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MSIgnite 2019 – I speak at Orlando about OneDrive

10. Oktober 2019 Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

Microsoft Ignite 2019, Orlando

Same location as last year: Orlando, Florida. A little bit later in the calendar, to avoid Hurricans. More then 25000 IT-People will attend The Microsoft Ignite 2019

 

I have two Sessions there and I’m proud to talk about 

"More Value: B2B Sync with OneDrive"

. More and more companies are in the cloud or going into the cloud. With Office 365 and Collaboration B2B Sync (Business to Business Synchronization) Microsoft is going to enhance such capabilities. This session describes the core principles for syncing from OneDrive to B2B, explains the details for a B2B Synchronization, has a live demo with a complete setup and summarizes the add value of B2B for companies. Learn how easy the job is to implement external users, have full control, and speed up collaboration processes.

 

More Value: B2B Sync with OneDrive; BRK3157

The Session codse is  BRK3157


The second Session is a Theater Session

“OneDrive Group Policies – not only for the enterprise”

More and more Group Policies for OneDrive and for Windows 10 were established to give administrators control over devices, storage, and behavior. This session describes the user behavior to sync many files from different libraries for collaboration, not only from their own tenant, but also from other tenants through B2B sync, and give the administrators full control via Group Policies. These GPOs not only for OneDrive, but also for the different devices, control Windows 10 through OneDrive Files on Demand and Storage Sense, and also help user behavior of deleting files by mistake. It includes my Top 10 of Group Policies for OneDrive

 

OneDrive Group Policies – not only for the enterprise; THR2345

The Session Code is THR2345

 

See you  in one or both session?

OneDrive: new Group Policies and Definitions 19.152.0801.0004

26. August 2019 Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

OneDrive Group Policies

With the insider Version of the 19.152.0801.0004 Microsoft published a new Version of the OneDrive Group Policies

You find the Group Policies here (adml and admx)

%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\BuildNumber\adm\

and also the localicied versions in 17 languages

And here is the history of my blogs

Date  
05/18/19 OneDrive: new Group Policies and Definitions 19.103.0527.0002
02/11/19 OneDrive: New Group Policies and definitions 19.002.0107.0008

User Configuration

Group Policy name Special
Allow users to choose how to handle Office file sync conflicts  
Coauthor and share in Office desktop apps  
Configure team site libraries to sync automatically new from Computer Configuration
Continue syncing on metered networks  
Continue syncing when devices have battery saver mode turned on  
Disable the tutorial that appears at the end of OneDrive Setup  
Limit the sync client download speed to a fixed rate  
Limit the sync client upload speed to a fixed rate  
Prevent users from changing the location of their OneDrive folder  
Prevent users from syncing personal OneDrive accounts  
Receive OneDrive sync client updates on the Enterprise ring

New name: Set the sync client Update ring
moved to Computer configuration
Set the default location for the OneDrive folder  

Computer Configuration

Group Policy name Special
Allow OneDrive to disable Windows permission inheritance in folders synced read-only *
Allow syncing OneDrive accounts for only specific organizations  
Block file downloads when users are low on disk space **
Block syncing OneDrive accounts for specific organizations  
Configure team site libraries to sync automatically Please use GPO in the User Configuration
Convert synced team site files to online-only files  
Enable Automatic upload bandwidth management for OneDrive ****
Limit the sync client upload rate to a percentage of throughput  
Prevent the sync client from generating network traffic until users sign in  
Prevent users from fetching files remotely  
Prevent users from moving their Windows known folders to OneDrive  
Prevent users from redirecting their Windows known folders to their PC  
Prevent users from syncing libraries and folders shared from other organizations *
Prompt users to move Windows known folders to OneDrive  
Require users to confirm large delete operations **
Set the maximum size of a user’s OneDrive that can download automatically  
Set the sync client update ring ***
Silently move Windows known folders to OneDrive  
Silently sign in users to the OneDrive sync client with their Windows credentials  
Specify SharePoint Server URL and organization name ****
Specify the OneDrive location in a hybrid environment ****
Use OneDrive Files On-Demand  
Warn users who are low on diskspace ***

 

* Allow OneDrive to disable permission inheritance in folders synced read-only
This setting lets the OneDrive sync client remove all inherited permissions within read-only folders syncing on a user’s PC.

