New feature Per-machine install of sync client

New feature Per-machine install of sync client

OneDrive sync client installs per user by default means OneDrive.exe installed for each user account in system under the folder %localappdata%. By introduction of the New feature Per-machine install of sync client, you can install OneDrive under the “Program Files (x86)” directory, means all profiles on the machine will use the same OneDrive.exe binary. There will be a single version of OneDrive on the machine and a single update to download. Other than where the sync client is installed, everything else stays the same.

New per-machine sync client provides:

  • Automatic transitioning from the previous OneDrive sync client (Groove.exe)
  • Automatic conversion from per-user to per-machine
  • Automatic updates when a new version is available

It supports syncing OneDrive and SharePoint files in Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Server 2019

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System Requirements OneDrive Desktop Sync App

OneDrive desktop sync app (Download page OneDrive website) requires following

Operating system

  • 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 (including R2), Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008
  • Mac OS X 10.12 or later

Processor

1.6 GHz or higher, or Intel-based Mac computer

Memory

1 GB of RAM or higher

Resolution

1024 × 576 minimum

Internet connection

High-speed Internet access is recommended

File systems

NTFS or HFS+ (case insensitive) or APFS (case insensitive)

OneDrive mobile app

  • A phone or tablet with Android 5.0 or later
  • An iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 11.3 or later
  • A phone running Windows Phone 7.5 or later
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Install OneDrive Sync Client

  • Download OneDriveSetup.exe.
  • Run “OneDriveSetup.exe /allusers” from a command prompt window (will result in a UAC prompt) or by using SCCM. This will install the sync client under “Program Files (x86)\Microsoft OneDrive” directory. Once setup completes, OneDrive will start. If accounts were added on the computer, they’ll be migrated automatically.

Related Information

  • Its helpful especially for multi-user computers and when you don’t want .exe files running from the user profile. Over time, Microsoft recommend customers switch to per-machine installation.
  • Although a single version of OneDrive.exe is installed, a new process is created for every OneDrive account syncing on the computer.
  • Per-machine sync client will auto-update on the same cadence as the per-user sync client and the same rings are supported. The release notes are the same. More info about the sync client update process.
  • User intervention is not required for the per-machine sync client to update itself. Elevation is required when you first set it up. During setup, it installs a scheduled task and a Windows service, which are used to perform the updates silently without user intervention since they run in elevated mode.
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New Feature Autodesk integration for DWG files

New Feature Autodesk integration for DWG files

By the New Feature Autodesk integration for DWG files users will see actions available on the command bar and pop-up menus to open DWG files in AutoCAD (web app) in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

By the New Feature Autodesk integration for DWG files users will see actions available on the command bar and pop-up menus to open DWG files in AutoCAD (web app) in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

Tenant administrators can disable this functionality through use of PowerShell command if desired. Refer SharePoint Online Cmdlets documentation.

Targeted Release to “entire org” customers in mid March, and the roll out will complete worldwide by the end of March.

We can preview many file types in Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. Previews and thumbnail images appear in the web view and for customers using Files On-Demand in Windows 10.

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Full list of supported file types are as below

3-D Modeling/Printing: 3MF, COOL, GLB, GLTF, OBJ, STL
Apple: MOVIE, PAGES, PICT, SKETCH
Adobe: AI, PDF, PSB, PSD
Audio/Video Media Files: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, BMP, M2TS, M4V, MOV, MP3, MP4, MP4V, MTS, TS, WMV
AutoCAD: DWG
AutoDesk: FBX
BioWare Game Engine: ERF
Compressed File: ZIP
Compressed File (Unix): Z
DICOM Medical Images: DCM, DCM30, DICM, DICOM
Finale: PLY
HydroCAD: HCP
Image Formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, JPE, MEF, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PANO, PEF, PNG, SPM, TIF, TIFF, XBM, XCF

