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Commsverse Conference 2023 in Mercedes Benz World

Commsverse is a dedicated Microsoft Teams community conference focused on improving the use of Microsoft Teams and Viva technologies in the workplace. The conference took place from 21-22 June 2023 in the Brooklands motor racing circuit in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. We are very proud that we could be part of the conference for the second time.

This was 365 EduCon in Washington DC

The 365 EduCon Conference's multi-city format encapsulates the spirit of collaboration, growth, and innovation in education across the United States. Martina and I had the privilege of attending the 365 EduCon in the busy city of Washington, D.C. in mid-June to speak there about Microsoft 365 technologies and solutions.

How to restrict access to an Azure AD application

Azure AD provides several benefits for managing applications, including Single sign-on (SSO) for users, application management and provisioning, security and conditional access, reporting and monitoring, B2B and B2C collaboration and many more. For organizations, restricting access to an Azure AD application as an administrator is important for a number of reasons, such as increased security, compliance, following the principle of least privilege and last but not least application performance. See here how to allow applications only for certain users.

Join us at Global Azure Austria 2023

Global Azure is an annual event that brings together developers, IT professionals, and cloud enthusiasts from all around the world. Taking place as a a free, virtual event on Friday 12th May 2023, this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a wide range of sessions for all skill levels. As in previous years, we are proud to be part of Global Azure Austria.

That was M365Conf 2023 Spring

We were excited to be a part of the Spring 2023 edition of M365Conf, held April 30th - May 5th in Las Vegas. The M365Conf event was a major success, featuring a wide range of sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities that provided attendees with valuable insights and knowledge about the latest developments in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. And of course Microsoft Copilot was a big part of the announcements alongside the many helpful updates in the M365 services.

Welcome, Microsoft 365 Copilot

Today Microsoft announced Microsoft 365 Copilot at a LinkedIn Live event. Microsoft describes the service as an "AI-powered tool that boosts productivity and creativity in the Microsoft 365 world". Microsoft 365 Copilot integrates with popular Microsoft apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams, but also with Power Apps, Power Automate and the Microsoft Graph API. The new business chat feature streamlines work across data and apps in Microsoft Teams. See some first impressions and features here.

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

Pay your CoE with Azure - for special use cases only

The Center of Excellence (CoE), also known as the Microsoft Power Platform CoE Starter Kit, is a toolkit to gain insights into the use of the Microsoft Power Platform in an Microsoft 365 organization. While the installation has recently become a bit technically easier, a corresponding Power Platform license is also required for operation. Well, not every company owns or acquires the required license. We show how these license requirements can be solved with Azure temporary - for special use cases - and what are the benefits and the disadvantages of the PAYG billing.