SharePoint Online

Discover Who Creates Guest Accounts in Office 365 Applications

Office 365 applications now create many guest accounts in Azure Active Directory. You can see what accounts exist, but it's more difficult to discover who created the accounts - or why they were created. Fortunately, the Office 365 audit log holds a lot of useful data that can be interrogated to find some answers and PowerShell is a great tool for slicing and dicing audit data. See what you think of the answers I've come up with.

Oct 17, 2019|Tony Redmond

Windows 10

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: October 11

Because I embrace my AI overlords, this edition of Short Takes looks at the next version of Windows 10, Microsoft’s AI art installation, whether Surface is really profitable, whether Microsoft’s embrace of Linux is real or a secret plot, and so much more.

Oct 11, 2019|Paul Thurrott

Microsoft Azure

Taking a Look at Your Hybrid Cloud Storage Appliance Options

Seamlessly extending your local storage to the cloud is what hybrid cloud storage appliances offer. Sometimes these hybrid cloud storage options are extensions to local storage systems or sometimes they are specifically designed for hybrid cloud storage.

Oct 9, 2019|Michael Otey


Microsoft Intune Support for Android Enterprise Fully Managed Devices Now Generally Available

Microsoft now officially supports management of Android Enterprise fully managed devices using Intune.

Oct 8, 2019|Russell Smith

Office 365

Change in Management Philosophy Needed to Accelerate Teams Growth

Microsoft Teams is very successful at present, but a nagging doubt exists that some of the approaches taken by Microsoft towards Teams management and administration are less than optimum. It's great to introduce a mass of new features on an ongoing basis and it's better when policies exist to control the use of the features. But do new features always need to be enabled out-of-the-box?

Oct 3, 2019|Tony Redmond

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft’s New Virtual Desktop Service is Here and Ready for Legacy Apps

Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available, here's what you need to know about the new service.

Sep 30, 2019|Brad Sams

Microsoft Azure

Digging into the Back Up Myths

Backing up your data can be an easy process but it's important to not get caught up in only taking the easy route too.

Sep 27, 2019|Michael Otey

Office 365

Adoption and Change Management: Two Sides of the Office 365 Card

Adoption and Change Management are often discussed when companies move to cloud services, including Office 365. How quickly can we adopt the new services and how can we manage change? As it happens, Microsoft is extremely interested in driving customer adoption, so much so that this can cause problems with change management simply because so much change happens so quickly insist Office 365. As we discuss here, a structured approach to change management helps.

Sep 26, 2019|Tony Redmond

Microsoft Azure

How to Provision a Windows Virtual Desktop Host Pool

How to configure a Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) host pool.

Sep 24, 2019|Russell Smith

Office 365

Support for Office 365 Sensitivity Labels Now in Office ProPlus for Windows

The September update of the Office ProPlus monthly channel delivers support for Office 365 sensitivity labels without the need to install the Azure Information Protection client. This is a step forward to make it easier for Office 365 users to be able to protect their most confidential information with encryption. More work remains to be done to upgrade the Office Online apps (including OWA), Outlook Mobile, and SharePoint and OneDrive. Will all this happen before Ignite?

Sep 24, 2019|Tony Redmond

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