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Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft 365 – September 2020

To say that September was a busy month for Microsoft 365 is a bit of an understatement. Microsoft’s Ignite conference has come and gone and with it brought many new features that were announced for the productivity suite but many of them are not yet available.

Before we get to the Ignite announcements, you should be aware that there was a significant outage this week that was preventing many users from being able to login to the service. The hiccups lasted for several hours and disrupted core functionality around the globe.

If you are a heavy user of the video calling feature that Teams provide, you may be interested in learning how to use Teams with OBS via NDI. Steve has a good breakdown of how you can use this feature to enhance your calling experience or use the tool for broadcast environments.

Activity alerts in Teams are a useful feature and if you are looking to make them more accessible, Tony’s post dives into the topic so that you can get the most out of your alert policies. He also penned a couple of other posts including how to Use a Super User Group for Privileged Access to Encrypted Office 365 Content and Restricting Guest User Access in Azure Active Directory that are worth checking out.

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Passwords Haven’t Disappeared Yet

123456. Qwerty. Iloveyou. No, these are not exercises for people who are brand new to typing. Shockingly, they are among the most common passwords that end users choose in 2021. Research has found that the average business user must manually type out, or copy/paste, the credentials to 154 websites per month. We repeatedly got one question that surprised us: “Why would I ever trust a third party with control of my network?

But on to the big show, Ignite…here’s a list of what we covered during the conference last week:

If you are thinking that you need more information about Office 365, make sure to check out all the content posted here on Petri during the month and check back frequently as we publish articles daily.

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