[m365weekly] #77

💻 What’s on my mind

I spent last week in London. In fact, I had no idea what kind of adventure I was getting into. I was pleasantly surprised by the events surrounding the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.

But I have had a painful encounter with the reality of Brexit. As an EU citizen, I was able to roam on British mobile networks in the same way as I would have been on my home network. That was prior to Brexit, of course.

This time was different. Brexit has done its thing. I was faced with the reality of saving data and finding free wi-fi access across the city.

Have a really great day.
Matic Z.

[FEATURED STORY] The end of basic authentication. Long live the modern auth.

On 1 October, Microsoft will finally shut down Basic Authentication. This decision has been hanging over the IT world for at least 3 years, but Microsoft postponed it because of the pandemic.

It is wise to turn off basic authentication before the end-of-life date. This will be the way to go with the fewest unexpected surprises.

How to successfully disable basic authentication on Microsoft 365 before end-of-life support. Detailed instructions on how to prevent issues with your tenant users after 1 October.

💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace

One Outlook: Should you start using it? While the new Outlook brings a lot of good features that so far only Outlook web users have enjoyed, it also lacks a few things that classic Outlook users won’t be able to live without. Read this article to see if the new Outlook will give you any productivity gains.

How To Restore OneDrive To Previous Date and Time. Did you make a mistake and delete, rename or change a large number of files in your OneDrive? Maybe a crypto virus has hijacked it and changed all your files? There’s a simple, few-click solution to get your OneDrive back to the point when everything was still fine with your data.

Microsoft OneNote New Features. Microsoft updates OneNote regularly. Whether you’re using the Windows 10 app, the desktop app or OneNote for the web, this video will show you the latest goodies.


💻 Sysadmin Stuff

Don’t pay more for SharePoint Storage than you have to. Some ideas on how to optimise costs when you simply have too much data that you want to store in SharePoint online.

Removing Your Last Exchange Server FAQ. Some people are simply in a hurry, others like to keep things tidy, others are cautious and want to keep that last Exchange – just in case. Here are some of the most common answers around the last Exchange server in your organisation.

Manage Calendar Permissions in Office 365 Using PowerShell. Add, remove, and change calendar permissions in the most efficient way – by using PowerShell commands.

Backup and restore Android Enterprise fully managed devices. Want to backup old fully enterprise managed Android device and restore its data to a new device that is also fully managed? Almost mission impossible. Almost but not quite.


💻 Security

Azure: Conditional Access and MFA. Microsoft’s multi-factor authentication is strongest when combined with conditional access. How do you optimally configure the two together to best protect your organisation?

Three Steps to Securing Microsoft Teams. Securing Microsoft Teams can be a very detailed discussion. But when you boil it down, it’s all about users, external access, and teams.

Monitoring Microsoft Information Protection with Microsoft Sentinel. Take a walk through the process of monitoring Microsoft Information Protection and explore the use cases for this data within Microsoft Sentinel.


💻 Noteworthy (long)reads

What Zombies can teach you about Security Baselines. My kids love zombie stories. In IT stories, zombies are a serious nightmare, so I don’t like them. But what can zombies teach us nonetheless? The best way to learn is from examples where other people have f*cked things up. It is from these screw-ups that good practices are drawn.

10 Ways to Make Life Easier for Your Internal IT. When things go wrong, system administrators are always on the losing end. If you’re the IT boss and you get your internal IT right, you’ll have greatest allies in sysadmins.

How to improve risk management using Zero Trust architecture. Okay, it seems that Microsoft has internalised these zero-trust principles so much that they now think they developed them themselves. Zero trust has been with us for at least 20 years. Don’t get me wrong. It’s good that Microsoft recommends them every step of the way.


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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