SharePoint online improvements

The rapid growth of Office 365 among enterprises has been influential in having Microsoft improve the platform. SharePoint Online is seen as a subset of it’s on-premise counterpart, but with the improvements pouring in thick and fast are working towards filling the gap between the two. Couple of weeks back Microsoft announced improvements to the SkyDrive Pro as described here. Now, few more improvements have been announced to the SharePoint on-line platform which are been listed below

File Upload– Single file upload has been increased from 250MB to 2GB (same as on premise)
 – Applies to SkyDrive Pro and SharePoint Team site document libraries
 – Drag and Drop files or use the standard upload file dialog box
 *.exe and *.dll are now acceptable file types by default (not blocked)
  
Site Collection– No of site collections to be increased from 3000 to 10000
 – Office 365 Enterprise Plans – 10000 site collections
– Office 365 Small Business Plans – 1 site collection
– Office 365 Midsize Business Plans – 20 site collections
  
List Lookup ThresholdRelationship threshold of list lookups from 8 to 12 relations
  
Recycle Bin– File Retention period increased from 30 days to 90 days
 – Applies to site, site collection and SkyDrive Pro
 – Applies to documents, lists, list items, sites and site collections

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