Hide Office 365 Group Members and Groups from GAL to Protect Sensitive Data.

Hide Office 365 Group Members and Groups from GAL to Protect Sensitive Data.

Office 365 has been rolling out many beneficial features like scheduling Teams chat messages, a new search feature, shared channels, and more. While in the buzz of welcoming the new feature, we also have to ensure that existing ones are utilized efficiently.  As part of these, I was asked about what is this “hidden membership in MS Groups?” What actually does this mean? Though this has been in use for years and has many questions solved, I could no longer…

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Set Guest User Access Expiration in SharePoint Online

Set Guest User Access Expiration in SharePoint Online

When you are sharing, you are caring. But it is important to be cautious when you share!  When you share content with external users, you allow them to collaborate on files and sites within SharePoint online. The external users can be anyone from customers to business partners. So, it is always better to keep your externally shared content safe by configuring the expiration policy to avoid content misuse outside the organization.  Sharing without setting any limits can put you in…

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Turn on This Setting to View Full Chat Thread via Teams Search

Turn on This Setting to View Full Chat Thread via Teams Search

As we know, it is impossible to view the entire chat conversation using Teams’ message search feature when the chat is older than 14 days. You will only see those specific messages for what you have searched. To spare you from this barrier, Microsoft enhanced the Teams search functionality in a way to view the entire conversation thread after clicking the specific message in search results.    The updated search experience is currently available in public preview for the Teams…

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How to Get Details of Users Who Attended the Teams Meeting?

How to Get Details of Users Who Attended the Teams Meeting?

Microsoft Teams attendance report returns the list of users who participated in a meeting. From this report, organizers can obtain the details of users who participated in the meeting. Teams attendance reports can be managed only by the organizers of the meeting, not by attendees. Using this report admins can get to know the participant details of all the meetings conducted across the organization at ease. Enable Microsoft Teams Attendance Report The Teams meeting attendance report feature can be enabled…

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Enable Litigation Hold in Office 365 Using PowerShell

Enable Litigation Hold in Office 365 Using PowerShell

Organizations must retain all the emails, calendars, etc., including the deleted items related to specific individuals’ for security purposes and future case investigations. You may think that how to retain all the emails even if it gets deleted from outlook? Thus, Microsoft enables litigation hold in Office 365 to retain the modified email messages and deleted mailbox items from the Recoverable Items folder. All you need is to place the litigation hold on specific mailboxes, all users, or groups based on…

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Set Office 365 Users’ Password to Never Expire Using MS Graph PowerShell

Set Office 365 Users’ Password to Never Expire Using MS Graph PowerShell

Developing a strong password is the most effective strategy to keep your Office 365 environment secure. As part of the password expiration policy, users are likely to change their passwords frequently. Since passwords are often changed, users tend to choose weaker and easier passwords over time. Therefore, these passwords can get hacked at ease.   Frequent password changes lead to weak passwords, so it’s better to have a solid and hard-to-crack password strategy, which can be set to never expire, right?  It…

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How to Set Automatic Out of Office Reply Using PowerShell

How to Set Automatic Out of Office Reply Using PowerShell

Out of Office (OOF) automatic reply messages helps to notify other users who are trying to reach you in Outlook when you are unavailable. For example, say you are on vacation, you can set up an automatic reply in Office 365. This way, other users will know you are unavailable for a while.  Configuring automatic replies is essential to prevent communication lapses between OOF users and their clients. What if a user missed setting up an Out of Office message…

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Set Language and Time Zone for Office 365 Users using PowerShell 

Set Language and Time Zone for Office 365 Users using PowerShell 

When a user opens their mailbox for the first time, it will show a prompt to select the time zone and language to get a personalized experience. Also, mailbox users can change their regional settings any time from OWA.  In some situations, Office 365 admins may want to configure language and time zone for users. For example,  When admins want to set pre-defined regional settings.  When mailboxes are set to the wrong language during migration.  When users’ time zone settings…

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Remove Email Forwarding in Office 365 Using PowerShell

Remove Email Forwarding in Office 365 Using PowerShell

Exchange Online offers an excellent feature called Email forwarding. It allows users and admins to configure mailbox forwarding and forward messages automatically to other mailboxes. Although email forwarding is convenient and has some potential advantages in terms of facilitating work, unfortunately, it gives hackers easy access to your data and creates the risk of information leaks.  Then, how can you combat this? Here, it would be better to remove email forwarding in Office 365. With this blog, let’s look at…

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How to Increase Mailbox Size in Office 365 using PowerShell 

How to Increase Mailbox Size in Office 365 using PowerShell 

As an Exchange admin, you may get requests from users to increase mailbox size in Office 365 due to the ‘Mailbox size full’ warning. As you know, mailbox storage size is determined by the type of mailbox and the license assigned to them. So, to increase mailbox size, you must assign them a different subscription plan.   Mailbox Storage Limit:   You can refer to the below image to know the storage limit based on the mailbox type and license.  Shared mailboxes…

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