Over the past year, the pandemic has disrupted traditional work patterns. With many working from home, many organizations now focus on how to help employees manage their work/life balance. Platforms like Microsoft Viva Insights can help, but there are many steps admins can take using existing technology to support a wellbeing mindset in their organization. An easy and effective change is to implement a transport rule that reminds people they have the “Right to Disconnect” when an email is received outside work hours. This article walks you through how to implement a timed disclaimer in Exchange Online with Azure Automation.
Mike Weaver joins Steve Goodman to discuss the state of Microsoft 365 tenant migrations, limitations in the suite, new Teams migration features, and gotchas to avoid when planning your move.
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The Office Graph powers Microsoft 365 applications like Delve. Six years after Delve’s introduction, its privacy controls are being replaced by Microsoft Graph tenant settings from May 15, 2021. The changeover is important if your Office 365 tenant includes some people who have excluded themselves from document insights. You should take action to replace the old Office Delve controls with the Microsoft Graph privacy controls.Read More
A new Exchange Online feature allows users to send email using any of the SMTP proxy addresses assigned to their mailbox. An Outlook update will make the task easier, but for now it’s reasonably straightforward to insert a proxy address into the From field when composing a new message with OWA or Outlook and send a message.Read More
Successful migration projects necessitate extensive planning, and a Slack-to-Teams migration project is no different. The good news is there are some basic things you can do in Slack to scope your project’s complexity and drive your plan. This article gives practical advice on how to scope your Slack environment and make your Teams Migration plan.Read More
Organizations often disable Azure AD accounts when users leave or for other reasons. What you might not know is that Teams then removes the account from membership of individual teams. A background process looks for disabled users and removes these accounts from team memberships. That doesn’t sound too bad, but what’s horrible is when you unblock an account. Teams takes a long time (at least 24 hours) to restore standard teams, it might not ever restore membership of org-wide teams, and private channel membership is removed too. It’s not a good situation.Read More
On the show this week, Steve is joined by Patrick van Bemmelen to talk about how you can stop internal sharing with Information Barriers., And in important news we discuss the latest Exchange Server updates you need to apply TODAY, how the FBI have been accessing Exchange Servers – and we cover the latest updates available for Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Outlook and more.Read More
Microsoft has released security patches to address four new remote code vulnerabilities in Exchange 2013,2016, and 2019. At the same time, the FBI has removed web shells from compromised servers, but only in the U.S. Now more than ever it is essential that Exchange Server administrators apply all available patches and make sure that their servers have no lingering surprises left behind by attackers.Read More
Exchange Online has a new domain expiring soon alert, which means that a mail flow insight checks for soon-to-expire domains in the set of accepted domains for a tenant. When the insight detects a domain due to expire within 90, 60, and 30-day windows, it sends a high-severity alert to the tenant administrators to tell them that they should renew the domain(s).Read More
Hybrid hasn’t changed much – but everything around it has. Over the last few years small changes to the way people deploy Microsoft 365 along with bigger shifts in the way your secure Microsoft 365 mean your old assumptions about Exchange Online migrations have to change. Has SharePoint become the go-to technology in Microsoft 365? Has HAFNIUM made publishing Exchange for Hybrid migrations more difficult? And how can MFA impact your once seamless migrations?Read More