Microsoft 365 Roadmap

Microsoft 365 is a solution, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Now, since everything is in the cloud, one of the essentials things to do is to keep track of the upcoming features and changes and thankfully there is a special page for it here. The page is super simple and self-explanatory but it’s worth to mention that there is an option to get changes in Rolling Out status a bit earlier by setting up Standard or Targeted release options in Office 365.

Impossible to connect to SharePoint 2010 on Windows 2008 R2

Recently, one of my clients reported an issue where they were not able to access their SharePoint 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2. It was really interesting that only some users were affected and it’s turned out that it wasn’t working just for local members of local “Administrators” group.

In short, there was an issue with a Microsoft update KB4480970 released on January 8, 2019 and then 3 days later Microsoft release a fix for it KB4487345.

Reminder: SharePoint 2010 is out of extended support soon

Microsoft 365 freelance toolkit

Microsoft just launched a solution to launch and scale a freelance workforce in an Org. Basically, the idea is really nice and simple and includes these areas

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Data analytics
  • Workflow automation

Of course, all of these are covered by Office 365, i.e. SharePoint, Teams, Power BI and Flow.

For me, it’s interesting to see that Microsoft is trying to show the value for clients and to show how different products could work like a single solution. And it’s worth to mention that it’s available for free for existing subscribers.

Microsoft 365 freelance toolkit

New release: SharePointDsc v3.0 is here!

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The SharePointDsc PowerShell module (formerly known as xSharePoint) provides DSC resources that can be used to deploy and manage a SharePoint farm.

This new major release contains many improvements/fixes, including several breaking changes! So, if you are upgrading from an earlier version of SharePointDsc, please make sure you update your existing configurations

Links

Changelog

Installation

SharePoint Migration Tool v2 is not able to run under Administrator

I was writing about this tool before here and just experience the issue where I’ve realized it doesn’t work under Admin account and looks like there is no way to fix that. So, in my case, the tool wasn’t able to create logs folders because of this issue and I was able to do that using a separate box where another user account wasn’t limited by UAC.

Note: this issue was verified for version 2.1.101.6 and could be fixed later but there is no any guarantee on that.