Author: Tony Redmond

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Using Microsoft Translator with PowerShell for Automatic Translation of Sensitivity Labels

Sensitivity labels support local language values, meaning that you can translate the display name and tooltip for labels so that they appear in the language chosen by a user. Most people don't both because it's painfully slow to insert the translated strings for multiple languages. However, when you apply a mixture of PowerShell and the Microsoft Translator service, the task becomes so much easier.

February 28, 2023

Using PowerShell to Generate a Report About Sensitivity Label Settings

You can manage sensitivity label settings through the Microsoft Purview compliance portal, but it's hard to see all the settings for labels in a consumable manner. This article describes how to use PowerShell to extract and report sensitivity label settings, including highlighting rights assignments that might be out of date. It's an example of just how useful PowerShell is to Microsoft 365 administrators.

February 27, 2023

Five Things Microsoft 365 Security Administrators Should Do in 2023

Microsoft 365 security is a big topic. Focus is important when it comes to getting things done. In this article, we suggest five areas that administrators could work on during 2023 to improve the security posture of their tenant. You might already have established full control over some of these areas. Even if you have, it's still good to consider if you can improve security.

February 20, 2023

Using Dynamic Azure AD Administrative Units

Dynamic Azure AD administrative units are like dynamic Azure AD groups in that they have a membership rule to calculate their membership. Azure AD uses the rule to find members regularly, so the administrative unit never goes out of date. That is, assuming the properties of Azure AD user accounts are maintained and up to date.

February 14, 2023

What Now for Exchange 2013 Customers as End of Support Deadline Looms?

Exchange 2013 support ends on April 11, 2023. After that, Microsoft will not make fixes for security or functionality problems available to customers. It's time to make the decision to upgrade to Exchange 2019 or move to Exchange Online. Most organizations will find that Exchange Online is the right choice. Exchange 2019 is appropriate for organizations that have the right skills, experience, and investment to run a secure Exchange service.

January 30, 2023