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.
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Microsoft’s Exchange Server woes continued when the online copy of the Hybrid Configuration Wizard was hijacked and replaced by a text file. The problem is now fixed, but it underlines the need for vigilance in all parts of the Microsoft 365 ecosystem.Read More
Microsoft Ignite gets us excited for the future; but where do I go for expert advice for today’s problems? The Experts Conference is just one of those places, offering practical advice that can be used immediately.Read More
Microsoft announced at Ignite in March 2021 the coming availability of end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for Teams, starting with 1:1 Teams calls. Learn what this means to you and your users.Read More
Last week it was reported that Microsoft would be moving away from UserVoice as a means to collect public feedback and votes. This has been a useful tool in applying pressure to Microsoft product teams and a place to direct end-users requesting key features. The loss is deafening quite literally.Read More
The Hafnium attack on thousands of on-premises Exchange servers is a wake-up call for their administrators and the organizations using the email service. Ten years ago, it was a reasonable decision to stay on-premises. Five years ago, you could argue the same case and companies with bad network connectivity to the internet or specific security requirements were happy to stay on-premises. Now? In a world of increasing threat, staying on-premises looks a lot more risky. For most, it’s time to move to the cloud.Read More
Microsoft is closing down the UserVoice sites created to allow customers submit ideas and feedback about products. Some sites are already closed and others will close in the near future. There’s no news about what the replacement platform will be or if Microsoft will be able to migrate existing content from UserVoice.Read More
This week read or listen to find out about why it’s time to patch your Exchange Servers; and learn about the new features announced this week at Microsoft Ignite that are rolling out now and will have the biggest impact. We talk Teams new features, and the a feature in AIP people have eagerly anticipating.Read More
Two recent updates for Microsoft Teams and Office (Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise) allow you to self-select whether you want to use Beta (Insider), Current, Monthly and Bi-Annual features within the client, and toggle Teams Preview features. Find out how to switch this on for your copy of Office and Teams, and how as an admin you can enable this for your users.Read More
New presentation features in Teams, coming later this month and announced at Microsoft Ignite 2021, are all designed to make it easy to look more professional in meetings and build in advanced effects into Teams itself. Presenter Mode adds features to allow you to add yourself into the presentation, PowerPoint Live makes life easier when showing slides, and webinars finally become a core part of Teams.Read More