[m365weekly] #84

πŸ’» What’s on my mind

What is actually going through my mind these days? Not much, because I’m having some off-grid time where 4G only works occasionally and 5G is non-existient. See you next week.

Have a really great day.
Matic Z.

[FEATURED STORY] A virtual tour through the datacenter

You’re probably familiar with the humorous expression that the cloud is really just someone else’s computer. This saying is not far from the truth. Curious about where the cloud lives?

We Live in the Cloud. A peek inside Microsoft’s datacenter.

πŸ’» Productivity & Modern Workplace

How to join a Microsoft Teams Meeting by meeting ID and Passcode. Sharing a link for a Teams meeting is not always convenient. Did you know that you can also join a meeting with just a meeting ID and a passcode?

What Can My Employer See On Microsoft Teams? The eternal dilemma: do I have to be careful what I say about my bosses in private chats, or can I say whatever I want because they can’t see what I write?

Powerpoint tutorial – morph effect. Morph is a great effect that makes presentations much more interesting graphically.

New LMS integrations offer seamless learning experiences. Microsoft 365 ecosystem is now much better integrated with well-known LMS systems such as Moodle, which is very popular in my region. Good news for educators.


πŸ’» Sysadmin Stuff

Share sysadmin scripts. I don’t often publish links from Reddit. But this one is a real treasure trove. Whatever script your heart desires … it’s in there.

Moodle and Microsoft Teams integration. Set up and use these education apps together. Microsoft Teams integration with Moodle is a new feature for Microsoft Teams 2022. Learn how to set up Microsoft Teams in Moodle with LTI integration to create Teams classes and meetings directly in Moodle. With LTI integration you can integrate Teams classes/meetings directly into your Moodle Course.

Using Microsoft Tunnel to control access to M365 devices. Expert outlines steps to setting up Microsoft Tunnel to help control access to client’s Microsoft 365 mobile devices.

Copy Files Between SharePoint Online Site in Different Tenants using Power Automate. In this video, it is shown how to copy files between SharePoint tenants using Power Automate. This can be a great way to quickly and easily move files between different sites for testing or development purposes.


πŸ’» Upcoming Webinars

August 22 to 23 – Back to School: IT Admins BootCamp. A must-attend for all sysadmins working in education. Free.

September 19 to 23 – Data, Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Analytics Summit. SQL Server, Power BI, Azure SQL, AI, Arc, Pureview, … Free summit.


πŸ” Security

Audit Mailbox Permission Changes in Office 365 using PowerShell. It is always good to know what changes have been made to the environment. Especially when it comes to access rights to different mailboxes. For those of you who are more comfortable with the command line, there is also a way through powershell commands.

Protecting Passwords in Microsoft 365. As long as we still use passwords at all, they need to be managed properly. When should they expire, how to reset passwords for cloud-only users, how to manage locked-out users? All that and more in this article.

Working passwordless on Mobile devices. Working passwordless on mobile devices is easy. In this article author shows that mobile devices are not an excuse for passwords.


πŸ“– Noteworthy (long)reads

What Are SharePoint Spaces? Okay, obviously this will be the new big thing. But I still have strong reservations about the mixed-reality and metaverse stuff.

How to create a Office 365 Trial subscription (without Creditcard). Sometimes you need a throwaway tenant to test something, or to show something to someone, and you don’t want to add your credit card to the mix. That’s when you follow these instructions.


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 a supported client to connect to M365.


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