Edge Browser Apps – A simple solution for managing multiple Outlook accounts for Teams meetings and multiple Teams sessions!

With the current upraise of Teams usage for collaboration meetings have been simplified and gone up to the next level of features.

However, Microsoft still haven’t addressed the use case where users having multiple Mailboxes in Outlook added with delegation permissions (Shared mailboxes or User mailboxes) and to use the specific account’s Teams features when it comes to organizing meetings.

Noticed everyone is trying their own DIY methods to get around this challenge. Opening number of browsers for each profile and maybe incognito sessions etc.

These multiple browsers will hog the memory and often confusing users when they have to toggle between few different browsers.

I’m really hopeful that Microsoft will provide a solution for this soon, but until then, Edge browser apps along with the Edge profiles will do the needful

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My review on Outlook Spaces AKA Project Moca

While I was navigating through my personal Outlook (Hotmail) recently, I’ve noticed a new icon has emerged from the side and I had to look what that is. That was Project Moca or Outlook Spaces. A common ground to manage a project, brain storm or gather information on a canvas and collaborate

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Quick Guide: Exchange Online Add-in to Report Phishing Emails to Microsoft

Why not use when Microsoft has free tools to make everyone’s lives easier? Even though all the protection has been added to the Exchange Online environment with Exchange Online Protection, Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection or any any other 3rd part SPAM gateway or BEC detection (Business Email Compromise) setup, chances are a well crafted email can survive all the hurdles and still be delivered to the user’s mailbox and it comes down to the decision making time by the user. If the user is well educated with identifying phishing attacks and suspicious emails, chances are they won’t click on that link and enter the credentials.

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A Step-by Step Guide to a PST Free Environment

Limited mailbox size due to limited mailbox database size due to on-premises server’s disk space due to the number of users. Sound familiar?
On-premises Exchange servers always dictates the server disk space and that always comes down to proper user profiling and limiting the per user mailbox capacities.

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Blocking Basic Auth – Personal Thoughts

Sometime a go I wrote on How to Disable Basic auth to make way to Modern Authentication. The procedure is manageable and with a bit of effort, you can achieve it with less or no noise in your Organization.

Either you block Basic Auth via an Azure AD Conditional Access policy or creating an EXO authentication policy and applying it to the users, you must plan it well. Things may go pear shaped if you don’t take everything in to consideration.

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Block Sign-in from Shared Mailboxes

I Found something very interesting in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center related to Shared Mailboxes recently and was inquisitive to check more on that.

No explanations required for Shared Mailboxes and how it operates and the limitations. As long as a licensed user has got the delegation rights, that said user can open the mailbox and access depending on the granted access levels.

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Microsoft is retiring Basic Authentication, because Modern Authentication is here to stay!

Microsoft have announced that they will retire the Basic Authentication method from Office 365 Exchange Online and make Modern Authentication method the standard way of authenticating going forward.
There are continues updates in the M365 Admin Center messages and what admins need to do to prepare for the change.

Companies now have to prepare for the change and Microsoft is sending continuous updates on what we need to do and how to identify how many clients are using Basic Auth to connect Outlook/ Exchange Server.

I have written a quick set of guidelines that will help you to see all the important points in on go.
This will include the steps to enable Modern Authentication and block the Basic Authentication.

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