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    Is anyone aware of issues involving Office365 with particular reference to newsfeeds. We have a small number of sec schools who are reluctant to release OfFICE365 to students because of the perceived security flaw in newsfeeds - ie the ability of any student to post non-complimentary messages about teachers to the whole school. Microsoft will not allow newsfeeds to be turned off. Our experiences suggest this is a digital literacy issue that schools need to teach and promote not a block it / bury your head in the sand solution. Thoughts, observations appreciated. Albert - any experiences of pupils abusing use of newsfeeds? Thanks

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    Found this on a Microsoft forum regarding disabling Newsfeeds and it does work for me also.

    Login to Office 365 go to Software and download sharepoint designer

    log into your mysites url via sharepoint designer. url would be something like https://yourorgname-my.sharepoint.com

    go to "All Files from navigation pane to the left

    make a copy of "default.aspx" as a backup (do this to be safe)

    copy contents of "Person.aspx" to clipboard

    edit original "default.aspx", highlight all, delete, paste in contents of "Person.aspx"

    save

    Now when anyone clicks "Newsfeed" it will simply take them to their profile page.

    Not perfect but it gets the desired result of keeping students from playing in the newsfeed.

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    As an alternative to the above (and thanks for the post @lmgtfy, been a great help) - instead of copying in the contents of Person.aspx into Default.aspx, copy the following code into it instead (such that it is the only code in Default.aspx):
    Code:
    <html>
    <head>
      <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=https://[tenancy]-my.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/MySite.aspx?MySiteRedirect=AllDocuments" />
    </head>
    <body>
    </body>
    </html>
    Alter [tenancy] as relevant, or - easier - log in to Office 365 as any user and copy the URL from the SkyDrive shortcut up the top.

    That then automatically bounces anyone going to the Newsfeed page over the the SkyDrive Pro page - which means that as soon as a user logs in, they are shown their SkyDrive Pro page. Result

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