[m365weekly] #120

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Issue #120

☁️What’s on my mind

The corporation I work for uses one of the solutions to raise security awareness. All this SaaS does is send increasingly clever phishing emails, waiting for me to make a mistake and click somewhere I shouldn’t.

According to some statistics, 91% of all cyber-attacks start with a phishing email. These attacks are becoming more and more cunning.

In fact, no language in the world is safe anymore, because machine translation has become so efficient that it is often difficult to recognise text written by a native speaker, someone who disregards the rules of grammar or simply a machine.

What will the future bring? What do you think?

Drop me a line and let’s discuss.

Have a really nice rest of the week,
Matic Z.

8 Key Aspects to Manage Sharing and Access in SharePoint Online. These aspects secure sensitive data and create a safe online environment for organizations. The article serves as a comprehensive guide for configuring org-wide settings and policies. With this knowledge, an individual gains the tools needed to maintain control over crucial information shared with external users.

☁️Productivity & Modern Workplace

SharePoint in the AI Era: Introducing Copilot in SharePoint & 10 more innovations for creators. Discover the future of SharePoint as Microsoft introduces groundbreaking innovations that will redefine content creation and engagement. More straightforward authoring, compelling visuals, deeper engagement, and a flexible platform designed to make your SharePoint sites and pages more captivating than ever before.

How to Use Microsoft Designer. Microsoft Designer is an AI-powered tool that creates stunning designs in an instant. Watch this tutorial as Mike Tholfsen guides you through the basics and showcases the incredible image-generation capabilities of Dall E 2.5.

Microsoft is scanning the inside of password-protected zip files for malware. Microsoft cloud services have been scanning password-protected zip files for malware, raising privacy concerns. Find a clue on how to make your zip archive encryption a bit more solid. in the article.

Create and customize your org charts using new capabilities in Visio for the web. Enhance your org charts with new customization features in Visio for the web. From formatting options to photo uploads and additional employee information, create visually informative and personalized org charts to effectively communicate team structures and company organization.

☁️ Sysadmin Stuff

Profanity filtering on/off control for Live Captions in Teams meetings. Profanity filtering is on by default. With this control, you’ll be able to toggle it on or off. Soon in the theatres (Teams) near you. 🙂

Discover Who Uses Teams Shared Channels in Other Tenants. Consider exploring the benefits of using inbound and outbound shared user profiles to better understand membership and interactions in Microsoft Teams shared channels across tenants. By leveraging Azure AD B2B Direct Connect, you can enhance cross-tenant collaboration and improve your team’s communication experience. Give it a try and see the difference!

Import PST file into Microsoft 365. I found this awesome guide on how to easily import PST files into Microsoft 365 mailboxes. It uses the Azure Storage Explorer tool and Microsoft Purview compliance portal, making the whole process way faster than importing each PST into individual Outlook users. So, next time you need to migrate emails, this method will save you a ton of time.

☁️Security & Data Governance

Secure Cloud Business Applications (SCuBA) Project. SCuBA is all about helping organizations, especially federal agencies, to secure their cloud environments and protect their information. CISA, the agency behind this project, released a bunch of guidelines and reference documents to make sure everything is up to date with cybersecurity standards. They got these baselines for Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace to help agencies figure out the best security settings. Plus, they’re even working on more guidance for other products that’ll be released soon.

Mastering Microsoft Defender for Office 365.  This is an awesome video that guides you through the Microsoft MS-102 certification exam while learning about M365. It’s all about email and collaboration protection using Microsoft Defender for Office 365. It covers configuring anti-phishing policies, setting up safe attachments, and lots more. It’s packed with practical demos and useful resources, so grab your cup and let’s get certified.

Email Protection Basics. This blog series covers everything about email protection, focusing on Microsoft Defender for Office 365.

☁️Noteworthy (long)reads

What is Azure AD B2C? It’s a tailor-made solution for authenticating users on web/mobile apps with custom branding. Although it’s similar to Azure AD, Azure B2C focuses on customer-facing applications with easy sign-up and sign-in features. The article explains how to implement it, from building a tenant to customizing user journeys.

New era in content management and security in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams. You know how organizations are constantly expanding their digital estates, right? Well, Microsoft Syntex is using AI to simplify everyday business processes in Microsoft 365. At the recent Microsoft 365 Conference, they announced some new content management and security capabilities to help tackle issues like content oversharing and governance.

Active Directory Remains the Achilles Heel for Many. Even though Active Directory has been around for almost 25 years, it still remains a weak point in many organizations’ cybersecurity defenses. There are a bunch of common issues, like insecure defaults, technical debt, and having too many domain admins. Plus, there’s a growing skill gap with the rise of cloud technology, making it harder to manage and secure Active Directory effectively. Monitoring is also a big challenge, so using additional tools like Microsoft Defender for Identity and event logs could help a lot.


July 18-19, 2023Microsoft Inspire 2023

August 31, 2023 – Microsoft will retire Kaizala. After the retirement date, access to and support for Kaizala will be discontinued. 

October 10, 2023 – Office 2016 and Office 2019 will no longer be supported when connecting to Microsoft 365. While these versions may still be able to connect to Microsoft 365, their connections will not be supported and may experience performance or reliability issues in the future. Official documentation here.

November 15-16, 2023Microsoft Ignite 2023

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