In an utterly predictable move, the SharePoint Online admin center is absorbing the functionality of the OneDrive for Business admin center. Some settings have already moved across and you can expect the OneDrive admin center to go into the great byte wastebasket in mid-2021. This consolidation barely dents the number of admin centers active within Microsoft 365. All of which makes tenant administration more tiresome than it needs to be.
The new Teams Approvals app delivers simple workflow capabilities built on top of Power Automate and Dataverse. The simplicity is attractive and makes the app very easy to use, but maybe it's a little too simple to handle the kind of workflow scenarios proposed by Microsoft. It will certainly be interesting to see how tenants use the Approvals app in their deployments.
Microsoft currently offers people the opportunity to talk to them about the challenges of managing Microsoft 365 Groups. I spoke to the Groups developers on February 18 and brought five requests to the table from dealing with group creation to cleaning up group debris.
Microsoft announced a revised plan to switchover storage of Teams meeting recordings from Stream to OneDrive for Business. The July 2021 switchover will happen for all tenants. In some respects that's a good time of year for a change like this because everyone will be on vacation and much too busy to join and record Teams meetings. At least, that's the plan. What could go wrong?
Nearly seven years after the introduction of Office 365 Groups, Microsoft has finally admitted that tenants might just have a problem with "group sprawl." In other words, tenants have too many underused or unused groups because the groups have been created without oversight and not managed thereafter. Microsoft wants to discuss the problem with tenant administrators. Practical365.com thinks this is a great idea and strongly supports the initiative to get a handle on group sprawl once and for all.
Insights is one of the four modules in the Microsoft Viva Employee Engagement Platform. The Insights app for Teams surfaces the same information as MyAnalytics for most people, but more is coming when the Wellbeing module is delivered or when people have access to the management insights available through Workplace Analytics.
Microsoft posted an announcement about a new Teams Pro license last week and promptly confused everyone. The clarification posted a few days later didn't help too much either. Here's what we know about Teams Pro and how we think this new licensing capability will be used.
In this blog, Patrick Van Bemmelen demonstrates how to protect users against threats with Attack Simulation training.
Patrick Van Bemmelen takes a first look at the Productivity Score Dashboard, a brand new feature being rolled out for Microsoft 365.