Note:
OneDrive show thumbnails or image previews only if the image size less than 100MB (approximately 12000 x 8000 pixels).
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License Key: KEY
Log Files: LOG
Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel): CSV, DIC, DOC, DOCM, DOCX, DOTM, DOTX, POT, POTM, POTX, PPS, PPSM, PPSX, PPT, PPTM, PPTX, XD, XLS, XLSB, XLSX, SLTX
Microsoft Outlook: EML, MSG
Microsoft Visio: VSD, VSDX
Microsoft Windows: CUR, ICO, ICON
Open eBook: EPUB
OpenOffice: ODP, ODS, ODT
Photo: ARW, CR2, CRW, DNG
Rich Text Format: RTF
Text and Code: ABAP, ADA, ADP, AHK, AS, AS3, ASC, ASCX, ASM, ASP, AWK, BAS, BASH, BASH_LOGIN, BASH_LOGOUT, BASH_PROFILE, BASHRC, BAT, BIB, BSH, BUILD, BUILDER, C, C++, CAPFILE, CBK, CC, CFC, CFM, CFML, CL, CLJ, CMAKE, CMD, COFFEE, CPP, CPT, CPY, CS, CSHTML, CSON, CSPROJ, CSS, CTP, CXX, D, DDL, DI. DIF, DIFF, DISCO, DML, DTD, DTML, EL, EMAKE, ERB, ERL, F90, F95, FS, FSI, FSSCRIPT, FSX, GEMFILE, GEMSPEC, GITCONFIG, GO, GROOVY, GVY, H, H++, HAML, HANDLEBARS, HBS, HRL, HS, HTC, HTML, HXX, IDL, IIM, INC, INF, INI, INL, IPP, IRBRC, JADE, JAV, JAVA, JS, JSON, JSP, JSX, L, LESS, LHS, LISP, LOG, LST, LTX, LUA, M, MAKE, MARKDN, MARKDOWN, MD, MDOWN, MKDN, ML, MLI, MLL, MLY, MM, MUD, NFO, OPML, OSASCRIPT, OUT, P, PAS, PATCH, PHP, PHP2, PHP3, PHP4, PHP5, PL, PLIST, PM, POD, PP, PROFILE, PROPERTIES, PS, PS1, PT, PY, PYW, R, RAKE, RB, RBX, RC, RE, README, REG, REST, RESW, RESX, RHTML, RJS, RPROFILE, RPY, RSS, RST, RXML, S, SASS, SCALA, SCM, SCONSCRIPT, SCONSTRUCT, SCRIPT, SCSS, SGML, SH, SHTML, SML, SQL, STY, TCL, TEX, TEXT, TEXTILE, TLD, TLI, TMPL, TPL, TXT, VB, VI, VIM, WSDL, XAML, XHTML, XOML, XML, XSD, XSL, XSLT, YAML, YAWS, YML, ZSH
Web/Hypertext: HTM, HTML, Markdown, MD, URL

ViewFormPagesLockDown feature

ViewFormPagesLockDown feature Unable to setup uniquely secured permission

I remembered once faced an error where user having Contribute permission to folder in the library but getting access denied. This issue in entire site collection. User with unique permission to list, folders are not able to view the page. The issue resolved by changing ViewFormPagesLockDown feature to Disable. Below article describes all about the information about ViewFormPagesLockDown feature Unable to setup uniquely secured permission.

Configure anonymous access

For content to be available for anonymous access, the following must be configured:
1. The site or site collection must be configured to allow anonymous access.
2. At least one zone in the Web application must be configured to allow anonymous access.
Enable anonymous access only for Web applications that require unauthenticated access. If you want to use authentication for personalization, implement forms authentication by using a simple database authentication provider

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ViewFormPagesLockDown SharePoint Feature:

  • Allows anonymous users to only view the Publishing pages, not any of the form or view pages (DispForm.aspx, AllItems.aspx). if your portal wasn’t born as a publishing portal, all anonymous users will have access to AllItems.aspx, DispForm.aspx and other pages that you don’t want outside users to see.
  • Disallows anonymous access to pages in the “_layouts” directory that inherit from LayoutsPageBase.
  • By default, all publishing sites have the feature called “ViewFormPagesLockDown” activated, but not on the Collaboration Portal site or Team sites’ definition. Without this Feature active on anonymous public sites, any users – including search engines like Google will be able to view (and crawl) SharePoint out-of-box pages which are tied to lists and webs that allow viewing by anonymous users.
  • Yes, these users might not have the ability to do anything, but you may not want anonymous users to view the form pages.
  • If you still get the Form pages visible for the end users, try: With the ViewFormPagesLockDown feature Enabled, disable Anonymous Access in the site, then re-enable it. MSDN Link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263468(office.12).aspx
  • So this lockdown feature is useful if a site collection that is configured for Anonymous access on a Publishing site and you want to lock it down so Anonymous users don’t have access to the Forms page (e.g. http://ServerName/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx)
  • If a library or subsite that has broken permission inheritance, and permission is given to user or group to only that library or site. In this case to view the contents, user/group must have some access to root web else user/group cannot access although they have permission.
  • One more scenario where Publishing Portal configured for Anonymous access where users are unable to post comments (which are stored in a List) on a blog site then the lockdown feature can be disabled, which will result in allowing Anonymous users to post comments. Normally, people won’t have problem posting comments on a blog site unless it is a Publishing site, in which case they will get a prompt to enter user credentials. In such a scenario you can disable the lockdown feature.
  • If you want to place your custom application pages inside the _layouts directory, which anonymous users must hit, there’s the UnsecuredLayoutsPageBase class you can use as the base class of your page, and there’s always just the Page class as in a standard ASP.Net application page.
  • When enabled permissions for users with limited access permissions, such as anonymous users, are reduced, preventing access to application pages including item properties or list views.
  • If a document, folder, or library has unique permission, those users will not able to 1. Use the drag and drop feature to upload documents 2. Brows to the affected folder 3. Use the shared with feature 4. Open document in the office client 5. Some call out features on documents and folders will not render as expected.
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How to check site has ViewFormPagesLockDown feature Enabled or Disabled

