[m365weekly] #81

💻 What’s on my mind

I don’t know about you, but my inbox is getting more and more spam. And it’s not just on Microsoft, it’s happening also on Google. I am convinced that it is not the fault of the two providers, but that there is a resurgence of one of the zombie networks.
Are you noticing something similar? Press reply and write me a few lines.

Have a really great day.
Matic Z.

[FEATURED STORY] Intune and Group Policy Objects

I was recently involved in an interesting case. A small company was getting serious in terms of IT. They have their workforce spread all over the world, but they still wanted some control over mobile devices and computers. The first idea was to do a hybrid setup.
But thank goodness someone was smart enough to realize that in a company where they were already fully in the cloud, they didn’t need to step back into a hybrid model. Intune came to their rescue.

Importing Group Policy Objects into Intune. The process explained step-by-step.

💻 Productivity & Modern Workplace

Building the Ultimate Modern SharePoint Online Intranet. The SharePoint portal project does not have to drag on and on. Today, a fully functional intranet portal can be set up virtually overnight. A great series of videos that teach you exactly that. Step-by-step.

Easy Ways to Create a Poll in Microsoft 365. A Poll is an easy way to gather information from a large group of people. You can use 3rd party solutions but a better choice is to make use of Microsoft 365.

How to convert ppt file to video. A trick that will surely come in handy at some point.

Stream on SharePoint is Very Different to Stream Classic. It used to be a portal that allowed you to highlight individual videos. But the new Stream has become something else.


💻 Sysadmin Stuff

Teams Channel Folders That Administrators Can’t Delete. Teams channel folders exist to store files for Teams channels and it’s OK for Teams to want to manage the folders. Until the channels go away …

A Complete Overview of Microsoft Teams Admin Roles. If you manage Teams, it’s a good idea to be familiar with the admin roles available to you. You can use them to delegate specific tasks to colleagues.

Performing a Conditional Access Assessment with PowerShell. Use this PowerShell script to gain insights into a complex conditional access environment.


💻 Security

What is your excuse for passwords? We all hate them but we just can’t imagine the world without them. Why would you insist on something you despise? Fuck it, let’s go passwordless.

Intune RBAC Roles for Multi-Region IT Departments Explained. Giving Intune Role Administrator permissions to all administrators is never the right answer; however, it is important for organizations to correctly set up Intune RBAC roles to ensure that administrators have permissions to do their daily tasks without interfering or having the ability to tamper with devices that do not concern them.


💻 Noteworthy (long)reads

Top 3 Backup as a Service Misconceptions Dispelled. Without backup, you’re a dead fish. The sooner you get rid of any doubts about whether you need to back up your cloud data, the better off you’ll be.

How does the OneDrive Sync Client Work? The article doesn’t mention it, but the history of OneDrive starts with Microsoft’s acquisition of Groove Networks back in 2005. I had been using Groove for a few years before that. Those were the pioneering years of cloud computing.

P2PNow: What is Co-Selling and How Can You Get Started? Believe it or not, Microsoft can help you sell more if you’re a Microsoft partner.


DATES TO KEEP IN MIND

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

October 3, 2022 – New rules for achieving MS partnership designations are in place.

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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