In this week’s show, Steve and Paul are joined by Mike weaver for a post-Commsverse roundup, and the latest Microsoft 365, Teams, Viva and Exchange news this week.
News and Opinions
Blog posts, news and opinions about Microsoft's Office 365 cloud services and applications.
Paul Robichaux provides insights from the independent Microsoft Teams conference, Commsverse, that just took place last week at Mercedez-Benz World outside of London.
From November 1, 2021, Microsoft requires Outlook 2013 Service Pack 1 (with fixes) as the minimum client version to connect to Exchange Online. Given all the publicity about attacks against the on-premises version of Exchange earlier this year, it’s a wonder why organizations continue to allow people to use outdated client software to connect to Exchange Online. In any case, the drop-dead date is November 1. If you have any old Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, or Outlook 2013 (before SP1) clients, it’s time to start upgrading.
Despite the growing acceptance of Azure AD to manage identities, one of its main advantages as a platform that manages and secures identities is Azure AD join (AADJ), which still elicits hesitation amongst many IT professionals. This article delves into the justifications for switching to Azure AD join, breaks down some myths around it, and explains why your default position should be Azure AD join.
Building a bot used to require developer skills – writing complicated code, deploying it to a resource like Azure, and then performing cumbersome configuration steps to ensure it functioned properly. Now, with the Power Virtual Agents (PVA) app for Microsoft Teams, you can create exceptionally powerful chatbots without having to write a single line of code. What’s more, you don’t need direct access to Azure resources to deploy these bots. There’s no reason to not create a bot for your organization today.