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Features Missing in the New Teams Client and How to Cope

- 14 min read-Amelia Hernández Osorio
At the end of March 2024, Microsoft replaces Teams Classic with a new Teams client that has been in testing for months. Some features from Teams Classic aren't in the new Teams. What's missing, and what are the workarounds? Learn about that here.

Two Weeks Until the North American Cloud & Collaboration Summit, April 9-11, 2024

- 1 min read-Erik Ruthruff
Two weeks until the North American Cloud & Collaboration Summit, scheduled April 9-11, 2024, in Irving, TX. This might be the best $395 for Microsoft 365 education you can probably spend on yourself this year.

Don’t Miss This to Implement a Successful Governance Plan in SharePoint Online

- 14 min read-Rubén Toribio
Explore the essential steps and strategies for implementing an effective governance plan in SharePoint Online. Learn how to establish clear policies for site management, storage, external sharing, and data security, ensuring a well-organized, compliant, and efficient SharePoint environment.

Updating Windows Device Drivers

- 7 min read-Ed Tittel
Once a Windows image gets built, administrators must track and test potential device driver updates. Only those that are needed should find their way into production images. Understanding the difference between automatic and manual driver updates is one key to success. In this article, Ed describes the process that determines whether you should update a device driver just because you can.

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL

- 8 min read-Brian Alderman
Some businesspeople want to learn basic T-SQL to simply do their work better without having to get a developer involved. Brian thought a primer on the basics would serve this group well.

Process Mining: How to Record and Edit Task Mining Features in Power Automate

- 9 min read-Marcin Siewnicki
Process mining in Microsoft 365 gives you tools not only for analyzing existing processes but also for users’ actions that are not yet mapped. This article explains the task mining module and describes its main features and functions. You will also learn how to set up the module and record actions for further analysis.

Guardians of M365 Governance: Understanding the Management Implications of Microsoft Loop with Christoph Twiehaus

- 1 min read-Erik Ruthruff
For the March 21, 2024, live broadcast of Guardians of M365 Governance, co-hosts Ragnar Heil (@ragnarh) and Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet) discussed "Understanding the Management Implications of Microsoft Loop" with M365 MVP Christoph Twiehaus (@ChTwiehaus), a productivity experience evangelist focusing on Microsoft Loop and Copilot for Microsoft 365. If you are piloting Loop within your organization or wondering how Loop will impact your governance strategy, this episode is for you!

OneDrive Group Policy: Offline Mode

- 8 min read-Hans Brender
Unlock productivity with #OneDriveOfflineMode, empowering users to work seamlessly offline. Enhanced performance and accessibility ensure uninterrupted workflow, while robust security measures safeguard your data. Admins can enforce policies to manage offline access effectively. Explore #OneDriveGroupPolicy for streamlined implementation and optimization. Enable, test, train, and customize policies for tailored organizational needs.

Strategies for Securing Sensitive Information in Microsoft Teams

- 6 min read-Liam Cleary
The role of Microsoft Teams has grown significantly over the past few years. Its seamless integration of chat, video conferencing, file sharing, and various productivity tools has become a popular platform for companies of all sizes. However, this increased usage also means a higher risk of exposing sensitive data.

Catch the Recording of AI Threats All M365 Admins Should Know

- 2 min read-Erik Ruthruff
Well that was enlightening to be sure. If you sometimes wear the hat of a Microsoft 365 admin at your organization, or you work with someone in IT who does, I encourage you to watch the recording of the March 7 webinar that TekkiGurus presented with Mimecast. It's free, funny at times, educational, and you, like me, will learn some actionable steps to improve the computer security for you and your organization.

Managing Microsoft Teams for Education as an IT Professional

- 13 min read-Laurent Carlier
This article will walk you through some best practices as an IT administrator for a Teams for Education environment. Covering class creation, policy hierarchies and details, file management, external sharing, and controlling other student and teacher capabilities, you'll learn the how and the why for all of Teams for Education's settings.

Managing Windows Device Drivers

- 12 min read-Ed Tittel
Those who maintain Windows PCs know they must ensure users’ abilities to access the hardware devices that the OS and applications need to do their jobs. This covers nearly everything imaginable, from mice, keyboards, and monitors to networking, audio, video, biometric, and storage devices of all kinds.