Exchange Online migration design considerations

Deprecation of basic authentication in Exchange Online

Introduction Microsoft has announced the deprecation of Basic authentication in Exchange Online. Basic authentication will be permanently disabled in Exchange Online on October 1st, 2022. More specifically, Microsoft is removing the ability to use Basic authentication in Exchange Online for Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), POP, IMAP, Remote PowerShell, Exchange Web Services […]

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 pre-migration checklist

Introduction When planning to migrate an organization with existing on-premises infrastructure to the Microsoft 365 Cloud, you need to create a thorough plan before the migration. This article discusses a Microsoft 365 pre-migration checklist which is provided as a template by Microsoft. Microsoft 365 pre-migration checklist Carry out the following […]

Microsoft Graph API

Azure AD Graph retirement date

Microsoft had announced that on 30 June 2022, they would retire Azure AD Graph. The Azure AD Graph retirement date has now changed. On April 7th 2022, Microsoft published the following update about Azure AD Graph retirement date: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/update-your-apps-to-use-microsoft-graph-before-30-june-2022/. Before that date, you’ll need to update your apps that use […]

powerBI

Comparison of Microsoft Power BI service plans

Introduction Power BI is a cloud-based suite of business analytics tools that lets anyone connect to, visualize, and analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding. It connects users to a broad range of live data through easy-to-use dashboards, provides AI-infused automated insights, embedded and interactive reports, and delivers compelling […]

security and privacy

Microsoft 365 secure score top 10 improvement actions

Introduction Microsoft 365 security score is a consolidated security score based on Microsoft best practice security configurations for Microsoft 365 tenants. The higher the score the higher theoretically your overall Microsoft 365 tenant security levels. The score comprises a list of improvement actions based on your current security posture. Not […]

Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Desktop support for Windows Server 2022 and Windows 11

Azure Virtual Desktop support for Windows Azure Virtual Desktop follows the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy and supports the following x64 operating system images: Windows 11 Enterprise multi-session (Preview) Windows 11 Enterprise (Preview) Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise Windows Server 2022 Windows Server 2019 Windows Server 2016 […]

The Microsoft Cloud Society

Microsoft Cloud Society is an online community featuring Cloud computing courses, learning challenges, Microsoft Cloud learning events and a group of Cloud-skilled professionals, among other things. If you are interested in participating in the community, you will first have to register with Microsoft Cloud Society using your Microsoft (MSA) Account. […]

microsoft365

Microsoft 365 troubleshooting tools

When providing technical support to your end users in a Microsoft 365 infrastructure, it is good to have in mind the following list of useful Microsoft 365 troubleshooting tools: Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365: https://diagnostics.outlook.com/#/ Office 365 user profile and device license allocation: https://office.com Outlook Web App: […]