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Success is about people. Business leaders recognize that people are central to how their companies operate and empowering people is imperative to innovate and grow in any competitive landscape. Implementing a Modern Workplace should not be considered a “nice to have” – but a top priority.

And people love their PCs and Macs! Mobile phones are great for communication and light productivity on the go. Tablets are great for interacting with content. But when users really need to get work done, they choose a PC or a Mac.

So could your organization be more successful with your actual PCs? If your company is still using Windows 7 & Office 2010, it’s key to consider that since their introduction the world has changed:

  • We’re observing a shift from traditional offices to open physical environments and collaborative workspaces.
  • Teamwork has become essential to the way work gets done and organizations are more networked.
  • The workforce and business landscape are changing, and employee and customer expectations are evolving.
  • At the same time, companies are faced with the challenge of protecting their people and IP in a more complex threat environment

Having the right technology in place and enabling employees to do their best work, from anywhere, is a critical part of digital transformation.

This is where the Modern Desktop fits in.

How to use Microsoft Teams for a Meeting | Tutorial 

Microsoft Teams tips and tricks

Jeremy Chapman – Microsoft Teams tips and tricksNew to Microsoft Teams? In this video, we walk through everything you need to know as a first-time participant in Microsoft Teams meetings. If you’re coming from Zoom, Webex or other platforms, you’ll learn how to join, set up your camera and audio, receive and share content – from the desktop app or the web browser. If you’re a seasoned user of Teams, I’ll also point out a few capabilities you might not already know about. What I film with and use on my daily Microsoft Teams calls: Shure MV7 microphone: -US-https://amzn.to/3EZzqQA

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Sony A7 II: -US-https://amzn.to/3OQxSgj

Samyang 35mm F1.8 AF Full Frame lens: -US-https://amzn.to/3MJGZOf

Sony ZV-E10 camera: -US-https://amzn.to/3K95swp

Viltrox 23mm F1.4 AF lens: -US-https://amzn.to/41dgCaL-UK-https://amzn.to/3ztaJdE-DE-https://amzn.to/3U0Jb8Q-CA-https://amzn.to/3M9Yzha Ring light: -US-https://amzn.to/4aEdEka Softbox diffuser: -US-https://amzn.to/3vDQLfb

Chapters: 00:00 How to start with Microsoft Teams meetings 01:07

Joining a meeting from the Teams web client 01:39

Device settings options in Teams web client 02:04

PowerPoint Live in Teams web client 02:39

How to use the Microsft Teams desktop app 02:54

Blur background or replace background in Microsoft Teams 03:29

Device settings options in Microsoft Teams app 05:26

PowerPoint Live in Teams app 06:01

Pop-out shared content as a separate window in Teams app 06:59

Reactions, emojis and raise hand in Teams app 08:31

Call Health in Microsoft Teams app 08:41

Meeting notes in Microsoft Teams app 10:16

Live captions, transcriptions and recording in Microsoft Teams 11:48

How to reduce bandwidth consumption in Microsoft Teams 12:20

Presenter mode and standout in Microsoft Teams #microsoftteams#microsoftteamstutorial#microsoftteamsschulung

Introduction to the SharePoint Web UI Kit

Are you looking to design engaging intranets or portals with SharePoint? Don’t miss out from the great free assets to take advantage – SharePoint Web UI Kit. SharePoint Web UI Kit provides you design guidance and assets to be used in the Figma. You can use the provided assets to design your own portals or own web parts based on your company requirements and preferences.

Agenda 00:00

intro 01:37

presentation 03:23

demo 14:22 closing

✨ Presenters Nicole Woon (Microsoft) |   / niwoon   Farhan Mian (Microsoft) |   / farhanahmedmian   📖 Learn more • SharePoint Web UI Kit in Figma – https://www.figma.com/community/file/… • New web parts available in the SharePoint Web UI kit! – https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t… • Designing great SharePoint experiences – https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sha…

💡 Learn more about the Microsoft 365 & Power Platform community • Microsoft 365 & Power Platform Unified Sample gallery: https://aka.ms/community/samples • Microsoft 365 & Power Platform Community in YouTube: https://aka.ms/community/videos • Microsoft 365 & Power Platform: https://aka.ms/community/home

Provisioning look book SharePoint templates using PnP PowerShell

Are you interested on the applying look book templates to Microsoft 365? Following the steps within this video on applying look book or any PnP provisioning engine templates to SharePoint Online sites using PnP PowerShell. This process works for any existing template which was available in the look book site or if you create these templates for yourself.

Sample code: Invoke-PnPTenantTemplate -Path .\Downloads\M365LP.pnp -Parameters @(“Siteurl”_-/sites/M365 Learning for Collabra Networks Staff”)

Agenda 00:00

intro 00:40

prerequisites 02:28

get template 04:58

create target site 06:08

provisioning with PowerShell 09:13 summary

This video is using the Microsoft Learning Pathways template as the example scenario to be installed to the tenant. ⚠️ Notice that the PnP tooling is based on open-source solutions and projects with active community providing support for it. There is no SLA for the open-source tool support from Microsoft ✨ Presenter Paolo Pialorsi (PiaSys) |   / paolopialorsi   📖

Learn more • Applying PnP template to SharePoint site – https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sha… • Installing PowerShell on Windows – https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/pow… • PnP PowerShell – https://pnp.github.io/powershell/ • Look book service – https://lookbook.microsoft.com • SharePoint Provisioning Templates – https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-… 👋 Built something cool for Microsoft 365 or Power Platform? We are always looking for presenters – Volunteer for a community call demo at    • Microsoft 365 & Power Platform weekly…  . 💡 Learn more about the Microsoft 365 & Power Platform community • Microsoft 365 & Power Platform Unified Sample gallery: https://aka.ms/community/samples • Microsoft 365 & Power Platform Community in YouTube: https://aka.ms/community/videos • Microsoft 365 & Power Platform: https://aka.ms/community/home Sharing is caring! You are awesome! 🧡 —– 💡 Provisioning look book SharePoint templates using PnP PowerShell Discover the easy steps to using PnP PowerShell to provision complex templates to your Microsoft 365 instance with beautiful results 📺 Watch now →    • Provisioning look book SharePoint tem…  #SharePoint#Microsoft365dev

Insider Risk in Conditional Access | Microsoft Entra + Microsoft Purview Adaptive Protection

In the rapidly evolving digital era, organizations face an uphill battle in securing sensitive data – as evidenced by our recent Microsoft “Rethinking Security from the Inside Out” report where 87% of organizations stated that they experienced data breaches in the past year. A substantial 63% of these incidents stem from inadvertent or malicious insiders with access to sensitive information.

Organizations struggle to keep up with the dynamic nature of risks due to their reliance on fragmented tools and one-size-fits-all security policies, causing friction for users who need to use and access data for legitimate purposes. We continue to hear from customers that they need a user and data-centric approach that enables them to dial up and dial down data security controls based on evolving insider risk levels.

Enter Adaptive Protection, a powerful capability in Microsoft Purview designed to improve overall data security. Adaptive Protection helps you protect your organization’s data by integrating dynamic insider risk levels, determined by data related activities, with various policy engines to automatically moving users in and out of policies as their risk levels change over time.

In February 2023, we announced, enabling users to be automatically included in the scope of data loss policies based on insider risk levels. For example, a DLP policy integrated with insider risk levels will prevent high-risk users from printing sensitive data, while allowing low-risk users to do so. This balances security and productivity and avoids blanketed policies that can be both very noisy and difficult to manage, while also hindering the end user experience.

Today, we are excited to announce Adaptive Protection is now also integrated with Conditional Access. You can now create Conditional Access polices to automatically add users to policies in response to insider risks levels.

Adaptive Protection integrated with Conditional Access

One of the challenges organizations face when trying to implement data security measures is the reliance on fragmented and siloed solutions. These solutions can make it difficult to roll out new data security controls consistently and can create gaps in protection that can be exploited by insiders. With the integration of Adaptive Protection and Conditional Access, Microsoft provides a seamless and easy solution for organizations to automatically move users in and out of policies based on their risk levels. This eliminates the need for organizations to manage multiple, siloed solutions and provides a more streamlined and effective approach to data security.

One of the key components of this integrated solution is Conditional Access, which plays a crucial role in enhancing an organization’s security by enforcing access to applications, data, and infrastructure, thereby minimizing the risk of external threats. It evaluates signals like user identity, location, device, user-risk, and sign-in risk to determine access to resources. And depending on the identity’s risk level, a range of controls is applied, be it implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), necessitating a password change, or outright blocking access to the application.

Now consider a scenario where a once-trusted employee on your sales team becomes a high-risk user, having submitted their resignation and starting to engage in data exfiltration activities. The Adaptive Protection and DLP integration allows you to prevent unauthorized use of data, but preventing access in the first place to critical applications like Salesforce adds another layer of defense.

With Adaptive Protection integrated with Conditional Access, you can now also configure a policy to automatically add the high-risk employee to the policy and block access to stealing data from your Salesforce application. Admins simply need to toggle the insider risk configuration switch to Yes and activate policy controls, such as mandating a terms of use agreement or outright blocking access. In the scenario above, you could seamlessly prevent a high-risk salesperson from accessing Salesforce – an application housing their beloved client list, while enabling a low-risk salesperson to access the application.

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The synergy between compromised user risk and insider risk provides your organization with a more comprehensive solution to safeguarding your data against both external threats and internal risks. This comprehensive and multi-layered approach protects your organization against unauthorized access, data leaks, and data theft – ultimately strengthening your overall data security. With a united front against both external and insider risks, your data remains safe, reinforcing your organization’s resilience in the face of evolving cyber threats.

Read our ”Rethinking Security from the Inside Out” Report

We recently surveyed more than 500 data security and identity and access management professionals to gain deep insights into the data security landscape, the challenges organizations face with existing tools, and best practices for protecting against data breaches. Download our report!

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Thank you,
Erin Miyake, Principal Product Manager, Microsoft Purview
Poulomi Bandyopadhyay, Sr. Product Manager, Microsoft Entra

Real-Time Collaboration | Microsoft Loop Updates for Admins

Synchronize collaboration across your favorite app experiences and devices with Microsoft Loop, our Microsoft 365 co-creation app. Use Loop components to work fluidly with others, while staying in your favorite collaboration app for a connected and interactive experience. Content is always live and up-to-date. View and organize all your loop activity, and provide a collaborative shared workspace for everyone to work together across projects using the Loop app. Generative AI with Microsoft 365 Copilot is integrated throughout the experience to help generate content without starting from scratch. Derek Liddell, Principal PM Manager for Microsoft Loop shares the latest user updates, and configuration, data security, and compliance controls for Microsoft 365 admins.

► QUICK LINKS: 00:00 – New co-creation app, Microsoft Loop 01:10

– Loop app experience 02:43

– Sharing experience in Loop 04:13

– Loop-powered collaborative notes in Teams 04:53

– Project management experience 05:52

– Admin experience 07:06

– Controls and policies, and Conditional Access 08:56

– Wrap up ► Link References Try it out at https://loop.microsoft.com Stay up to date on admin capabilities at https://aka.ms/LoopCompliance ► Unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics? As Microsoft’s official video series for IT, you can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at Microsoft. • Subscribe to our YouTube:    / microsoftmechanicsseries   • Talk with other IT Pros, join us on the Microsoft Tech Community: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t… • Watch or listen from anywhere, subscribe to our podcast: https://microsoftmechanics.libsyn.com… ► Keep getting this insider knowledge, join us on social: • Follow us on Twitter:   / msftmechanics   • Share knowledge on LinkedIn:   / microsoft-mechanics   • Enjoy us on Instagram:   / msftmechanics   • Loosen up with us on TikTok:   / msftmechanics  #MicrosoftLoop#Microsoft365#Copilot#GenerativeAI

Microsoft Teams Devices

Microsoft Teams DeviceA Microsoft Teams device is a piece of hardware that has been tested and verified to provide high-quality audio and video experiences with Microsoft Teams1These devices are designed to enhance the Teams experience and can be used for personal or shared use cases2.

There are several types of Microsoft Teams devices:

  1. Headsets: These are engineered to keep you agile and provide superior wireless audio performance. Examples include the Jabra Evolve2 65 mono USB-A Black, Yealink WH6 Premium Series, and EPOS ADAPT 300 Series3.
  2. Speakerphones: These are personal, USB, and Bluetooth smart speakerphones. Examples include Poly Sync 20, Yealink CP700, and Jabra Speak 7503.
  3. Teams Panels: These are touch screen wall mounts designed specifically to run Microsoft Teams. Examples include Crestron 10.1 Inch room scheduling touch screen and Yealink RoomPanel for Teams3.
  4. Desk Phones & Teams Displays: These are native Microsoft Teams Total Touch high-end business phones with a large color touch screen and full UC integration. An example is Audio.

The Yealink MP54, MP56, and MP58 are Microsoft Teams phones powered by Android 1212. They offer an upgraded user experience with faster response times and seamless interactive experiences12.

Android 12’s enhanced security features protect sensitive data from malicious attacks, ensuring a secure and stable operating environment12. These phones are designed to provide a friendly Microsoft Teams experience with a 4-inch capacitive touch screen and dedicated Teams button for intuitive call controls1.

The MP54, MP56, and MP58 also support professional management platforms such as Teams Admin Center (TAC) and Yealink Management Cloud Service (YMCS), allowing for bulk phone upgrades, updates, and real-time alarms for issues like poor call quality or firmware upgrade failure1.

These devices are part of Yealink’s commitment to providing reliable voice device solutions and Teams phone systems2. They are designed to support the workforce, upgrade and update phones in bulk, and provide real-time alarms such as poor call quality or firmware upgrade failure1.

Microsoft Teams Premium | Intelligent Recap and other new features

By Mike Tholfsen
Mike Tholfsen

A step-by-step Microsoft Teams Premium tutorial showing the new Microsoft Teams features that have recently been added to this new offering including the Intelligent Recap feature using AI. Teams Premium. Teams Premium makes every meeting from one-on-ones to large meetings, to virtual appointments to webinars, more personalized, intelligent, and secure. With Teams Premium, you can: 1) Extend your organization’s brand and company culture across meetings with branding, organization backgrounds, and organization together mode scenes. 2) Use AI to make the meetings you attend (and miss) more productive and impactful through live translation for captions to remove language barriers and intelligent recap features that offer smarter recordings with autogenerated chapters, AI-suggested action items, and insights to quickly catch up on missed meetings where your name was mentioned. 3) Apply advanced meeting protection such as Watermark, End-to-end encryption for meetings, and Sensitivity labels for meetings with prevent copy/paste of meeting chat to better protect your virtual meetings. 4) Deliver a high-quality webinar experience through advanced capabilities to streamline event workflows with registration waitlist and manual approval, facilitate behind-the-scene actions through virtual green room for presenters (separate from attendees) before the event begins, and manage the attendee experience so they only see shared content and participants brought on-screen. 5) Manage the end-to-end virtual appointment experience with advanced features like text reminders, custom branded virtual appointments, and a centralized Virtual Appointment dashboard for a quick view into schedules, queues, and analytics to keep track of key usage insights such as no-shows and wait time information per appointment ✅ Detailed Microsoft Teams Premium blog https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t… ✅ IT Admin overview page: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/Mic… ✅ Try Teams Premium for free: https://signup.microsoft.com/get-star… ✅ Buy Teams Premium: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/micro… 📝 Table of contents 0:00 Introduction 0:14 Intelligent Recap using AI 3:33 Custom branded meetings, custom backgrounds and Org defined backgrounds 4:20 Translated captions in a Teams meeting 5:40 Advanced webinar features 6:36 Advanced Virtual appointment features 7:41 Advanced meeting protection and security 🌍🌎🌏 Supported Caption translation languages include: languages include: English (US), English (Canada), English (India), English (UK), English (Australia), English (New Zealand), Arabic (Arab Emirates) (Preview), Arabic (Saudi Arabia) (Preview), Chinese (Simplified China), Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong SAR), Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan) (Preview), Czech (Czechia) (Preview), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium) (Preview), Dutch (Netherlands), French (Canada), French (France), Finnish (Finland) (Preview), German (Germany), Greek (Greece) (Preview), Hebrew (Israel) (Preview), Hindi (India), Hungarian (Hungary) (Preview), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Korea), Norwegian (Norway), Polish (Poland) (Preview), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal) (Preview), Romanian (Romania) (Preview), Russian (Russia), Slovak (Slovakia) , Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), (Turkey) (Preview), Ukrainian (Ukraine), Vietnamese (Vietnam) *Connect with me on Social: Twitter:   / mtholfsen   LinkedIn:   / miketholfsen   Instagram:   / mtholfsen   Pinterest:   / miketholfsen   TikTok:   / mtholfsen   Wakelet: https://www.wakelet.com/@mtholfsen *Distance Learning Resources: Microsoft EDU Remote site: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/educa… Teams EDU Quick Start Guide: https://aka.ms/TeamsEDUQuickGuide Webinar series: https://aka.ms/RemoteLearningPlaylist Resource, training and tips collection: https://aka.ms/RemoteLearningWakelet

Copilot for Security: Customize your Copilot | Microsoft Secure Tech Accelerator

Explore the latest ways to customize Microsoft Copilot for Security for your team. Now generally available, Copilot for Security is a generative AI-powered assistant for daily security operations, and it is more effective when integrated with your workflows. We start with a deep dive and walk you through creating custom promptbooks, adding your organization’s knowledge bases, and using logic apps to write back updates to your tools. Lastly, get answers to commonly asked questions in the second half of this session. ————————————————————————————————————————————– ❓ See the Q&A at https://aka.ms/Accelerate/CopilotForS… ▶️ Skill up at the Microsoft Secure Tech Accelerator: https://aka.ms/Secure/TechAccelerator 🔖 Bookmark the Security, Compliance, and Identity Blog: https://aka.ms/Blog/SCI 🌐 Join the Security, Compliance, and Identity community: https://aka.ms/Community/SCI

This session is part of the *Microsoft Secure Tech Accelerator*. Get deep dives into the announcements from the Microsoft Secure digital event. You’ll have an opportunity to learn technical information that will help you and your team implement Copilot, learn how to secure your AI, see demonstrations, and get answers to your questions from the product team.

Here’s what’s covered: 0:00 – Intro 2:20 – Recap learnings & news from Secure 5:10 – Create and share custom promptbooks 9:35 – Upload and use knowledge bases 14:10 – Create a custom plugin for Copilot 20:55 – I’ve set up CfS using the Microsoft Copilot for Security portal, but I can’t find any Microsoft copilot for security compute resources in any of my Azure Subscriptions, how do I find it? 22:30 – Do I need any KQL query plugins if I don’t have any queries already stored in my environment? 27:50 – Can I use prompt books to read and interpret security logs? 30:15 – What’s the Hallucination rate for the AI? 34:20 – Microsoft Defender for threat intelligence 36:50 – How does Microsoft envision the evolution of Security Copilot over the next few years, and what are the key areas of focus for expanding its capabilities? 48:20 – The cost model is based on SCU. Is it possible to throw some light on how 1 SCU maps to a real-world use case? 54:05 – How does snow play into the plugin ecosystem? 54:30 – Closing thoughts