If you enable this setting, the OneDrive sync client can disable permission inheritance in read-only folders to improve sync speed.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, the OneDrive sync client will preserve permission inheritance in read-only folders. Sync speed may be significantly slower.


 

** Block file downloads when users are low on disk space
This setting lets you specify a minimum amount of available disk space and block the OneDrive sync client (OneDrive.exe) from downloading files when users have less than this amount.

Users will be prompted with options to help free up space.

Minimal available Diskspace: 0 to 10 TB

[08/28/19] Tehre is a bug, because the highest number is 9999. Microsoft is informed


***
Warn users who are low on diskspace

This setting lets you specify a minimum amount of available disk space and warn users when the OneDrive sync client (OneDrive.exe) downloads a file that causes them to have less than this amount.

Users will be prompted with options to help free up space.

In the Value field, enter the amount of available disk space below which users will receive warning. If you use this policy together with “Block file downloads when users are low on disk space”, the value for this setting should be greater than the value for the blocking downloads

Valid values are from 0 through 10 TB

[08/28/19] Tehre is a bug, because the highest number is 9999. Microsoft is informed


 

****  Enable Automatic upload bandwidth management for OneDrive

This setting lets the OneDrive sync client (OneDrive.exe) upload data in the background only when unused bandwidth is available. It prevents the sync client from interfering with other apps that are using the network. This setting is powered by the Windows LEDBAT (Low Extra Delay Background Transport) protocol. When LEDBAT detects increased latency that indicates other TCP connections are consuming bandwidth, the sync client will reduce its own consumption to prevent interference. When network latency decreases again and bandwidth is freed up, the sync client will increase the upload rate and consume the unused bandwidth.

If you enable this setting, the sync client upload rate will be set to "Adjust automatically" based on bandwidth availability and users won’t be able to change it.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, users can choose to limit the upload rate to a fixed value (in KB/second), or set it to "Adjust automatically".

Important

If you enable or disable this setting, and then change it back to Not Configured, the last configuration will remain in effect. We recommend enabling this setting instead of "Limit the sync client upload speed to a fixed rate." You should not enable both settings at the same time. This setting will override "Limit the sync client upload rate to a percentage of throughput" if both are enabled on the same device.


 

* Prevent users from syncing libraries and folders shared from other organizations
This GPO allow/disallow Tenant 2 Tenant Synchronization. Microsoft has named this Synchronization B2B Sync.


 

** Require users to confirm large delete operations
Unfortunately Microsoft has not announced the numbers, by which the function will trigger.The Threshold is 200.

to push another number you must do it manually. Read here


 

*** Set the sync client update ring
This GPO is moved from User to the Computer-Configuration.


 

**** Specify SharePoint Server URL and organization name AND Specify the OneDrive location in a hybrid environment

The only way, to sync files with OneDrive to the OnPremise SharePoint is SharePoint Server 2019. Toy sync to and from older Versions of SharePoint (SharePoint Server 2016, 2013, 2010 and  2007) you must use the old sync client called Groove.exe

OneDrive | Storage Sense (with group Policies)

20. August 2019 Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

Windows 10 - Speicheroptimierung

I’m always asked what it’s like with the different OneDrive status symbols. Most of my OneDrive workshops I do not get any, or only wrong answers. This is the reason to write another blog post about it. Of course I have already described it several times:

So, if the gentle reader could follow this, then maybe a few additional explanations:

Today I can see and edit files if necessary, even I have a small hard disc. Microsoft has changed NTFS. With Files On Demand synchronization only rudimentary information from the cloud is synchronized to the device. The actual content is not. So I can therefore look at the file in Explorer, even mini-pictures stuck in the linked list of NTFS file system. And do not take a room on your hard disc.

