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Steve is a nine-time Microsoft MVP, author of several Exchange Server books and regular conference speaker, including at Microsoft conferences including Ignite, TechEd and Future Decoded.

Steve has worked with Microsoft technology for over 20 years beginning and has been writing about Exchange and the earliest iterations of Office 365 since its inception. Steve helps customers plan their digital transformation journey and gets hands on with Microsoft Teams, Exchange and Identity projects.

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Understanding Microsoft 365 Data, What is and Is Not Your Responsibility

Last Update: May 10, 2024

When people talk about the security of data in Microsoft 365, invariably phrase you’ll hear – and I don’t know who coined it – “the cloud is just someone else’s computer”. When someone says it to me, I literally have to stop myself from saying “…but actually” before we both explode into memes. Microsoft 365…

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Protecting Microsoft 365 from Ransomware Attacks with Filewall

Last Update: Apr 17, 2024

FileWall for Exchange is designed to work using Microsoft’s Graph API and integrates directly with the service

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Making Office 365 More Sustainable with Self-Service Restore

Last Update: Apr 17, 2024

In the first four parts of my occasional series on Microsoft 365 backups, I’ve been fairly cynical. In my final part in the series, I’m looking at Microsoft 365 backup solutions from an angle that provides value; self-service restore. This article is sponsored by afi.ai Firstly, as a quick recap if you missed the first…

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How to Restore Files and Data in Microsoft 365

Last Update: Apr 17, 2024

In the last two articles in this series, I’ve pointed out some of the flaws in the arguments put forward by backup vendors for why you’ll back up Microsoft 365. There’s actually a good reason for using a backup product that they don’t often suggest, and it is the one that actually matters most on…

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How Azure AD and a Load Balancer Can Simplify App Delivery

Last Update: Apr 16, 2024

This post was sponsored by Kemp Microsoft’s offering in the single sign-on space for several years has been Azure Active Directory, which serves as the underlying directory service for Microsoft 365. This service is also widely used as the SSO and provisioning service compatible with most third-party SaaS applications such as ServiceNow, Salesforce, Atlassian, and many more.   In a surprising turnaround from…

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Guide: Using PowerShell to Assist with Backing up Microsoft 365 Data and Settings

Last Update: Apr 16, 2024

If you are aiming for a roll-your-own approach to creating a backup of your data in Microsoft 365, the options are not great for a build-your-own solution. However, when it comes to the configuration of your tenant, there are good options. Even if you’ve bought a backup product for Microsoft 365 or are relying on…

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Getting Started with Backing up Data in Microsoft 365, Understanding the Limitations

Last Update: Apr 16, 2024

So, you’ve decided to jump straight into the deep-end and backup your data in Microsoft 365. But first, what does that even mean? Are you planning to back up user’s workstations to OneDrive or embrace the way Microsoft 365 is architected to provide similar or better capacities than a traditional backup product could provide? If…

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HAFNIUM Highlights the Problem with Removing the Last Exchange Server

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last week, you could not have missed that the Microsoft 365 world has been abuzz with worry after Exchange Server 2010-2019 succumbed to zero-day exploits, believed to being used by a group known as HAFNIUM. These exploits are allowing an attacker to compromise Exchange and…

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Reactions are Headed to Outlook on the web and Mobile, Shows Promise but Significant Gaps Remain

If you don’t use something often, then you might even forget it exists. When I read that reactions in Outlook are rolling out soon, I had to go and check that the like button, which launched in 2015, still existed in Outlook on the web. The like button still exists and was one of the…

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Teams Web Meetings Update Delivers Gallery View and Together Mode Features

Microsoft has done well to ensure that Teams provides a consistent experience across the desktop client, web browser, or mobile apps. However, the web version of Teams lacks several desktop features for meetings, in particular the ability to see the video feed for more than one person at a time. New features are launching in…

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