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Taking the MS-900 Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals Exam: 3 Steps for Success on Certification Day

- 5 min read-J. Peter Bruzzese
Microsoft MVP veteran J. Peter Bruzzese decided to refresh his Microsoft knowledge by taking the MS-900 exam. He soon realized it wasn't going to be a cakewalk, but the prep work he invested paid big dividends in the form of a passed exam and a lot of learning. Read about his prep process here.

How to Add Members to a Shared Mailbox in Microsoft 365

- 13 min read-Thilak Kumar Singh
This “how to” article teaches you how to add members to a Microsoft 365 shared mailbox using the Microsoft 365 admin center, the Exchange admin center, and Windows PowerShell. It also teaches you how to assign these members with appropriate mailbox permissions. Besides giving you the necessary details, it includes a 20-minute video version of this article for those who like to watch and learn.

Understanding and Using Windows Terminal Color Schemes

- 14 min read-Ed Tittel
This second article of the Windows Terminal series explores color schemes, which is a named grouping of colors for cursors, text, background, foreground, and more. Color schemes determine the overall appearance of any open window in your environment. Learn how color schemes work, how to find and assign them, and how to create them.

Power Platform Connector Building Blocks

- 39 min read-Eric Shupps
In this third article of the "Power Platform Connectors A to Z" series, discover the basic building blocks for creating custom connector definitions, including how to use and configure OAuth, create actions, define parameters, group operations with tags, construct requests with input and output parameters, and provide examples for easier testing and validation.

Using SMAT to Assess Your SharePoint Server Migration to SharePoint Online

- 6 min read-Brian Alderman
The SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool (SMAT) can ensure a smoother migration experience from on-premises environments to SharePoint Online. This article provides an overview of how SMAT works and how to interpret and make the most of its output.

Azure Cosmos DB: Scalable and Globally Distributed Database Solution

- 9 min read-Rubén Toribio
Azure Cosmos DB enables developers to build highly responsive, scalable applications by distributing data across multiple regions. With support for multiple data models and automatic scaling, Azure Cosmos DB provides a flexible, efficient database solution for modern applications.

How to Create a Microsoft 365 Shared Mailbox

- 7 min read-Thilak Kumar Singh
This “how to” article teaches you how to create a Microsoft 365 shared mailbox using Microsoft 365 admin center, the Exchange admin center, and Windows PowerShell. Besides giving you the necessary details, it includes a 5-minute video version of this article for those who like to watch and learn.

Understanding and Using Windows Terminal

- 10 min read-Ed Tittel
This first article of the Windows Terminal series gives an overview of its capabilities, with pointers to more details. Windows Terminal offers a complex host environment for command-line input, inside which admins and power users can run command-line shells. As the article illustrates, control over behavior, appearance, and layout is extensive.

The Emergence of the Non-IT M365 Admin

- 4 min read-J. Peter Bruzzese
This is the first in a series of articles aimed at next-gen administrators: cloud admins and those without any IT experience. While these folks don't need to revisit legacy methods and technologies, they might benefit from those of us who have that experience.

How to Deploy Power Platform in a Mid-Market Enterprise

- 13 min read-Jeff Angama
This article shows, step-by-step, how to deploy Power Platform for a mid-market company through simple steps such as defining your strategy, governance policy, and environment. It gives quick wins to get your company started, without your having to invest valuable time preparing and researching deployment methods.

How to Create Common Types of Microsoft 365 Mailboxes Using PowerShell

- 6 min read-Thilak Kumar Singh
This “how to” article briefly explains the types of Microsoft 365 mailboxes that are available and explains how you can create them using Windows PowerShell. Besides giving you the necessary details, it includes a 3-minute video version of this article for those who like to watch and learn.

Power Platform Connector Fundamentals

- 21 min read-Eric Shupps
This second article in the "Power Platform Connectors A to Z" series describes the basic building blocks of a custom connector and looks at how each step in the wizard helps creators generate a connector definition. It includes a high-level overview of the infrastructure components needed for connector API operation in a production environment and covers the basics of connector testing and validation.