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Get Administrator roles and Privileged Identity Management roles of an Azure AD tenant

To ensure the security of your Microsoft 365 client, we recommend implementing an appropriate governance and security strategy. An effective measure is to determine the current administrators and their permissions. In this article, we want to identify administrators with permanent roles and administrators who can use roles with Privileged Identity Management (PIM). PIM provides just-in-time privileged access to Azure AD and Azure resources. See how to find all Administrators, including PIM, here.

Honored to be renewed as Microsoft MVPs 2020-2021

This July, the Microsoft MVP Award Program renewed the MVP award to our four MVP-colleagues at atwork. We are honored to receive this award for our community work! Martina Grom received heir 10th MVP award for Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, Toni Pohl his 8th MVP award for Microsoft Azure and Office Development, Sigi Jagott his 8th MVP award for Microsoft 365, and Dominik Höfling his 3rd MVP award for Microsoft 365.

How user profile picture synchronization works in Microsoft 365

From an historical point of view, various single services such as Exchange and SharePoint Online have been integrated into Office 365, or as it´s named now, Microsoft 365. The platform shows user profile pictures, and syncs that between the services, depending on the service (licenses). Since this can be a little bit confusing, we now have a good article explaining the user profile sync.

Check out the "Microsoft Teams Best Practices for Remote Work" podcast of Mary Jo Foley with guest Martina Grom

In June, our managing director Martina Grom had the pleasure of speaking to the renowned Microsoft journalist Mary Jo Foley in a podcast interview. Listen to the podcast in the MJF chat!

Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon and Microsoft 365 for crisis communication resources

Microsoft 356 helps you communicate from anywhere. Today, the Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon online event starts and I show different services like the quick to use crisis communication SharePoint site the Microsoft Health Care Bot service and more. Check out the Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon and see how to start with these two services here.

Listen to the podcast about Microsoft 365 Governance for Work From Home with Martina Grom

How are you managing working from home during the pandemic? Listen to Richard Campbell's podcast from runasradio.com and our Martina Grom. Richard talks to Martina about the challenges around maintaining security and productivity with entire workforces doing their jobs from home with Microsoft 365 and governance tools.

Watch our sessions of #GlobalAzure Virtual Austria 2020

As in the previous years, we were proud to be part of the Global Azure Virtual - formerly known as the Global Azure Bootcamp - event on April 24, 2020. Because of the Corona pandemic, the word-wide event went virtual and was distributed as Microsoft Teams Live events, organized by the Coding Club Linz. If you could not attend live, you now can watch some sessions that are already uploaded to Youtube. Find them here!

Automate SSL certificates updates with App Services and Azure Key Vault

Storing credentials, SSL certificates, connection strings and other secrets in Azure Key Vault is recommended for every software project in the (Azure) cloud. This is easy to do when using certificates, such as for a website hosted in Azure App Services. Learn how to configure a SSL certificate once and then have it automatically updated when you update it in the Key Vault, called automatic rotation. See a step-by-step description here.

Starting the WFH project at atwork

There is a lot of news about the worldwide spread of Covid-19 and the effects on all of us. In order to prevent a rapid spread, the usual life should be restricted. People should stay at home if possible and work should be done from home if possible. We at atwork Vienna decided today in the team to do home office in the next few days and possibly weeks. The cloud and tools such as Microsoft Teams make it possible. We will report here which technology works and what needs improvement.