worrying sign of a lack of attention to detail.
An update to SharePoint Online for some Office 365 tenants clashed with Google’s determination to move from SHA-1 to SHA-2 as the basis for securing web sites. The symptom is that Chrome flags SharePoint sites as “Not Secure”, which is a pretty worrying thing for an Office 365 administrator to see. Fortunately, Microsoft is reversing the update out to fix the problem.
Delve makes it easy to find documents and other items stored in Office 365. Sometimes some surprising results show up after a search. Maybe Microsoft needs to adjust some filters!
Office 365 Groups occupy a special place in Microsoft’s collaboration strategy. The link-up between Yammer and Groups was the headline news for some, but a lot of other facts were revealed at the Ignite conference, mostly around operational improvements to help tenants manage groups better. Here’s some of what occurred.
There’s lots to hear and learn about with regard to Office 365 at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Atlanta this week. All of the product groups are putting their best face forward to impress and amaze customers with what has happened or what will happen inside the service. Here’s some of what I have been hearing.
Many companies use Office 365, but many of their employees ignore the new tools. How do you train users to take advantage of everything?
Joseph Finney provides an overview on Office 365’s Delve, which helps organizations discover important documents for better collaboration and productivity.