Google Federation for Azure AD B2B Guest Users with Gmail

With Azure AD B2B, When we want to collaborate with another Microsoft 365 tenant, or even a personal Microsoft account, everything just works out of the box. In this scenario the federation is already in place and the guest user account is provisioned and redeemed without issue. That's great for a lot of businesses we …

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How to Enable Microsoft Teams Public Preview in your Organization

The Microsoft Teams feature updates are still coming thick and fast with a host of new features appearing for Teams users every month. even just looking at the roadmap page, there are 219 features in development at the time of writing and 26 currently rolling out. With the pace of updates, it's important to keep …

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Securing External Access to Files in Teams: The Two Most Important Basic Configurations

Within Microsoft 365, it's almost impossible to avoid deploying Microsoft Teams. The value provided by Teams from a collaboration perspective is very hard to pass up. This is all great but since Teams allows such easy to use collaboration features, there are also risks that data leakage can occur either by mistake or intentionally. There …

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Options to Flag External Mails in Exchange Online

When you receive a large volume of mails, it can often become cumbersome to process through each one and to distinguish when a mail was sent internally vs externally from a user with a similar name. On it's own, replying to someone externally with a message you assumed was going internally can lead to embarrassing …

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Viewing Windows Release Health in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center

When reviewing the health status of Windows 10 release to locate known issues, release notes and fixes, the Windows Release Health is a fantastic resource and contains detailed information on the various Windows releases and what we may need to know about each when approaching an update. In a great quality of life improvement, for …

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Deploying Microsoft Viva Connections for Desktop

Today (31/03/21), Microsoft have made public the steps and script to generate the Microsoft Viva Connections for Desktop. In this post we will go through how to package and deploy the app for Microsoft Teams. What is Microsoft Viva? Microsoft Viva is "an employee experience platform" which is essentially a collection of solutions which all …

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Microsoft 365 Licensing Auto-Claim Policy

There are various methods for managing Microsoft/Office 365 licensing for our users. We can manually assign licenses as we always could, but now we can also use the fantastic Group-based licensing feature to add some standardisation to our licensing deployments and we also have certain licenses available under self-service purchase. A new addition to the …

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A Look at Office 365 Tenant to Tenant Migration Options

When we assess a tenant to tenant migration for Office 365, there are a variety of methods and tools available to us. Depending on the budget and requirements we have during the migration, the tools we use can change drastically. For the key workloads (Exchange, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive) in Office 365, I have broken down …

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Reminder: Power BI Premium and Power Automate Per User (RPA) to be Added to Microsoft 365 Self-Service Purchases

Self-Service purchases of Microsoft 365 products were a controversial addition to Microsoft 365 when it originally launched a few years back. Granting the ability to end users to purchase products outside of admin control or the existing subscription is great from a digital transformation and usability perspective, however, in highly secure and governed environments, presents …

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