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Recently, right-click functionality was introduced in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business both, it really is a great feature that simplifies the lives of all users.
I will show in Pictures what I mean, no more ‘three dots’ or select and then ‘three dots’ again. Now, with right-click, we can easily access the properties and functions to manage a file or folder simply by right-clicking on it. (I assume though, that the dots and More will be left in Place, not all devices have a right button…)
So, here is what its all about, right-click and you can now access:
Open in Word, Open in Word Online, Download, Share, Rename, Delete, Move or Copy, Version History, Properties, Check out, Follow, Workflows, Shared with and Compliance details.
This is how it looks:
1. Right-click in OneDrive for Business
2. Right-click in SharePoint Online
3. Right-click on Multiselect
4. Caveat no 1 – Right-click breaks with Managed Metadata columns in view
Yes, add an Managed Metadata column is fine, but if you show it in a view, right-click breaks and goes back to IE default.
In the example below I created and added a column actually named Managed Metadata…
When the Managed Metadata based column is added to the view, right-click breaks.
5. Caveat no 2 – Copy shortcut is gone
This may not seem like a big deal…but for admins, developers or designers, this is a bit cumbersome. You often want to get the URL from a resource file (js, css or similar) and now you can’t. Type it in folks….
Thats it. The news is out.
Only me this time…
My team, my collegues and Mattias Gutke! A good friend!
Some random document…
Some time, early 2015, Microsoft introduced the ability to move/copy files in OneDrive for Business. This has been one of the major obstacles for using OneDrive for Business as a E1 user without the Office applications installed locally. Or rather, as a Online only user no matter what license. As a long time SHarePoint user and technician, this is a long awaited feature in SHarePoint as well, so now I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this ‘simple’ little feature to appear there as well. (I do not for one second think that this has been easy to implement at all) In addition, the function is quick!
Want to see how it looks and works?
The following table lists the tested and verified behaviour of the Copy/Move functionality in OneDrive for Business:
|Move File(s)||Moves the selected file(s) to the designated target container Retains metadata Retains sharing||Does not overwrite if filename exists, reports back error|
|Move Folder(s)||Moves the selected folder(s) to the designated target container Recreates a new copy of the folder Retains sharing||Does not overwrite if filename exists, reports back error|
|Copy File(s)||Copies the selected file(s) to the designated target container Recreates a new copy of the file(s) with new metadata Does not retain sharing||Does not overwrite if filename exists, reports back error|
|Copy Folder(s)||Copies the selected folder(s) to the designated target container Recreates a new copy of the folder with new metadata Does not retain sharing||Does not overwrite if filename exists, reports back error|
|Copy or Move in SharePoint||N/A – ‘Send to’ a predetermined location is the closest we get in SharePoint Server or SharePoint Online||N/A|
How it looks in reality:
Move or Copy a single file
Move or Copy multiple files/folders
Select the target, check the ‘Copy’ box if you want to Copy and not Move
After copying/Moving, you will get a Little reciept in the top right corner
If one or many of the files allready exist at the target, they are not overwritten, not even with a new name or new version. You will instead get a note on this and the result‘
Now, we all hope for the same in SharePoint! Until it comes, we all to this ‘simple’ feature say: FINALLY!
None at this time…
The new- new document dialog
Before yesterday, I knew that the ‘new document’ button in a document library became useless when you enabled Content types in a document library. This has for me and many of my customers been a huge drawback since the ‘new document’ button was still there, in plain view and for the regular user, what they were meant to use.
This old behavious was that when you pressed on ‘new document’ in a document library with multiple content types, you got the upload document dialog.
What I was so glad to discover yesterday, during a live demo at a customer, that this has been fixed now in SPO! Instead of the upload dialog, I could now get this:
Next step, make content types available to Office Online…(They still seem to require the Office Applications installed on the client, nothing for E1 users or less in other words…)
I would also like the new folder option back with the content types 🙂
None at this time…
Cramo, this is where I did the demo when this change presented itself to me! A pleasure to work with you guys!