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M365 Copilot for everyone

As announced yesterday, Microsoft is removing the 300 seat purchase minimum for commercial plans and making Copilot available to Office 365 E3 and E5 customers upon purchasing the Copilot license. This change will make it easier for more people and businesses to access the benefits of the M365 Copilot.

Dear Microsoft Entra Administrator, allow Guest users to leave-lifecycle and governance for external user accounts

This article describes the current issues with blocked guest user accounts and how to mitigate some of them. You will also see some recommended ways to improve lifecycle management while still have a good governance in place.
Sometimes being a guest in Microsoft Entra tenants feel like Hotel California:

You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave!”

Hidden feature: Request Files in SharePoint Online and OneDrive

Sharing functionalities in Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online improve collaboration and file exchange. SharePoint Online has become an invaluable tool for businesses of all sizes. One of the most recent additions to the platform is the new File Request feature, which allows users to easily request files from other users. In this blog post, we'll discuss how to configure the new File Request feature in SharePoint Online and OneDrive, and provide some helpful links to references for further reading. This feature is a great way to streamline the process of collecting files from outside sources, and it’s easy to configure in SharePoint Online.

Women's History Month-2022 Edition Recap, looking forward to 2023

March 8th is celebrated worldwide as Women’s day. There is more of that: March is Women’s History Month. Working as a women in technology is not as exotical as it was 25 years ago, still, there is room for improvement to engage women to look into jobs in technology and also to engage them to bond with other women in technology and join allies with like minded people in the industry.

In 2022 I started with the idea to celebrate women’s history month with highlighting a women in Tech every day and write why she is a role model for me and what she does. But why only 2022? Why not 2023 as well? There are still so many women around us which I want to celebrate in the 31 days of march. What are your women or March? #WomensHistoryMonth

Build a Viva Connections App with Adaptive Cards

Adaptive cards are becoming increasingly popular in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. We can find them in Microsoft Search, Power Apps, SPFx apps, Outlook email and many more services. So what are Adaptive Cards (AC) and Adaptive Card Extensions (ACE)? In this article, we show how you can harness the power of adaptive cards in Viva Connections.

HoHoHo-use Viva Engage to create exciting engagements for everyone!

See how Santa uses Stories with Viva engage to create insights about his daily work preparing for XMas. On the third day of Christmas, Microsoft gave to me... better communication, an intranet in Teams and great experience for employees with Viva Engage.
We sparkle goodness within employees as we see how we can improve engagements and use Viva Engage to surprise and engage users. We use Storylines in Viva Engage to create exciting engagements for everyone.
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