[m365weekly] #101

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Issue #101

☁️What’s on my mind

I need to vent a little.

How much is knowledge worth? How much knowledge does a lecturer who lectures to Microsoft 365 end-users need to have?

Can a lecture on how to use Microsoft 365 services be prepared in an hour or two? I doubt it.

I was contacted by a company that has its own training platform. Let’s say similar to Udemy, but with a bit different business model.

A few years ago, I was offered less for a lecture than for a lunch they could take me to. This time, I might be able to take my family to lunch with the money offered.

Yes, I know. They are being silly. I’ll give them another year or two. Until then: thanks, but no thanks.

Have a really great day.
Matic Z.

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☁️Productivity & Modern Workplace

My Day in Microsoft To Do. Your tasks will automatically appear in My Day on their due dates. This will help you stay on top of your priorities and stay organized throughout the day. 

7 PowerPoint Features You Should Use During Presentations. From practicing your presentation, to being more exposed during your presentation. PowerPoint is clearly changing its focus from the presentation to the presenter. Which is more than excellent.

Content Pop Out, Meetings with Separate Displays in Microsoft Teams. Using Teams on multiple screens, or on the newer very wide screen, is becoming more and more user-friendly. You can separate the presentation from the main window, to name just one of the new features. Read more.

Polls with image. This new feature will be particularly useful in education, although photographs are supported in all types of questions. This can make questionnaires and quizzes much more interactive and interesting.

The NEW Microsoft Stream | Tips and Tricks for the 2.0 release. A Microsoft Stream tutorial video on the brand-new Stream 2.0, which has reached general availability. The new service is based on OneDrive/SharePoint so you have full control of the experience.

☁️ Sysadmin Stuff

Enable reply all storm protection in Exchange Online. I, too, have fallen into the reply-all trap. I felt obliged to tell everyone not to reply with reply-all, because it’s a snowball effect, but I realised that I had become part of the problem as soon as I hit send. What stupidity. Configure the tenant properly so that this does not happen.

Comparing Outlook Groups and Shared Mailboxes. Outlook groups and shared mailboxes both help small teams work with shared email. The decision as to which to use depends on the exact needs the team has.

How to Limit Teams Client Sign-in to Specified Tenants. A system registry setting allows tenant administrators to limit Teams client sign-ins to specified Azure AD tenants. The setting works for the desktop client.

Tenant to Tenant Migration Planning: User Experience and Adoption. User experience and adoption are key factors in a successful Tenant-to-Tenant Migration. In this article you will find the most common user experience scenarios to consider when planning your next migration.

☁️Security & Data Governance

Office 365 Security: Why Most Organizations Can’t Fully Secure Microsoft 365. Is this due to the administrators’ convenience? Perhaps because of grumbling users who find the use of MFA unnecessary? What if Microsoft is to blame? Let’s try to find out what is at stake.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Implement DLP Policies in your Organization. If you care about data leaking out of your business, then it’s a good idea to take advantage of all the tools Microsoft puts at your disposal. You will also be much more compliant with the legislation that affects you, I am sure.

Conditional Access templates. Microsoft gives users the option to configure conditional access policies using templates that it considers to be in line with the most up-to-date security guidelines. Templates are still in the preview.

Block Shared Mailbox Sign-in To Protect Your Office 365 Environment. Learn how to block shared mailbox sign-in using different ways to protect your organization from various attacks.

☁️Noteworthy (long)reads

4 Microsoft 365 challenges facing IT managers in 2023. Could not agree more with Microsoft MVP Marc D. Anderson: “IT should put up guardrails, not take away the steering wheel.”

The Microsoft 365 Shared Responsibility Model. So who is responsible for backing up the data you have in Microsoft 365? You? Microsoft? Both of you? Let’s find out.

Is Cloud Computing Worth the Cost? For years I have been hearing that the cloud is simply cheaper than on-premises infrastructure. But the cloud is definitely not a one-stop shop for everyone. So can we say that the only real answer to the question posed in the title of this article is: it depends?


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.

April 11, 2023 – Exchange Server 2013 – End of support.

November 15-16, 2023Microsoft Ignite 2023

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