[m365weekly] #47

💻 What’s on my mind

Cloud services need not to be very complicated. Migrating data from your home or office computer to the cloud can be as easy as moving a few files to the OneDrive. OneNote migration from local computer storage to the cloud really is simple as that. Copying and pasting, and then reopening notebooks from the new location.

A cloud skeptic said to me the other day: “What? OneNote notebooks are just files? It’s really obvious that Microsoft is still in the days of the old DOS apps.” Needless to say I just rolled my eyes and moved on to the next topic.

Have a great week.
Matic Z.

FEATURED STORY: TEAMS LIMITATIONS

Very simply put: Teams is not an all-you-can-eat service. It even comes in two flavors: Teams Personal (which is free) and Teams Business which is included in Business and Enterprise service bundles within Microsoft 365.

You cannot subscribe to Teams as a separate service. The fact is that Teams is highly integrated with other Microsoft 365 services and figuring out what exact limits apply can be a bit tricky.

The best source for learning more about those limitations is Microsoft’s technical documentation. You can find it HERE.

💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace

3 Ways to Make Online Learning Fun Anytime, Anywhere. Have you heard of Zoom fatigue? Keeping students or employees engaged and making online learning more accessible and attractive can be a challenge.

Teams Meeting – Switch between content and video. Once it was possible, then it was not. Now it’s possible again.

Using Collections In Microsoft Edge. Browsers are part of a modern workplace experience, and Edge is one of the best browsers. Find out how you can use a nice feature called Collections.

Understanding the Microsoft 365 Task Ecosystem. I was always reluctant to use task management features in Outlook and in Microsoft 365 because there’s a bit of a mess regarding task management in M365. This article made me connect the dots. I think I’m on the journey to rediscover tasks in Outlook.

How to schedule news posts and pages using the Schedule feature in SharePoint Online. Are you looking to schedule news posts or pages in SharePoint Online? There is a way to do so now.


💻 Sysadmin Stuff

PowerShell Script: Microsoft Teams Voice Migration, Configuration, & Management Utility. A nice script to use when you need to do things fast with minimal clicking.

Top 5 tips for efficiently deploying and configuring OneDrive. Not so long time ago OneDrive was a real pain for sysadmins. Things are getting better with each update iteration. Learn how to be more effective at managing and deploying OneDrive.

Azure AD Connect v2 – Upgrade Now. It’s time to upgrade. You’ll need support for TLS 1.2 very soon.

How Throttling Impacts Tenant-to-Tenant SharePoint Online Content Migrations. I know a guy who wanted to have a 1 TB SharePoint online migration done within few hours. By his calculations, it should be possible, but throttling kicked in. Learn why.


💻 Security

7 ways to harden your environment against compromise. Because it is a low-cost, high-return business strategy, ransomware is becoming an increasing menace to businesses and individuals. Hackers are simply thieves looking for a quick buck.

3 steps to prevent and recover from ransomware. Have you ever asked yourself what are the vital parts of your business that could be disrupted by security compromise? When you know, you need to do some heavy work figuring out how to prevent attacks.

The passwordless future is here for your Microsoft account. I don’t like passwords. Nobody likes passwords. Let’s get rid of them.


💻 Slightly Off-Topic

Azure Global Infrastructure. I admit: sometimes I’m just like a little child. I like animations and fancy graphics. But this one is informative, too.

OneDrive as Data Storage for Python Project. Are you a developer? Consider using OneDrive as storage for your Python projects.


💻 Noteworthy (long)reads

Is PSTN Connectivity for Teams Relevant in 2021? How on Earth is PSTN still a thing? It’s just like using fax machines.


😂 On a Less Serious Note


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