5 Reasons IT Professionals Use PowserShell for Office 365

A command-line and scripting tool for system administration, PowerShell is both a powerful and potentially dangerous utility. Through PowerShell, an administrator is able to control and automate administrative processes across almost any Microsoft product, including cloud-based services and server-side applications. Using PowerShell with Office 365 requires a privileged user account with the appropriate permissions in addition to [...]

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Top Ten Shortcuts in Microsoft Teams

It’s happened to all of us. We’re in an important call and a group of coworkers decide to strike up a passionate conversation. We frantically reach for the mouse in an effort to find the mute button but can’t seem to get there quick enough. This is just one of the many situations we can [...]

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Disable Office 365 Group Creating for Users — 20 places they may notice

Microsoft offers many ways to create Office 365 Groups! Here’s a list of 20 places to make your Groups—have a look! OUTLOOK (ONLINE) *This is probably the most common way to create an Office 365 Group OUTLOOK (DESKTOP) SHAREPOINT HOME ONEDRIVE PLANNER TEAMS POWER BI MICROSOFT STREAM YAMMER THE ROOT OF A SHAREPOINT SITE COLLECTION [...]

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US Government Security Agency Warns of Office 365 Security Misconfigurations

On Monday, 5/13/2019, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned Office 365 users and their technology partners about common Office 365 misconfigurations. Note: CISA is the new standalone agency within the Department of Homeland Security that functions as the lead national government unit on civilian cybersecurity. A CISA analysis report titled “Microsoft Office 365 [...]

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Microsoft Azure Recovering from Major Networking-Related Outage

An outage that lasted more than an hour took out a host of Microsoft cloud services Thursday afternoon, as networking connectivity errors in Microsoft Azure also took out third-party apps and sites running on Microsoft’s cloud. Beginning around 1:20pm and lasting for more than an hour, the outage appeared to span the breadth and depth [...]

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Teams Chat Group Size to 100

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Microsoft Teams has updated Group Chat Size to 100. They’ve announced they will begin rolling this feature out soon. How does this impact me? This feature simply allows for all users to add and chat with up to 100 users in a group chat. Microsoft is increasing the limit from 50 to 100 so now [...]

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Verizons’ 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report

Every year Verizon creates a report that covers previous period cyber breaches. That report has now been released. Not only is this report relevant to IT security professionals, but anyone that regularly uses a device to connect to the internet. Check out Verizons’ Data Breach Investigations Report.

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Updated Microsoft Azure Certifications Emphasize IT Roles

Updated Microsoft Azure Certifications As Microsoft tailors its cloud credentials to specific roles and skill levels, Azure certifications are also being modified. Microsoft made most of the changes in late 2018 but also made a few changes to its exams and requirements in the early part of 2019. Let’s review a breakdown of what has [...]

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Microsoft Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion After Earnings

Microsoft Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion After Earnings For about a year, Microsoft has been approaching a $1 trillion market capitalization. The company crossed the big business milestone in after-hours trading on Wednesday, 4/24/19, after outperforming Wall Street expectations with its third quarter earnings. Last year, Microsoft was in a tight race among a few big [...]

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Microsoft Cloud Strength Drives Third Quarter Results

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Microsoft Corp. announced the following results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year: Revenue was $30.6 billion and increased 14% Operating income was $10.3 billion and increased 25% Net income was $8.8 billion and increased 19% Diluted earnings per share was $1.14 and increased 20% [...]

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