Introducing the New OneDrive Admin Center


Microsoft has just released the new OneDrive Admin Center for Office 365 and here is what you need to know. With this release administrators are able to globally manage their OneDrive settings for all their users without the need for advanced tools like PowerShell. This new admin center allows for the management of global settings like sharing, sync, storage, device access, compliance, and notifications.


How to get the OneDrive Admin Center

Now that the OneDrive for Business Admin Center is no longer in preview, global administrators can access in the following ways:

  • From the Office 365 administrator section click admin centers on the left and then click OneDrive.
  • From your own OneDrive, click OneDrive Admin in the lower left-hand corner.
  • Directly navigate to


Sharing Settings in the OneDrive Admin Center

With the addition of this new Admin Center comes the ability to globally control your organizations sharing settings. Here you are able to specify if your users are able to share content externally, the behavior of sharing links including anonymous access link expirations and permissions, sharing block and allow lists by domain, and abilities of external users. See image below 


Sync Settings in the OneDrive Admin Center

Now Microsoft has provided the ability to globally specify your OneDrive sync settings giving Office 365 global administrators the ability to block the syncing of specific file types, allow syncing only on PCs joined to specific domains, and showing or hiding the sync button on the OneDrive website. 



Other OneDrive Admin Settings

There are many other great settings now available like the ability to specify the default available storage and retention limits globally for your OneDrive users, controlling access to content based on IP addresses and authentication methods, and configuring your notification settings. 


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