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The quick way to work with SharePoint Lists and permissions

SharePoint (or Microsoft) lists provide a good storage for not too extensive structured data. Sometimes administrators want to restrict access to certain items or lines. This approach shows how you, as an administrator, can do this without using item permissions, but with simpler and easier-to-manage views and permissions.

Export email messages from Exchange Online to a CSV file with Graph PowerShell

I had to export email messages to a CSV file from a specific folder in my Outlook mailbox. Nothing special, just a quick export. I noticed that Outlook allows messages to be exported, but the date of the message is missing in the export file! Really? So here is a workaround to quickly export email messages using Graph PowerShell.

Renew the Cloud Hub Teams app permissions

The Cloud Hub Teams app is a business application that provides data from your Microsoft 365 tenant, the Message Center and the Incident Center, as well as the status and history of global Azure services. Since Microsoft recently announced the discontinuation of the Microsoft Service Communications API, all organizations using the Cloud Hub Teams app have to renew their app permissions once in order to be able to use the successor API functions. See how it works here.

Ways to work with Power BI licenses

I recently wanted to share a Microsoft Power BI report with other users who only have the "Power BI (Free)" license. Well, with a "Power BI Pro" license, a report can be shared with other users. But I noticed that there are stumbling blocks when it comes to licensing. Here are my findings.

Trust the box? Working with the Relevance Score in Microsoft 365

In the Microsoft 365 platform, productivity and recommendations are created to inform users about their relevant data. For example, Microsoft Delve is an app showing such information to a user. Another service is Microsoft Viva Insights (formerly MyAnalytics) that sends out statistics according to the motto "Work smarter with personal productivity insights in Microsoft 365". While this can be very useful for users to quickly find and discover relevant data, works councils are often sensitive to personal data in a company. So how can we explain what is happening here and invalidate what data is visible to individual users and what data is visible to other users? Well, here is some information about the Microsoft 365 "works with" features.