AzureAD: Setup SSO to G-Suite for free, and govern access! (Google Apps)

Did you know Azure Active Directory can provide Single Sign-On (SSO) to G-Suite (Google Apps)? In this blog, we will explore how to set this up from both the Azure AD side and also the G-Suite side. Once SSO is configured, consider creating policies for Conditional Access to govern how G-Suite is accessed (e.g. only…

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Microsoft Teams: Share my iPhone/iPad screen in a meeting! (While on the beach…)

You’re in a conference call while at the airport on your iPhone, and the meeting starts to discuss that important PowerPoint slide or document. You say “I’ll have to show you when I get back to my desk”. It would be really nice if you could share it from your iPhone while in the meeting. Well…

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Microsoft Teams: Blur my background! (Please…)

Have you been on a conference call where everyone turns on their video, except for you? If you’re like me, I don’t like to turn mine on because of the messy house, or just ugly office behind me. Well – Microsoft Teams has you covered. You can now blur your background when in a conference…

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Preventing a data breach, avoiding the news, and keeping your job

With my dog on one side, my green tea on the end table and my tablet in hand, I sift through my Bing news feed on keywords “Cyber Security” as I do every Sunday morning. I come across a few articles that talk about how a company has been breached and tons of intellectual property…

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Technical Readiness: Teams On-Air

You have heard me talk before how the Microsoft cloud is a dev ops platform and is constantly changing with new features being added frequently. Specifically, with Microsoft Teams it can be hard to keep up with what’s new, what’s coming and what has changed so you can be prepared to inform your organization. I’d…

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Why do I receive invites to channel meetings in Microsoft Teams? (mystery solved)

For awhile I have been witnessing what I would call an oddity and something that I felt might be unexpected. As I covered in this post Microsoft Teams: Making your meetings matter Microsoft Teams has three different types of meetings (channel, private and meet now). Whenever someone on my team would schedule a channel meeting,…

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Firstline Worker: Your most valuable employees

How many Firstline Workers did you interact with today? For me, I count around a dozen or so that range from the barista at the coffee shop, gas station attendant, waitress at the restaurant I ate lunch at, the gate agent when I boarded my plane to fly home, when the cable repair technician came…

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Microsoft 365 Overview and Briefing (Video)

Microsoft 365 is a compelling offering that enables organizations ranging from the small to mid-size business all the way to enterprise on their journey towards digital transformation. At a high level, Microsoft 365 combines the best of Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security into a single offering that customers can purchase. However,…

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Microsoft Teams: Overview and Demonstration (Video)

I am often asked “What is the best way to provide an overview to my organization and show them a demo of Microsoft Teams?” Of course, the answer is “it depends” based on whether you are a Microsoft Partner, IT, finance, marketing, operations, sales, customer service, etc the way I show you and tell you…

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