Author: Steve Goodman

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The Practical 365 Update: S2, Ep 19 – What’s new from Build 2021, and Accenture IT on Running the Largest Teams Deployment in the World

On the show this week, we're talking through the news from Build and going into detail on the most important announcements for IT pros. We're also joined by Jason Warnke and Tony Leraris from Accenture, who give us a glimpse into the fun and games around running the world's largest Microsoft Teams deployment.

May 28, 2021

The Practical 365 Update: S2, Ep 17 – Microsoft 365 news plus Microsoft chat about Office Apps Admin & Mike Weaver joins to talk tenant migrations

In a bumper episode with the most important Microsoft 365 news we're joined by not one, but two guests - Amesh Mansukhani, Office Deployment Insiders lead at Microsoft - who is talking about the way Microsoft are integrating and improving capabilities for managing Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise (or Office), and Practical 365's Mike Weaver to chat about the latest and greatest in tenant migrations - and gives some advice on what to and what not to do.

April 30, 2021

The Practical 365 Update: S2, Ep 16 – Critical Exchange patches, new Teams and OneDrive features and we deep-dive on Information Barriers

On the show this week, Steve is joined by Patrick van Bemmelen to talk about how you can stop internal sharing with Information Barriers., And in important news we discuss the latest Exchange Server updates you need to apply TODAY, how the FBI have been accessing Exchange Servers - and we cover the latest updates available for Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Outlook and more.

April 16, 2021
Why you need to rethink how you approach Exchange Hybrid migrations
Exchange hybrid migrations

Why you need to rethink how you approach Exchange Hybrid migrations

Hybrid hasn't changed much - but everything around it has. Over the last few years small changes to the way people deploy Microsoft 365 along with bigger shifts in the way your secure Microsoft 365 mean your old assumptions about Exchange Online migrations have to change. Has SharePoint become the go-to technology in Microsoft 365? Has HAFNIUM made publishing Exchange for Hybrid migrations more difficult? And how can MFA impact your once seamless migrations?

April 13, 2021

The Practical 365 Update: S2, Ep 14 – Azure AD, Viva Connections, Teams News and special guest Brian Desmond

On the show this week, we're talking about the Azure AD outage, new Exchange patches (yes, again!) and tools, how to get ready for Viva Connections, talking UserVoice and the biggest Roadmap and Message center news. And - Brian Desmond joins us to talk in a more positive way about the Azure AD Premium (and free) features you absolutely need to switch on.

March 19, 2021

Switch between Office update channels and enable Teams Preview features

Two recent updates for Microsoft Teams and Office (Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise) allow you to self-select whether you want to use Beta (Insider), Current, Monthly and Bi-Annual features within the client, and toggle Teams Preview features. Find out how to switch this on for your copy of Office and Teams, and how as an admin you can enable this for your users.

March 5, 2021

Teams Meeting Improvements to Make Presenters Look Smarter

New presentation features in Teams, coming later this month and announced at Microsoft Ignite 2021, are all designed to make it easy to look more professional in meetings and build in advanced effects into Teams itself. Presenter Mode adds features to allow you to add yourself into the presentation, PowerPoint Live makes life easier when showing slides, and webinars finally become a core part of Teams.

March 4, 2021

The Practical 365 Weekly Update: S2, Ep 12 – Microsoft Lists with Mark Kashman

On the Practical 365 weekly update, we're joined by Microsoft's Mark Kashman to talk about Lists. We explore when and how to use it, how to launch it to the business and how you can extend and build applications using it. We begin with a quick primer, discuss who should use it, and explore when Microsoft Lists is the right tool to use instead of other Microsoft applications. We explore use-cases and opportunities and Mark gives us great examples when Lists is the perfect tool, and talks about how he uses Lists day-to-day.

February 26, 2021