Microsoft has announced their intention to enable plus addressing across Exchange Online in January 2022. Plus addressing is a good capability, but it might cause some problems for tenants with mail-enabled recipients that have plus addresses in their set of proxy email addresses. Fortunately, we've written some PowerShell code to report those pesky addresses and to remove them if you want to do a big clean up before Microsoft makes the big switch in five months' time.
Deleted Azure AD users enter a soft-deleted 30-day period. During this time, administrators can recover accounts. You might want to remove deleted accounts before this period lapses. As explained in this article, this is easily done using PowerShell.
Microsoft has introduced a new feature to control how long guests have access to content shared with them in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. You can configure a tenant-wide policy and then tune the policy for specific sites. The new control does not affect guest access gained through membership of Microsoft 365 Groups. Here's what you need to know about SharePoint Online's guest expiration policy
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.