New Version Release of Collaboration Manager 365: Full Provisioning Engine for Teams and more!

On April 29, 2019 we released an update for our provisioning solution Collaboration Manager 365. 

Here you can find an overview of the new features and bug fixes.

Features:

  1. New provisioning engine for Microsoft Teams. It supports creating, saving, deleting and uploading Teams Templates as well as creating, deleting and synchronizing Teams Workspaces. We also provision the built-in tabs of templates (e.g. pre-configured Planner, Stream, Forms, OneNote). See limitations; this functionality will be published as a BETA feature

  2. Templates of type “Modern Site without Group, Group, Microsoft Teams and Communication Site” now show a banner which indicates that the site collection is a template. This feature requires the Collaboration Manager 365 to be reinstalled and existing templates to be saved again

  3. Improvement to the capability of installing apps from the App Catalog. SharePoint Framework Webparts and SharePoint Hosted Apps from the App Catalog will be installed faster than with the old logic for app installation. Other app types such as Provider Hosted or apps from the SharePoint store won’t be affected by this update. This feature only applies for templates of type “Modern Sites without Group, Group, Microsoft Team and Communication Site” 

  4. New Template Description column in the Templates list. Column will be filled in during template creation. Existing Templates must be updated manually 

  5. New Team Url column in the Templates list. Templates of type “Microsoft Team” will fill in this column when Teams are successfully created. Existing Templates must be updated manually 

  6. New Template Type column in the Templates list. All Template types will fill in this column during template creation. Existing Templates must be updated manually 

  7. New Team Url column in the Workspaces list. Workspaces of type “Microsoft Team” or “Group” will have this column filled in when a new Team is created or a Group is converted into a Team. Existing Workspaces must be updated manually 

  8. Supporting provisioning of Listitems for Templates of type “Microsoft Team, Group, Modern Site without Group and Communication Site”. This functionality will be released as a BETA feature. See limitations

  9. Supporting provisioning of Folders for Templates of type “Microsoft Team, Group, Modern Site without Group and Communication Site”. This functionality will be released as a BETA feature. See limitations 

  10. Supporting provisioning of Documents for Templates of type “Microsoft Team, Group, Modern Site without Group and Communication Site”. This functionality will be released as a BETA feature. See limitations

  11. Supporting Collaboration Manager 365 installation in Modern Sites (Group), Communication Sites and Modern Sites without Group 

  12. Supporting Top links provisioning for Templates of type “Microsoft Team, Group, Modern Site without Group and Communication Site”

Bug Fixes:

  1. Renaming applied to Microsoft Graph consent button. Button name changed from “Allow modern sites” to “Grant Graph permissions” 

  2. Renaming applied to Private field description in the Workspaces list. Description changed from “You cannot change the privacy setting after the group is created.” to “You can change the privacy setting after the group is created.” 

  3. Collaboration Manager 365 Log page now shows the content correctly 

  4. Members and Owners can now be added to Team during Workspace creation 

  5. SPFx web parts can now be provisioned in modern pages. Consider synchronizing affected workspaces in order to solve the problem 

  6. Workspace creation for Teams template does no longer end up with error when Titel does not equal Mailnickname 

  7. Navigation entry for Notebook now refers to the correct Group workspace notebook (instead of the template’s notebook). Consider synchronizing affected workspaces in order to solve the problem 

  8. SharePoint permission groups are now longer in usage in workspaces of type classic site when they have been deleted in template. Fix only applies to new workspaces 

  9. Collaboration Manager 365 installation no longer breaks with Access Denied error

There are some known issues as well as limitations. You can find more details on those here:

 

Visit our Knowledge Base to learn more about Collaboration Manager 365.

If you have any questions regarding the update or our products, don’t hesitate to contact us: support@solutions2share.net

Microsoft Teams – Jetzt einsteigen und mitfahren – kostenloses Webinar! (German)

On May 14th and June 4th, we invite you to a joint webinar with msg services ag:

Microsoft Teams – Get in now. Your ticket for successful deployment in your company. (Webinar in German language)

In this webinar on May 14, 2019, with Michael Boog, Business Solution Developer at msg services ag, you will get an overview of the functionalities and applications of the rapidly growing communication platform Microsoft Teams. Furthermore Christian Groß of Solutions2Share presents you a solution for a controlled and easy provisioning of team channels by means of templates.

In the second part of the webinar on June 4, 2019 we take care of the necessary guidelines for the successful deployment of Microsoft Teams. In addition to the teams’ own settings for guest access, classifications and naming guidelines and their license requirements, we present extended possibilities and useful additions in Collaboration Manager for Teams.

Register for free for the 1st part on May 14th and also for the 2nd part on June 4th!

 

Identity Management trifft Teams Governance – kostenloses Webinar! (German)

Identity Management und Governance sind Themen, um die man nicht herumkommt, wenn es um Microsoft Teams geht.

 

>> Jetzt kostenlos anmelden!<< 

 

Christian Groß von Solutions2Share und Alexander Filipin von der Oxford Computer Group erläutern Ihnen am 8. Mai um 14 Uhr, weshalb nicht nur die gesetzlichen Vorgaben in diesem Bereich eine wichtige Rolle spielen. Gerade die geringe Komplexität von Microsoft Teams erlaubt es, externe Berater beliebig hinzuzufügen oder neue Teams anzulegen. Speziell bei Großkonzernen entstehen so schnell tausende Teams, zu denen eine unübersichtliche Anzahl Externer Zugriff hat.

Lernen Sie, wie Sie solche Auswüchse leicht vermeiden können!

Christian Groß stellt Ihnen zusätzliche Möglichkeiten aus dem Bereich Provisioning und Lifecycle-Management vor, während Alexander Filipin im Detail auf die Themen Access Review und Blue Print eingeht.

Melden Sie sich jetzt kostenfrei zum Webinar “Identity Management trifft ​​​​​​​Teams Governance” am 8 . Mai um 14 Uhr an!

-> Zur kostenfreien Anmeldung

Pitfalls when provisioning with Site Designs

Our Senior Developer Jarbas Horst takes a deeper look in SharePoint Site Designs and Site Script. In detail, he’ll demonstrate common issues that you might encounter while working with Site Designs in real scenarios. Specially the case “applying Site Designs to an existing SharePoint site with custom content” poses risks that shouldn’t be underestimated! After reading the blog post, you should be able to avoid these issues which results in less frustration for you while working with the powerful Site Designs.

If you’re looking for the basics about SharePoint Site Designs and Site Scripts, consider visiting this blog post.

Cases:

Case 1: Updating an existing navigation link
Case 2: Applying Theme
Case 3: Updating an existing list column
Case 4: Removing an existing list column

 

>>Visit Jarbas’ blog to learn more!<<