[m365weekly] #76

💻 What’s on my mind

Some system administrators are getting sloppy. And that’s a recipe for disaster.

Despite all the good practices that Microsoft preaches, global admins still turn off multi-factor authentication on their accounts. Why? For me, this is a big mystery.

And what can happen? I have heard of a case where the damage caused by hijacked Azure infrastructure and the resources consumed went into the hundreds of thousands of euros.

MFA prevents 99.9 % of intrusions. Such simple protection, but totally under-appreciated.

What is your take on MFA? Maybe I’m not just missing something and I don’t get why someone would turn it off. Do you know any valid reason to do so? Press reply on this email and I’ll make sure your opinion is heard. I’ll post it here in the next issue.

Have a really great day.
Matic Z.

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💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace

Breakout Rooms in Teams Meetings. A comprehensive how-to video.

How make a clean table in Powerpoint in 3 minutes.

Microsoft Teams Gets Live Share Feature and New Collaborative Apps.

How to access Microsoft Teams meeting chat before, during, and after.

How to Recall Mail in Outlook | Undo Send Any Email.


💻 Sysadmin Stuff

Configure Microsoft Teams Voicemail.

Why Microsoft Teams Blocks External Users.

Outlook’s Org Explorer Emphasizes Accurate Azure AD Data.


🔐 Security

How to Enable Delegated Administration in the Context of Zero Trust.

Office 365 Monitoring and Alerting Tool.

Closer integration between Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft 365 Defender.


📖 Noteworthy (long)reads

Anatomy of a DDoS amplification attack.

10 Benefits of Using an Enterprise Service for Your Business.


DATES TO KEEP IN MIND

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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😂 On a Less Serious Note


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