OneDrive Files onDemand: Status "Cloud Only "

Because the content will not be editable until the content has been synchronized from the cloud to the device, the attribute changes, the icon also and the file is now editable. Also costs space on the hard disk. In Explorer, I can also decide to throw away the local „content“ of the file. Free up space. I’m talking about throwing away, not deleting. Deleting a file will move it to the local recycle bin. When it is emptied, the entry of the file in the NTFS is resolved. It is still present on the hard disk, but the operating system does not know it anymore. The place will eventually be overwritten. When freeing up memory, however, only the pointer showing the beginning of the content is eliminated. The entry in NTFS is retained, the attribute and thus the icon in the Windows File Explorer is changed. Nothing is synced to the cloud because the cloud is still full content.

OneDrive Files onDemand: Status "Local available" und "Always available"

In both Windows and Mac, we have 4 icons:

  • Cloud Only
  • Local available
  • Always available
  • Syncing

OneDrive Status Symbols

Many do not know, that’s why I explain here the difference between „Local available“ and „always available”.

Files On Demand came with the Windows version 1709 and at this point there was no difference. Because the Windows programmers have spent a whole year to implement an algorithm in Windows to clean up. Meanwhile (half a year later) one speaks of intelligent tidying up. Here I do not agree with Microsoft, in the age of Artificial Intelligence could have solved the cleaner and more elegant. But with the Windows version 1903 at least the administrators have a tool (group guidelines) made available, which until then only the user had in his own hands. For each library, the user can choose when and how often to clean up. (System Preferences: System, Storage, Storage Sense, Local Available Cloud Content). I myself have 10 or more entries that I can influence individually, whether, and if so, how often you want to clean up.

Hello Microsoft, the user wants to work, and not maintain settings!

As written, as of Windows version 1903, administrators can now change this globally. But what happens there?

Every time a file that is only available in the cloud is clicked on, it is synchronized, ie downloaded. Only on this device. The icon changes, the file is now available on this device (even without Internet). If I edit this file and save the content, the file is synced back to the cloud. If I do not set up my files manually, I can leave that to the system too. According to the selected properties, the system will automatically do that now so that the space of my hard disk does not become too small. And convert these files to „Cloud Only“. The content is then no longer available locally on this device. If you convert these files by clicking on „Available available„, they will not be touched by any memory optimization and will always be available on this device, even without the Internet.

Many administrators do not know that. As of Windows version 1903, administrators have access to additional Windows Group Policies, where this cleanup is set uniformly for the entire company, but you should know anyway. If no setting is stored in the system settings, you should occasionally clean up manually.

 

Where can these group policies be found?

They have a name: memory guidelines. We find these under Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, Storage Sense.

However, these can only be found as of Windows 10, Version 1903 and higher

    • This is the alphabetical listing. First we have to turn on the process „global“. Furthermore, depending on the group policy,

I advise users to be informed

    . Because depending on the setting, you ensure that, for example, the wastebasket is tidied up. In your office, it goes without saying that the cleaning crew empties the wastebasket, but not on your computer, right?

Allow Storage Storage Global

Storage Sense can automatically clean some of the user’s files to free up disk space. By default, Storage Sense is automatically turned on when the machine runs into low disk space and is set to run whenever the machine runs into storage pressure. This cadence can be changed in Storage settings or set with the „Configure Storage Sense cadence“ group policy.

Enabled:

Storage Sense is turned on for the machine, with the default cadence as ‘during low free disk space’*). Users cannot disable Storage Sense, but they can adjust the cadence (unless you also configure the „Configure Storage Sense cadence“ group policy).

Disabled:

Storage Sense is turned off the machine. Users cannot enable Storage Sense.

Not Configured:

By default, Storage Sense is turned off until the user runs into low disk space or the user enables it manually. Users can configure this setting in Storage settings.

Remarks:

*) My demand from Microsoft has shown that there is no fixed value that can be used for ‚during low free disk space‘. Of course, a calculation is deposited, but this will not be disclosed, and Microsoft will adjust this value in the newer versions of Windows.

