Last month, Microsoft announced it was throttling some of its less-essential Microsoft 365/Office 365 services in an attempt to continue to meet high usage demands. This week, the company is making further adjustments to its cloud services as more users continue to work remotely as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Microsoft is notifying M365/O365 users via their admin portals that they are changing how some users will see thumbnail images when using OneDrive Files on Demand. Those who opt for “display items by using large thumbnails” in Windows Explorer or Mac Finder will see generic icons instead of thumbnails for a subset of file types, such as PDF and video files, officials said. Photo file thumbnails (like JPEG, JPG, PNG, etc.) are not affected by this change, officials said.
Microsoft also provided “additional clarity” around its plans to reschedule specific backend SharePoint-related operations to regional evening