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TekkiTalk With Adam Harmetz: Microsoft Lists and Connecting Through Technology

- 1 min read-Knut Relbe-Moe
A conversation with Adam Harmetz, VP of Product at Microsoft. Over his 17 years at Microsoft, Adam has been involved in the Office client, compliance, SharePoint, and now Microsoft Viva. Knut and Adam discuss the journey of Microsoft Lists and how it has become a strong standalone product with a focus on improving user experience. They also touch on the importance of technology in connecting people from diverse backgrounds and fostering inclusivity within the community.

The Windows PC Spares Collection

- 10 min read-Ed Tittel
Even small fleets of PCs need a collection of spare cables, peripherals, and parts to keep things running and working properly. This article discusses what to keep on hand. With a modestly equipped collection of extras, spares and stand-ins, admins can troubleshoot and work around or replace specific components (or entire devices) for repair or replacement.

Power Platform Connectors Publishing, Certification, and Deployment

- 34 min read-Eric Shupps
The article outlines how creators of Power Platform custom connectors can share their connectors around the globe using Power Automate, Power Apps, and Azure Logic Apps. It details the structured certification process, from packaging and validating connectors to conform with Microsoft's guidelines, to documenting and submitting these for inclusion in the official connector gallery. The process, while technical and geared towards professional developers, is accessible to those willing to learn the necessary command-line utilities.

Designing a Delegation Model in Active Directory: Part 2

- 1 min read-Mahdi Tehrani
This is part 2 of “Designing a delegation model in Active Directory”. In Part 1, Mahdi discussed the general concepts of delegation and why even delegation based on least privilege is a must in Active Directory. In this part, he explains the different methods of applying delegation in Active Directory and suggests a framework based on the concepts of least privilege. This framework can be expanded to include other areas of infrastructure. For example, the same concepts can be used to implement the least privilege delegation to manage the VMware solution or Azure Resources. However, the focus here is Active Directory.

3 Ways to Get Advantage Using Microsoft Copilot in Whiteboard

- 8 min read-Anouck Fierens
See how to use Microsoft Copilot in Whiteboard to generate and refine ideas. This article provides information on how to use Copilot for brainstorming, preparing for training, and ordering ideas.

Insights from the First Episode of “Guardians of M365 Governance”

- 3 min read-Christian Buckley
Highlights from yesterday's live webcast of Guardians of M365 Governance where Ragnar and Christian welcomed Joanne Klein and David Drever, fellow MVPs with compliance expertise in SharePoint, Syntex and Purview. They offered insights into using Microsoft Purview and how AI will reshape the automation of governance tasks plus other great changes that AI will bring.

TekkiTalk with Richard Harbridge: Scaling Up Copilot

- 1 min read-Knut Relbe-Moe
Host Knut Relbe-Moe chats with guest Richard Harbridge, the Chief Technology Officer at 2toLead, about the transformative impact of Copilot. Harbridge emphasizes the need for a gradual adoption process, starting with individual productivity scenarios before scaling up to team and organizational levels. He underscores the tool's potential to make Microsoft 365 more accessible for all employees and recommends a step-by-step approach to ensure effective utilization.

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Backup and Archive Functionality

- 5 min read-Brian Alderman
Microsoft is developing and testing Microsoft 365 Backup and Microsoft 365 Archive, which currently in Preview mode and expected to be in General Availability (GA) in 2024. Using Microsoft 365 Backup, persons with Microsoft 365 admin roles can create and manage backups using Microsoft 365 Backup for OneDrive, SharePoint, and Exchange. Microsoft 365 Archive will provide a cost-effective solution for securing inactive data within SharePoint. Microsoft 365 Archive offers benefits and partner integrations.

Winget Deployment With PSAppDeployToolkit

- 14 min read-Florian Salzmann
Learn how to deploy applications with Windows Package Manager (winget) and the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit (PSAppDeployToolkit). This article shows how to use these tools for automating installations, handling silent installations, creating detection rules, and uploading applications to Microsoft Intune.

Organize Your Digital Classroom With Microsoft Teams for Education

- 13 min read-Laurent Carlier
The education version of Teams differs from the business version in important ways. The channel structures, organisation of learning resources, and access paths for students are all important considerations for smoothly running the class throughout the year. This article is a deep dive into those considerations, as well as some best practices to help you build your classroom teams with confidence, whether you're teaching alone or with a group of teachers.

A Guide to Power Platform for Beginners

- 11 min read-Shadrack Kiprotich
Shadrack's article highlights the emergence of low-code development platforms, particularly Microsoft Power Platform, which simplifies software development through visual interfaces and drag-and-drop functionality. The advantages of using Microsoft Power Platform include cost reduction, easy data integration, and enhanced collaboration, making it accessible to citizen developers and professionals across different industries. The article includes links to online Power Platform learning resources.

Using DISM /Get-Packages for Windows Image Inspection

- 12 min read-Ed Tittel
Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) is a powerhouse for those who create, manage, and deploy Windows images. Learn how to use the /Get-Packages option in DISM to show what’s in the Windows Component Store for images you manage and deploy. This information provides vital insights to help keep images clean, even as updates are made.