On June 2, Microsoft made a bunch of announcements covering the future for Exchange Server. A new version will come in 2025 that will follow Microsoft’s modern lifecycle policy (i..e., no end of support dates). The downside is that customers must install updates and remain current, and must be covered by Software Assurance. For those who really want to stay with on-premises, this is a good day. And the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) is coming back (hooray!) albeit in a virtual format (boo!).
Check out this new four-part series that shows real-world business process automation examples using IOT deployment with Power Platform and Microsoft Teams. This first video guide shows how YOU can bring information automatically from the real world into Microsoft Teams: What value can it bring to you and your organizations, and what are the types of problems it solves? Watch to the end for Parts 2-4.
In this article, Julian Stephan reviews the most common user experience scenarios to consider in your tenant-to-tenant migration planning and how to add in the adoption of security and productivity features.Read More
On this week’s show, Steve and Paul get together while Paul’s on the road and discuss the biggest news worth discussing in the world of Microsoft 365. We chat about the new Games feature in Teams – and come up with some use-cases for where it might be appropriate to use – and debate the latest Exchange Server updates and Microsoft’s change to Exchange servicing.Read More
In this article, Sean McAvinue explains how to Microsoft Graph PowerShell SDK to Interact with Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.Read More
Outlook groups and shared mailboxes both help small teams work with shared email. The decision as to which to use depends on the exact needs the team has. Microsoft has given Outlook groups some useful enhancements recently, but shared mailboxes are still the most email-friendly choice.Read More
Now that they’ve disabled basic authentication for email connection protocols, Microsoft is doing the same for the Autodiscover service. This makes sense. There’s no point in allowing basic authentication for Autodiscover when clients can’t use basic authentication to connect. Microsoft will therefore turn off basic authentication for Autodiscover as it removes basic authentication for protocols like POP3, EAS, IMAP4, EWS, and MAPI.Read More
This article continues the discussion of the main steps needed to mitigate a zero-day threat Using Microsoft 365 Defender and Sentinel.Read More
A thorough understanding of what Defender for Office 365 can do is important as you consider how best to protect your tenant. In this edition of Practical Protection, Paul deep dives into the umbrella brand of Microsoft Defender and its individual products.Read More
Microsoft plans to launch a Pay As You Go backup and restore service for Exchange Online and SharePoint Online as part of its Syntex content management suite. This is new ground for Microsoft as they’ve never offered a backup service for Microsoft 365 before. How will Syntex compare to ISV backup services? Time will tell!Read More
With the move to the cloud, many organizations synchronize identities to Azure Active Directory. This makes an attacker’s job easier as they have a single point where they can attempt to compromise accounts. In this article, Thijs Lecomte walks through the protection and detection mechanisms available to repel password spray attacks.Read More