[m365weekly] #98

M365 Newsletter title logo M365 Weekly Newsletter

Issue #98

☁️What’s on my mind

An interesting dilemma. Can you say you’re fully in the cloud, but at the same time use something as technologically backwards and obsolete as a printer? Definitely not, at least in my world.

I was installing a printer for my father a few days ago. I found myself completely useless because a printer is something that “does not compute” in my head.

The stupid device would not let me install new cartridges because I did not have the right initial cartridges installed beforehand. And on top of that, it demanded that I install a special app on my computer or phone so that I could change some settings.

Hello???? Where are the days of “plug and play”???

Have a really great day.
Matic Z.

At StraightUpExcel, we write a free Excel tips newsletter, where each week we describe one useful, timesaving Excel feature. Become proficient in Excel at your own pace & get that promotion at work … sign up here!

Want to grab the attention of exceptional talents for your job opening?

All you need to do is to fill out the form and follow the instructions. I’ll publish your job posting in the next issue.

☁️Productivity & Modern Workplace

Microsoft Launching New Teams Webinars Experience. Teams received an update well into the pandemic. At that time, Teams Webinars were a new feature that attracted a lot of attention. A year and a half later, Microsoft updated the webinar experience again. What does it bring?

Schedule emails in Outlook. If you send emails outside working hours, you may be giving the wrong signal to your boss that you are available 24/7. It would be better to schedule emails to be sent in the early morning hours. Another example of when this option comes in handy is when you want to maximize the chance that the recipient will actually see your message and open it immediately.

Convert Handwriting To Text in OneNote. Nothing much to say here. A short video with step-by-step instructions.

How to use Microsoft Teams Event Streaming: 2022 Guide. Many users don’t realize that Teams can also broadcast to 3rd party services such as Youtube or LinkedIn Live, or record videos for later editing. Let’s take a look at how the pros do it.

Copy large files from SharePoint to Azure Blob Storage using Power Automate. A trick for advanced users.

☁️ Sysadmin Stuff

How to brand a Microsoft 365 Login Page. Branding a login page is extremely easy. But you need to know where to start. In the plethora of admin consoles, the Azure AD admin center will be just the right one for this job.

Improve your Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Notifications. I hope it’s clear to you that it’s no longer safe without MFA. So, adapt your MFA configuration to best suit your needs and prevent identity theft as effectively as possible.

Introducing the Microsoft Intune product family. Once a company has outgrown the garage business, it needs a device management solution. You can look to 3rd party solutions, or you can try Intune. My advice is to make the most of what you may already have with your license. The Microsoft Business Premium bundle, for example, already includes an Intune license.

PowerShell Scripts – Ultimate Guide to get Started. Powershell is not my strong suit. This guide is just the thing for those of us who want to get to know it better. Learn the basics of PowerShell and how to create your own Scripts.

☁️Security & Data Governance

Microsoft Introduces Authentication Strength for CA Policies. A new setting in Azure AD conditional access policies allows organizations to dictate the authentication strength of a connection to a resource.

Protect Your Organization from Outlook Phishing Attack using External Email Tagging. A simple but powerful trick to increase the security of your emails. You can implement this in less than 5 minutes.

Conditional Access Policy Granular External User Control. An Azure AD conditional access policy can apply granular control over the type of external users who can connect and what tenants they belong to.

☁️Noteworthy (long)reads

Answering 6 Common Microsoft Teams Phone Questions. Let’s just put aside some of the most basic issues around Teams telephony.

Microsoft 365 vs. Office 365 – Ben There, Done That. Once again, the names are changed, and the products remain the same. Gradually, we will get used to the fact that changing the names of Microsoft products is the only constant in life. Apart from taxes.

How much does Microsoft 365 really cost? Discover the hidden costs of Microsoft 365 and learn how to keep your operating expenditure as low as possible. Free whitepaper inside.


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

☁️ Classifieds

The Sample. A whole new way of discovering exciting email newsletters. Sign up and you will get sample newsletters based on the interests that you’ve tagged.

☁️On a Less Serious Note


☁️ Last but not least …

Here are a few things you can do if you enjoyed reading this newsletter:

Did someone forward this email? Sign up for the weekly newsletter here.