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Syncing Office 365 Updates to Planner

by Tony Redmond

Soon you'll be able to synchronize Office 365 notification messages to Planner and manage the introduction of the changes through Planner. The integration is straightforward and works well. In fact, I have nothing much to complain about, which is why I wonder if I am missing something.

Patch Tuesday – April 2020

by Russell Smith

This month Microsoft patches three Windows 10 zero-days, including a patch for two RCE flaws discovered last month in the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library. There are also important updates for vulnerabilities in the OneDrive desktop app for Windows, the DNS client service, and in the way that Windows handles token relationships.

Teams Custom Backgrounds Arrive In May

by Brad Sams

Microsoft’s Teams has quickly found itself at the center of the work-from-home conversation that has kicked up during the past month. The company reported that they added 12 million new users in a week last month and coming next month, they will roll out a highly requested feature.

The Confusing World of Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance Licensing

by Tony Redmond

Licensing the range of Microsoft 365 compliance and security features is a task taken on by the bravest. Or so they say. Another way of putting it is that people just don't understand what licenses are needed for the different compliance, data governance, and security features. A new Microsoft 365 Compliance plan and three sub-licenses might make it easier, even if they're more expensive. After reading the PDF to explain what licenses are needed, maybe you'll know what you need to buy.

Everything You Need to Know About Windows – March 2020

by Russell Smith

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.