Stephanie Kahlam

Office 365 and SMB.

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Lock Down MS Teams Creation

Microsoft has offers many guides that identify important items to consider and discuss before you roll out Teams to your organization. Plan for Teams Governance My personal “Best Practice” item to consider is deciding who can create Teams. This is an important consideration and one that should be discussed early in the planning stages. What? …

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Redirect Teams Auto Attendant Voicemail to a Channel (Updated method)

In my original POST on this topic I describe how to redirect Voicemail to a Team Channel using a “forwarding rule” from a service accounts mailbox. Well as fate would have it this no longer works (sad face and heavy sigh) Quite recently something changed that now prevents mail from being delivered to a Team …

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Microsoft 365 Dynamic Groups and Teams

What? Did you know that by using an Azure AD Dynamic group you can auto populate the membership of a Microsoft Team. So What? Using Dynamic groups, a given team’s members update automatically based on a specific set of criteria, instead of manually managing membership. Rules can define who is a member but not an …

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Azure AD Dynamic Groups

What? Azure AD Dynamic Groups are populated with users or devices based on specific criteria defined in attribute based rules. So What? Dynamic group membership can be used to populate Security groups or Microsoft 365 Groups. This functionality: Can reduce Administrative manual work effort. Can ensure that users or devices are assigned to the correct …

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Rename a Microsoft Team Channel

Have you renamed a Teams Channel only to find out that the folder in SharePoint did not update?? Did you think, “Hey I can fix that”, and renamed the folder in SharePoint. Problem solved? Nope (sad face) And now what’s worse is that the link from your newly renamed Channel Files tab is broken. Then …

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Upload a VHD to Azure and create a virtual machine

Scenario You need to create a virtual machine from an existing device and host it in Azure. Requirements The latest version of AZCopy v10 Install Azure PowerShell module An external drive (equal to or larger than the size of the devices disk) It is assumed in this post that you already have an Azure tenant …

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Redirect Teams Auto Attendant Voicemail to a Channel

IMPORTANT! Please see this new Post as the method detailed below can stop working or will not work in some tenancy’s Microsoft 365 groups shared voicemail steps up to the plate for this particular use case scenario! Using Teams Voice with an Auto Attendant we used to route a call to “person in organization” if …

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How to add the NAVO extension to Microsoft Edge

To add the NAVO extension to Microsoft Edge you will need to configure a Device Configuration profile in End Point Manager (formerly known as Intune) This Microsoft article describes how to configure the required Device Configuration profile using the Administrative Templates option. During the “configuration” step of the profile creation select “User Configuration” and type …

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Renaming a Microsoft Team

If you Need to rename a Team make sure you have reviewed this MS article first and understand the effects this change will have. When you create a Team you get a Group (M365 Group) and that Group provisions a set of pre-defined resources such as: SharePoint (Site, Storage) OneNote Planner Calendar Mailbox (Exchange) The …

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Azure MFA using hardware tokens

MFA (Multi factor authentication) What is it? Something you know – password Something you have – phone or token Something you are – biometrics (fingerprint, face scan) What? MFA is all the rage these days, and so it should be. It allows users to add multiple layers of security to protect their identity, their assets …

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