It’s been a year of M365 Newsletters
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It’s been a year of M365 Newsletters

The M365 newsletter is a year old, and while it’s not been a huge commercial success, it’s been fun to do, and it’s brought some value to folks, whether they are paid or free subscribers. The big thing I wanted to mention is how being a subscriber and referring your peers could help get you a limited paid subscription for free:

Linked – M365 Conference 2024 Session Schedule Disappoints Me

Linked – M365 Conference 2024 Session Schedule Disappoints Me

Microsoft executives will be judged based on those products and their success. Entra ID and Exchange aren’t going to impact that judgment one way or the other. They are core to the success of IT departments, but they’re boring, old, “keep the lights on” kind of tech. They aren’t getting Microsoft the growth that stockholders demand in 2024. They need new products to do that, which they will focus on. I can’t blame them for that. It’s the world technology companies live in now, for better or worse. 

Linked – No One Wants To Talk About These 3 Ways AI Copilots Will Reshape Learning
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Linked – No One Wants To Talk About These 3 Ways AI Copilots Will Reshape Learning

I’ve had an opportunity lately to play around with some AI tools, including Microsoft Copilot for 365, and I have to admit, when I have a question about how to do something, I ask Copilot. I ask Copilot because:

It’s right there while I’m working.

I don’t have to bring in another tool or trainer.

I don’t have to take a class or watch a YouTube video to learn a new skill. (Imagine a Copliot prompt like – “How would I do a VLOOKUP with this data using ID as the unique identifier?”)

Linked – In major gaffe, hacked Microsoft test account was assigned admin privileges
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Linked – In major gaffe, hacked Microsoft test account was assigned admin privileges

As the article below points out, I bet this wasn’t a technical issue. It’s not a bug. It’s a poor configuration choice, yes, likely made worse by a poor change management process. Somewhere along the way, you’d think someone would have it written down that this existed, and someone would see it written down and act on it. That didn’t happen. You’d also like to think there would be a hard rule to enable MFA in any environment, including testing ones.