What Exactly Is Microsoft Endpoint Manager?

by Andrew Maxey

Looking at a recently-announced product called “Microsoft Endpoint Manager”. While the product name and management interface may be shiny and new, you'll probably recognize the underlying products as some of the same familiar products that device administrators have known for years. We’ll break down what’s included and some changes that may benefit and impact current and future deployments.

Exploring the Office 365 Substrate

by Tony Redmond

The Office 365 Substrate is a poorly understood part of Microsoft's Cloud Office system. The substrate is a critical part of enabling services that run across different applications like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Teams, and so on. Functionality like search, information protection, data governance, and eDiscovery is a lot harder when you have multiple moving parts. The substrate gives cohesion and coherence to what could otherwise be a tangled mess.

Teams Doesn’t Need Two PowerShell Modules (But Why Two Exist)

with 2 Comments by Tony Redmond

If you work with Teams through PowerShell, you'll know that you sometimes need to open the Skype for Business Online module. It's a royal pain in the rear end to deal with two inconsistent modules. It would be much neater if everything was gathered into one coherent module. However, that's not going to happen much before Skype for Business Online retires in 2021. In the interim, here are seven sets of policy cmdlets that you'll probably need to use to assign policies to multiple users at one time.