Office 365: How to add conditions to Alert Policies in Office 365 (I)!

In Office 365 we can create new Alert Policies so we can get monitor specific events happening in our tenant. As you can imagine, those Alerts and the default ones relies on the Office 365 Events Log:

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At the moment of creating a Policy Alert we can not only select the event we want to monitor, but also what conditions can be applied so we can skip some of the events captured by Office 365 that are not interesting to monitor. Those conditions depend on the event being monitored. As an example, if we want to get notified when site administrator are being changed we can indicate what Site urls can be skipped what it’s very useful to Skip OneDrive For Business sites.

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Office 365: Como añadir condiciones a Políticas de Alertas en Office 365 (I)!

Office 365 permite definir Políticas de Alertas (Alert Policies) para recibir notificaciones en el caso en el que tenga lugar actividades en el tenant que queremos monitorizar. Por defecto, disponemos de una serie de Alert Policies y podemos añadir Alertas personalizadas…en ambos casos, las Alertas se fundamentan en el Log de Eventos y Cambios de Office 365:

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Cuando configuramos una nueva Alert Policy, no solo podemos indicar el evento a monitorizar, sino también que condiciones aplicar. Estas condiciones vendrán dadas por el tipo de evento y por ejemplo, para una alerta relativa a eventos en SharePoint Online (SPO) como que se añadan nuevos Administradores de Colección de Sitios, podemos excluir los Sitios de OneDrive For Business (ODFB):

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Office 365: A first look at the new SPO landing page (I)!

The new SharePoint Online (SPO) landing page is already here (at least in Targeted release tenants) with some new features we will cover in this article. First new thing you will note in the new SPO landing page is a different distribution in how information is organized. In the top of the page we have the news the user can access and we can easily navigate through them thanks to the carrousel visualization:

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Bellow the news, we will find the sites the user has access to. Sites are organized in three different categories: Frequent sites, Followed sites and Recent sites:

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If you scroll down in the SPO landing page, you will find the following sections:

  • Featured links added by a SPO Admin.
  • Recent document accessed by the user.
  • News and files saved for later by the user.

And last, but not least: from this new SPO landing page we can also access the site a SPO Admin has configured as Home Site.