Episode # 79 – What is Microsoft Defender?

In this episode we go deep dive answering a question from our audience about what does Microsoft Defender do? Antonio gives it a great overview of the Microsoft Defender family: Defender of Office 365, Defender for endpoint, Defender for identity, Defender for Cloud Apps, Defender for cloud, and Defender for IoT. Then we go in details explaining each service for Defender.

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Episode # 78 – How do you plan large scale migrations?

In this episode, we review the details and steps to deploy a large-scale migration, that consists of 20,000+ users and over a 100TBs of data. We discuss in detail the different stages of such a migration from the analysis phase, to planning, to pre-migration, migration, then training and support. In this episode, we focus on the SharePoint on-premises to Online migration and what specifics companies will need to consider when moving to the cloud.

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Episode # 77 – How do you use Microsoft Forms

In this episode, we share our experience with Microsoft Forms and how do we use it on a personal or professional level. We discuss the different use cases, what is the app used for the most, and we compare it a bit with other forms platform within M365.

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Episode # 76 – How do we use OneDrive?

In this episode, we dig into our personal experience on how we use OneDrive to manage our work-related files. It is always great and interesting to see and compare how each one of us handles OneDrive usage differently. A lot of great tips from the podcasters in this episode.

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Episode # 75 – Live from the M365 Conference – Question 2

We are live again from the M365 conference in as Vegas, asking some of the speakers about: What M365 application do you start your workday in everyday? We have two teams: Team Antonio and Team Sarah & Mike. Watch until the end to find out who won!

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Episode # 74 – Live from the Microsoft 365 Conference – Part 1

We are live from the Microsoft 365 Conference in Las Vegas, recoding in person, and interviewing few speakers about two questions. In this episode – question 1, we ask our guests about their opinion on inbox zero, is it achievable or a loaded book. We split the podcasters into Team Sarah and Team Mike; watch until the end to find out who won!

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Episode # 73 – What does it take to become an MVP

After wrapping up a great week at the Microsoft MVP Summit, we thought about a special episode that talks about our experience in becoming a Microsoft MVP. We review the process to be nominated to an MVP, what are our passion about it, the benefits of having the award and what it means to all of us.

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Episode # 72 – Our top 10 new features about Microsoft Lists

In this episode, we review out top 10 picks in the new features and announcements about Microsoft Lists. Each one of us has their top ones and we go into a round robin to review our preferred ones, explain how they work, and when they are being released.

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Episode # 71 – How do you use Planner in your day-to-day life

In this episode, we discuss our personal experiences in using Planner to manage our daily activities. We share with our audience quick tips on creating and managing tasks, how do we create sub-tasks and our preferences in using Planner for our projects. We show a demo how you can quickly stand up a new Planner and assign tasks in a timely manner.

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Episode # 70 – Microsoft Teams breakout rooms

In this episode, we discuss the Microsoft Teams breakout rooms, how are they used and what’s the best use case scenarios with this feature. We review how they can be configured, managed, and deployed within your tenant and how you can set it up within your meeting.

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Episode # 69 – How do you protect Global Admin accounts ?

In this episode, we discuss the best practices managing Global Admin accounts, how to properly secure them and steps to make sure you protect confidential information from Global Admins. We review few secure methods that can prevent illegal access to your tenant, and you can control this privileged access to your content.

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Episode # 68 – How often do you re-certify/re-attest your content in M365

In this episode we discuss re-certifying or re-attesting your content in Microsoft 365 to meet compliance or regulation within your organization. Often, companies would like to have the content owners to re-validate their content permission, to make sure the content is only accessible by the right people. We discuss the options to re-attest the content and what options are taken against old content.

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Episode # 67 – Should we use OneDrive, Teams or SharePoint to share important corporate documents

In this episode we address this question from one of our listeners: We are just beginning to use office365. We have our important documents in OneDrive. We wish to share these files with others. Should we jump to teams? Or can we start sharing the files on SharePoint.

We review the options of sharing files from OneDrive or SharePoint, and where is the best to collaborate and co-author documents. We discuss the pros and cons of each option, and we give our recommendation, taken into consideration compliance around the documents.

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Episode # 66 – How do organization approach SharePoint news article comments?

In this episode, we will discuss a popular topic about comments about disabling news article comments in your tenant. There are multiple ways to disable them from the tenant level down to the pages level. Each scenario has a different use case, where we discuss how to best achieve taking control of the page comments.

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Episode # 65 – Talking Microsoft Viva – Connections

In this episode we start a series of few sessions to review all of Microsoft Viva components, Learning, Insights, Topics and Learning. We start with Viva Connections, the gateway to the employee experience, where we review the purpose and use of it, how to configure and deploy it to your organization. We get a bit of technical to review the requirements and the steps to implement Connections.

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Episode # 64 – Can I upload files directly from SharePoint to Teams?

In this episode, we answer a question from our audience how and where I can upload files from SharePoint to Teams. We explain the architecture of Teams backend and the scenarios you can move files around or where files are stored in Teams. We expand our discussion to explain where the data storage of all the services is associated with Microsoft Teams.

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Episode # 63 – Manage offline document with sensitivity label/MIP enabled of a terminated employee

A common question from our listener is how to protect offline documents downloaded by the users after they no longer work for the organization. We discuss in this episode options with security labels with Microsoft Information Protection and what is the best way to protect the company’s content. We review different scenarios and of course we recommend a process to control and protect sensitive information whether it is in an online or offline mode.

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Episode # 62 – Do you ever do migration again once you have migrated to M365 and SharePoint Online?

In this episode, we discuss a topic that all of us has faced regarding upgrading your content within SharePoint Online. Do we ever have to upgrade again once we have migrated to Microsoft 365? We talk about how new features are being released in SPO, and when it is necessary to do another migration/revamp of content in your portal. Does the technology drive the update in M365 or is it driven by other design change decisions?

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Episode # 61 – Tips, best practices, and clarity around meeting notes & the Microsoft Stack

In this episode, we discuss a question from our audience about the best practices on how to handle meeting notes using Microsoft 365. We review few options on how to best take meeting notes, whether you use Microsoft Teams notes classic or modern, using OneNote or even emails, we discuss options and use cases for each scenario.

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Episode # 60 – How do you deal with difficult IT projects or IT projects that go off the rails?

In this episode, we step away a bit from the technical discussion to share our experience about difficult IT projects. We discuss how we deal with projects that can go off the rails, whether it is related to scope, timing, budget, unexpected issues, or resources.

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