[m365weekly] #74

☁️What’s on my mind

Do you remember the days when we were tied to a local domain? Replacing computers was a nightmare.

But what about today? I can be up and ready to work literally in 15 minutes. Everything is in the cloud. My computer settings, all my emails, all my files. If I don’t have enough bandwidth to install Office applications, I use online editors.

I just need to log in to my M365 account and everything else happens almost automatically. All I need is for Microsoft to make it easier to work with multiple tenants in Teams and other (web) apps.

Yes, I know, my work more or less revolves around Microsoft 365, so I don’t have much need for other 3rd party apps. But for those most standard 3rd party apps I use a script made by this really great service I discovered recently: Winstall.app. Take a look, because it will make your life easier. You can thank me later.

Have a really great day.
Matic Z.

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☁️Productivity & Modern Workplace

Seamlessly shift between work and personal files. This will make our lives much easier. OneDrive is getting new functionality we’ve missed for a long time.

More efficient organization and better access to what you need in OneDrive. Another from the world of OneDrive and SharePoint. Working with files really is becoming more and more intuitive.

Excel Tips And Tricks 2022 For Beginners. I’ve been an Excel beginner for 25 years, so I know I can never have enough of tricks and tips. What about you?

How to close the Survey in Microsoft Forms. Created a survey in MS Forms and need to stop collecting responses? Here is how to close the Survey in Microsoft Forms.

Using the LinkedIn Connection to Microsoft Teams. Teams can also be connected to LinkedIn if the organization has enabled it. How to use this connection in a productive way?

☁️ Sysadmin Stuff

Prevent Microsoft Teams Meeting recording from expiring. Step-by-step instructions on what you need to do to make this happen.

Further simplifying management of the Google Chrome browser on Windows devices. Microsoft Endpoint Manager is the way forward for modern device management. You can also manage 3rd party apps.

Protecting important folders with controlled folder access. Allow only trusted apps to access files in specific folders that need more protection due to sensitive data in them.

☁️Security & Data Governance

Conditional Access Policy Templates. Currently still in preview but they will provide a way to deploy new policies based on MS recommendations.

Microsoft launches Defender for Business to help protect small and medium businesses. Defender for business, which is enterprise-grade endpoint solution for SMBs is now available as a stand-alone product. Check it out.

It’s Time to Hang Up on Phone Transports for Authentication. Do you think a phone (call or SMS) is still a good way to authenticate users? If yes, you need to read this and you’ll probably change your mind.

☁️Noteworthy (long)reads

Migrating expired content into SharePoint Online – Be careful what you ask for. A real-life example of how retention policies need to be figured out carefully before migrating old content to SharePoint online.

Insights you can use: Microsoft’s internal upgrade to Windows 11. How did they approach it? Was it smooth? Find out in this blog post.


May 24 – 26 2022 – Microsoft Build 2022. Explore the latest innovations in code and app development. Register here.

June 14, 2022 – Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 – End of Support.

October 1, 2022 – Basic Authentication Deprecation in Exchange Online. This may fast become a serious issue for unprepared organizations.

April 11, 2023 – Exchange Server 2013 – End of support.

April 11, 2023 – Microsoft Office 2013 – End of support. You might experience performance or reliability issues if you continue to use Office 2013 with Microsoft 365 services because it will no longer be supported client to connect to M365.

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