Microsoft 365 Groups are the backbone of various Microsoft 365 workloads. As you might know, each group utilizes a SharePoint site collection, and an Exchange shared mailbox.
When you create a new Microsoft 365 group, SharePoint Online must store the associated site collection somewhere. SharePoint Online uses predefined paths to determine the storage location. These paths are called: Managed Paths.
SharePoint Online uses two different pre-configured managed paths:
With /sites as the default setting for the Microsoft 365 tenant.
Whenever you create, e.g., a new team in Microsoft Teams, the associated site collection is stored in https://TENANTNAME.sharepoint.com/sites/TEAMNAME. As a SharePoint administrator, you see the site collection paths in the list of active sites in the SharePoint Admin Center.
But what can you do, if you want to store the associated site collections in the /teams managed path?
The SharePoint Admin Center provides you with an option to change the managed path for sites, created by users.
Open the SharePoint Admin Center, navigate to Settings -> Site Creation.
Change the setting for Create team sites under to /teams/.
The description of this setting is misleading. This setting affects not only SharePoint team site creation initiated by users on the SharePoint start page or OneDrive, but site collections created by Microsoft 365 Groups as well.
You do not need to enable the checkbox to let users create sites from the SharePoint start page and OneDrive. This setting is only required, when you want to enable self-service site creation of modern SharePoint sites for users. The modern SharePoint sites are based on Microsoft 365 Groups.
After changing the path, SharePoint Online creates new associated site collections for Microsoft 365 Groups in /teams/.
Enjoy SharePoint Online.
You are interested in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business?
You want to know how you can integrate the OneDrive technology into your IT infrastructure securely?
Here is the list of OneDrive related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017
See you at Microsoft Ignite!
The use of Microsoft Viva requires using a modern SharePoint site as a home site.
The documentation for enabling Microsoft Viva describes how to set a new SharePoint Online Home Site, but lacks an important step.
You must swap the new home site and current home site, in addition to setting the SharePoint Online home site. The swap cmdlet archives the current home site.
# Replace with the new home site URL
$NewHomeSiteUrl = 'https://varunagroup.sharepoint.com/sites/Varuna'
# Replace with current home site URL
$CurrentHomeSiteUrl = 'https://varunagroup.sharepoint.com/'
# Replace with an archive URL
$ArchiveUrl = 'https://varunagroup.sharepoint.com/sites/oldhomepage'
Invoke-SPOSiteSwap -SourceUrl $NewHomeSiteUrl -TargetUrl $CurrentHomeSiteUrl -ArchiveUrl $ArchiveUrl
Wouldn't it be nice if you could stay in Microsoft Teams even when working with your emails? Microsoft Teams is getting even more mature by providing an App for integrating Outlook into the Microsoft Teams client.
At least it seems that this is the case. or was it?
Last week a new App, still in preview, showed up in the Teams Admin Center (TAC) of some demo tenants. I filtered the list of available apps using Outlook as a search term.
When selecting the app, the details showed that the app was still in preview (v0.41).
As long as the app is enabled within Teams, you can add the app to a Teams Setup Policy and make it available for users.
Your users can then access the Outlook App using the Teams app bar.
You can simply click on Outlook in the app bar and, voilá, you have your Outlook inbox in Microsoft Teams. Due to the architecture of Microsoft Teams, you have access to your Outlook on the Web version of your inbox.
Enjoy Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Outlook. - And remember today's date.
The Microsoft 365 Collaboration BootCamp takes place on 21th & 21st August 2021.
The event addresses collaboration and best practices for using Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Lists, Groups, and Microsoft Security & Governance.
I am honored to speak about one of my favorite Topics: Microsoft Teams and On-Premises Mailboxes - Troubleshooting 101
Join my session on Saturday 21st August at 12:00 pm (GMT/UTC)
This year's Microsoft Ignite Conference takes place on November 4 - 8 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Orlando, Florida.
Choose from over 1,000 Breakout and Theater Sessions to learn about new technologies and methods, or talk directly to Microsoft professionals and MVPs about your technical challenges. Select the sessions and hands-on experiences that are most interesting for you based on the Microsoft Learning Paths to suit your job role.
You will find me directly in the Modern Workplace & Modern Life in the exhibition area. Just stop by to learn more about the possibilities of modern and secure collaboration using Microsoft Teams, Mobile Productivity, and more.
Feel free to contact me via email to arrange an appointment at Ignite 2019: email@example.com.
See you in Orlando!
On May 11th, the SharePoint Saturday Cologne took place at the new Microsoft Office in Cologne.
My session covered the migration of legacy public folders from Exchange Server 2010 to modern public folders hosted on-premises or Exchange Online. Additionally, I've talked about the pros and cons of a migration to Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams.
The slide deck is available on SlideShare.
Enjoy Exchange Server and do not forget about the end of support for Exchange Server 2010 on January 14th, 2010.