💻 What’s on my mind
One of the most disturbing news of the last year was that Microsoft decided to jump on the same bandwagon as Facebook and others. Meta(verse), Mesh, and the like is, in my humble opinion, pure BS.
I know I sound a bit like Steve Ballmer when he used to make stupid comments on the iPhone, saying that people needed a physical keyboard to type on the phone, but in the years to come it turned out that he couldn’t have been more wrong.
My true fear is that metaverse will really be a big hit in the years to come. But deep down in my gut, I feel that this is not a step in the right direction for humanity.
How do you feel about this metaverse BS? Drop me a line, just press reply (and don’t forget to send).
💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace
12 features that should land in Microsoft Teams in 2022. Teams is now 5 years old, but of course, it is far from perfect. What the author of this article would like to see finally get a place in Teams …
How to Create a Registration Page in Microsoft Teams. Last year, Microsoft made Teams more webinar organiser-friendly. You can also create a registration page for your webinar where participants can sign up. You can find out how to do this on the link.
Microsoft 365 E3 vs E5 Plans Compared. Learn the differences between Microsoft 365 E3 and E5 plans to make it easier to decide which one is right for your organization.
Why “Always Keep on this Device” Doesn’t. The “Always keep on this device” feature has misled people into deleting and losing important files. Here’s why, and what to do instead.
Microsoft Teams is adding local time to users’ profile cards. Microsoft is getting to update the profile card in Teams to make it a bit more useful.
💻 Sysadmin Stuff
M365 Maps. A collection of Microsoft 365 licensing diagrams to view in browser or download as PDF, PNG, SVG, and Visio files.
PowerShell Basics: How to Force AzureAD Connect to Sync. The default refresh intervals between on-prem AD and Azure AD are sometimes simply too long. When you need a quick refresh of the data, resort to Powershell cmdlets.
Managing Office 365 Quarantine Confusion. Some don’t even know that Exchange Online quarantine exists, let alone use it. Let’s shed some light on the matter at hand.
🔐 Security & Data Governance
Using Defender for Endpoint API and Power Automate. Integrating Defender for Endpoint API and Power Automate makes wonders. Only the sky is the limit. How to start? Read on.
Opt-in to the Exchange Online Endpoint for Legacy TLS Clients using SMTP Auth. I do not recommend this but when there’s no other way, you still have the option to use legacy TLS 1.0 and 1.1. Here’s how you enable it.
Hackers Are Getting Better At Defeating 2FA Security. How will we protect ourselves if this fortress of security falls?
📖 Noteworthy (long)reads
Paul and Nancy’s 2022 predictions for the digital workplace – Digital Workplace Group. Some predictions on what will happen in remote working space in 2022.
😂 On a Less Serious Note
☁️ Last but not least …
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