AWS Panorama Provides Computer Vision

by Michael Otey

This past October 20th, 2021 Amazon announced the general availability of their new AWS Panorama appliance. Adding to their ever increasing number of on-premises solutions, AWS Panorama shows exactly how seriously AWS takes the hybrid cloud market. What is AWS Panorama? The AWS Panorama appliance is a computer vision (CV) appliance that uses Machine Learning (ML) to… Read More

Microsoft Intune App Protection Policies Get Improved Targeting Capabilities

with 2 Comments by Dean Ellerby

With Microsoft Intune Service Release 2109, released the week of 27th September 2021, there have been some significant improvements in how targeting for App Protection Policies can be achieved. These new capabilities come alongside an array of new Intune capabilities available in this new update. What are Microsoft Intune App Protection Policies? According to Microsoft,… Read More

Patch Tuesday October 2021 – Microsoft Fixes Windows Kernel Zero-Day and Critical Bug in Exchange Server

by Russell Smith

This month's Patch Tuesday for includes a cumulative update (CU) for Windows 11, which was made generally available October 4th. In total Microsoft released patches addressing 71 CVEs in Windows, Edge, Exchange Server, .NET Core, SharePoint Server, and many other products. Two of the CVEs patched this month are rated Critical, and 68 Important. And… Read More

Microsoft Teams Gets Faster AI-Powered Search

by Russell Smith

Microsoft announced yesterday that it is updating the search experience in its desktop client for Teams. While we wait for Teams 2.0, a complete revamp of the desktop app announced earlier this year, Microsoft is bringing a much-needed update to the way search results are displayed. Starting in November, Microsoft will roll out the changes… Read More

What’s New with Windows – September 2021

by Russell Smith

It's been a relatively quiet month for Windows as Microsoft gets down to finalizing Windows 11 for an October 5th release. What you need to know Windows 11 is faster than Windows 10 New Surface hardware is announced Passwordless sign-in comes to Microsoft consumer accounts Windows Server 2022 reaches general availability Windows 11 is faster… Read More

External Sharing and Guest User Access in Microsoft 365 and Teams

This eBook will dive into policy considerations you need to make when creating and managing guest user access to your Teams network, as well as the different layers of guest access and the common challenges that accompany a more complicated Microsoft 365 infrastructure.

You will learn:

  • Who should be allowed to be invited as a guest?
  • What type of guests should be able to access files in SharePoint and OneDrive?
  • How should guests be offboarded?
  • How should you determine who has access to sensitive information in your environment?

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Office 365 Coexistence for Mergers & Acquisitions: Don’t Panic! Make it SimpleLive Webinar on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 1 pm ET

In this session, Microsoft MVPs Steve Goodman and Mike Weaver, and tenant migration expert Rich Dean, will cover the four most common steps toward Office 365 coexistence and explain the simplest route to project success.

  • Directory Sync/GAL Sync – How to prepare for access and awareness
  • Calendar Sharing – How to retrieve a user’s shared calendar, or a room’s free time
  • Email Routing – How to guarantee email is routed to the active mailbox before and after migration
  • Domain Sharing – How to accommodate both original and new SMTP domains at every stage

Aimed at IT Admins, Infrastructure Engineers and Project Managers, this session outlines both technical and project management considerations – giving you a great head start when faced with a tenant migration.the different layers of guest access and the common challenges that accompany a more complicated Microsoft 365 infrastructure.

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