 


So if „Global“ was turned on, you should also configure the interval of memory optimization.

Configure Storage Sense cadence

Configure Storage Sense cadence

Storage Sense can automatically clean some of the user’s files to free up disk space.

If the group policy „Allow Storage Sense“ is disabled, then this policy does not have any effect.

Enabled:

You must provide the desired Storage Sense cadence. Supported options are: daily, weekly, monthly, and during low free disk space. The default is 0 (during low free disk space).

Disabled or Not Configured:

By default, the Storage Sense cadence is set to “during low free disk space”. Users can configure this setting in Storage settings.

 


And if these are configured, immediately follows the deletion of temporary files:

Temporary Files Cleanup

Allow Storage Sense Temporary Files Cleanup

When Storage Sense runs, it can delete the user’s temporary files that are not in use. If the group policy „Allow Storage Sense“ is disabled, then this policy does not have any effect.

Enabled:

Storage Sense will delete the user’s temporary files that are not in use. Users cannot disable this setting in Storage settings.

Disabled:

Storage Sense will not delete the user’s temporary files. Users cannot enable this setting in Storage settings.

Not Configured:

By default, Storage Sense will delete the user’s temporary files. Users can configure this setting in Storage settings.

Remarks

The following Files will be deleted:

  • Temporary setup files
  • Old indexed content
  • System cache files
  • Internet cache files
  • Device Driver packages
  • System downloaded program files
  • Dated system log files
  • System error memory dump files
  • System error minidump files
  • Temporary system files
  • Dated Windows update temporary files

Configure Storage Sense Recycle Bin cleanup threshold

When Storage Sense runs, it can delete files in the user’s Recycle Bin if they have been there for over a certain amount of days.

If the group policy „Allow Storage Sense“ is disabled, then this policy does not have any effect.

Enabled:

You must provide the minimum age threshold (in days) of a file in the Recycle Bin before Storage Sense will delete it. Support values are: 0 – 365.

If you set this value to zero, Storage Sense will not delete files in the user’s Recycle Bin. The default is 30 days.

Disabled or Not Configured:

By default, Storage Sense will delete files in the user’s Recycle Bin that have been there for over 30 days. Users can configure this setting in Storage settings.

Remarks:

In Control Panel, the user can only set this value between Never, 1 Day, 30, Days, 60 Days. Group Policy allows values between 0 and 365

 

Configure Storage Sense Downloads cleanup threshold

When Storage Sense runs, it can delete files in the user’s Downloads folder if they have been there for over a certain amount of days.

If the group policy „Allow Storage Sense“ is disabled, then this policy does not have any effect.

Enabled:

You must provide the minimum age threshold (in days) of a file in the Downloads folder before Storage Sense will delete it. Support values are: 0 – 365.

If you set this value to zero, Storage Sense will not delete files in the user’s Downloads folder. The default is 0, or never deleting files in the Downloads folder.

Disabled or Not Configured:

By default, Storage Sense will not delete files in the user’s Downloads folder. Users can configure this setting in Storage settings.

Remarks:

In Control Panel, the user can only set this value between Never, 1 Day, 30, Days, 60 Days. Group Policy allows values between 0 and 365

 


But that’s not all. Space is also freed up with the next group policy

Configure Storage Sense Cloud Content dehydration threshold

When Storage Sense runs, it can dehydrate cloud-backed content that hasn’t been opened in a certain amount of days.

If the group policy „Allow Storage Sense“ is disabled, then this policy does not have any effect.

Enabled:

You must provide the number of days since a cloud-backed file has been opened before Storage Sense will dehydrate it. Support values are: 0 – 365.

If you set this value to zero, Storage Sense will not dehydrate any cloud-backed content. The default value is 0, or never dehydrating cloud-backed content.

Disabled or Not Configured:

By default, Storage Sense will not dehydrate any cloud-backed content. Users can configure this setting in Storage settings.

