Soon, I’ll speak at the Microsoft Germany HQ in Munich (09/07/2019). The event and speakers cover different topics all around the digital future, e.g. modern teamwork, interactiv conferencing systems, AI, bots, big data/analytics, hybrid data center. The event is organized by abtis and Microsoft. It’s really extraordinary because attendees and speakers not located in Munich will travel by bus to Microsoft Munich and can take the chance to ask and discuss during the time in transit.
I’ll talk about digitize and automate processes. My session “Prozesse digitalisieren und automatisieren” is about Microsoft Flow, SharePoint Online and Office 365. I’ll focus on Microsoft Flow to automate processes and I show a demo to provide an understanding of what Flow can do for you to easily digitize and automate processes.
Microsoft rolls out a new capability which enables administrator to automatically mount / add a specific SharePoint Team Site Library being synced for users (cp. M365 Roadmap).
Configure SharePoint Team Site Libraries Auto-mount
To configure the auto-mount you need to configure a group policy which configures the users OneDrive sync settings. (cp. link “Configure team site libraries to sync automatically”)
Prereqs, requirements and limitations
Please note that there are certain prereqs, requirements and limitations before you can start.
Windows 10 1709 or later
Library must have below 5000 files/folders.
Not for 1000+ devices
Sync is applied next time the user signs in but it can take some time until the sync starts.
A user cannot stop the sync.
You need the OneDrvie GPO Template (OneDrive.adml, ..admx) in your central GPO store (e.g. erik-klefeldt.de\sysvol\domain\Policies\PolicyDefinition) …
This might be subject to change (June 2019).
Configuration steps overview
Create a new GPO
Configure the GPO based on your needs, applied to a OU and add WMI-filtering for a more granular scoping, if needed
Add the SharePoint Team Site Library ID to the GPO
Verify that the GPO is applied
(Verify the reg key [HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\OneDrive\TenantAutoMount]”LibraryName”=”LibraryID”)
Verify that it syncs on the devices
Conclusion, opinion and summary
Easy to configure, isn’t it? In my opinion it might help you to move and simplify a migration from legacy files shares to SharePoint Online. It enables you as administrator to manage a smooth transition from file shares/services towards SharePoint Online and really adds a convenient way and comfortable user experience because your users do not need to manually add the library to their OneDrive sync and “map” the SharePoint Online Team Site Library on their device.