💻 What’s on my mind
Last week I made a typo. I published #47 but in fact, the subject line had #37 in it. I hope I didn’t confuse you or your email rules.
At least some positive thing that comes with covid is that Microsoft global events are virtual and, for now, free. Microsoft Ignite will be happening later in November and you can register here.
Have a great week.
💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace
How to display the currently playing Spotify track as your Teams status message. Who would want to do that? Probably nobody as it is practically useless. But on the other hand, you can learn a lot about Power Automate. I suggest you try.
How to use Presenter Mode in Microsoft Teams. Have you noticed new presenter modes? Great video!
Why Teams Shows a P at the Upper Right of the User Photo. What’s that P on my Teams profile picture? Not everyone has it and it was making me nervous, so I had to find some explanation.
Microsoft Teams will soon allow supervisors to delete others’ messages. Not everything is suitable to stay “on record”. Somebody shared NSFW things and you will have the means to redact that out.
Camera on / camera off: Engagement and psychological safety within internal comms. Do you turn on cam when in a virtual meeting? Is “camera on” the default policy at your work? I prefer turning it off.
Co-authoring on Microsoft Information Protection encrypted documents is now generally available. Not much to add. Good news for those who use Information Protections in Microsoft 365.
Outlook Web App OWA Instead Of Outlook Desktop App 4 Months Experience. Months long experiment of using a browser and Outlook Web App instead of Outlook desktop application. How did it turn out?
💻 Sysadmin Stuff
Basic Authentication for All Exchange Online Tenants Stops in October 2022. After months of postponing the end date, Microsoft finally set the cut-off date to October 2022. Yup, you read it right, 1 more year to prepare.
Setting staff calendar sharing internally, at scale. Utilize Power Automate to achieve this. Not everybody will be pleased, probably.
Multi-tenant management for Microsoft 365, and other things. Managing the plethora of tenants is a potentially dangerous task. I remember adding around 500 Microsoft 365 academic licenses to my own tenant by mistake because I was not using incognito/private mode in the browser. I did it from then on. What tools you can use to manage multiple tenants?
🔐 Security & Data Governance
Cloud PC Monthly Patching Process Using Intune. Patching Windows 365 the right way.
Global Admin and access to all mailboxes. Hmmm, is there a legit reason why would anyone want such access? Sysadmins are sometimes faced with an order of a C-level boss to make this happen. Interesting Reddit thread on this subject.
How To Setup Passwordless Login For Microsoft Accounts. I live for the day when no one will need a password again. The future begins today with passwordless login for personal Microsoft accounts.
😂 On a Less Serious Note
☁️ Last but not least …
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