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Optimizing Azure Virtual Desktop Session Host Images

- 9 min read-Tim Warner
Optimizing Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Session Host images is crucial for many reasons. It aligns with the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework's pillars. The process involves using the Virtual Desktop Optimization Tool (VDOT), implementing roaming user profiles with FSLogix, application layering with FSLogix Application Masking, and deploying golden images to the Azure Compute Gallery. Regular evaluations and updates are necessary for maintaining optimal AVD performance.

Parent-child Relationships Hierarchy in Accounts - Dynamics 365 Sales

- 1 min read-Asif Rehmani
Accounts can have a parent-child relationship in Dynamics 365 Sales. This can get complicated unless you are careful setting it all up. This video shows exactly how it's set up and can be managed.

That Was M365Conf 2023 Spring

- 5 min read-Toni Pohl, Martina Grom
We were excited to be a part of the Spring 2023 edition of M365Conf, held April 30th - May 5th in Las Vegas. The M365Conf event was a major success, featuring a wide range of sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities that provided attendees with valuable insights and knowledge about the latest developments in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. And of course, Microsoft Copilot was a big part of the announcements alongside the many helpful updates in the M365 services.

Add to OneDrive

- 14 min read-Hans Brender
This article discusses the advantages of using Add to OneDrive (Add shortcut to OneDrive) for synchronizing shared files and folders. If someone shares a folder in OneDrive, SharePoint, or Teams, you can add a shortcut to the shared folder in your OneDrive to find and work with the files. This synchronization method avoids the limitations of the classic sync method: only being able to sync or copy up to 300,000 items, data only syncing on one device, and problematic unlinking. The article also steps through how to move from classic sync to the newer Add to OneDrive sync method.

Productivity Tip: Creating To Do Tasks in Teams and Outlook on the Web

- 9 min read-Christian Buckley
This article aims to address the common issue of task management across multiple communication platforms by introducing a handy feature in Microsoft 365 – converting highlighted text from Outlook on the web emails or Microsoft Teams chats into tasks and integrating them with Microsoft To Do.

Implementing Paging for SharePoint in Power Automate

- 7 min read-Haniel Croitoru
One of the many benefits of using Microsoft Power Automate is the ability to process large amounts of data in batches. By automating such tasks, you reduce the risk and effort of performing them manually and can focus on more impactful tasks. Many connectors in Power Automate are set up to process large amounts, but some are limited by the APIs they use. This article shows how to overcome this limitation, when you work with large Microsoft SharePoint datasets.

Working with the Timeline Widget in Dynamics 365 Sales

- 1 min read-Asif Rehmani
The Timeline widget appears in multiple tables within Dynamics 365 Sales such as Accounts and Contacts. It is pretty important for users to understand exactly how to use the Timeline activity widget to log various sales and customer service-related activities.

Important Windows Image Cleanup Maneuvers

- 11 min read-Ed Tittel
Any time a Windows image gets updated, including device drivers, it's important to perform certain cleanup tasks. These include removing obsolete or unneeded packages, drivers, temporary and updated files, and more. Here’s how to take care of those things.

Managing Microsoft 365 Using PowerShell

- 6 min read-Brian Alderman
It’s important for Microsoft 365 administrators to have the ability to automate, bulk manage, and configure users, licenses, and groups and PowerShell is the command-line tool that can simplify managing Microsoft 365 to get you there.

Azure Machine Learning Workspace Review

- 12 min read-Rahat Yasir
In this series, “Tech leaders’ journey to AI using Azure Machine Learning platform,” I will have 15 articles to cover concepts ranging from MLOps to a step-by-step approach for model development and deployment. This second article describes Azure Machine Learning workspace, machine learning components, and ways to interact with components in the Azure ML workspace. The list of other articles in the series are listed at the end and as the series is published, the articles will have links to each other.

Choosing a Big Data Analytics Platform in Microsoft Azure

- 8 min read-Tim Warner
Explore the process of choosing the ideal big data analytics platform in Microsoft Azure! In this article we focus on key services such as Azure Virtual Machines, Azure HDInsight, Azure Databricks, and Azure Synapse. Learn how these platforms leverage advanced analytics techniques, including machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), to help organizations make informed decisions, predict trends, and optimize processes. Discover the benefits and challenges of each solution and find the best fit for your organization's data storage, processing capabilities, integration, and ease-of-use requirements.

Introduction to Migrating Content to Microsoft 365 SharePoint/OneDrive

- 3 min read-Brian Alderman
When it comes time to migrate your data to Microsoft 365, whether it's on premises or off, there are a few steps to take before you hit the button.