[m365weekly] #64

💻 What’s on my mind

Identity management is one of the not-so-nice user experiences within the Microsoft ecosystems.

Why do I still have to think about whether I need to sign into a service with a Microsoft account or a Work/School account residing on Azure AD? To add to the confusion, I can have both identities tied to the same email address.

I used to have a separate document where I kept a record of which identity I needed to use to access the Microsoft Partner Centre, Azure admin portal, or other Microsoft services.

MS Identity policy is one of my pet peeves.

What makes you go nuts? Just push that reply button and write me a few lines.

Have a really great day.
Matic Z.

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💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace

Microsoft Whiteboard is already part of the Metaverse. Resistance is futile said the Borg (a.k.a metaverse). Whiteboard as one of the first tools of the metaverse.

How to use Content Camera in Microsoft Teams. Learn how to use Content from Camera, one of the new features in Microsoft Teams meetings. This allows you to overlay yourself over a Whiteboard.

13 Reasons Why you should use Office 365 for your ISO. Version history, modified and created metadata, and audit logs just to name 3 of them. The rest in the article.

How do I limit what I show on screen when recording on Teams? Is this even possible? A great debate on a (video) podcast I follow.

How to create a Quality Management System in SharePoint Online. Yes, SharePoint has all the tools to make your own QMS.


💻 Sysadmin Stuff

Teams Real Simple with Pictures: The Microsoft 365 Admin App is here. In Teams. Microsoft 365 admin app is now available inside the teams. All necessary steps are inside the article.

Top 10 PowerShell Cmdlets to Manage Microsoft Teams using PowerShell. I am sure that among the readers of this newsletter there are many who love Powershell. Especially if you manage large tenants, it comes in handy to know the cmdlets for managing Teams.

Microsoft partners: The Good, The Bad, or The Ugly? Microsoft resellers can be like gods in the tenants of their customers. Attacks on supply chains have been made all the more successful precisely because of an incomplete security scheme. Somewhere in the past, Microsoft did not do its homework to the end. The problem of delegated administrative privilege explained in detail.


💻 Security

Incident overview with Defender for Business. This video provides an overview of what happens when incidents are created and how to view their details and manage them from the administration console.

Safe Links, Microsoft Teams Rooms and Preset Security Policies.


💻 Noteworthy (long)reads

6 SharePoint Migration Planning Tips For an Efficient Move. Are you in the planning stages of a SharePoint migration and want some advice? Read this.

Microsoft’s ‘One Outlook’ email client may arrive in preview this spring. Outlook is one of my most important tools at work. What could a redesign of this application bring?

Synology C2 Backup for Business Review. Synology has a great set of tools. I use them myself for backing up my M365 tenant. Storing data in their cloud is really affordable.


DATES TO KEEP IN MIND

From 1 January 2022, there’s no more transacting in the OLP program. Perpetual licenses are available in CSP.

January 2022 – Microsoft launched “New Commerce Experience”, a new way of transacting in CSP. Important for Microsoft partners (resellers) and MS distributors.

1 March 2022 – First Microsoft 365 price increase since 2011 (source). It’s going to be a substantial price increase for some services.


💻 Classifieds

Manage Microsoft 365 like a PRO. Instructor: yours truly Matic @ M365weekly.com. For those who would like to learn the basics of managing a Microsoft 365 environment, I am organizing a special course for beginners. Mind the date: my first cohort-based virtual course will be on 7 February 2022 @ 7 PM CET / 1 PM EST. Early-bird price until 31 January.


😂 On a Less Serious Note


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