This is the fourth article in a continuation of our weekly series celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Office 365. Senior Product Manager Randy Rempel reflects on his journey with SharePoint and how he changed the conversation with customers after the Office 365 cloud offering was made publicly made available.
This is the third article in a continuation of our weekly series celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Office 365. Microsoft MVP Nicolas Blank shares his experience as a Microsoft Certified Master for Exchange 2010, and how his world changed drastically over the past ten years as he followed Exchange into the Cloud.
In the world of cloud computing, why would you install physical servers to better understand the cloud? The reasons may surprise you in Steve Goodman's latest post.
July 31st, 2021, is the day that Skype for Business Online (SfBO) officially retires. What does that mean for you and your users? It means just that, that SfBO will not be available in Microsoft 365 anymore, and Teams Only mode will be the only option for users homed in Microsoft 365. In this article, Stale Hansen explains the different transition options available, shows how to flip your tenant over to Teams Only mode yourself, and offers some best practices based on personal experience.
Scheduler for Microsoft 365 is a new meeting scheduling service launched with a $10/month price tag (per user). Scheduler and Cortana work together to find the most suitable meeting times for participants to get together. Scheduler works for any kind of attendees (as long as they can receive email) and the big pay-out is that you can ask Cortana to set things up and leave the meeting for artificial intelligence to sort out. Sometimes things don't work out and humans need to get involved, and that's when privacy concerns come into play. If you can cope with the issues and have a lot of meetings to organize, Scheduler for Microsoft 365 might do a job for you.
If you prefer to run Exchange Server setup for new installations or cumulative updates using the GUI rather than the command line, then you aren’t alone, and if you are finally getting round to removing an Exchange Server 2010 or 2013 Hybrid and replacing it with Exchange Server 2016, then it’s better late than never. […]
The email quarantine process is as old as email itself, and still an essential part of any email service. As far as Office 365 is concerned, Exchange Online is a world-class product and the quarantine mechanism works well, however, the current iteration of the Quarantine portal falls short in user experience and performance.
There are several areas where Microsoft could improve the way Teams handles out-of-office and away-from-work scenarios. Are the default "quiet hours" reasonable? Should there be a global setting for quiet hours or do-not-disturb? While there may be good reasons to leave some of these as a tenant-level settings, you don't want to forget about the extra steps you must take to truly escape from Teams for a bit.
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.
A variety of methods exist to block access to a user's Entra ID account from a complete block to a conditional access policy. In this article, we examine the various methods and debate the worth of each approach. Conditional access policies are the cleanest and most effective long-term solution, but you need Entra ID P1 licenses. If you don't have those licenses, maybe one of the other approaches will work for you.