Prior to Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference in May, the technology giant revealed a series of the new improvements for SharePoint Online and OneDrive.
Tweaks included enhanced security features, better storage limits, and improved site migrations. Changes to the SharePoint business application and mobile client user interface are also included in the improvements, while many other big-ticket items will be shared with audiences during the conference itself.
The SharePoint conditional access provides the capability of protecting user content on SharePoint Online and OneDrive from unmanaged devices. Dependent on using Azure Active Directory Conditional Access, this has now been made generally available and ready for use in production environments. Via the SharePoint Online Management Shell, IT professionals are now able to set specific policies to control and manage site access and content. For instance, personalised controls can be put in place so the legal department in an organisation is bounded by a different set of restrictions compared to other departments.
Moreover, Microsoft has also revealed they have integrated the OneDrive Files Restore feature into the company’s anti-malware solution for Windows 10 – Windows Defender. For files saved on OneDrive, this will provide integrated and automatic protection against threats from ransomware.
After the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, this capability will be made available for those who subscribe to Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home, and users of OneDrive for Business. By using this convenient feature, users will receive notifications of any threat of ransomware, and will also be provided the option of restoring files under threat back to their original state before the attack occurred.
Via its new file viewer, OneDrive can now support over 300 file types. The Files On-Demand feature in Windows 10 also provides users with thumbnail images of OneDrive files while they are offline. The supported files types will allow users to know what the contents of the files are. For example, users will be shown the Adobe Photoshop image or Adobe Illustrator drawing within their browser even if those applications have not been installed.
In addition to this, the technology giant has announced the storage capacity for SharePoint online will be increased for most users. The current storage capacity for users are 0.5GB, compared to the 1TB storage for tenancies. Microsoft will increase this storage capacity from 0.5GB to 10GB (this is, however, not applicable for users of SharePoint Online kiosk plans). Furthermore, the total tenancy storage for organisations will be increased, proportional to the number of user licences purchased.
Microsoft is constantly working towards providing customers with a dynamic and superior user experience by upgrading and improving versions of their software and tools. To find out about the latest brainchild from Microsoft, get in touch with our team at WM Reply today for some valuable help and advice. Our team members have been professionally trained to provide tailored solutions for all businesses and organisations, taking into account various business models, and specialise in SharePoint intranets and technologies.