New Features in Microsoft Teams

Teams is Microsoft’s collaboration hub within Office 365. Teams was originally introduced as a direct answer to Slack, but it’s become a much bigger solution than that over the last two years it has been publicly available within Office 365.

According to recent numbers from Microsoft, Teams is now in use at more than 500,000 organizations across the world. With a new service of this scope there is going to be a long adoption period, while organizations wrap their collective heads around how to use a service like this. Hopefully this blog post will start that education and adoption process for a few more Office 365 customers.

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Unpublished Exchange Book Chapters

Sometimes things don’t go as planned.

I, and a few of my fellow Exchange MVP/MCM friends, tried to write an Exchange book. That book never ended up going anywhere, so now I have these chapters sitting on my computer that no one has ever seen.

I figure it’s time to publish them somewhere, so here goes. You can download these chapters at the link below. They are free, just click through the store and don’t put in any credit card information.

These chapters have not been edited, or cleaned up, or even read in over a year. Read them at your own risk.

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How to track Office 365 guest users

Office 365 and Azure are where many enterprises do their work, and IT pros need to understand how to keep these tenants secure.

As Office 365 has continued to mature, Microsoft has added more options to share information and work with people outside your organization.

However, inviting external users opens the company to some degree of risk when an outsider gains access to your organization's data. This tip will cover the ways to monitor Office 365 guest users to see who has access to what data and how to modify those rights.

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Exchange 2019 on Windows Server Core - Installation Guide

The current version of Exchange can, and in most cases should, be installed on Windows Server Core. Windows Server Core is a version of the Windows Server operating system that does not have a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Since “windows” are well ingrained into the administrative habits of most of us Windows Server administrators, it’s reasonable to expect that most Exchange administrators are going to be a bit hesitant to go down this route.

In this blog post I’m going to look how to install Exchange 2019 on Server Core, the reasons why you should be installing all your new Exchange servers on Server Core, and how using Server Core is going to make you a better administrator.

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Compliance with GDPR in Exchange requires extra effort

Regulation covers and what they can do with their messaging platform to maintain compliance.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protects the personal information of people living in European Union (EU) countries by setting rules on how that data can be collected, used and stored. Compliance with GDPR affects IT professionals who work in organizations with an EU footprint no matter where they are based. For example, if a U.S. company falls victim to a data breach that leaks the personal data of EU citizens, then that company could be penalized heavily as a result.

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