Remarks:

NTFS is not just the date when the file was created. But also a date when it was last opened. And exactly this date is used for the calculation and the optimization. If the current date is greater than the date of the last access added to the value of this group policy, the file is automatically „dehydrated“ into „available only in the cloud“, so the content is discarded. The cloud still contains the original file

 


Comment:

Although storage sense is part of Windows 10 version 1903, while the system settings can be used to configure individual and different document libraries differently in terms of time, Group Policy is missing. Not surprisingly, most users will not get lost in memory optimization pages. Second, each user has access to different document libraries in different areas. Document Libraries that have been synchronized must therefore be considered „global“ in Group Policy. And according to Microsoft, they will too. This means that administrators must also provide information to the users here.

OneDrive | new version available 19.126.0627.0002


new OneDrive Version: 19.126.0627.0002

Nothing spectacular. Each 14 days Microsoft published a new version of the Next Generation Sync Client (OneDrive.exe). But if you read the OneDrive Blog, you will see, several new things with mobile:

Designing a Fluent Microsoft OneDrive Mobile Experience

  • Refreshed design for OneDrive app on iOS
  • Recent View now includes PDFs and scans
  • New file picking experience in Outlook for iOS
  • Updated experience for PDF annotation
  • Revamped settings experience

OneDrive Roadmap Roundup – July 2019

  • 360° image viewer capability for OneDrive
  • Updates to File card in OneDrive and SharePoint
  • Per-Site Anyone Link Expiration Policy *)
  • Full Microsoft Intune support for OneDrive
  • OneDrive mobile updates

and therefore you will find also new Versions in iOS, Android and Mac

Operating System Version
iOS 10.77
Android 5.35.2
Mac Production Ring 19.123.0624.0005
Mac Enterprise Ring 19.086.0502.0009
Mac Insider Ring 19.126.0627.0002
Windows Insider Ring 19.126.0627.0002
Windows Production 19.123.0624.0005
Windows Enterprise 19.086.0502.0008

All version with comments you will find here.

Remarks

*) Anyone Link Expiration Policy

Microsoft has changed the maximum date from 90 days to 730 (2 years). This makes not really sense for me. Enterprise companies want to reduce, not expand the anonym Links to external.  But there may be reasons, why there expand this. If you read the blog post, you will find the number 720. And this is wrong. it must be 730.

I have informed about the little thing. In the past they have enhanced it also to 730 days. but inside the Sharing PopUp you could only establish one year and not 2 years. This bug is now fixed.

OneDrive | Ungültige Datei -Namen u. -Typen, sowie Einschränkungen


OneDrive , Ungültige Datei -Namen u. -Typen, sowie Einschränkungen

Es passiert andauernd. Und genau deshalb möchte ich auf die Original Webseite verweisen, wo alle Einschränkungen und Limitierungen für OneDrive, OneDrive for Business und SharePoint aufgelistet sind.

In der Vergangenheit gab es mal einen Knowledgebase-Artikel KB 315202, der mittlerweile aber nicht mehr existiert. KB315202 wurde gelöscht.

Deshalb sollte man den nachstehenden Link verwenden

 

Ungültige Datei- und Dateitypen in
OneDrive, OneDrive for Business und SharePoint

 

In diesem Artikel findet man alle Limitierungen und Einschränkungen, sowie Tipps:

Ungültige Zeichen
Ungültige Datei- oder Ordnernamen
Ungültige oder blockierte Dateitypen
Netzwerk oder zugeordnete Laufwerke
Erweiterte Berechtigungen
Für mich freigegeben
Gastkonten
Authentifizierte Proxies
OneNote-Notizbücher

Dateiuploadgröße
Dateinamen- und Pfadlängen
Miniaturansichten und Vorschaubilder
Anzahl der zu synchronisierenden Elemente
Verwaltung von Informationsrechten
Differenzielle Synchronisierung
Bibliotheken mit bestimmten Spalten
Windows-spezifische Einschränkungen
Spezifische Einschränkungen für MacOS

