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Office 365 Update: SharePoint sites syncing with the new OneDrive sync client

The latest version of OneDrive sync supports syncing of shared OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online sites. Starting mid-August, the “Sync” button on SharePoint site libraries and Office 365 Groups will point to the latest OneDrive sync app, as opposed to the previous OneDrive for Business sync client that it points to today. The new sync client will improve reliability and performance and will offer new features, such as selective sync, support for large files (up to 10 GB), and removal of the 20,000 file sync limit. Updates to the new sync client will occur independently of Office and Windows updates.

How does this affect me?

You are receiving this message because our reporting indicates one or more users in your organization are still configured with the previous OneDrive for Business client. You’ll be automatically and seamlessly transitioned to use the new OneDrive sync client for files from SharePoint Online sites if any of your users are still configured with the previous OneDrive for Business client. Users not already using the latest sync app will be upgraded to the latest version. The SharePoint admin center will no longer have the option to sync SharePoint sites with the previous OneDrive for Business sync client. On-premises instances of OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online site libraries with Information Rights Management enabled, and SharePoint Online libraries using external sharing will continue to not be impacted by this change. We’ll begin gradually rolling this out to customers mid-August, and the rollout will be completed by the end of September.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

Office 365 Updates

Office 365 Update: Office 365 Groups Owners

We’re increasing the number of owners that can exist on an Office 365 Group. You’ll begin seeing this updated feature in the coming days. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 20326. While our goal is to ensure that we notify you in advance of upcoming changes, we acknowledge that we did not provide timely notice for this change. We will continue to look for ways to improve our notifications.

How does this affect me?

Previously, an Office 365 Group could have no more than 10 owners. This limit has been increased to 100. A limit of 100 owners is now supported in Azure Active Directory, Office Admin Portal, Exchange Admin Center, and OWA. Additionally, Distribution Lists that were previously ineligible for upgrade to Office 365 Groups due to the owner limit are now eligible. We’ll begin rolling this out today, and the rollout will be completed by the end of July.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more about Office 365 Groups.

SharePoint Updates

Office 365 Update: Column creation in modern SharePoint lists and libraries

We’re improving the column creation experience in modern SharePoint Online lists and libraries. You’ll begin seeing this new feature in the coming days.

How does this affect me?

We’re adding the ability to create and configure the following column types by clicking the “+” icon that next to the column headers in modern lists and libraries: – Number – Yes/No – Person – Choice – Hyperlink – Picture – Single line of text – Multiple lines of text We’ll be rolling this out in late July, and the rollout will be completed in the next few months.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

Office 365 Updates

Office 365 Update: Improved search and auto detection of image types in OneDrive

We’re improving the search capability in OneDrive that will autodetect new content such as images, focusing on the objects most likely used at work. You’ll begin seeing this new feature in the coming days.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 18243.

While our goal is to ensure that we notify you in advance of upcoming changes, we acknowledge that we did not provide timely notice for this change. We will continue to look for ways to improve our notifications.

How does this affect me?
For example, when a picture is taken of a whiteboard and it’s uploaded into OneDrive, OneDrive will automatically identify that the image is a whiteboard, and this image will appear in the content listed as ‘whiteboard’. Other examples of work-related items that will be auto detected and searched for include: receipts, screenshots, envelopes, vector graphics, and x-ray film.

We’ll begin rolling out this feature in the following days, and the rollout will be completed by the end of August.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more.