Tag - OneDrive

Replacing folder redirection and mapped network drives: Controlling the OneDrive client experience on Windows 10 with Intune

For as long as we can remember, the primary way to share files in an organization was mapped network drives. This may have included a "Public" or "Company" drive (e.g. P:\ for Public), as well as a "Home" or "User" drive (H:\ or U:\ respectively). As well, there may have...
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How to deal with departed user data in Microsoft Office 365

Going from one organization to the next, I am always amazed at how different people implement their own take on new user setups or decommissioning departed users. Some have no real organized methodology and it's a hassle every time, while others have a well-developed practice or script around each process. It...
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Replacing your traditional file server with Microsoft Teams and OneDrive, part 2: How to make it happen fast

As promised, today I am going to show you how easy it is to replace your legacy file server and network drive experience with Microsoft Teams and OneDrive. Seriously, anyone can set this up, and it takes just a few minutes. Pre-requisites are: Windows 10 Pro (Creators...
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Replacing your traditional file server with Microsoft Teams and OneDrive, part 1: Overcoming the hurdles

There is no doubt about it, more and more workloads are moving to the cloud these days, especially in the SMB space. Nevertheless, more often than not organizations (even small ones) remain completely disorganized when it comes to their legacy file servers, and this can be the most difficult piece...
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We never have to deploy folder redirection to a file server, ever again

OneDrive recently announced yet another amazing feature improvement: Known Folder Move. Think of this as folder redirection 2.0--if you have historically redirected things like Desktop and Documents libraries to a file server (which leads to other Offline Files considerations for mobile workers), then this is going to...
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Can OneDrive and SharePoint replace my file server? Probably, with Files On-Demand.

The real answer to this question is: it depends. But the shorter version is: probably. You'll just want to enable Files On-Demand first.* OneDrive has been great for personal files for a long time--I usually recommend clients start by replacing redirected "Documents" folders with OneDrive for Business. The problem with SharePoint,...
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