Run the below commands to get the status of ViewFormPagesLockDown feature

Get-SPFeature -site http://Site Collection URL
How to turn lockdown mode to off
$lockdown = Get-SPFeature viewformpageslockdown
Disable-SPFeature $lockdown -url http://Site Collection URL
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azure services

Azure provides greater range of cloud based services with added features. azure services are enhanced every month means services are introduced gradually in certain period of time.

Most commonly used features are as below :

  • Compute Services
  • Networking
  • Cloud Storage
  • Mobile
  • Databases
  • Web

Compute Services

Compute Services provides options for hosting applications and services. It includes virtual machines, containers and serverless computing including micro services (performing calculation, executing logic,running applications). Here are some examples of compute services in Azure:

  • Azure Virtual Machines : Windows or Linux virtual machines hosted in Azure
  • Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets : Scaling for Windows or Linux VMs hosted in Azure
  • Azure Kubernetes Service : Enables management of a cluster of VMs that run containerized services
  • Azure Service Fabric : Distributed systems platform. Runs in Azure or on-premises
  • Azure Batch : Managed service for parallel and high-performance computing applications
  • Azure Container Instances : Provides containers without requiring VM provision or higher services
  • Azure Functions : An event-driven, serverless compute service

azure services compute

Networking

Azure networking function is to link compute resources and provide access to applications. Also includes different range of options to connect different regions in world to services and features in the global Microsoft Azure datacenters.

  • Azure Virtual Network : Connects VMs to incoming Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections
  • Azure Load Balancer : Balances inbound and outbound connections to applications or service endpoints
  • Azure Application Gateway : Optimizes app server farm delivery while increasing application security
  • Azure VPN Gateway : Accesses Azure Virtual Networks through high-performance VPN gateways
  • Azure DNS : Provides ultra-fast DNS responses and ultra-high domain availability
  • Azure Content Delivery Network : Delivers high-bandwidth content to customers globally.
  • Azure DDoS Protection : Protects Azure-hosted applications from distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks.
  • Azure Traffic Manager : Distributes network traffic across Azure regions worldwide
  • Azure ExpressRoute : Connects to Azure over high-bandwidth dedicated secure connections.
  • Azure Network Watcher : Monitors and diagnoses network issues using scenario-based analysis.
  • Azure Firewall : Implements high-security, high-availability firewall with unlimited scalability.
  • Azure Virtual WAN : Creates a unified wide area network (WAN), connecting local and remote sites

Azure Services Networking

Storage

Azure provides four main types of storage services as below

  • Azure Blob storage : Storage service for very large objects, such as video files or bitmaps
  • Azure File storage : File shares that you can access and manage like a file server
  • Azure Queue storage : A data store for queuing and reliably delivering messages between applications
  • Azure Table storage : A NoSQL store that hosts unstructured data independent of any schema

Each of these services shares common characteristics, which are:

  • Durable and highly available with redundancy and replication.
  • Secure through automatic encryption and role-based access control.
  • Scalable with virtually unlimited storage.
  • Managed, handling maintenance and any critical problems for you.
  • Accessible from anywhere in the world over HTTP or HTTPS.

Azure Services Storage
Mobile

Services related to mobile are as below

Azure Services Mobile
Other features of this service include:

  • Offline data synchronization.
  • Connectivity to on-premises data.
  • Broadcasting push notifications.
  • Autoscaling to match business needs.

