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New Future of Work for Microsoft 365, IOT and more: Practical 365 Podcast S3 Ep. 2

On the latest update, it's a sunny day in our part of the world and we're enjoying the better weather by basking in the delights of Microsoft Research's New Future of Work report. We look at the detail - and think about what might be missing, and how to take action based on their findings. Other highlights this week: Office update changes might be on the way - we discuss whether that's good or bad; Teams gets new integrations for live events, and Calendly might have a new competitor on the block from Outlook, too.

May 10, 2022

How to bring IOT deployment into Microsoft Teams and the Power Platform

IOT isn't just a buzzword, applied to the right problems. Combined with Microsoft Teams and the Power Platform, an IOT deployment can use information from the real-world to automate business processes and take the human factor out of tasks that are costly when people forget about them. In our guide and video series, find out what IOT devices can be deployed with Azure and Microsoft 365 easily, and how to leverage the information they provide with the Power Platform with real-world business process automation examples.

May 9, 2022

Automate Exchange Hybrid Server in Azure

Running an Exchange hybrid server in Azure is easy; the challenge is cost - the savior is automation. This article covers how to automate your Exchange Hybrid server in Azure and significantly reduce the cost of running your hybrid server in Azure with basic start/stop solutions, progressing to maintenance scripts to ensure the server is kept up to date regularly. It also explores how the maintenance scripts can be expanded to cover scheduled reporting or other tasks.

April 29, 2022

PowerShell, Piping and Exchange Online Mailbox Management

PowerShell uses a concept called pipelining to combine two or more cmdlets to perform a cohesive task. The PowerShell pipeline combines singularly useful cmdlets together to process data. Used intelligently, the pipeline is a great way to process data through a series of steps to automate common administrative operations. Mastering the pipeline, or at least becoming comfortable with pipelining cmdlets, is an essential skill for anyone using PowerShell to manage Microsoft 365 tenants.

April 27, 2022