Category: OneDrive for Business

Where are the records in Microsoft 365?

Where are the records in Microsoft 365?

One of the consequences of the (relatively sudden) requirement to work from home from early 2020, was that Microsoft 365 - primarily Outlook and Teams (with 'Files' or SharePoint and OneDrive for Business behind the scenes) - became the de facto system to create and capture 'unstructured' records. Unlike centralised electronic document and records management … Continue reading Where are the records in Microsoft 365?

Managing the retention of content stored in OneDrive for Business accounts

The methods available to manage the retention of content stored by end-users in their Office 365 OneDrive for Business (ODfB) accounts are not always well understood. Organisations may initially default (in their thinking) to backing up the content because that's what was always done in the past. A change of thinking may be required. This … Continue reading Managing the retention of content stored in OneDrive for Business accounts

Managing the outcomes of records retention in Office 365

The retention of records in Exchange Online (EXO), SharePoint Online (SPO), OneDrive for Business (ODfB) and Office 365 (O365) groups can be achieved through the application of retention labels published in the O365 Security and Compliance admin portal. This post describes: How retention labels work (in summary), including the 'per record' rather than the container/aggregation … Continue reading Managing the outcomes of records retention in Office 365

SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business – Preventing external sharing of data

A recent (September 2017) article suggested that OneDrive for Business (ODfB) (and by extension SharePoint Online (SPO); ODfB is a SharePoint-based service), a key application in Office 365 was a potential source of data leaks and/or target for hacking attacks. I don't disagree that, if not configured correctly, any online document management system - not … Continue reading SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business – Preventing external sharing of data