M365 Weekly Newsletter
☁️What’s on my mind
The news that Azure AD will soon be renamed to Entra ID could, with all the renames of the last few years, be in the “On a less serious note” section. And then many would think I was joking.
But this time the renaming will actually be valuable. There is a lot of confusion with this Azure AD. Azure AD is not a replacement for on-premises Active Directory. Even Wikipedia makes it clear: “Not to be confused with Active Directory”.
This is one of the few Microsoft renames of its products that will actually reduce confusion and increase understanding of what Entra ID actually is – an identity management service.
Have a really nice rest of the week,
☁️Productivity & Modern Workplace
Top 8 Microsoft PowerPoint New Features. This video tutorial highlights the top 8 features in Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for 2023, available across desktop, web, and iPad. Enhancements include an improved teleprompter, better Microsoft Teams saving options, and upgraded drawing tools.
Managing Your Obsolete Mail in Outlook. Search folders in Outlook provide a unified view for effortless email organization based on criteria such as size, age, or sender. Custom folders allow users to locate large or old emails easily, streamlining inbox cleanup.
The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Loop. Microsoft Loop streamlines collaboration within Microsoft 365 apps by providing shared workspaces and connected components. The platform houses project information in one place, enhancing productivity.
Using Collaborative Meeting Notes in Teams Meetings. Microsoft Teams introduces collaborative meeting notes using Loop components, enabling shared agendas and task lists within personal meetings. Accessible through Teams desktop and browser clients, the feature improves internal meeting organization but currently lacks external sharing capabilities.
Create Pivot Tables Like NEVER Seen Before! Did you know that Excel PivotTables now support images and data types? The upgraded feature, for the moment available only in the Beta Insiders channel for Microsoft 365, enables the integration of stocks, currencies, geography, and custom data types in PivotTables.
☁️ Sysadmin Stuff
How to Enable DKIM in Microsoft 365? Enable DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) in Microsoft 365 to improve email security. To be honest – enabling DKIM is a must if you want emails to say out of junk folders. By configuring DKIM for custom domains, administrators can reduce email spoofing risk and enhance email deliverability.
10 Key Steps for G Suite Office 365 Migration. Ensure a successful Google Workspace to Microsoft 365 migration with these steps: create a project team, assess the scope and data, set up user identities, test and perform the migration, train users, and provide ongoing support for a seamless transition.
Updated Requirements for SMTP Relay through Exchange Online. Starting November 1, 2023, Microsoft is updating SMTP relay requirements for Exchange Online. You need to know this. Read on.
Block sign-in from shared mailboxes. Learn how to block sign-ins for shared mailboxes in Microsoft 365. Preventing direct access to shared mailboxes improves security and ensures they function correctly as collaborative tools.
☁️Security & Data Governance
DoSing Azure AD. Explore the potential risks and effects of a Denial of Service (DoS) attack on Azure AD. A DoS attack could impact services that rely on Azure AD authentication, causing temporary downtime and requiring manual intervention. It’s essential for administrators to understand and prepare for possible DoS scenarios, monitor access attempts, and consider Azure AD Premium’s IP throttling feature for additional protection.
6 Conditional Access Policies to Increase Your SharePoint Security. Enhance SharePoint security in Microsoft 365 with six conditional access policies: user location, multi-factor authentication, device compliance, unmanaged device control, session restrictions, and Azure AD Identity Protection risk levels.
Get Microsoft Defender For Endpoint Product Comparison And License Assignment Options. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint enhances security by detecting, preventing, and responding to threats.
Microsoft Office 365 E3 vs Business Standard. Compare Microsoft Office 365 E3 and Business Standard plans to find the best fit for your organization.
5 Fitness Challenges to Incorporate into your Office Routine. If I lived a healthy life, I probably wouldn’t have torn my Achilles tendon almost 2 months ago. I know this is a technically oriented newsletter, but fitness has also found its way into the Sharepoint community articles. So, let’s delve into this.
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☁️On a Less Serious Note
☁️ Last but not least …
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