💻 What’s on my mind
Have you noticed there are not as many free online meetings, webinars, and similar events as when we were deeply in lockdowns? I have since I’ve been publishing quite a few of them in this newsletter.
Does this mean we’re going back to normal? Probably not. Free online events are converting to paid webinars. I think what’s happening is that organizers would like to be properly compensated for their efforts.
We were in a free-education-for-all mode for over a year. Let’s move on.
Have a nice week.
💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace
First day on the job — My go-to digital tools. The collection of tools you can use on your first or whatever day on your job.
Beyond Calibri: Finding Microsoft’s next default font. Microsoft made available 5 new fonts. And gosh they look great!
Migrate content from Box, Dropbox, and Google Workspace into Microsoft 365 – release update. At times, you need to move content cloud-to-cloud. Microsoft is working hard to provide the tools for seamless migration from other cloud services.
Make all your events shorter automatically. By default when scheduling a meeting Outlook will offer you blocks of time in 30 min increments. Accepting that default can result in a chain of scheduled events and meetings that don’t give you time to breathe in between those events. Now you have an option to automatically shorten your calls to give your time to stretch your legs.
Be your own IT without going rogue. Restoring content in OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams. What happens when you delete data and how to restore it.
How to Automatically Save Excel Files to OneDrive. Yes, you can save Excel files to OneDrive automatically. Best of all, the process couldn’t be easier. Here are the requirements and steps to do so.
Announcing a more intuitive sharing experience across Microsoft 365 for better collaboration. User feedback got Microsoft to rethink the whole sharing experience.
You will soon be able to join Zoom and WebEx meetings from your Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android device. This is great news since there’s a large pool of users using those two solutions.
💻 Sysadmin Stuff
How to Find a Microsoft 365 Tenant Identifier. Every Microsoft 365 tenant has a tenant identifier. Sometimes you need to know what the identifier is, so here are several options to find it.
Microsoft 365 connectivity testing tool. A handy tool for troubleshooting and optimization purposes.
Managing Teams – Movers and Leavers. A few PowerShell scripts to ensure that no team is without an owner when you delete/disable a departing user.
Protect Microsoft Teams with Conditional Access and Cloud App Security. A recording from Teams Nation conference.
💻 Slightly Off-Topic
Giving a great remote presentation: 3 tips using OBS I’ve learned in the last 12 months. Not directly related to Microsoft 365 but in the age of remote working and remote presenting it’s a very good article.
💻 Noteworthy (long)reads
What’s up with Markdown? Perhaps you’ve noticed a technology called Markdown that’s been showing up in a lot of websites and apps lately. This article will explain Markdown and help you get started reading and writing it.
AZ-140 Study Guide: Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure. All the necessary links you need to successfully get through the AZ-140 exam.
😂 On a Less Serious Note
Last but not least …
Here are a few things you can do if you enjoyed reading this newsletter: