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Stephen Wilson

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Maybe Your Coworkers Aren’t Telling You Everything

If you really think about it, is it possible your coworkers aren’t telling you important information about your work world? When we meet with customers, we have encountered an odd phenomenon: we send the invites, we announce our roles within Pait Group and how we hope to help with their project. Then we spend the next hour listening to the customers being completely surprised by everything their coworkers say.

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JSON Column Formatting (Part 2)

OK, so if you haven't read JSON Column Formatting (Part 1), this entry will probably make less sense than it should. Take a minute and check that out before you go on with this blog post, and you will be much happier.

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A Plan for Securing Your Tenant (Even if Everything Looks Like It Is Working)

Here is the truth. The beloved term “best practices” is almost meaningless in a system as complex and flexible as Microsoft 365. The services of Microsoft 365 can be configured in radically different ways to limit or expand their reach into the world, and you have to determine what best represents your organization's way of working.

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Microsoft Reveals the Future of OneDrive

It’s October 3, 2023. I am sitting at my PC, waiting as the digital meeting equivalent of "hold music" plays. According to the graphic on the screen, the Q&A session should begin momentarily for the "Microsoft OneDrive: The Future of File Management is Here" event where Microsoft just unveiled the 3rd major version of OneDrive to the public. The main presentation is over, and while I wait, I’m digesting the latest announcements and changes that were unleashed upon us.

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Automate Where You Are: Power Automate Desktop

 

If you work in even a lightly technical workplace these days, you know there is a big push to use technology to automate many day-to-day tasks. Microsoft has worked hard to provide an array of tools to feed that need. If you look at the list of Power Automate's "connectors" (https://make.powerautomate.com/connectors), you will see that Microsoft has worked with a variety of partners to build an ecosystem of endpoints for working with data that moves to and from Microsoft 365 in a way that is designed to be useful for automation tasks. Connectors reduce the "friction" between various services interacting, reducing development needed to make various data sources communicate with one another. If you need to have something automated, in the Microsoft 365 context, Power Automate has probably come up.

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Microsoft 365 Backup and Archive Services

Before the Microsoft Backup and Archive services announcement at Microsoft Inspire 2023, an AI Chatbot like ChatGPT would have responded to "Tell me about Microsoft 365 backups provided by Microsoft" with something like this:

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