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    Set menu items at the top in Office365 /outlook for Skydrive?

    Can any suggest how if there is a way to change the menu at the top of office365's ootlook web client to point to our regular skydrive rather than the horrible corporate thing that is also available?

    Thanks

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    Can't be done.

    It's not horrible - it's 25GB (or up to 100GB) of managed, controlled and secured space for each of your students and teachers.

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    I believe there are some Powershell commands you can run to make the changes.

    I will try and find my copy of the info. for you.

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    I believe there are some Powershell commands you can run to make the changes.
    I don't think there are. Very happy to be proven wrong as things change all the time; HOWEVER, even if there is a way I would strongly recommend against doing it.

    My reasons are thus:

    - It is confusing to users.
    - Users will not get a seamless experience, and managing identity will be a tricky task since MSA (WLID) and O365 accounts are separate.
    - OneDrive (aka SkyDrive) is not manageable by administrators, nor does it respect any of the policies set in Office 365.
    - You introduce a blocker if you later want to move to OneDrive for business (aka SkyDrive Pro) and SharePoint Online as there's no simple migration path between the two.

    The list could get quite lengthy.

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    Ok, maybe you are right James. I can only find Powershell stuff which we used when it was Live@Edu and not Office 365 (which we have now migrated over to) and I think I made the modifications back in our Live@Edu days.

    In the meantime I have found this which may help:
    CIAOPS: Disabling SkyDrive Pro in Office 365

    Andrew

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    Mr Hutton

    what you like with RCP proxy ? final step I need to complete before moving over to 365 completly

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodham View Post
    Mr Hutton

    what you like with RCP proxy ? final step I need to complete before moving over to 365 completly
    Not sure I even know what that is Andy!

    Give me a ring if you want and I will try and help you. What are you trying to do?

    Cheers - Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall View Post
    Can't be done.

    It's not horrible - it's 25GB (or up to 100GB) of managed, controlled and secured space for each of your students and teachers.
    It is horrible. It's not what the users expect to see and not what I want them to see. Horrible!

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    I wouldn't say it's a horrible interface but it could be a lot better in places. The front screen particularly seems a wasted opportunity as I don't always want to go into Outlook (SkyDrive \ Sharepoint) yet I have to use a rather small strip at the top of the screen to navigate, not great on touch devices.

    The welcome screen that comes up the first couple of times you log in would make a nice tile-esque interface imo. It could show me my most recent emails, upcoming calendar appointments, recently opened documents and followed Sharepoint sites that I can hit as easily as Windows 8 tiles. Also provide an option that lets the user change the behaviour to either use the welcome screen or auto bounce off to either Outlook, SkyDrive or SharePoint and it becomes so much more user friendly

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    just on the last let migrating all the mailbox's from our onsite exchange up into 365 then I can kill this one off

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodham View Post
    just on the last let migrating all the mailbox's from our onsite exchange up into 365 then I can kill this one off

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    sorry should haver put @ ADHutton

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    It is horrible. It's not what the users expect to see and not what I want them to see. Horrible!
    you want it to point to their personal skydrive? How would you ever manage that? ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude View Post
    you want it to point to their personal skydrive? How would you ever manage that? ??
    I wouldn't want to manage it. I'm happy for them to do that!

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    On a similar note, can you at least set the default page for tenancy-my.sharepoint.com to be the SkyDrive rather than Newsfeed? I've locked down most of the Newsfeed stuff as I don't want timewasting with all the social guff. If I can just set up a shortcut to a particular URL to achieve it, that's fine, but I'm not sure if that would work due to the URL changing depending on the user.

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