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Author: Tony Redmond

Tony Redmond has written thousands of articles about Microsoft technology since 1996. He covers Office 365 and associated technologies for Petri.com and is also the lead author for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook, updated monthly to keep pace with change in the cloud.

New Crucial Audit Events Added to Office 365

by Tony Redmond

Helping Investigators Understand What Happened In March, Microsoft eventually released the MailItemsAccessed “crucial audit event” for accounts holding Office 365 E5 licenses (other suitable licenses include Microsoft 365 E5 or the Microsoft 365 E5 compliance). Crucial events are deemed to be of higher value to investigators or others who need to understand exactly what happened… Read More

Working with Azure AD Administrative Units

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Logical Division of Azure Active Directory Management Since its launch in 1999, Active Directory has used Organizational Units (OUs) to logically partition the directory. Despite discussions going back as far as 2014, the ability to partition Azure Active Directory in the same or an equivalent manner wasn’t available. Administrative Units (AUs), launched in public preview… Read More

Microsoft’s Tenant to Tenant Migration Vision Lacks Coverage and Depth

by Tony Redmond

Image 1 Expand Those who listened to Microsoft’s virtual Ignite session on Supporting Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures in Microsoft 365 might have concluded that Office 365 tenant restructuring was about to become possible. It’s not. What’s really happening is that Microsoft is taking on the easiest parts of tenant to tenant migrations: cross-tenant mailbox migration (now… Read More

Anticipating Microsoft Ignite 2020

by Tony Redmond

Welcome to 48 Hours of Free Technical Content The annual Microsoft Ignite conference for IT Professionals was originally planned to run in New Orleans starting today. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Microsoft decided not to run in-person events through June 2021, and consequently Ignite 2020 is now a 48-hour online event run over three days… Read More

Use a Super User Group for Privileged Access to Encrypted Office 365 Content

by Tony Redmond

Controlling Access to Sensitive Content A recent Microsoft Technical Community article covers how to use Azure AD Privileged Identity Management to control access to the super-user permission for Azure Information Protection. An account holding super-user permission can access any content protected (encrypted) by an Azure Information Protection or Office 365 sensitivity label. I don’t intend… Read More

Outlook Mobile Ceasing Support for iOS 12 Soon

by Tony Redmond

Outlook Prepares for the Coming of iOS14 Apple’s much-awaited release of iOS 14 is due this Fall. According to Office 365 notification MC221506 published on 4 September, a consequence of the release is that Microsoft will adjust its minimum iOS system requirements for Outlook for iOS and watchOS. Microsoft has always supported the two most… Read More

Scoping Office 365 Sensitivity Labels

by Tony Redmond

The Evolution of Sensitivity Labels When Microsoft launched sensitivity labels in late 2018, the implementation was simple: you defined labels that could mark and protect Office files and email and published them to users, who then applied the labels as needed. Over time, Microsoft has increased the usefulness of sensitivity labels by building native support… Read More

Using Microsoft Lists in Teams Channels

by Tony Redmond

Teams, Tabs, and Lists Office 365 notification MC220295 posted on 13 Aug 2020 (Microsoft 365 roadmap item 64162) announces the arrival of the Lists app for Teams. This app allows access to Microsoft Lists, the new iteration of the well-known SharePoint lists, with the notable restriction that personal lists (stored in OneDrive for Business) are… Read More

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