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Microsoft Switches Office 365 Groups to Private by Default

Microsoft is switching the default access type for Office 365 Groups to be private. It's a change that you can easily reverse, if you want it groups to be public. The change will be effective for Outlook endpoints first, meaning OWA, Outlook desktops, and the Outlook mobile apps. Later, the other Office 365 apps that create Office 365 Groups might fall into line. Or not, as the case might be.

Last Update: May 24, 2024

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Office 365 Starts on Road to Support International Email Addresses

Last Update: May 23, 2024

Microsoft says that Office 365 will support internationalized email addresses (EAI) in Q1 2018. Support is limited to inbound and outbound email and you will not be able to assign email addresses with non-Latin characters to Office 365 accounts until all the heavy lifting is done to make sure that nothing breaks, including in hybrid organizations.

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Two Kinds of Office 365 Analytics – For You and The Company

Last Update: May 23, 2024

Microsoft Workplace Analytics is not a “Fitbit for the enterprise” that you can deploy off-the-shelf to get instantly usable information. Expect to invest considerable time or spend some consulting dollars to make sense of organization dynamics, office politics, and internal friction. All the stuff that makes working in large companies so worthwhile!

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Sponsored: Adopting Teams is One Thing, Using it Effectively is Another 

Last Update: May 10, 2024

  This post is sponsored by Quadrotech, you can learn about their Teams and other Office 365 resources on their website. There is little doubt that Microsoft Teams is the hottest product in the Office suite of applications. After adding seven million daily users in a four-month period in 2019, Teams is being rapidly adopted…

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Checking Office 365 Group Membership with Azure AD Access Reviews

Last Update: Jul 05, 2023

A new premium Azure Active Directory feature allows you to force group owners to certify that external members should have continued access. Given that Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams now both support guest users, it is wise to check on who can access what from time to time. Whether you will want to pay extra for such a feature is quite another matter!

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How to Set an Out of Office Message in Teams

Last Update: Apr 14, 2023

Here is the simple way to set an out of office message using Microsoft Teams.

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Using Office 365 IM Conversation Records for eDiscovery

Last Update: Dec 23, 2022

Teams and Skype for Business Online both capture IM conversation records that can be found by Office 365 eDiscovery (content) searches. All of which is good, but if you ever get around to performing eDiscovery and need this information, you’ll find that Skype for Business Online conversation transcripts are easier to use than the individual copies of conversation contributions captured by Teams.

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How to Access Planner and To Do Content in Teams

Last Update: Oct 13, 2022

One of the latest steps in bringing workflows from other Microsoft 365 applications into the native Teams interface is creating an App called ‘Tasks by Planner and To Do’

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Understanding the technology and capabilities of Microsoft Teams

Last Update: Aug 26, 2022

Much excitement was sparked when Microsoft introduced Teams, their purported Slack-killer, on November 2. Now that everyone’s calmed down a tad and we’ve had the time to get some solid hands-on time with Teams, it’s appropriate to look at what Microsoft has delivered and explore the strengths and weaknesses of Teams.

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5 Tips for Using the Microsoft Teams Admin Center

The Microsoft Teams admin center is a convenient tool for performing an array of administrative tasks, from creating and editing team policies and meeting settings to reassigning ownership to unowned teams. In this article, I’ll give you 5 tips to help you manage the Teams admin center as efficiently as possible in your organization. What…

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