[m365weekly] #12

💻 What’s on my mind

A few days ago I came across this great article by Alex Field. It got me thinking. Selling licenses is rarely lucrative. But upselling your services and helping clients to be more secure, more compliant, more productive can get quite profitable.
Microsoft 365 ecosystem is a vast field where experts can flourish. Let me give you an example.
Have you heard of Lisa from CallThatGirl.biz? (Yeah, I know, sounds a bit …) She specializes only in Outlook and email service problems.
What’s holding you back to specialize in one particular item out of the many Microsft 365 services.

Have a nice day. Matic Z.

💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace

Chat using Tags in Microsft Teams. You can use tags to target a specific sub-group of people in your teams. I wasn’t aware this was possible.

Immersive Reader comes to PowerPoint and OneDrive. People with different types of dyslexia can have problems following the PowerPoint presentations. Immersive Reader will help them a lot.

Microsoft Lists: A Deep Dive on the “New” Tool for Making Lists in Microsoft 365. New to Microsoft Lists? Learn all the ins and outs of Lists with this multi-part deep dive into Microsoft 365’s new listmaking tool.

5 things you may not know about Microsoft Teams. Some of them you may already know. The switch between devices is new for me. Cool feature.

Easily create your own video content using Microsoft Stream! Did you know you can record screen from within Stream service without any additional software?

Use Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) to automatically convert RTF files to DOC. For some weird reson some users prefer RTF format over more Word native format. You can automate the conversion for the files in your organization.

Want a tech job, but don’t have time to learn to code? Microsoft is offering a free Power Platform course on Udacity.

💻 Sysadmin Stuff

Use Azure AD Identity Governance to review and remove external users who no longer have resource access.

Important! Microsoft Changes Policy for Recordings of Teams Personal (1:1) Calls. Sysadmins pay attention. It may affect your organization, too.

Roadmap update: What’s on the Teams roadmap for the end of year? It can be a pain to follow Microsoft 365 Roadmap. Here you can find a condensed overview of what’s going to roll out by the end of the year.

Quick Guide: Slack to Microsoft Teams Migration. Things to consider when migrating from Slack to Microsoft Teams. The case study here.

💻 Security

Protect domains that don’t send email!! When I read this article it struck me. OMG, how obvious. But I have never paid any attention to properly secure those domains. Domains that are not sending emails are vulnerable as much as those which send mails if not even more. We need to protect them. This landed on my critical to-do list for the next few days.

User invited as guest to another Teams tenant gets sign-in blocked. I have come across this problem a few times in the past. As it was a large company and their IT team was not very fast in response the files were sent to me by mail. If your external users complain often that their sign-in was blocked, try to use the info on the link.

Attack simulation training public preview now open to all E3 customers. The most dangerous attacks are social engineering attacks. By simulating the attack you can assess the weakest links in your organization.

New Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5 Adds Purpose-Built Microsoft Teams Data Protection. The latest version provides a customized and granular recovery for Microsoft Teams.

Our commitment to privacy in Microsoft Productivity Score. Microsoft’s response to many privacy concerns regarding the Productivity Score.

💻 Noticed On Youtube

Creating Engaging and Inclusive News for your Intranet. Intranets are usually quite sterile and boring places. Let’s make them a little bit more interesting and fun.

💻 Upcoming Webinars

10. – 11. December 2020 – Microsoft 365 Collaboration Conference Virtual Event. Keynotes and sessions are free to attend.

14. December 2020. Teams Nation Monthly Meet-Up December Online.

16. December 2020. Learn how to build Teams apps.

💻 Slightly Off-Topc

An inside look at the global battle with botnets. Earlier this year a team from Microsoft managed to dismantle one of the largest botnets. They invested a lot of time, human resources, and money into this endeavor.

😂 On a Less Serious Note

Microsoft is selling an ugly MS Paint sweater and part of the proceeds benefit Girls Who Code.

Haha, we’ve all been there, haven’t we?

Last but not least …

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