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OneDrive Sharing: Internal and External

- 5 min read-Hans Brender
OneDrive’s sharing capabilities vary depending on several factors, most notably whether you are sharing within or outside an organization. Here, we break down those differences.

Building a Slide Deck in PowerPoint Using ChatGPT

- 5 min read-J. Peter Bruzzese
While ChatGPT has received much attention for its use in natural language questions and answers, it is also adept at generating custom code. This article is a simple how-to on using ChatGPT’s coding abilities by prompting it to create a PowerPoint slide deck with VBScript.

Enhance Active Directory Security with Tiering, Part 1

- 1 min read-Mahdi Tehrani
In this video, which is part 1 of this series, I discuss Active Directory security and specifically credential theft, which happens frequently when we are dealing with a ransomware attack. Credential theft is a main target which attackers can perform by gaining access to a server or PC and use that access (pass the hash) to hop to another server. I'll explain this problem, called lateral movement, in the video. Finally, we will discuss Active Directory tiering which is a solution to logical segmentation of resources and divide them into Tier 0, Tier 1 and Tier 2.

A Graphical Winget Alternative: WingetUI

- 10 min read-Ed Tittel
The Windows Package Manager (winget) runs at the Windows Command Prompt or in PowerShell. This fourth article in the winget series explores WingetUI. Winget is a graphical tool that supports winget, but also other package managers including Scoop, Chocolaty, PIP, and Npm. It gives users a simplified, streamlined package management experience.

Using Your Own Data With Azure OpenAI

- 19 min read-Vesa Nopanen
Adding your own data to Azure OpenAI will allow you to ground it to your specific documents for accurate answers on any given subject. This article takes you through that process via Azure AI Studio, then shows you how to perform REST API calls to enable its use in Power Automate and Power Apps.

How to Get Microsoft 365 Exchange Mailbox Reports Using PowerShell

- 6 min read-Thilak Kumar Singh
This “how to” article explains how you can retrieve useful Microsoft 365 mailbox-related information by using the Get-Mailbox PowerShell cmdlet. Besides giving you the necessary details, it also gives you a video to help you learn things better.

Introduction to Power Platform Connectors

- 22 min read-Eric Shupps
This first article in the "Power Platform Connectors A to Z" series introduces Power Platform custom connectors, describing what they are, how they operate, and their benefits to businesses. It gives an overview of potential use cases, security implications, required skills, prerequisites, and associated costs. The article also includes steps to get started and key elements in custom connector design.

Next-Level AI

- 13 min read-Nicki Borell , Dr. Michael Rath
Generative AI such as ChatGPT and technologies like OpenAI and Azure OpenAI will transform businesses and jobs. This article explores how machine learning and artificial intelligence generate and understand natural language with writing assistance, code generation, conclusions from data, and more.

Using Microsoft Shifts to Track Hybrid Work Schedules

- 7 min read-Lindsay Shelton
Shifts in Microsoft Teams is an often-overlooked app in the Microsoft stack because it’s marketed as being for firstline workers, who don’t have their own computing devices. However, with a few simple tweaks, an organization can use Shifts to track who is working from home or from the office on any given day.

How to Connect to Microsoft 365 Exchange Online With PowerShell

- 5 min read-Thilak Kumar Singh
This “how to” article explains how you can connect with Microsoft 365 (Office 365) Exchange Online using PowerShell. Besides giving you the necessary details, it also gives you a video to help you learn things better.

Exploring Azure Functions: Serverless Computing for Modern Applications

- 11 min read-Rubén Toribio
Azure Functions is a serverless computing service from Microsoft Azure. Developers can build and deploy applications without having to manage underlying infrastructure. With scalability, cost-effectiveness, and seamless integration, Azure Functions empowers development of modern, event-driven applications in the cloud.

Deep Linking for an In-App Admin Approval Screen in Power Apps

- 7 min read-Shadrack Inusah
Implement deep linking for an in-app admin approval screen, to streamline the approval process in Power Apps. This makes it easier for administrators to access and approve requests and improves the user experience.