Microsoft Teams is up and coming in the world of business chat and collaboration clients. Much like Slack, Microsoft Teams offers many of the same tools and integration abilities; a key selling point of business-oriented chat clients is the interoperability that the clients offer.
Back at Ignite, Microsoft announced that it was building a new mobile experience for iOS and Android users. Called the Office app, the application has been in beta since its announcement but that is changing today.
The news that Microsoft is working on cloud signatures for Outlook for Windows is welcome. The venerable Outlook client has long stored its signature information in the system registry, which makes it hard to move signatures from PC to PC. On the other hand, OWA stores its signatures in mailboxes, so the same signature is used no matter where you log in. Of course, OWA is a simpler client (no profiles, for instance), but it should be eminently possible to store everything Outlook needs in the cloud. At least for Outlook clients connected to Exchange Online...
Because I want you to be my Valentine, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft finally doing the right thing, Amazon’s legal challenge to Microsoft’s JEDI contract, some real news about Windows 10X, the schedule for Windows 10 version 2004, and much, much more.
Back at Build 2019, Microsoft announced Fluid Framework, a way to integrate living content inside of Office applications. While news around the availability of the product has been a bit slim, there are signs of it coming to life with a preview that looks to be available to all Office 365 customers. Fluid Framework turns [...]
After several weeks of customer protest, Microsoft decided that their plan to automatically install a Microsoft Search in Bing extension for Chrome browsers with Office ProPlus wouldn't fly. While it's good that Microsoft is tweaking their plans and will allow Office 365 tenants to opt-in, the way they went about announcing such an outrageous decision begs the question just how Microsoft thought this was ever a good idea.
The fact that the Teams outage on 3 February was caused by an expired authentication certificate is enough to cause Office 365 tenants to ask why such a thing happened. Teams is built on top of a lot of Office 365 and Azure components, so it's not altogether surprising that issues happen in what is a very complex infrastructure spread around the world. But given Microsoft's hyped focus on DevOps, you would have thought that something as fundamental as an expired certificate would have been picked up and fixed before it caused customer disruption.
A new SharePoint Online feature blocks access to newly uploaded files until Office 365 Data Loss Prevention processes the files to detect policy violations due to the presence of sensitive data. DLP processing for SharePoint Online can take several hours to reach new files, so enabling sensitive by default stops users inadvertently sharing sensitive content until DLP can process files. The downside is that you can't apply sensitive by default to individual sites. It's all or nothing...
This post is sponsored by Quadrotech, you can learn about their Teams and other Office 365 resources on their website. There is little doubt that Microsoft Teams is the hottest product in the Office suite of applications. After adding seven million daily users in a four-month period in 2019, Teams is being rapidly adopted across [...]
Microsoft has made a preview PowerShell module for the Graph available for developers to play with. Being able to use PowerShell with the Graph exposes a lot of data to play with, so it's a great addition to the administrator toolkit. To see how things worked in practice,, I convert a script to report Teams channels that are email-enabled to use the Graph module. Things worked out pretty well, but as you'd expect, some rough edges exist that need to be smoothed.
Microsoft released several updates for Office 365 this month and if you missed any of the new, we have you covered.
If you woke up this morning and are unable to sign in to Microsoft Teams, you are not alone. Microsoft’s productivity application was unavailable for many users but the outage does not appear to be a serious threat to the service.
Because Microsoft announced its most recent quarterly earnings this week, this edition of Short Takes is going to obsess over the results, with a deeper dive into key parts of the business.
For the past half-decade or so, Google has been trying feverishly to crack the enterprise market with its cloud and productivity application. While the company has made some serious in-roads, with its cloud services growing and the adoption of its productivity suite, Google Apps, often becoming the preferred choice for small companies, Microsoft still rules the roost for the productivity market.
Microsoft fixed the copy-on-write bug in Outlook for Windows in Exchange Online. The fix stops users removing attachments from sent or received messages. A strong case can be made that the fix should have been present from the start to stop any possibility that clients could comprise Exchange Native Data Protection. Microsoft doesn't think many people were affected and they could be right, but that doesn't make the problem any easier to swallow.