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Bill Baer is a Senior Product Manager for Microsoft 365 at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.

SharePoint and OneDrive Management, Migration, and Security Updates

SharePoint and OneDrive Management, Migration, and Security Updates

SharePoint and OneDrive Management, Migration, and Security Updates

  Administration OneDrive for Business Security and Compliance SharePoint SharePoint Admin Center SharePoint Migration Tool

In this post: SharePoint Admin Center Updates SharePoint Migration Tool Updates OneDrive Files Restore Microsoft has been building enterprise software for decades and running some of the largest online services in the world. We draw from this experience to keep making SharePoint and OneDrive more secure for users, implementing and continuously improving security-aware software development, operational management, and threat-mitigation practices that are essential to the strong protection of your services and data. This update shares upcoming improvements in SharePoint and OneDrive.

SharePoint Admin Center Preview

ROLLING OUT NOW TO TARGETED RELEASE ON 2/1 Innovation in the cloud drives tremendous business value, and it delivers new capabilities to the IT professionals who work tirelessly to support, configure, administer, and secure their organizations’ content and services. While our new user experiences are designed to be simpler, more intuitive, and more powerful we also believe administration should be just as simple, just as intuitive, and just as powerful, and to that we’re introducing a completely revamped SharePoint Admin center that draws heavily on our modern principles. An administrative console designed to help IT achieve more, so their users can achieve more. For Targeted Release customers the option to try the new SharePoint Admin Center will be available through the existing administration experience for SharePoint Online (see illustration below).  This permits the use of both administrative experiences as we continue to refine and add capabilities to the new admin center that are currently not present in the existing administrative experience.

  • Sign in to Office 365 as a global admin or SharePoint admin.
  • Select the app launcher icon in the upper-left and choose Admin to open the Office 365 admin center. (If you don’t see the Admin tile, you don’t have Office 365 administrator permissions in your organization.)
  • In the left pane, choose Admin centers > SharePoint.

To see more of the new SharePoint Admin Center check out the video below: [youtube] To learn more about the new SharePoint Admin Center refer to

General Availability of the SharePoint Migration Tool

GENERAL AVAILABILITY ON 1/9/2018 refer to complete article at Taking advantage of cloud services doesn’t have to be difficult or a long-phased migration project.  In addition to the new SharePoint Admin Center, we’re also announcing General Availability of the SharePoint Migration Tool, a new free, simple, and fast migration solution to help you migrate content from on-premises SharePoint sites and file shares to SharePoint or OneDrive in Office 365. Based on the learning and experience from Microsoft FastTrack, using the SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft with a few simple clicks you can begin to bring your information to the cloud and take advantage of the latest collaboration, intelligence, and security solutions with Office 365. Whether you’re looking to migrate from file shares on-premises to SharePoint or OneDrive or from on-premises versions of SharePoint, the SharePoint Migration Tool is designed to support the smallest of migrations to large scale migrations with support for bulk scenarios. Using the SharePoint Migration Tool, you can quickly and easily migrate files from file shares, SharePoint sites, or support bulk migrations with a few simple clicks in the intuitive user interface. To get started with the SharePoint Migration Tool refer to While the SharePoint Migration Tool provides support for many migration scenarios, we recognize your needs may differ in scope and complexity.  For more complex migrations, support with adoption and usage, or help planning Microsoft FastTrack includes resources, tools, and experts to make your rollout of Office 365 a success. To learn more about Microsoft FastTrack visit  In addition, consider one of Microsoft’s many partners that can help ensure your migration to Office 365 is both seamless and successful. Getting Started To get started and preview the new SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft visit

OneDrive Files Restore Rolling out to Production

ROLLING OUT NOW refer to complete article at Data loss is non-negotiable, it’s not something that can be bought back.  From corruption, to ransomware, to just accidental deletion—losing content can completely disrupt a business.  The recent issues with WannaCry and other ransomware attacks showed just how disruptive it can be. Keeping your data safe has always been a top concern.  In addition to simplifying control with the new SharePoint Migration Tool and migration with the SharePoint Migration Tool, we are also excited to announce that “OneDrive File Restore”, a complete self-service recovery solution to allow content owners to go back in time to any second in the last 30 days is now rolling out to our customers**.** Now your users and your administrators can rewind changes using activity data to find the exact moment to revert to. Files Restore starts rolling out today and will be fully rolled out by Spring 2018.


To learn more about the new SharePoint Admin Center, the SharePoint Migration Tool, and Files Restore with OneDrive and more security, admin ,and migration capabilities in SharePoint and OneDrive, watch the video below.

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