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Attend TEC 2021 and Learn from the Very Best

TEC 2021, The Experts Conference, takes place as a virtual event on September 1-2. In this article, Tony selects his favorite sessions from the event agenda. This isn't to say that the other sessions are no good. Everyone's got their own favorite topics and there are many other TEC sessions which will make others very happy.

August 4, 2021

Microsoft 365 E3 License vs. Microsoft 365 E5 License

When performing a cost-benefit analysis of the Microsoft 365 E5 license for users in your organization, cost is usually the deciding factor as the quality of the features are rarely disputed. However, there are some who argue that to maintain a "Better" Security and Compliance posture as suggested by Microsoft, some of these key security features should be made more widely accessible and affordable and therefore included in the E3 license structure. Microsoft MVP Peter Rising took his debate to Twitter, conducting a straw poll where the results show there is clearly an appetite for more choice when it comes to Microsoft 365 licensing.

July 20, 2021

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

The Practical 365 Update: S2, Ep 22 – Exchange Updates, Teams 2.0 Deep-Dive plus Justin Morris from Microsoft with real-world advice on Teams Hybrid Meetings

On the show this week, Steve and Paul discuss Teams version 2.0 - and take a deep dive into why the new version will perform better. Justin Morris from Microsoft joins us with expert, real-world advice on Teams Rooms, we discuss Exchange updates (with new features!), Windows 11 planning guidance, plus find out the key features rolling out to your tenant now.

July 9, 2021

Skype for Business Online is retiring – What does it mean?

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.

June 18, 2021
Taming Teams Notifications
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Taming Teams Notifications

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.

June 4, 2021