First look at the new #OneDrive Admin Center (Preview)

The new OneDrive Admin Center Preview  is now available since a few days. During the past it was just a pain in the a** for admins to manage the OneDrive for Business settings. This has pretty changed a with the new portal which is not yet GA.

If your tenant already has been upgraded then you will be able to access your portal with a Global Admin account using the URL https://admin.onedrive.com

Let’s have a look on the settings.

Home Tab
The home tabs shows just the welcome message.

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Sharing Tab
On the sharing tab you find all the settings for sharing files outside of your organization. Let them share files outside the company using OneDrive or SharePoint, setting up sharing links, anonymous accces, limiting sharing to a sepzific domainand also what external users can do.

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Sync
The sync tab allows the admin to have control over the syncing settings. Also you have a link for downloading always the latest and newest OneDrive Client and another link to the support.office.com website to see the latest syncing issues.

Following options can be configured:

  • let users install the sync client from the OneDrive website
  • Allow syncing onlx PCs joined to specific domain
    • Enter a GUID for your domain(s)
  • Block syncing of specific file types
    • Enter file extentions you don’t want. For example mp3

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Storage
Use the storage tab to configure the limits of the users storage. Default OneDrive value is 1024 MB. In here you can also set the retention time for accounts that have been marked as deleted.

Device Access
These settings applies to OneDrive an SharePoint.

  • Control Access based on a network location
    • Enter here your IP addresses or ranges for access to OneDrive. IPv4 & IPv6 is supported.
  • Mobile Application Management trough Intune is supported. You need an Intune license to use this option.

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After assigning an Intune license to your GA Account you will be able to modify the settings for device management. This is an disadvantage in my point of view. It should be possible to change settings as admin without having any licenses applied.

Compliance
A few regulatory, legal and technical standards for OneDrive can be set here. This part helps to protect your data and preform security standard settings.

  • Auditing
    • View users activities related to OneDrive – deleted, shared, moved files
    • DLP – Data loss prevention, protect your organizations sensitive data
    • Configure retention policies
    • eDiscovery for emails, documents an Skype for Business conversations
    • Alerting, user and admin logs will be created

Note also the title of the page which gives you a hint to the Security and Compliance Center of Office 365.

I’m pretty sure that the new portal will be integrated into the Office 365 Admin Center. Until then, the admin portal is a good way to manage your OneDrive settings. Try it out today.

 

 

 

 

ConfigMgr 1606 – Configure Office 365 Client Agent Settings(Configuration Manager Current Branch)

Hi reader,

The newest Version of System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (1606) is rolling out these days with a lot of new features and opportunities.

As the update is rolled out globally in the coming weeks, it will be automatically downloaded and you will be notified when it is ready to install from the “Updates and Servicing” node in your Configuration Manager console. If you can’t wait to try these new features, this PowerShell script can be used to ensure that you are in the first wave of customers getting the update.

Beginning in Configuration Manager version 1606, you can use the Configuration Manager client setting to manage the Office 365 client agent. Configure your Client Settings \ Software Updates Settings. There you can find now a new option called “Enable management of the Office 365 Client Agent“.

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After you configure this setting and deploy Office 365 updates, the Configuration Manager client agent communicates with the Office 365 client agent to download Office 365 updates from a distribution point and install them. Configuration Manager takes inventory of Office 365 ProPlus Client settings.

Find more details on TechNet: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt741983.aspx

Deploy Skype for Business using Click-to-Run Tool and ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Hi folks,

Today I had to deploy Skype for Business for a Office 365 Business Premium Plan using ConfigMgr 2012 R2. This is a special O365 plan for a maximum of 300 users.

Normally with an E3 plan you can use a config.XML file with the lync product code entry called “LyncRetail”.

This is not working for all other plans like E1, E2, Business, BusinessPremium etc.! You have to change the product code to “LyncEntryRetail” otherwise you won’t be able to activate your Skype for Business installation.

This is how my config file now looks like:

<Configuration>

<Add OfficeClientEdition=”32″>
<Product ID=”O365BusinessRetail”>
<Language ID=”en-us” />
</Product>
<Product ID=”LyncEntryRetail”>
<Language ID=”en-us” />
</Product>
</Add>
<Update Enabled=”TRUE” />
<Display Level=”None” AcceptEULA=”TRUE” />
<Logging Name=”OfficeSetup.txt” Path=”%temp%” />

</Configuration>

Here you can find a list of all supported products: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2842297

 

Maybe this helps.

Cheers,
Al

Windows 10 Technical Preview not offering the new Build 10041

Hi, When you check for new builds of Windows 10 Technical Preview, you’re not offered with the new Build 10041. You already tried to change the settings here: Settings > Update & Recovery > Advanced options, and setting Choose how preview builds are installed to Fast.   Solutions: Option 1:  Install the Windows Update that will reset your Flight Registry Settings You can download the update directly from the Microsoft Update Catalog:

Option 2:  Edit your registry If you’re not able to install the update, you can instead edit the registry yourself.  A word of warning:  these instructions ONLY apply to devices on Build 9926 that have set Choose how preview builds are installed to Fast: Continue reading “Windows 10 Technical Preview not offering the new Build 10041”