SharePoint Online

Planner Does Multiplan

by Tony Redmond

Microsoft has announced the ability of the Planner web app to create multiple plans for an Office 365 group. This is a useful feature that Teams and SharePoint Online (the Planner web part) can already do, but some extra work was needed to break the connection between a plan and a group, and that's what Multiplan means. Or it means a spreadsheet.

Groups Membership Model Makes Teams Private Channels Hard to Implement

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Secure (or private) channels is the biggest user request to the Teams development group, possibly because Slack has this feature. The only problem is that the Office 365 Groups membership model doesn't allow for filtering within a group, so introducing elements available to a selected set of members might create all sorts of difficulties for how Teams interacts with the rest of the Office 365 ecosystem.

Using Document IDs with SharePoint Online

by Tony Redmond

Most Office 365 users might be unaware of SharePoint's Document ID service, which generates unique document identifiers for documents in a site. That's OK, because records management is not the kind of subject that turns everyone on. But business situations do occur when document IDs might be useful, which is why I went looking at how this SharePoint feature works.

Managing Office 365 Guest Accounts

by Tony Redmond

Many Office 365 applications (Teams, Groups, Planner, SharePoint, etc.) now support external guest access. you might end up with a lot of guests, and like any good accommodation, some management is needed. In this article, we look at how to manage the guests created by Office 365.

How Event-Based Retention Works for Office 365

by Tony Redmond

Office 365 classification labels dictate how workloads like SharePoint and Exchange retain content. Now you can control retention based on events like a contract completing or an employee leaving the business. Events start the retention clock and it's a way to make sure that you keep material needed for the business for a predetermined interval after the event occurs.