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The Big Side Effect on Teams of Renaming a SharePoint Site URL

with 1 Comment by Tony Redmond

SharePoint Online now boasts the ability to rename site URLs, which seems good, but not so good when you discover that the new URL breaks the connection with Teams. The fact that this happens is revealed in Microsoft documentation and it's been a problem since the beta testing of the site rename function. Microsoft seems curiously disinterested in fixing the problem as quickly as they should have. A case of attention distracted elsewhere?

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    Microsoft Wins JEDI Defense Cloud Contract

    by Brad Sams

    Earlier this week, Microsoft posted strong earnings with its cloud division continuing to push the stock price higher. Announced today by the U.S Defense Department, Microsoft has won the lucrative JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) contract besting its rival Amazon as well as Oracle and other providers.

    G Suite Gets an Executive Reboot to Revamp Office 365 Foe

    with 1 Comment by Tony Redmond

    Javier Soltero, ex-boss of Outlook, is now running G Suite for Google. The appointment is an opportunity to reboot G Suite to take on Office 365 and make up some of the ground that's been lost in the last five years using the "new brush sweeps clean" principle. In other news, Microsoft bought Mover to acquire its migration connectors that move files into SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, including files from Google Drive.

    SharePoint Gets Better Connected to Teams

    with 2 Comments by Tony Redmond

    The fit-and-finish quality within Office 365 is sometimes less than desirable. Two recent changes in SharePoint Online make it easier for users to know when a document library is connected to Teams and to generate thumbnails for items stored in the library. Neither change is awe-inspiring, but both are examples of how to improve SharePoint's fit-and-finish, which is a good thing.