[m365weekly] #95

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Issue #95

πŸ’» What’s on my mind

I’m reviewing all the links I’ve accumulated since this year’s Ignite conference and I have the feeling that this year’s list of new stuff is really big. Microsoft hasn’t rested in the past year and I expect it won’t in the future either.

I don’t want to run out of high-quality links for the newsletter. πŸ™‚

Have a really great day.
Matic Z.

[FEATURED STORY] The legacy of Ignite 2022

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πŸ’» Productivity & Modern Workplace

New tools from Microsoft 365, Edge, and Bing. New creator tools in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Edge, and Bing are designed to help all of us ignite our imagination and express ourselves.

Video in the flow of everyday work: What’s new with Stream (on SharePoint). Stream has been completely overhauled and all these new features are now available. Still using the old Stream? It’s time to make the switch.

Sync Outlook Signatures (Outlook + Web). This is a feature that some people have been really looking forward to. Now your signatures are synchronized between Outlook web and Outlook for desktop.

4 Microsoft To Do Features Showcased at Ignite 2022. Looking for the latest Microsoft To Do features? This handy summary should help catch you up to speed on the biggest updates coming to To Do.


πŸ’» Sysadmin Stuff

15 Useful PowerShell Scripts to Audit Office 365 Activities. The most useful PowerShell scripts for O365 admins to audit Office 365 activities, identify security threats, and track file sharing and accesses.

How to implement Windows Hello for Business with Cloud Trust. Full guide on how to implement Windows Hello for Business with Cloud Trust in a hybrid environment. Including dynamic lock and multi-factor unlock.

Tenant-to-Tenant Power BI Migration. At Practical365 they have developed a framework to guide a Power BI migration from one tenant to another. You can read a brief overview of the framework in this blog article.

Introducing new capabilities in Adoption Score for IT admins and adoption specialists. This score is not only important for the individual organization to know how much each Microsoft service is actually used. Increasingly, the Adoption Score will also be important for Microsoft partners looking to renew their partner status.


πŸ” Security & Data Governance

A Complete Guide to Secure a Compromised Microsoft 365 Account. You may wonder what steps to take when your Microsoft 365 account has been compromised. Here’s how to regain control and prevent it from being hacked.

Empower Your Microsoft 365 Security with Least Privilege Access. Implement least-privilege access, privileged access management, and role-based access control to reduce the organization’s insider risks.

Securing IoT devices against attacks that target critical infrastructure. Attacks on utility providers’ OT networks and devices are high-risk events that can range from data theft to the manipulation of devices controlling the operations.Β 


πŸ“– Noteworthy (long)reads

Microsoft Syntex – How big a deal is this? Microsoft Syntex is probably one of the most important new services announced at this year’s Ignite conference. To quote Microsoft’s definition of what Syntex is: “Syntex is a Microsoft 365 service that uses advanced content artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to provide an end-to-end intelligent document processing solution for your organization.” I guess managing and governing data without AI is increasingly becoming a mission impossible.

How to Prepare Your Team for Cloud Certifications. The lack of experts who really know cloud services is becoming more and more evident. At least, that’s according to the companies that are most looking for and missing such staff.


DATES TO KEEP IN MIND

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.

November 15-16, 2023 – Microsoft Ignite 2023


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