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September 2019 – Office 365 Update: One Drive for Business is Coming



OneDrive for Business is Coming

Check out this Video link… What is One Drive for Business and why do you need it? Simply put, OneDrive is a secure storage area for your files in the cloud. It is a simple way to store, sync, share, and collaborate on files with others. At this early stage, access to OneDrive will be limited to State users within the confines of the State of Delaware network. Instead of sending a file via email or egress; OneDrive allows you to quickly share your file by creating a secure link that provides access to the file. To learn more about OneDrive, review the OneDrive downloadable guide.

 Why is this happening sooner than anticipated? OneDrive for Business was initially slated for release later in the project but now will become available for migrated O365 agency users in early Q4 2019. The project received the green light to enable SharePoint Online (SPO) ahead of schedule. OneDrive is one of the Office 365 applications that has a dependency on SharePoint Online; since SPO was being enabled, an earlier rollout of OneDrive became possible. At this early stage, access to OneDrive will be limited to State users within the confines of the State of Delaware network.

 

SharePoint 2010 is going away.  Microsoft will end support of SharePoint 2010 in October 2020. As a potential path forward for agencies, the project needed to enable the use of SharePoint Online as an option for migration from SP2010. Again, as with OneDrive, initially SharePoint Online will be accessible only from within the State’s own network.

 

REMINDER: Early Adopter Group Gets Office 365 Pro Plus Updates in September. Delaware Early Adopter Group (EAG) members receive new feature updates in March and September. So, what happens when Microsoft pushes out an update? The first time you launch the application, after an update, Microsoft notifies you, usually via a pop-up message of the new feature. You can visit Microsoft’s Release notes for Semi-Annual Channel Targeted releases in 2019 webpage to learn more.

 

The Project Office 365 Team is always available if you have questions not already addressed in the website FAQ. Simple email Project_O365@delaware.gov.

 




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