Scheduler Office 365

Meet Scheduler for Office 365

With Scheduler for Office 365, you can easily hand off the back-and-forth—often required to schedule a meeting—to your virtual assistant, Cortana. SImply include Cortana in your email to recipients, then let your “assistant” know what you need in the body of the email—including duration, location, or timing of the meeting. You can also ask Cortana…

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Using Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) with Yammer Groups API

Starting December 1 2020, Yammer Groups API endpoints will only support the usage of Azure Active Directory (AAD) tokens. Yammer Groups API endpoints will no longer support the usage of Yammer OAuth tokens. Microsoft recommends that customers and partners transition to using Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) and AAD tokens with the Yammer API. Once this change goes into…

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Veeam Data Protection Trends Report

Data Protection Trends Report 2020

Our partner, Veeam, recently published its Data Protection Trends Report for 2020. They surveyed over 1,500 business and IT leaders on their data management challenges and successes, from data protection to staffing challenges to business continuity concerns and costs. They found that: 73% of companies are unable to meet demands for uninterrupted workload access 44%…

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Microsoft New Employee Onboarding Hub

Microsoft New Employee Onboarding (NEO) Hub

Planning, implementing, and managing an onboarding experience for new employees is time-consuming and challenging. For many organizations, it’s difficult to efficiently onboard new employees into the complexity of an organization’s structure, people, processes, and culture. And for new employees, the onboarding experience is often exciting, but can also be stressful, overwhelming, and inconsistent. To help…

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Microsoft Intelligent Intranet

Transform Employee Communications With The Intelligent Intranet

With so many companies adopting a culture of a remote workplace this year, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your employees are empowered to work effectively with a modern intranet. This includes enabling communication between those working from home, those working out in the field, and their managers and colleagues. If you’ve been…

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Veeam CIO Cloud Data Management

CIO Cloud Data Management Initiatives

CIOs from companies of all sizes and business endeavors have been charged with the same top priorities for years, covering both business and technology initiatives. Included in these top priorities are cost containment/optimization and growing the business, as well as digital transformation and cybersecurity. While our partner, Veeam is a backup company at its core,…

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Configuration Change for Teams Admin Center

Currently, the Microsoft Teams admin center does not operate consistently when conditional access policies are configured in the tenant. Starting September 01, 2020, Microsoft will be making a change intended to allow conditional access policies to be honored with Teams admin center. Once the change rolls out, administrators with conditional access policies applied that restrict…

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TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Retiring from Office 365

MIcrosoft will be moving all online services to Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2+ to provide best-in-class encryption, and to ensure the service is more secure by default. Once this change takes effect on October 15, 2020, all connections to Office 365 using the protocols TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 will no longer work. You should…

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Cortana Voice Assistance in Teams Mobile

Cortana voice assistance in the Teams iOS and Android mobile apps is coming soon. This feature will allow uses to perform communication, collaboration, and meeting-related tasks by speaking natural language. Users will be able to speak to Cortana by clicking on the microphone button located in the upper right of the Teams mobile app. They…

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