Tony Redmond | Bio

Tony Redmond is an independent consultant who specializes in Microsoft collaboration technology. He runs his own consulting company and advises many companies on how to best develop, use, or exploit Microsoft technology, He has written 15 books and is the lead author of the "Office 365 for IT Pros" ebook.

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Recent October, 2018 Stories
  • Office 365 with Teams

    Managing Office 365 Guest Accounts

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    Many Office 365 applications (Teams, Groups, Planner, SharePoint, etc.) now support external guest access. you might end up with a lot of guests, and like any good accommodation, some management is needed. In this article, we look at how to manage the guests created by Office 365.

    Microsoft Forms

    Forms – an Undervalued Part of Office 365

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    Microsoft Forms is included in Office 365 business subscriptions (and in preview for Office 365 home), but how many people actually use Forms? As it turns out, Forms are easy to develop and share through web sites and Microsoft Teams, so maybe they should be used more often in your Office 365 deployment?

    How Event-Based Retention Works for Office 365

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    Office 365 classification labels dictate how workloads like SharePoint and Exchange retain content. Now you can control retention based on events like a contract completing or an employee leaving the business. Events start the retention clock and it's a way to make sure that you keep material needed for the business for a predetermined interval after the event occurs.

    OWA Gets a Refresh

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    Microsoft has released a new version of Outlook Web Access (OWA) to preview. Office 365 targeted release tenants can check the new UI out to see how it works. It's new and it's early, so some glitches exist, but the new OWA is more attractive than the old, which might be all that's important.

    Connecting LinkedIn and Office 365

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    You can connect LinkedIn to Office 365 so that Office 365 users are able to look up LinkedIn contacts from applications like OWA and SharePoint Online. Some privacy concerns have been expressed about the connection, but there's really nothing to worry about because users are in control of what they see and what they share with others.

    Teams Splash

    Microsoft Releases Teams Administrative Roles

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    To make things easier for Office 365 tenant administrators, Microsoft has released four new administrative role for Teams. You can now assign these roles to other people and have them take care of areas like Teams general admin or the more complicated area of voice and audio meetings and calling. It's a sign of increased maturity in the Teams product.

    Looking Forward to Office 365 at Ignite 2018

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    Microsoft has scheduled 1,500+ sessions for the Ignite 2018 conference in Orlando next week. What's happening for Office 365? Well, there are many sessions to attend, but the interesting thing is the huge number of sessions assigned to Teams compared to other workloads. SharePoint does OK, but Exchange is low, and Yammer gets a surprising allocation.

    Preserving Teams Messages for an Ex-Employee

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    When someone leaves your company, you might need to preserve their Office 365 data. Email, OneDrive, and SharePoint are straightforward, but what about Teams? As it turns out, a content search or an Office 365 DSR is a good way to retrieve information about Teams messages and information about their activities can be found in the audit log.

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