[m365weekly] #33

💻 What’s on my mind

In the last two weeks, Microsoft finally launched a much-anticipated tool for webinar organizers in Teams. I’ve briefly looked into it and so far things seem to work a bit “so so”. RTF text editor for the registration page is still buggy. But registration page with the registration process works, though.

Have you tried webinar tools in Teams already? What do you think? Do you find them useful?

Have a nice week.
Matic Z.

💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace

Three Ways to Improve Meetings in Teams (Which You Can’t Have) And One Which Might Maybe Help a Little (Which You Can). Having Teams meeting fatigue? Could the meeting have been an email instead? In his latest blog Paul Robichaux explores some tongue-in-cheek options for better regulation of Teams meetings, while also proposing a realistic solution to efficiently manage your time, your Teams meetings, and your sanity.

Teams Group Chats Can Now Include External (Federated) Participants. Microsoft Teams Connect now allows external (federated) people to join group chats. Federated participants come from other Microsoft 365 tenants.

5 Microsoft Stream Best Practices To Maximize Your Experience. Do you want to use everything Microsoft Stream has to offer? If so, click here for 5 best practices to help anyone trying to leverage Stream.

4 Must-Know Features of Project Moca (a.k.a. Outlook Spaces). Have you heard about Project Moca or Outlook Spaces but aren’t sure what they are? Click here for a rundown of several important features.

Introducing Webinars in Microsoft Teams: Easy, professional webinars to engage customers.

How to Remove Blank Lines in a Word Document. This may seem trivial for many users but actually, it is not. Of course, it’s an easy solution but not as obvious as it may seem at first glance.

Microsoft Clamps Down on PST Version Storage for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Microsoft will soon impose a limit on the number of PST versions kept by SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. PST files have no business being in cloud storage, so this is a reasonable step.

Clean up your Outlook! Quick tips to refresh your space. Your mailbox is always limited in size. Mostly you’ll get at least 50 GB of storage in your Exchange Online mailbox. What are your options if you run out of space? Read on.

💻 Sysadmin Stuff

Export Office 365 Spam and Malware Report using PowerShell. This PowerShell script helps to generate Microsoft 365 spam and malware reports. You can use in-built filters to identify inbound and oubound spam/malwares.

Audit SharePoint Online External Sharing Using PowerShell. his PowerShell script helps to audit external sharing activities in Sharepoint online and OneDrive for Business and exports external sharing report to CSV.

How Office Suggests the Most Relevant Files to Users. An update to Microsoft 365 apps for enterprise, aka Office Pro Plus, means that Word, Excel, and PowerPoint now suggest files which users might want to open.

Outlook Mobile Introduces Its Own Delegation Model for Mailbox Access. Outlook Mobile now allows users to create delegates for their mailbox in the app without going near administrators. Sounds good, but Outlook Mobile uses its own delegation model.

Microsoft 365 admin center network connectivity is now generally available. Great add to M365 admin center.

5 commands to try in CLI for Microsoft 365 to fall in love with it. CLI for Microsoft 365 is the next big thing for sysadmins. You should look into it asap.

💻 Security

SimuLand: Understand adversary tradecraft and improve detection strategies. A brave new open-source initiative from Microsoft aiming to create as-real-as-possible environment for reproducing real attack scenarios.

Enabling Passwordless Sign-in with Microsoft Authenticator App. Passwordless sign-in is convenient. And secure. Try it out.

Transferring your Forms when you leave. As a user leaves the company he/she leaves all the data behind. Some of the data may still be in function for example forms for collecting the data from the customers etc. Users and company should follow some good practice protocols to avoid problems.

💻 Upcoming Webinars

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

💻 Noteworthy (long)reads

Lesson 6: Microsoft 365 Unicorns don’t exist. The super-human with the detailed knowledge of every single Microsoft 365 service does not exist. Simple as that.

😂 On a Less Serious Note


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