Author: Tony Redmond

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Including Costs in a Microsoft 365 Licensing Report

This article describes how to include user license costs in a Microsoft 365 tenant licensing report created with the Microsoft Graph PowerShell SDK. The report includes annual costs for all licenses assigned to each user plus an overall licensing summary for the tenant. It even reports how effective the tenant is at assigning licenses!

February 7, 2024

Microsoft Attacked by Russian Nation State Actor

A January 19 report from the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) tells of an attack by Russian state actor Midnight Blizzard against Microsoft corporate systems. The attack resulted in the exfiltration of some email and documents from email accounts owned by senior Microsoft employees.

January 20, 2024

Microsoft Drops Copilot Restrictions

In a January 15 announcement, Microsoft says that they have removed the previous restrictions that applied to purchases of Copilot for Microsoft 365 licenses. Office 365 E3 and E5 tenants can now buy and deploy Copilot and the requirement to buy a minimum of 300 licenses is gone. Suddenly, 2024 has become much more interesting from an AI perspective for many Office 365 tenants.

January 15, 2024

Microsoft 365 Review of 2023

This article is a review of Microsoft 365 in 2023 covering topics like Copilot, the new Teams client, security, the ban on old servers sending email to Exchange Online, and Microsoft's ongoing attempts to monetize the installed base with premium products and add-ons.

December 29, 2023