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How to Report Teams Channel Storage with Microsoft Graph API and PowerShell

Within large organizations utilizing Teams, generating reports on channel storage and then migrating this data is extremely difficult. To help map out how Teams uses SharePoint, this article introduces a simple Graph API/PowerShell script to report Teams channels and their SharePoint locations and walks you through the steps so you can run the report yourself.

July 15, 2021
Taking Control of Your Unmanaged PCs with Intune
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Taking Control of Your Unmanaged PCs with Intune

In a frantic rush to enable remote workers at the onset of the pandemic, many organizations were forced to ship devices directly to the user from the supplier without any prior configuration by IT. Administrators must take back control to properly secure and manage these devices. This article will show you how to regain control and prepare for scalable deployments consistent with corporate policy; reviews best practices for long-term management; and gets you thinking about how to protect your organization from this type of unmanaged situation in the future.

June 14, 2021
Creating Custom B2B Guest User Invitations with Graph API 5 Comments
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Creating Custom B2B Guest User Invitations with Graph API

Azure AD business-to-business guest user accounts are a terrific way to securely grant access to apps and services for external users and partner organizations. In this article, a script is introduced that can be used to automate the guest user invitation process, integrating it more seamlessly with any custom applications.

June 2, 2021
“Right to Disconnect” – Implementing a Timed Disclaimer in Exchange Online with Azure Automation 3 Comments
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“Right to Disconnect” – Implementing a Timed Disclaimer in Exchange Online with Azure Automation

Over the past year, the pandemic has disrupted traditional work patterns. With many working from home, many organizations now focus on how to help employees manage their work/life balance. Platforms like Microsoft Viva Insights can help, but there are many steps admins can take using existing technology to support a wellbeing mindset in their organization. An easy and effective change is to implement a transport rule that reminds people they have the “Right to Disconnect” when an email is received outside work hours. This article walks you through how to implement a timed disclaimer in Exchange Online with Azure Automation.

May 13, 2021

Achieving Passwordless Authentication in Azure AD

In the second iteration of a two-part series about FIDO2 and passwordless authentication, we walk you through how to facilitate your passwordless deployment for Azure AD identities. Once passwordless authentication is achieved, users can authenticate up to 3x faster and helpdesks should receive fewer requests for password resets, saving your organization time and money.

May 11, 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