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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.

Working with Azure AD schema extensions and Microsoft Graph

Azure Active Directory is Microsoft´s Cloud Identity system that stores user, license, group, apps, device data and more data in a secure way. As developers, we can extend many of these resources with custom extension. This can be useful to store additional metadata, such as a cost center or personal data for a user, for a group or other resource types. Unfortunately, there isn't much documentation on that. Here's how to do this step-by-step for the user resource with Azure AD schema extensions in real life.

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.

Develop Intelligent Apps for the Modern Workplace interview at ECS 2019

End of May the European Collaboration Summit 2019 took place in Germany. My MVP colleague Michael Greth did a short interview with me about Microsoft Graph and my session "Develop Intelligent Apps for the Modern Workplace". Watch it here.

Get the Microsoft Graph g-raph stickers

If you are a Microsoft 365 developer, you will be working with the Microsoft Graph to access data in the cloud. Of course, every product needs a mascot. So, the Microsoft Graph team created their own mascot recently: The Microsoft Graph g-raph (giraffe). Get the artwork for the Microsoft Graph g-raph here!

Groups Governance Toolkit Part 2-Provisioning requirements

In part 1 of this series we described the scenario for our Office 365 groups governance toolkit. In this part we will setup a workflow for the Office 365 and Microsoft Teams provisioning. Workflows help to follow specific processes for a successful collaboration.
Offering self-services for users is a key to reduce workloads on the IT department and to allow users to cover their requirements quickly while the organization's policies are enforced during the process. A frequently asked request is how to provision a new Microsoft Team in Office 365 in a secure and monitored way. See how this can be implemented here.
To allow an app to create a Microsoft group or team programmatically in a workflow, we will use the Microsoft Graph API, Azure Functions and Flow or Logic Apps. With these technologies, we can create powerful workflows to offer a self-service for users to create a team when needed, approved by the manager and being provisioned with all the necessary properties and permissions.

Groups Governance Toolkit Part 1-Overview

IT-Governance is an important topic, especially in large organizations. At Microsoft Ignite conference, we showed the "Groups Governance Toolkit" with a bunch of useful tools to regulate and monitor Office 365 groups and Microsoft Teams. Here, we will show the step-by-step guidance how to implement that toolkit with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure. Let's start with an overview what topics we cover in this article series.

Join us at SharePoint Conference 2019!

If you are working with Microsoft SharePoint, 2019 will be a great year! First of all, because SharePoint Server 2019 has been announced, and because SharePoint Conference North America 2019 will take place in May in Fabulous Las Vegas (again). We from atwork will be part of the conference and we are looking forward to it. The event registration is already open and there are reduced price packages available. Additionally, find a $50 discount code here!