MJFChat: Understanding Microsoft’s ‘Project Cortex’ knowledge-management strategy

Our next MJFChat is all about Microsoft's Project Cortex knowledge-management technology and strategy with special guest Naomi Moneypenny, Microsoft's Director of Product Development for Project Cortex.

Apr 14, 2020|Petri Staff

Office 365

Inconsistencies in Microsoft 365 Licensing for Security and Compliance

The new licensing guidance for Microsoft 365 security and compliance features is welcome, but as is probably inevitable, some inconsistencies exist that need to be probed and discussed, and hopefully resolved by Microsoft in the long run. Why do DLP policies for Teams need E5 licenses? Why does applying a default retention label to a SharePoint library need E5? There's lots to discuss about issues Microsoft should fix.

Apr 14, 2020|Tony Redmond

Office 365

Microsoft Increases Teams Participant Views to 9, Trails Zoom by 40

Microsoft is finally increasing Teams calling to support 9 participant streams, up from 4 but well behind Zoom.

Apr 13, 2020|Brad Sams

Microsoft 365 Changelog

M365 Changelog: Basic Authentication and Exchange Online – April 2020 Update

MC208814 – In response to the unprecedented situation we are...

Apr 13, 2020|Petri Staff

Office 365

Moving Groups, Teams, and Sites from Classifications to Sensitivity Labels

Office 365 Sensitivity Labels are supported by Teams, Groups, and Sites, but some work is needed if you want to replace older text-only classification labels with Office 365 Sensitivity Labels. This article explains how to use PowerShell to update Office 365 groups with new sensitivity labels. The labels are then synchronized to teams and sites.

Apr 9, 2020|Tony Redmond


MJFChat: How to think about security planning for your organization

Our next MJFChat is all about security planning for your organization with special guestAnn Johnson, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft's Cybersecurity Solutions Group.

Apr 3, 2020|Petri Staff

Windows 10

Everything You Need to Know About Windows – March 2020

Microsoft announces that it will pause Windows 10 optional updates starting in May and extend security updates for some Windows 10 version 1709 SKUs to October. There are also details on new features coming to Edge, an update to Microsoft Emulator for Windows 10X, and news that Microsoft Search integration with Windows 10 is being delayed until Q4 2020. Additionally, I provide some tips on working at home.

Apr 1, 2020|Russell Smith

Office 365

Microsoft sees Nearly 800% Increase for Cloud Services

Seemingly overnight, a sizeable portion of the global workforce moved to being a remote operation. While everyone is looking for new options about how to try and keep operations running as smooth as possible, cloud vendors are seeing a significant spike in usage.

Mar 30, 2020|Brad Sams

Windows 10

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: March 27

Because it’s such a great time to be alive, this edition of Short Takes looks at a ton of Coronavirus-related news, including Azure capacity issues, Microsoft/Office 365 service throttling, certification retirement extensions, unprecedented Xbox Live demand, and much, much, more.

Mar 27, 2020|Paul Thurrott

Windows Server

Choosing between Virtual Private Network and Zero Trust Remote Access Solutions

As we enter a time of crisis that will see a significant number of employees asked to work from home, organizations need to provide effective but secure remote access to corporate resources. The tried and tested virtual private network (VPN) might seem like the obvious choice. But so called 'zero trust' is gaining popularity and could surpass traditional VPN access.

Mar 19, 2020|Russell Smith

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