[m365weekly] #129

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Issue #129

☁️What’s on my mind

I remembered my first job. I had a desktop computer and a 40 kg monitor. Working from home was virtually impossible due to the extremely poor connectivity (256 kbps at the workplace and 56 kbps at home). Laptops were the exception for the wealthy rather than the rule for business use.

Now I carry my workplace with me in my backpack. I have 150 GB of data per month on my 5G network on my mobile plan. I can work from anywhere.

This comes in especially handy now that I am still healing my Achilles tendon injury and running from physician to physiotherapist.
I am very happy to be living in 2023.

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

Microsoft Entra portal is relatively new in the family of admin portals. It helps you to Protect any identity and secure access to any resource with a family of multi-cloud identity and network access solutions.

New Microsoft Entra Portal Walkthrough.

☁️Productivity & Modern Workplace

Microsoft 365 Copilot pricing sticker-shock: What value do you put on productivity? Copilot price is a real shocker for many. But once we get greatly improved productivity, will we still be so upset about the price?

Microsoft Teams says two videos are better than one with new feature for content cameras. Imagine enhancing your Microsoft Teams presentations with not just one, but two video feeds simultaneously. A new feature called “Content Camera” now makes it possible, allowing you to easily share physical documents, whiteboards, or objects during your virtual meetings.

Microsoft Loop cheat sheet. Discover how Loop Pages, Loop Components, and Loop Workspaces can revolutionize the way you work, fostering a more dynamic and connected experience. Say goodbye to the confusion of multiple app integrations and disconnected communication. 

Learn all about Outlook Rules Best Practices, Do’s and Don’ts. Designed to streamline your email management, these guidelines are crafted to keep your inbox clutter-free. Experience the ease of organizing emails like a pro, letting you focus on what truly matters.

☁️ Sysadmin Stuff

Transport-based enforcement system in Exchange Online. Are you aware that your on-premises Exchange Server could be at risk? Of course, everybody knows that. But did you know that Microsoft will be throttling emails from old Exchange servers? Mails from your vulnerable servers may even not reach recipients on Exchange online.

Migrating Office 365 Tenant to Another Tenant: Best Practices and Considerations. Ready to migrate your Office 365 tenant to another tenant, but feeling overwhelmed? Read this and learn how to do a seamless migration, and confidently move your organization forward.

What’s Azure Active Directory cross-tenant synchronization? Microsoft 365 now offers cross-tenant synchronization, leveraging Azure B2B collaboration to automate external account sync and provide a seamless authentication experience across trusted tenants. This greatly benefits multi-tenant organizations dealing with legal, compliance, and other requirements.

☁️Security & Data Governance

Access Settings Insight In Intune Security Baselines. The Settings insight feature instills confidence in configurations by offering insights from successfully adopted practices by similar organizations. Powered by a Machine Learning model, Settings Insight delivers tailored recommendations, enabling data-driven decisions, improved device security, and effective risk mitigation through Intune.

Microsoft 365 Backup and Microsoft 365 Archive. At the recent Inspire conference, Microsoft announced that it is entering the backup solution market for the Microsoft 365 environment. A logical move, but if I know the thinking of some companies, they don’t want to have all their eggs in one basket.

☁️Noteworthy (long)reads

Boost Adoption Score in Microsoft 365 with Organizational Messages. Practical tips for crafting compelling messages that will engage your employees and encourage the use of Microsoft 365 tools.

Essential partner support resources to help you achieve more. Are you a Microsoft partner? Then this is the website you need to have saved among your bookmarks.


August 15, 2023 – No more uploading to Stream (Classic). Part of Stream (Classic) retirement roadmap. Start migrating.

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

February 15, 2024 – Microsoft Stream (Classic) retirement. Final stage. You can use Stream on Sharepoint.

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☁️On a Less Serious Note

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