[m365weekly] #35

💻 What’s on my mind

Microsoft 365 is a complex ecosystem and in enterprise environments, it needs a team of people to manage it. My full-time commitment is in a multinational enterprise where I work as a Cloud Pre-Sales. Part of my job is to inform resellers about all the new things that happen in Microsoft 365 universe.

Last week I had one of the regular webinars and I tried to do it with the new Webinar feature in Teams. But it turned out that everyone outside my organization couldn’t register as the registration page was not visible to anonymous users. By default, anonymous users don’t see Teams registration pages.

So until I hear back from my sysadmins I’m back to usual Teams calls.

Have a nice week.
Matic Z.

💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace

Microsoft Teams Webinars: How to Set Up and Run a Successful Event. Do you want to run webinars but don’t have the resources for a separate platform? Here’s why Microsoft Teams webinars might be perfect.

Top 5 Microsoft Teams Integrations With Outlook. Do you want to get the most out of Microsoft Teams and Outlook? Read this article for 5 useful integrations you didn’t know you needed.

How to live stream Microsoft Teams events to YouTube and social media. If you need to level up your online events and go beyond webinars or even Teams Live Events, using Teams with its NDI capability allows you to live stream to YouTube, LinkedIn Live, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Find out how to do this, in combination with OBS in this full step-by-step guide and video.

Simple Sensitivity Label design for the SMB. Crucial part of data protection is proper inventory and classification of the data. How to do this in a SMB environment? No need to reinvent the wheel. Keep it simple.

Microsoft is Finally Including Visio in Microsoft 365. But There’s a Catch. A lightweight version of Visio is coming to Microsoft 365 users in July 2021.

How to Disable Attendee Cameras During Teams Meetings. A new control allows organizers of Teams meetings to disable videos for attendees before or during calls. Organizers and presenters can also selectively enable video for specific attendees.

Presenter Mode (standout) is in Public Preview! What if you could use your presentation as a background for your cam? That’s what standout mode practically is. Finally.

💻 Sysadmin Stuff

Microsoft Teams Webinars not allowing registrations for everyone. I just experienced this problem a few days ago when people outside my organization tried to register for the webinar. They couldn’t. Find out what you can do about it.

10 Microsoft Teams management tips for IT admins. Looking to leverage Microsoft Teams in your organization to support distributed work? Get up to speed on administration best practices with these actionable Teams management tips.

90% of Teams perfomance issues are not Microsoft related. It is true that sometimes Microsoft has local or worldwide problems with their ecosystem. But most of the time problems you experience with the M365 originate in your own IT.

SharePoint Online Reporting and Auditing Tool. This SharePoint Online reporting tool provides 100+ reports on SPO auditing, anaytics, usage statistics, etc. You can also download and schedule the reports.

Export Office 365 Email Forwarding Report Using PowerShell. The email forwarding report lists mailboxes that forwards and redirects email to another mailboxes.It considers SMTP forwarding, inbox rules, transport rule, …

💻 Security

Taking Control of Your Unmanaged PCs with Intune. In a frantic rush to enable remote workers at the onset of the pandemic, many organizations were forced to ship devices directly to the user from the supplier without any prior configuration by IT. Administrators must take back control to properly secure and manage these devices. This article will show you how to regain control and prepare for scalable deployments consistent with corporate policy.

💻 Upcoming Webinars

June 16, 2021 – How to Find All PST Files on Your Network. Free Event. There’s a good chance you already know the risks posed by PST files. In the wake of high-profile data breaches, IT admins often say the thought of precarious PSTs scattered throughout their network gives them sleepless nights. If you want to sleep easy, it’s essential to locate and centralize your data.

💻 Slightly Off-Topc

Work and Play: NAS-style.  If you’re an owner of Synology NAS, you can use it to backup your Microsoft 365 data.

💻 Noteworthy (long)reads

Adopting a Zero Trust approach to security – Part 1. Microsoft is heavily advocating for zero trust security principles in last few years. Zero trust principles were here long before Microsoft adopted them. Very informative article.

😂 On a Less Serious Note


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