Here’s to another year of practical advice on all things Microsoft! Practical 365 is wrapping up the year with a whopping 200+ articles, focusing on topics such as PowerShell, Exchange, Azure AD, Teams, and much more. This article shares 9 must-read posts, recommended by Steve Goodman, Tony Redmond, and Paul Robichaux.
On this week's show, Steve and Paul get together while Paul's on the road and discuss the biggest news worth discussing in the world of Microsoft 365. We chat about the new Games feature in Teams - and come up with some use-cases for where it might be appropriate to use - and debate the latest Exchange Server updates and Microsoft's change to Exchange servicing.
This week on the show, Steve and Paul are joined by Sigi Jagott, long-time MVP and Exchange Server expert, to discuss best practice when upgrading on-premises servers to Exchange 2019, Native Cross-Tenant Migrations, Azure AD resiliency, and more!
Microsoft recently added the ability to set auto-reply for group mailboxes. In this article, we explain why you'd want to do such a thing and go through some PowerShell code to show how to set appropriate auto-reply messages for team-enabled Microsoft 365 Groups.
The number of guest accounts in Azure AD keeps growing, largely due to usage in Microsoft Teams. In this article, we describe five basic management steps to control where guests come how, how they connect, what they can do and access, and removing inactive guests. It's the kind of thing all Microsoft 365 tenants should do.
Microsoft Sentinel is Microsoft's log aggregator. Along with other data, Sentinel can ingest events from the Office 365 audit log. Once ingested, we can visualize the data through workbooks. If you have an Azure subscription, it's surprisingly easy to take advantage of the 31-day trial to see if Sentinel can do a job for your organization. Follow our steps and you'll be visualizing quickly.
I promised to share my schedule for Microsoft Ignite 2021, this week 2nd-4th November, so read on to find out my thoughts when I checked out the schedule, and which sessions I chose. And join Paul Robichaux and myself for the Practical 365 Podcast - Live from Ignite. We'll be covering the biggest announcements from the day with full commentary.
Microsoft Ignite 2021 happens (virtually) on Nov 2-4. There are tons of sessions scheduled and in this post we consider some important Microsoft 365 topics that we hope Microsoft will cover to help technologists plan tenant development over the coming year. Above all, we're looking forward to being able to attend conferences like Ignite in person so that we can learn from experts from inside and outside Microsoft.
Teams finally arrives in Apple CarPlay touting support for joining meeting and making calls. We road test this new feature to see whether it lives up to expectations.