💻 What’s on my mind
Twice in the past week, I have wondered how poorly we make use of the technology available to us.
I first checked on the waste collection center’s website to see if it was even working. Sure enough, it is open from 8 am to 4 pm on a Saturday.
I put my rubbish in the car and take it to the collection center. But, damn it, the center is closed. How? It says on their website that they are open.
I go and check the front page of their site. Yes, it clearly says that the collection center is not open on that particular Saturday. Is it really so difficult to make sure that the changed timetable is displayed in all the relevant places?
What good is all this knowledge, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and all other buzzwords if we fail at such basic tasks?
Have a really great day.
💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace
Five new features to make your Microsoft Teams usage a little bit better. Microsoft is adding new and useful capabilities to Teams every month. Five of these new features are highlighted in this article.
How to Use Microsoft Forms for Business Use Cases. Want to get the most out of Microsoft Forms? One of the most obvious use scenarios is as an aid to event registration. But Forms’ usefulness doesn’t end there.
What’s New in Microsoft Teams – April 2022. A condensed overview of the new features that hit the Teams in the previous month.
Account Switcher for Microsoft 365 Web Apps. Want to know what an account switcher looks like and when you’ll get one in your web apps?
Help students get ahead with Math Assistant in OneNote. Math assistant and OneNote help students understand how to solve equations.
💻 Sysadmin Stuff
AZ- 800 Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure – Episode 1. A course that will prepare you to pass AZ-800 exam. Mind, that it’s the whole playlist and not only this video. 😉
Get MFA Status of Office 365 Users Using Microsoft Graph PowerShell. This blog explains how to export MFA status report to CSV using Microsoft Graph PowerShell. The script shows all the registered authentication methods and their details.
Getting rid of Teams (consumer) in Windows 11. Yes, it bothers me that there are actually two Teams apps in Windows 11. It is difficult for someone who is not very computer-savvy to understand what the difference between them is.
Automate Exchange Hybrid Server in Azure. Running an Exchange hybrid server in Azure is easy; the challenge is cost – the savior is automation. This article covers how to automate your Exchange Hybrid server in Azure and significantly reduce the cost of running your hybrid server in Azure with basic start/stop solutions, progressing to maintenance scripts to ensure the server is kept up to date regularly. It also explores how the maintenance scripts can be expanded to cover scheduled reporting or other tasks.
40% Of All Incoming Emails Pose A Potential Cybersecurity Threat. Email is still hackers’ most popular attack vector. Leave the authors your email address and they will send you a special Cyber Threat report.
How to Track User Access to Teams Shared Channels. Azure AD sign-in logs can reveal user access to Teams shared channels if you go looking for the information, A little massaging with PowerShell helps too.
💻 Noteworthy (long)reads
How Artificial Intelligence is Respacing the Corporate Culture? Artificial intelligence is having a great effect on the corporate world. Learn what are the challenges companies face with the use of AI.
Is it Time to rethink the Download buttons in Microsoft 365? No, you don’t need the download button anymore. Why? Your files are in the cloud. Sending files by email is the biggest crime anyway, and every user should be put in jail for at least a day for every attachment sent. For God’s sake, people, send a link to the cloud file.
Metaverse revolutionizes learning and training in the future. Okay, I admit, with all I have thought and said over the past year about how the metaverse is going to cripple the world, I had completely forgotten about the education aspect. In this area, however, I give it some chances of great success.
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😂 On a Less Serious Note
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