Microsoft now rolling out the new OneDrive admin center

Apart from the consumer-focused new features in OneDrive for Business, Microsoft is today announcing the roll out of new OneDrive admin center that helps IT admins better manage sync and sharing capabilities. Admins can control how and from where a user will access the files in OneDrive—that is device, location and app.

OneDrive Admin Center new features:

  • Home—Admin center dashboard will soon show recent Office 365 Message Center posts and usage reporting related to OneDrive.
  • Sharing—This section helps you gain control over how and with whom your users are sharing information. Includes controlling the use of external sharing and anonymous links, as well as limiting which external domains users can share with.
  • Sync—You now can block syncing of specific file types and deny syncing to non-domain joined PCs.
  • Storage—Where you can easily set default storage limits and document retention durations.
  • Device access—This gives you control over how and from where a user can access their files. Includes allow/deny access from personal devices or specific networks as well as rich Mobile Application Management Intune policies for iOS and Android.
  • Compliance—Offers quick links to the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center for key scenarios like auditing, data loss prevention, retention and eDiscovery.
  • Notification—Ability to turn on/off various notifications for your tenant.

All tenant and SharePoint admins will have permissions to access the OneDrive admin center at once deployed.

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