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

Office 365 – SkyDrive Pro Improvements

skydriveproSkyDrive Pro allows you to store your files and share them easily with co-workers and access them from your mobile devices. Your files are safely kept in the cloud with SharePoint Online or on your company’s SharePoint Server 2013 servers, depending on what your company has set up.

SkyDrive Pro lets you:

  • Store and organize your private documents and other files in a secure location in the cloud or on your company’s SharePoint servers.
  • Share files and folders with other people in your organization and give them permission to review or edit the content.
  • Synchronize files and folders in your SkyDrive Pro and other SharePoint libraries with your computer or mobile devices, so you can access your content offline.

SkyDrive Pro Improvements

  • Now each user gets 25 GB of SkyDrive Pro storage space (earlier it was 7 GB).
  • SkyDrive Pro storage can now be increased beyond the default 25 GB-up to 50 GB & 100 GB.
  • New Shared with Me view allows you to find documents others have shared with you.

SharePoint Online Improvements

  • File upload limit in SharePoint Online to 2 GB/file
  • Default recycle bin retention to 90 days (earlier it was 30 days)

UPDATED 09/09/2013  –  SharePoint Online improvements have been documented here