Jason Warnke and Tony Leraris from Accenture's IT team join Steve Goodman and Paul Robichaux on this week's show. An early adopter of Microsoft Teams, at the time of writing Accenture currently has more active Teams users than any other customer.
Tune in for the discussion around managing Teams on such a scale using the available tooling - interesting to say the least!
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Many Exchange Online scripts use the old Get-Mailbox cmdlet to fetch mailbox data. It’s time to change these calls out and replace them with Get-ExoMailbox. The new cmdlet is faster than the old and more resilient in its ability to handle server glitches. There’s no reason to continue using the old Remote PowerShell cmdlets unless you like slowness and errors.Read More
Many aging corporate networks were initially built to secure internet browsing traffic; however, this can create a slow user experience for those legitimately consuming cloud services. This article identifies contributing factors to network latency issues and the steps you can take to improve Office 365 service performance.Read More
Tony Redmond sat down (virtually) with Rish Tandon, Corporate VP for Microsoft Teams Development, to discuss how Teams has evolved over the last few years. The conversation was wide-ranging and covered many topics, including the operationalization of Teams to create a service capable of running at massive scale, client performance, compliance, backups, people, the effect of Teams on other Microsoft 365 workloads, and more.Read More
This blog summarizes the Q&A from a recent webcast held on tenant-to-tenant Teams migrations. Hosted by Richard Dean and Mike Weaver, the session drilled down into the granular details and important idiosyncrasies you need to know in order to execute this specific type of migration.Read More
When contacts are added to an organizations Global Address List (GAL), they do not always populate in the users personal device contacts depending on what app, device, etc. is being used. This becomes problematic when users working from outside the office are unable to contact the IT Service Desk, HR, or other internal services. To solve the problem, this article introduces a PowerShell script that will read a set of standard contacts from a CSV file and write them as personal contacts to user mailboxes. Mobile devices can then synchronize these contacts along with others created by the user.Read More
Microsoft announced a bunch of changes for Microsoft 365 records management on May 19. The most interesting changes are allowing all licenses Office 365 accounts to use Teams retention policies and the advent of adaptive scopes for retention policies, both of which should be useful for many tenants. The announcement also covers multi-stage disposition reviews. If you know what that means, you’ll be excited. If not, you won’t.Read More
Updates to Outlook clients (desktop, mobile, and OWA) respect the advanced settings in label policy which previously needed the deployment of the unified labeling client. Many organizations want to use mandatory labeling, but have been frustrated because of the lack of support in the Office applications. Now support is available, so it’s time to label that email!Read More
When it comes to eDiscovery and which solution is right for your organization, “you get what you pay for.” Microsoft 365 services are no different – you’re either willing to pay for them or you aren’t. Some organizations will not need or want to pay for Advanced eDiscovery, while others will find it an essential purchase. Regardless of which camp your organization resides in, Microsoft provides customers with the flexibility to choose between two eDiscovery tools best suited for your needs.Read More
SharePoint site and information architecture has been around long enough to be an established practice and area of expertise in the SharePoint world. What’s new about it, however, is its elevated role in Microsoft 365 compliance. Architectural decisions made in a tenant can have lasting, follow-on effects which information architects need to be aware of. This post highlights some key points about how these decisions can affect managing compliance at scale by providing structure and governance to SharePoint.Read More
On the show this week, Paul and Steve are joined by Microsoft MVP Joanne Klein to talk about Microsoft 365 Compliance – and we discuss the latest Azure AD announcements, Exchange Patches, and new features in Teams, OneDrive and in the admin centers.Read More