TEC 2021, The Experts Conference, takes place as a virtual event on September 1-2. In this article, Tony selects his favorite sessions from the event agenda. This isn't to say that the other sessions are no good. Everyone's got their own favorite topics and there are many other TEC 2021 sessions covering other topics which will make others very happy.
Microsoft insists that encrypted SharePoint and OneDrive for Business files found by eDiscovery searches can only be decrypted by Advanced eDiscovery, which requires Office 365 E5 licenses. This seems unfair, especially as Office 365 E3 tenants can create and use sensitivity labels to protect Office documents stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. An example of not very joined up thinking when it comes to software licensing?
The recent 10th anniversary of the launch of Office 365 brought some questions about the demarcation between Office 365 and Microsoft 365. For instance, do I have an Office 365 tenant or is it a Microsoft 365 tenant? Is a feature part of Microsoft 365 or does it belong to Office 365? And why does Microsoft insist on calling its desktop Office apps Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise? Welcome to the bizarre world of branding, and that’s before throwing Windows 365 into the mix.
Teams is the first major Microsoft 365 application to ship support for Fluid components. Teams chats can include components like a task list, checklist, table, or paragraph. When a live component is sent to other chat participants, everyone involved in the chat can edit and update the component. It's a new way of collaborative working which challenges traditional approaches. Fluid components will also find their way into applications like OneNote, Outlook, and Whiteboard. Looks like a good thing, but how do these components work in practice?
When Microsoft delivers shared channels later in 2021, Teams users will have three types of channels to choose from. In this article, we discuss the differences between regular, private, and shared channels and how they are used.
Microsoft has released security updates for Exchange 2013, Exchange 2016, and Exchange 2019 to fix some remote code execution vulnerabilities. It's time to update your on-premises servers again, including those used for hybrid management. Let's not give those nasty hackers any easy targets to attack.
Ten years after its launch, backing up Office 365 data is more difficult than ever before. Apps are more complex and interconnected and APIs aren't available. What should an Office 365 administrator do to protect tenant data. Here's some thoughts on the challenges and why Microsoft needs to do more to help in this space.
Microsoft has announced that they won't support the Azure AD Graph after June 30, 2022. This means that the Azure AD PowerShell module won't be supported either. With that in mind, it's probably a good idea to think about how to upgrade scripts to use Graph API calls instead of Azure AD cmdlets. In this article, we take a script created to count members in distribution lists and convert it to use the Graph. As it turns out, the Graph bit is easy. It's all the housekeeping beforehand that takes the time.
It's a good idea to replace older calls to the Get-Mailbox cmdlet with Get-ExoMailbox. However, it's not just a matter of cut and paste updates. In some cases, the nature of the new REST-based cmdlets mean that some additional care is necessary to ensure that the updated code works as expected. As we examine in this article, filters are just one example where some attention to detail is needed to make sure Exchange Online delivers the right set of mailbox data.