Fixing Teams Media Optimisation in Windows Virtual Desktop

Back in July of 2020 (so long ago it seems), Windows Virtual Desktop saw a massive leap forward with Spring Release otherwise commonly known as ARM Release. One of the major changes this bought forward was media optimization and AV redirection for Teams using the WebRTC client. Christiaan Brinkhoff has a great step by stepContinue reading “Fixing Teams Media Optimisation in Windows Virtual Desktop”

Understanding Power Apps Licensing

Licensing has never been a fun topic for most people. With Microsoft 365 offering over 200 licenses for monthly CSP alone – not to mention the plethora of add-on’s available, it’s common to turn to a licensing specialist to understand what you need. To further complicate this, in late 2019, Microsoft completely restructured the PowerContinue reading “Understanding Power Apps Licensing”

Automating On-boarding and Dynamic Membership

Think about the process of on-boarding a user: making sure they’re in the correct distribution lists, that they have access to the necessary applications, even resources as tedious as colour printing. How many times has something been missed? Normally it’s a case of the requester missing out key details but IT isn’t perfect either: weContinue reading “Automating On-boarding and Dynamic Membership”

Demystifying Storage in Microsoft 365

When do I use SharePoint? What about OneDrive? How does Teams fit into the equation? I’m so confused! It’s a familiar narrative for end users and IT departments alike. There’s no doubt that for some of you reading, none of what I’m about to say will come as a surprise. For those decision makers orContinue reading “Demystifying Storage in Microsoft 365”

DFCI – A Win for SMB’s?

We talk a lot about protecting endpoints: restricting what users can and can’t do, deploying Windows ATP, mandating compliance – but what about the hardware itself? Sure, BitLocker can help protect against a utilman exploit but what prevents the OS being wiped away? You might have a shared device that you don’t want modified orContinue reading “DFCI – A Win for SMB’s?”

Version History: coming to an OS near you!

Every now and then, a new feature is previewed via the Insider program that just makes you think ‘that’s neat’. Version History has been available within SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business for quite a while now but hasn’t been the most intuitive. Most data had to be restored using the web interface while OfficeContinue reading “Version History: coming to an OS near you!”

End User Setup – Simplified.

One part of the Microsoft 365 ecosystem that has always left a bad taste in my mouth is the initial onboarding and the experience the user has. Not the setup in the admin center or the seemingly endless stream of last minute ‘user starts tomorrow’ requests but the experience the end user has the veryContinue reading “End User Setup – Simplified.”

OneDrive Silent Setup And Protecting Your Users

At first it was interesting but a bit of a pain, uploading ADMX files with specific version numbers. Then Administrative Templates came along and made it a bit easier. Fast-forward to March 2020, with Intune Service Release 2003, and an all new Administrative Templates interface has arrived. Intune is without a doubt one of myContinue reading “OneDrive Silent Setup And Protecting Your Users”

Making the most of your Microsoft 365 experience

Microsoft’s 365 platform is a complicated beast; to a new administrator it can be a daunting task to wrap your head around all of its intricacies, each with their own administrator portals and an untold number of settings available to tailor your experience. For every environment, the requirements are unique; there’s no one size fitsContinue reading “Making the most of your Microsoft 365 experience”