Databases

  • Azure Cosmos DB : Globally distributed database that supports NoSQL options
  • Azure SQL Database : Fully managed relational database with auto-scale, integral intelligence, and robust security
  • Azure Database for MySQL : Fully managed and scalable MySQL relational database with high availability and security
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL : Fully managed and scalable PostgreSQL relational database with high availability and security
  • SQL Server on VMs : Host enterprise SQL Server apps in the cloud
  • Azure SQL Data Warehouse : Fully managed data warehouse with integral security at every level of scale at no extra cost
  • Azure Database Migration Service : Migrates your databases to the cloud with no application code changes
  • Azure Redis Cache : Caches frequently used and static data to reduce data and application latency
  • Azure Database for MariaDB : Fully managed and scalable MariaDB relational database with high availability and security

Azure Services Database

Web

Web services in Azure include the following facilities:

  • Azure App Service : Quickly create powerful cloud apps for web and mobile.
  • Azure Notification Hubs : Send push notifications to any platform from any back end.
  • Azure API Management : Publish APIs to developers, partners, and employees securely and at scale.
  • Azure Search : Fully managed search as a service.
  • Web Apps feature of Azure App Service : Create and deploy mission-critical web apps at scale.
  • Azure SignalR Service : Add real-time web functionalities easily.

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Analytics

Azure services analytics includes as below

Azure Services Analytics
AI + Machine learning

Azure Services AI + Machine learning includes as below

Azure Services AI machine Learning
Internet of Things (IoT)

Azure Services Internet of things includes as below

Azure Services Internet of things
Integration

Azure Services Integration includes as below

Azure Services Integration
Identity

Azure Services identity includes as below

Azure Services Identity
Other Azure Service Categories

Other Azure Service Categories are as below

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azure cloud services pricing or Microsoft azure pricing

azure cloud services pricing or Microsoft azure pricing can be found out from the Microsoft link as here

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failed to create configuration database

There is an error "failed to create configuration database" while installing sharepoint 2016 with an addition message "sql server instance does not have the required "max degree of parallelism" setting of 1".

failed to create configuration database

What is Max Degree of Parallelism ?
When an instance of SQL Server runs on a computer that has more than one microprocessor or CPU, it detects the best degree of parallelism, that is, the number of processors employed to run a single statement, for each parallel plan execution. You can use the max degree of parallelism option to limit the number of processors to use in parallel plan execution. SQL Server considers parallel execution plans for queries, index data definition language (DDL) operations, and static and keyset-driven cursor population.

Read this for more details

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189094.aspx

How to fix it ?

  1. Open Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
  2. Login with sysadmin user
  3. Right Click on instance name and select properties >> Advanced
  4. Change Max Degree of Parallelism to 1
  5. Restart the SQL Service

 

microsoft word web app can't open this document

microsoft word web app can’t open this document

There was an issue in microsoft word web app can't open this document "Sorry,we can't open this document because there was a problem talking to the service"

Farm Information:

  • Web Application published internally and externally (so make sure both URLs added to Alternate Access Mapping)
  • Office Web Apps 2013 (Published externally via TMG 2010 and internally)

I have a farm which connected to Office Web Apps 2013 and It's working fine internally so then we decided to enable it to open Office Web Apps externally by the following steps :

1- In Office Web Apps Server , Open Power Shell and run this command to add the External URL to existing Farm:

Set-OfficeWebAppsFarm -ExternalURL http://test.com/

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2-In SharePoint Server , Open SharePoint 2013 Management Shell and run the following commands:

Remove-SPWOPIBinding –All:$true

New-SPWOPIBinding -ServerName OfficeWebAppServer.com -AllowHTTP
Set-SPWopiZone internal-http
$c = Get-SPSecurityTokenServiceConfig
$c.AllowOAuthOverHttp = $true
$c.Update()

then when I tried to access the Office documents from External URL I got the following error :

"Sorry,we can't open this document because there was a problem talking to the service"

microsoft word web app can't open this document

  • This issue related to TMG publishing rule so to fix it :
  • Open TMG Management Console
  • Go to Publish rule for Office Web Apps
  • Right click on the rule and choose Configure HTTP
  • Uncheck  Verify Normalization
  • Click ok
  •  Click Apply
  •  Wait the sync process

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Ref:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204665.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dodeitte/archive/2013/11/10/issue-with-office-web-apps-server-2013-published-externally-using-tmg-2010.aspx