David Bishop

David Bishop
David is an Office 365 Consultant at Cloud Business - specialising in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business.

Recent Posts

Video: 5 Office 365 Apps You May Not Know About

Posted by David Bishop on 01-Feb-2018 14:22:17

There are lots of Office 365 management tools that can help you increase your productivity and embrace digital transformation. In our latest video, we take a look at some of the Office 365 apps which are empowering users to work more efficiently. 


Are my Office 365 files at risk of infection by Ransomware?

Posted by David Bishop on 24-May-2017 10:49:46

Cyber attacks have been on all of our minds since the recent WannaCry ransomeware on the NHS. However, it is important to remember that ransomware attacks can affect any size business and cause a multi-plus of problems. Infected data can become inaccessible and pave the ransom fuel for further attacks of this nature. In this post we will look at the risks when storing file data in Office 365 and what can be done to protect your Office data.


Prepare for OneDrive for Business Deployment

Posted by David Bishop on 14-Nov-2016 14:51:49

OneDrive for Business has had a busy year. Microsoft have delivered a really solid sync client that we now know works in the real world, fantastic mobile apps and the online features keep coming.


How to Enable Delve Analytics in Office 365

Posted by David Bishop on 17-Feb-2016 10:35:26

Delve Analytics is available to purchase as an add-on license for Office 365 users or as part of the E5 SKU.

Once you have purchased your licenses and assigned them to your users, there are further steps needed to begin the background data collection.


5 minute cheat-sheet on the Next OneDrive for Business Sync Client

Posted by David Bishop on 03-Feb-2016 09:54:00

Current State

Microsoft released the update to OneDrive late last year that gave Office 365 users the option to take advantage of the more stable consumer sync client. This also links within SharePoint, an enterprise tool to boost productivity and facilitate collaboration.


5 things you didn't know about Office 365 Groups

Posted by David Bishop on 26-Nov-2015 12:30:00

Office 365 Groups are a mixture of the services offered as part of Office 365 and they've got some great potential.

For small businesses I believe Groups functionality can be harnessed right away as an easy to use planning and collaboration space for teams.For larger businesses, Groups don't offer the management or governance settings required and things could quickly get out of control. 


Removing External Users from SharePoint Online

Posted by David Bishop on 17-Aug-2015 10:33:00
SharePoint has many different variations. Along with the others, SharePoint online makes it extremely easy to share sites, lists, libraries or documents with external parties.

OneDrive for Business news released at Microsoft Ignite

Posted by David Bishop on 07-May-2015 17:37:00

I've been lucky enough to be in Chicago for the Microsoft Ignite conference this week, and here are some points I have picked up about changes to OneDrive for Business.

Microsoft have been talking about their current storage solutions on OneDrive for Business and they have realised the enterprise storage solution isn't enough for what you need. What Microsoft are also doing is changing that.


Business collaboration using sharing links and Alerts on OneDrive for Business

Posted by David Bishop on 20-Apr-2015 13:35:00

Here are a couple of tips to get the most out of your business collaboration on OneDrive for Business.

Create anonymous download links

OneDrive for Business allows you to create anonymous links for access to individual files however this feature only allows users to view or edit the files in the browser.


Displaying SharePoint Online lists to parent or sub-sites

Posted by David Bishop on 28-Nov-2014 17:38:00

Displaying a list web part from a parent site to a sub-site, or a sub-site to a parent site is a common requirement. SharePoint Online 2013 allows you to do this by publishing the list to the 'site gallery', at which point it is made available to add as a web part on parent or sub-sites within the same site collection.


Litigation Hold, In-Place Hold and eDiscovery in Office 365

Posted by David Bishop on 24-Feb-2014 10:44:00


It is often the case that companies will want to protect their email data from being deleted accidentally, or intentionally. Often there are legal requirements for all correspondence to be kept for a number of years.

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