OneDrive-Systemanforderungen
Unterstützungs- und Wiederherstellungs-Assistant
Synchronisieren Sie nur das, was Sie benötigen
Synchronisieren von zu vielen Dateien
Doppelte Dateinamen

 

Microsoft wird alle Änderungen auf dieser Seite publizieren, wenn neue Einschränkungen oder Änderungen zu erwarten sind. Deshalb diese Seite zu den Favoriten hinzufügen

 

wem die englische Version lieber ist…

OneDrive | Invalid file names and file types, Restrictions and Limits

23. Juli 2019 1 Kommentar

OneDrive: Invalid file names and file types, Restrictions and Limits

It always happen, and therefore I will point to the Original Website from Microsoft, where all Limitation and restrictions for the OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint are listed

In the past this was behind the Knowledge Base Article KB 315202 (This article does not exist anymore, KB315202 was deleted)

So you have to use this Link

Invalid file names and file types in
OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint

In this article you will find Restrictions, Limitations and troubleshooting tips

Invalid characters
Invalid file or folder names
Invalid or blocked file types
Network or mapped drives
Elevated privileges
Shared with Me
Guest accounts
Authenticated proxies
OneNote notebooks

File upload size
File name and path lengths
Thumbnails and previews
Number of items to be synced
Information Rights Management
Differential sync
Libraries with specific columns
Windows specific limitations
macOS specific limitations

OneDrive system requirements
Support and Recovery Assistant
Only sync what you need
Syncing too many files
Duplicate filenames

Microsoft is working on this article, if new or other restrictions, limitations occur. Therefore bookmark the site

Fix OneDrive sync problems


OneDrive Symbol? Error? Any solution?

By now OneDrive has grown up. It can be managed with group policies, it’s good for large companies dealing with the Modern Workplace, as for the individual user who "just" syncs his photos to the cloud. The variety of functions is still increasing, and the interface is being expanded and redesigned for the various mobile devices. Even if some MVP colleagues tell me they can not work with it because …

They are so many reasons. OneDrive for Business and OneDrive Personal are no longer network drives, and Microsoft still needs some improvement. But the ladies and gentlemen from Redmond are on the right path.

Sometimes, however, errors occur, and because Microsoft not only processes data with the Next Generation Sync Client (NGSC), no, even in Windows Explorer under Windows 10 or under the latest Office versions, OneDrive is integrated and makes troubleshooting difficult.

But Microsoft collected several Errors, not only the description, no, they give you advice, what do you have to do. A solution. And the list collects more than 120 issues

You may start here or with the list below

 

Windows

Icon Error items
OneDrive sync error OneDrive sync error 15
OneDrive for Business sync OneDrive for Business sync error 12
OneDrive Personal processing changes oder OneDrive processing changes OneDrive processing changes 9
OneDrive Personal paused oder OneDrive paused OneDrive paused 2
 OneDrive Personal account nearly full  OneDrive account nearly full 2
OneDrive Personal account full, locked or frozen OneDrive account full, locked or frozen 1
OneDrive not signed in OneDrive not signed in 1
SkyDrive sync error SkyDrive sync error  (Windows 8.1) 12
OneDrive for Business (old version= Groove) sync error

OneDrive for Business (old version) sync error
(Groove)

8

 

Mac

Icon Error items
OneDrive for Mac sync error OneDrive for Mac sync error 13

 

Mobil

Icon Error items
OneDrive active notification in Android OneDrive active notification in Android 1
Troubleshoot OneDrive for Android Troubleshoot OneDrive for Android 11
Troubleshoot OneDrive for iOS Troubleshoot OneDrive for iOS 8

 

Windows File-Explorer / macOS Finder

Icon Error items
OneDrive sync error OneDrive sync error 15
OneDrive processing changes OneDrive processing changes 10
File locked File locked 1

Of course there are other aids. For example, in this blog. For example, a reset. But just look in the blog itself. Good succeed.

I hope that with this contribution I could help one or the other user / administrator.

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