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OneDrive for Business Files Restore feature

Finally Microsoft has added the Restore feature capability to OneDrive for Business.

This feature allows to restore files from any point of time during the last 30 days. If you are an administrator or end user you will be able to use this feature and restore your files to a specific point of time.

Check the below steps to be able to restore your data:

1- Log in to your OneDrive for Business as below and choose settings

2- Choose “Restore Your OneDrive” as below

3- Then choose the period you want to restore your file, you can choose either “One week ago” or “Three weeks ago” or “Custom date and time”


4- Choose “Custom date and time” and choose the period of days and files to restored as below, then click on “Restore”

5- You will get the below confirmation, just confirm by clicking on “Restore”

6- It will start the restore process and you will get confirmation once the restore finish as below


Now, Click on “Return to my OneDrive” and you will find your files restored

This great feature will save cost, effort and worrying about what will happen if i have lost my OneDrive data, and the better thing is it is free of cost

Resources: Microsoft Tech Community


Configure Auditing & Reporting for one drive for business

First thing you need to know that the Auditing and Reporting is not enabled by default

The below article will help you to enable both features on your One drive for business

What we will gain from Auditing and Reporting:

1- Shows all events where a user viewed content in this site

2- Shows all events that caused content in this site to be deleted or restored from the Recycle Bin

3- Shows all events that modified content types and lists in this site


Now lets see how can we enable these features:

1- Log in to your Office 365 Portal

2- Click One Drive as below


3- Now navigate to the gear icon and choose “Site Settings” as below


4- After the “Site Settings” page open , click on “Site Collection Features” under “Site Collection Administration” as below



5- Once the “Site Collection Features” page opened , scroll down to “Reporting” and then click “Activate” as below


6- Now got Back to the “Site Settings”  page as step 4 , you will find 2 new options appeared under “Site Collection Administration” which are “Site collection audit settings” and “Audit Log Reports” , now choose “Site collection audit settings” as below

Note: it is prefer to crate a folder under your one drive for business for the reports only



7- Now go back to “Site Settings” step 4 , and choose “Audit Log Reports” , the below page will open to you


8- Now you can choose any report you want to generate and press on it and the below page will appear to you


9- Press on OK , the below page will appear


10- Now press on “Click Here to view the report”, the report will be as below


11- Press on the “Report Data” tab , in the bottom of the Excel sheet to know more information (like who delete the file or folder)



Now if you share any file or folder with internal or external users , you will be able to know who deleted or modified your files and what actions has been taken on you shares


Sources: office 365 advisors



OneDrive for Business comes to Mac and iOS devices

Good news

Microsoft has announced new ways that you can access and manage your OneDrive for Business files from your Mac and iOS devices.

Source: Office Blog

OneDrive for Business storage limit for each user will be increased from 25GB to 1TB

Starting on July 1 and over the next week, the OneDrive for Business storage limit for each user will be increased from 25GB to 1TB. As a part of this, any extra storage previously assigned to OneDrive for Business sites above 25 GB will be returned to the shared storage pool. Because all users will be moved to 1 TB, you no longer need to manage the OneDrive for Business storage limits. No action is required from you as these changes will be automatically applied.

Source: Office Blog

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