[m365weekly] #32

💻 What’s on my mind

I think I am experiencing Zoom/Teams fatigue.

It’s much more natural for me to have real eye-to-eye conversations and quiet sit-downs with my colleagues over a coffee than constantly jumping from one meeting to another not having time to even take a leak.
That’s why I utilized a new setting in Outlook that cuts meeting times in the end and leaves time to stretch legs between video calls. And when I don’t feel like opening the cam I just don’t.

How do you deal with the stress of remote meetings? Drop me few lines by simply pushing that reply button.

Have a nice week.
Matic Z.

💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace

Webinar features for Microsoft Teams. Microsoft started to rollout webinar capabilities to Microsoft Teams at the end of April 2021 and expects to complete the rollout in May 2021. Do you know when it’s best to use one or the other type of meetings? Read this article: Microsoft Teams webinars vs. Live Events – what to use when.

The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Teams and Groups Management. The ultimate guide on absolutely everything you need to know about Microsoft Teams and Groups management in 2021.

New Calling experience is coming to Microsoft Teams in May. Microsoft unveiled its plans to overhaul the Calling experience in its Teams collaboration service back in December last year. The company has recently announced in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center that this update is coming to the Teams desktop apps in May 2021.

Understanding Who Can Bypass the Teams Meeting Lobby. Teams meeting organizers can control which participants can bypass the meeting lobby to join automatically, Microsoft has increased the lobby options.

Inbox Zero with Microsoft 365 Quick Steps in Outlook. For years now my goal is to be as close to an empty inbox as possible at the end of every workday. I don’t succeed every day, of course. In this video, you’ll find some useful tips on how to become even more efficient at keeping your inbox clean.

New ways to use Microsoft Whiteboard for Education. Teams for education is one of the most developed parts of Teams in the last year. Some cool new features are coming to the Whiteboard for Education.

Too Many Attendees? Teams’ View-only Meeting is the Perfect Solution. Teams View-only meeting is live now. Yes, you can now join a meeting that reached capacity. View-only mode allows up to 20,000 users after exceeding the limit. I’m sure that the vast majority of meeting organizers will never reach the 20k limit of view-only participants.

5 ways to invite external users to a SharePoint site. If you are looking to invite external users to a SharePoint site, you have a few ways to do so. Each one has its advantages and limitations.

OneDrive + OneDrive = OneDrive. We have to say that Onedrive=2×OneDrive+SharePoint if you consider that the same OneDrive client app also syncs SharePoint Online document libraries. Read on to get some clarity on what’s happening in the OneDrive app.

5 cool features of MS Forms. Forms is a lightweight Survey tool within Microsoft 365. In the article, you’ll find out about 5 cool features you can use in MS Forms.

💻 Sysadmin Stuff

ADMIN – Security, Productivity, and Network Enhancements for Microsoft 365 Administrators. Admin centers in Microsoft 365 ecosystem are very organic beasts that get almost complete overhaul now and then. Ok, if you ask sysadmins those changes happen quite too often. Stay in touch with what MS is changing soon and read the article.

Why Messages in Your Exchange Online Inbox Are So Large. Exchange Online assigns large mailbox quotas to users. These quotas are needed to cope with the volume and size of modern email. What used to take 2 KB in 1996 now consumes 60 times more.

Microsoft Updates Reply-All Suppression and Makes it Available for Smaller Tenants. Microsoft has released an update for the Exchange Online reply-all email suppression settings to allow tenant administrators more control over how it works.

Reverse Folder Redirection – OneDrive files on terminal servers without OneDrive. OneDrive on a terminal server? Don’t! A terminal server is a relic of the past and as you are probably aware it has more limitations than actual features. But what if you really need OneDrive files on that terminal server? There is a solution. Read on.

How to Use PowerShell to Remove OneDrive Files Found by a Content Search. Ever wondered how to perform selective deletion of OneDrive documents found in Content Searches? While you can remove email using a content search action, Office 365 doesn’t include a method to clean up OneDrive documents found by content searches. This article demonstrates how to use PowerShell to view files and then select files to remove.

💻 Security

How to Back Up 100TB of Clients’ Microsoft 365 Data & Reduce Restore Time (Case Study). Do you need to perform a large Microsoft 365 migration and want to do it as quickly as possible?

All the Defenders. Microsoft is yet again creating confusion with all the product containing the word Defender. Which one is which and what it is defending? Let’s get the confusion out of the way.

Understanding How FIDO Makes Passwordless Authentication Possible. FIDO is an open industry alliance dedicated to helping the world move away from traditional passwords. In this article, we explore how the FIDO architecture works.

💻 Upcoming Webinars

May 28, 2021. The Microsoft 365 Ecosystem: What You Should Know. Free community pass.

💻 Noteworthy (long)reads

4 Business Lessons We Learned from Microsoft 365 Experts. Are you looking for ways to improve your business operations in this new remote work world? Click here for tips from Microsoft 365 experts.

The Next Great Disruption Is Hybrid Work—Are We Ready? Exclusive research and expert insights into a year of work like no other reveal urgent lessons for leaders as hybrid work unfolds.

😂 On a Less Serious Note


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