Improved Message Recall

If you have ever sent an email only to realise – after sending – that there’s a reason why you shouldn’t have sent it, Microsoft have some good-ish news for you. Message Recall is being updated. Historically the ‘recall message’ … Continue reading

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Office365: Pre-emptively disabling Basic Authentication

For the steps to follow I can recommend this guide from Practice Protect and this one from Microsoft. There is some confusion about the way that these commands are implemented, with inconsistent behaviour noted, so it’s sensible to follow all … Continue reading

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What’s new in Teams?

Microsoft have announced quite a few upcoming enhancements to Teams – here’s a brief overview of some of the new features you can expect to see. Excel Live All meeting participants can view and edit a workbook in real time, … Continue reading

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KeePass and Multifactor Authentication

One of the frustrations of modern security is the imposition of more onerous user-verification requirements. The benefits of the University introducing Multifactor Authentication (‘MFA’) are well-proven, but it does add a further step that can be inconvenient. In an effort to … Continue reading

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Teams SharePoint sites

Underneath a Microsoft Team there is a SharePoint site which stores the Team’s data. You can think of Teams as a veneer on a SharePoint site, or ‘edited highlights’ of it. But the key thing is that Teams thinks it’s … Continue reading

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Office 365 Personal Bookings Pages: coming soon

Microsoft intend for Personal Bookings to be another way to allow people to interact with your calendar. So if you’ve used Microsoft Bookings in the past you may well feel you’re already up to speed with the idea – but … Continue reading

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Last call for Basic Authentication

“Basic Auth is still one of, if not the most common ways our customers get compromised, and these types of attacks are increasing.” ~Microsoft Exchange Team Basic Authentication is the prompt for username/password that we’re all familiar with. You’ve probably … Continue reading

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Microsoft Feedback

We regularly get support tickets in our help system asking us to ‘ask Microsoft to…’ or ‘request Microsoft fix this’ which, in the past, have been difficult to fulfil. Microsoft have attempted to improve user input and feedback via the … Continue reading

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Leavers’ Process

If you have staff who will be leaving your department you need to consider all of the services that staff member may have used. They may well be owners of shared files, of automated scripts, they might be the manager … Continue reading

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Teams and maillists

After resolving a confusing support ticket we have identified that some University members were adding maillists to Teams: please do not ever try to add a maillist email address to a Team. It won’t do what you want and it has … Continue reading

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