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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.

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.

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.

A Purview Disposition Review Infographic

- 3 min read-Joanne Klein
One key part of managing the content lifecycle is what happens at the end of the content retention period (its disposition path). Learn about the possible scenarios, which depend on the options you choose when you create retention labels in Microsoft Purview. See the linked “My Purview Data Lifecycle Management/Records Management Tip Sheets” and its infographic for valuable guidance.

Microsoft Purview Disposition Review and Permissions

- 7 min read-Joanne Klein
A disposition reviewer has a key role in Microsoft Purview Records Management. They can take action on a content item based on their knowledge of the content and associated compliance requirements. Get answers to common questions from records managers about disposition permissions. This information helps Records Management and IT teams understand the permission model for disposition review, for themselves and for business users.

5 Specific Tips for High-Impact ChatGPT Prompt Engineering

- 7 min read-Tim Warner
ChatGPT can provide an incredible boost to our productivity as IT professionals, but there is an art to unlocking its potential. Learn how to do that with these five helpful prompt engineering tips.

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.

Discover Viva Personal Insights for Supervisors to Balance Productivity and Well-Being

- 5 min read-Lesley Crook
Learn how Microsoft Viva Insights gives supervisors transparency into their workplace collaboration habits, with tips and reminders that help them and those they supervise be more productive and happier at work.

How To Embed Your Azure Logic Apps in a Metadata-driven Data Platform

- 32 min read-Koen Verbeeck
Learn how you can maximize efficiency by creating metadata-driven Logic Apps. Nobody likes repeating themselves. If you need to extract 50 SharePoint Lists, are you going to create 50 workflows? In this article, you will learn how you can do all this with one single Logic App and a bit of dynamic SQL!

Building a Records Archive Center in SharePoint

- 9 min read-Joanne Klein
Records managers often ask how to build a central record repository to store and view records across Microsoft 365. See the benefits of an archive records repository, get design ideas for archiving in SharePoint, and view steps for building a solution. Steps include establishing your SharePoint information architecture, creating the archive architecture, assessing the site-to-archive mapping route, building a Power Automate flow, and creating a retention label.

Working with Microsoft Azure Active Directory Applications – Part 2

- 12 min read-Toni Pohl
Welcome to Part 2 of this series on setting up and managing applications in a Microsoft 365 tenant. In this article, I will dive deeper into the topic and exploring how to use and manage a multitenant app in foreign M365 tenants.

Make a Decision: Comparing Power BI vs. Excel in Data Analysis

- 3 min read-Audrey Workman
This article compares and contrasts functionality of Excel vs. Power BI in data analysis, focusing on considerations involving data size, complexity, collaboration and sharing, data visualization, and ease of use.