For most of the past two years, my Office 365 conversations with clients have focused in whole or in part on understanding Microsoft Teams. Teams is Microsoft’s latest collaboration service, and is in fact built on older collaboration services in Office 365. What makes Teams such a challenge to explain and understand is that your … Continue reading “Understanding Microsoft Teams”
Microsoft is allowing administrators to create a policy that automatically closes out Groups . . .
Waitaminute . . . what’s the techlemode.com contributing to over three-quarters of the spend?
Here is some mostly good news: Microsoft developers can now get perpetual dev tenants for Office 365. Previously, dev tenants were good for one year, and then expired. According to this FAQ, as of April 2019, tenants are good for a minimum of 90 days, but will continue as long as they are in use. … Continue reading “Perpetual Office 365 Developer Tenants”
Working at AvePoint, I have had a lot of conversations about backups and archives. AvePoint makes solutions for both but, often as not, these conversations have a detour that runs something like this: “Senior management doesn’t see a need for a records solution, because we’re backing up every day.” Or: “For now we’re not bothering … Continue reading “Archives =/= Backups”
Supervision has been part of Office 365 since 2017, but it recently underwent some improvements.
. . .Office 365 administrators should understand how it works, in order to establish the configurations and processes that support business requirements. . .
I’ve written before about how an Office 365 Group or Team always includes a site collection, one that relies on the underlying Group membership for security boundaries. But, what does that look like under the hood? Here are some screenshots with commentary, from a quick dive I took with one of my co-workers. First, let’s … Continue reading “Membership in Teams/Groups Site Collections”
. . .life without governance is like driving a car with no steering wheel and no brakes.
A Little About Groups vs Teams.