Ignite 2018 Finishes: Ignite 2019 Pre-Registration Opens

Ignite 2018 is over and the countdown to the 2019 event has begun. Ignite 2019 is back in Orlando again, but in November, so we have about 13 months to go. In that time you’ll want to catch up on what happened at Ignite 2018, which is exactly what the Office 365 for IT Pros team has started to do. Our next update is due on October 19 and we have lots to do.

How to Control the Access of Guest Users to Confidential Information in Microsoft 365 Groups and Teams

Many Microsoft 365 Groups and Teams are used to hold confidential information. Sometimes you don’t want guest members to have access to the information. A variety of methods are available to control guest access.

Losing the Last Name, First Name Legacy

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A recent post by MVP Mark Vale describes how to use synchronization transformation rules in AADConnect to change the last name, first name format (for example, Smith, James) for display names to a more user-friendly first name last name format (our example becomes James Smith) for accounts as they synchronize to Azure Active Directory from an …

The History and Story Behind the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook

Office 365 for IT Pros is the world’s best book about Office 365 tenant management. Written by world-class experts, Office 365 for IT Pros teaches readers how and why the technology works the way that it does. Here’s the history of the book from its earliest days as an idea for a book about cloud Exchange right up to the latest edition.

Debugging Teams Clients When Something Goes Wrong

Making Teams Client Behave Most of the time, the Teams clients run along without a problem. But like all software, they have their moments. Here’s how to attack the problem if your Teams clients start to misbehave, including how to give the Microsoft developers some feedback. This article was posted on Petri.com on August 9, …

The Ups and Downs of the Deleting Microsoft 365 Users Wizard

Microsoft issued a new wizard to delete Office 365 accounts last week. It has the normal quota of cute graphics and some glitches to boot, but the wizard gets the job done in terms of converting a user mailbox into a shared mailbox and reassigning access to their OneDrive for Business account.