[m365weekly] #75

💻 What’s on my mind

I was on holiday last week. But since I can work from practically anywhere, I had the luxury of moving to my final destination a few days before and working from the comfort of a bungalow in the foothills of the Apennines in Italy. Internet access is all I need to be efficient in my work. The favorable May climate also helps.

What about you? Can you sometimes work from more interesting or more beautiful locations?
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Have a really great day.
Matic Z.

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💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace

New Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts Updated List. I’m old school, and I often don’t feel to move my hand from the keyboard to the mouse and then back again, so I like to do as much as I can with the shortcuts on the keyboard. Some useful shortcuts for Windows 11 in the article.

Interested in Microsoft 365 Compliance? Compliance is pretty boring for many people who don’t work in management or the legal department. But in companies that really need these functionalities, wonder which licenses they should buy. A brief overview of what Office 365 E5 contains from a compliance point of view.

More efficient organization and better access to what you need in OneDrive. According to research, employees spend around 20% of their time looking for information. The first step to improving this situation may be to better organize access to the files we need.

Overview of teams and channels in Microsoft Teams. A piece of official technical documentation comes in handy when we want to understand basic Teams concepts like teams and channels.


💻 Sysadmin Stuff

Basic Authentication Deprecation in Exchange Online. Basic authentication is going away — this time for real. The article tells you exactly what you need to do before this happens.

Migrating on-prem GPOs to Intune. Can you go fully cloud and no longer have to deal with a local domain or local AD and move everything to the cloud? It is increasingly possible to do that. Including GPO policies.

Finally, you can remove your last Exchange Server. The update makes it possible to consider removing the last exchange server in your hybrid organization.


💻 Security

Do YOU Trust Microsoft with Your Organization’s Security? Years ago we used to make a laughing stock of Microsoft’s attempts at IT security. Do you still remember Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP? Today, Microsoft dominates the Gartner and IDC security leaderboards. What do you think, can we trust Microsoft yet? Interesting thoughts in this short video and not only about security.

Pre-registering MFA in M365. Make MFA experience as smooth as possible.


💻 Noteworthy (long)reads

Office 365 Vs Microsoft 365: Exploring the Differences. I still sometimes find myself using the old Office 365 name or abbreviation O365. Well, it still exists. Let’s explore the differences between Microsoft 365 and Office 365.

The business case for endpoint management modernization according to Microsoft. More effective control over endpoints and less costly customer support – endpoint management is another area that is rapidly moving to the cloud.


DATES TO KEEP IN MIND

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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