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SharePoint Online

Using Office 365 Online Apps with the Brave Browser

The Brave Browser offers the prospect of speed and security. But how well does it work with the Office 365 browser apps? As it happens, pretty well, with some exceptions. Here's what I discovered when I test-drove Brave with OWA, Teams, SharePoint Online, Yammer, Planner, and Stream.

Dec 17, 2019|Tony Redmond

Windows 10

How to Manually Onboard Devices to Windows Autopilot – Part 2

How to manually onboard a device to Windows Autopilot.

Dec 9, 2019|Russell Smith

Windows 10

How to Manually Onboard Devices to Windows Autopilot – Part 1

How to manually onboard devices to Windows Autopilot.

Dec 9, 2019|Russell Smith

Windows Client OS

Everything You Need to Know About Windows – November 2019

The Windows 10 November 2019 Update is released for download and on Windows Update, Microsoft confirms that Win32 apps are coming to Windows 10X, Chromium-Based Edge gets a release date and new PWA integration features, and an early preview of WinUI 3.0 is released to help developers bridge the divide between Win32 and UWP apps.

Dec 2, 2019|Russell Smith

Office 365

Year of Yammer: New Goals for Microsoft’s Enterprise Collaboration App

Microsoft has declared some undefined period, perhaps starting at the Ignite conference, to be the "Year of Yammer." Cynics might say "What! Yet again?" as Microsoft tries to position its enterprise networking app within Office 365 collaboration as it certainly feels like we have been down this path before. On the upside, this attempt seems to focus on what Yammer is good at instead of mimicking other apps. Time will tell.

Nov 21, 2019|Tony Redmond

Career Skills

Microsoft Shifting Certifications to Workload-Based to Align with Skills

If you are looking to take or update existing Microsoft certifications, you might be wondering which are best to obtain and what technology path would be most beneficial. The certification program is in flux now as Microsoft gradually begins to move to role-based certifications, or workload-based as it is sometimes referred to, instead of focusing on specific products.

Nov 18, 2019|Russell Smith

Security

In Review: Microsoft’s First Cybersecurity Summit

A review of Microsoft's first Cybersecurity Summit in 2019.

Nov 14, 2019|Andrew Maxey

Windows Client OS

Patch Tuesday November 2019

This month sees Microsoft patch a zero-day in IE, a security advisory for TPMs, and release the Windows 10 November 2019 Update for seekers.

Nov 14, 2019|Russell Smith

Office 365

Exchange Online PowerShell Goes RESTful – But Only for Some Cmdlets

At Microsoft Ignite 2019, the Exchange product group announced the public preview of a set of REST-based PowerShell cmdlets to replace some of the most popular (and in performance terms, most painful) traditional cmdlets. The new cmdlets are more reliable and robust and run 2-4 times faster than the older Remote PowerShell-based cmdlets (your mileage will vary). All good stuff.

Nov 7, 2019|Tony Redmond

Office 365

G Suite Gets an Executive Reboot to Revamp Office 365 Foe

Javier Soltero, ex-boss of Outlook, is now running G Suite for Google. The appointment is an opportunity to reboot G Suite to take on Office 365 and make up some of the ground that's been lost in the last five years using the "new brush sweeps clean" principle. In other news, Microsoft bought Mover to acquire its migration connectors that move files into SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, including files from Google Drive.

Oct 22, 2019|Tony Redmond

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