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Honored to be renewed as Microsoft MVPs

The Microsoft MVP Award Program honors IT Professionals and Developers who support the Microsoft community and share their knowledge. The program´s renewal cycle is every year on July 1st. So, today it was a busy day on Twitter and the #MVPBuzz hashtag. We at atwork are proud and pleased that our MVP's have been renewed for their community contributions for 2019-2020!

Insider Dev Tour 2019 Vienna

Yesterday, the Insider Dev Tour 2019 took place in our home town Vienna, organized from the community for the community. About 60 attendees joined us at this beautiful summer day in the Microsoft Office in Vienna. See some snapshots from the #InsiderDevTour event here.

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.

This was European Collaboration Summit 2019

The European Collaboration Summit (ECS), also known as #collabsummit, is the largest community-driven conference in the world with a focus on modern workplace technologies and digital transformation. Experts from around the world informed about topics such as Microsoft 365, Azure, SharePoint, AWS, business apps and more. We were happy to be part of that great event in May 2019 in Wiesbaden, Germany. See some impressions here.

Enjoyed SharePoint Conference 2019

Last week, the SharePoint Conference returned to Las Vegas! #SPC19 took place from May 21 - 23, 2019 at the brand-new MGM Grand conference center, Las Vegas, Nevada. The event informed about the latest news in SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Microsoft 365 and Azure. We from atwork were proud to deliver a full day workshop about Security and Governance in Microsoft 365 and some sessions. See some impressions of SPC19 here!

Groups Governance Toolkit-Working with group policies

At Microsoft Ignite conference last September, we demoed an approach for a self-built Office 365 Groups Governance Toolkit. Since Microsoft 365 is an evergreen service and continues to evolve, today we have more group settings available and we extend our provisioning function to work with group naming policies as well. See here how this can be accomplished by including new Graph requests.

Microsoft 365 Fragen und Antworten bei atwork´s kostenloser Security Sprechstunde

Microsoft und atwork laden zur Remote Teilnahme an unserer Security Sprechstunde ein! Dies ist ein Online-Event via Microsoft Teams Meeting, welches mehrmals von Frühling bis Sommer 2019 von Microsoft Österreich und atwork kostenlos angeboten wird. Teilnehmer erfahren die neueste Informationen und Praxistipps rund um Microsoft 365 und können Fragen an die Experten stellen. Hier geht es zu den Terminen!

Groups Governance Toolkit Part 6-Groups statistics

To apply governance in an organization, the responsible persons require data. See here, how we can get group data of an Office 365 tenant for further use, for example for a visualization with Microsoft Power BI and all the benefits of such an attractive and interactive tool.

Groups Governance Toolkit Part 5-External Guests

Governance specifies the rules for an organization. The Office 365 collaboration platform allows to invite external users for contributing in groups. In this part, we want to monitor all groups that have external guests and inform the group owners, who has access to a group or a team. See how this works here.

Ready for European Collaboration Summit 2019!

Join us at the legendary European Collaboration Summit from May 27 to May 29, 2019 in Wiesbaden, Germany! #collabsummit is Europe's largest community-driven conference with a focus on modern workplace technologies and digital transformation, with topics such as Microsoft 365, Azure, SharePoint, AWS, and Business Apps. The conference is organized for the community by the community.

Groups Governance Toolkit Part 3-Develop Azure Functions

After the introduction of the Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams Governance Toolkit and with the necessary requirements we are now looking into Azure Functions. In our group and team provisioning scenario, we need a little code for provisioning of an Office 365 group and a Microsoft team. Serverless computing with an Azure Function provides the optimal solution for that. Follow these steps to create the function we need for our workflow.

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.