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Disable Microsoft Exchange Unnoticed Basic Authentication Protocols in One Go!

Disable Microsoft Exchange Unnoticed Basic Authentication Protocols in One Go!

Previously, on October 1, 2022, Microsoft stated that it would begin to disable basic authentication for Exchange Online. As of November 2022, Microsoft has deprecated basic authentication protocols for all Office 365 organizations unless they have requested a temporary pause.  But in reality, have all the basic authentication protocols been disabled? Unfortunately, no! It’s true that turning off basic authentication in Microsoft 365 admin center does not disable all the legacy services.   Yes, Microsoft leaves some of the legacy services turned…

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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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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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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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Top 10 Microsoft Graph PowerShell Cmdlets for Office 365 Admins

Top 10 Microsoft Graph PowerShell Cmdlets for Office 365 Admins

Lately, Microsoft announced Msol online, and Azure AD modules will be deprecated after December 2022. So, it’s time to switch to the Microsoft Graph module. As of now, there are no tools to convert Msol and Azure AD modules to their Microsoft Graph counterparts. While it’s familiar to generate Microsoft 365 reports, it’s quite new with MS Graph. So, in this blog, we’ll show you the equivalent top 10 Microsoft Graph PowerShell cmdlets that will help you conduct basic Office 365…

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How to Delete Older Emails in Outlook Using PowerShell

How to Delete Older Emails in Outlook Using PowerShell

With dozens of emails dropping in the mailbox every day, it is hard for a user to handle all those emails. Sometimes, bulk emails may come from a spammy marketing section, or phishing scams, that take up Outlook disk space. So, managing your Office 365 outlook storage space would be complicated and time-consuming. Typically to delete older emails from Outlook is the best strategy to boost the performance, storage, and work efficiency of Outlook.  But how will you manage the…

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Manage Calendar Permissions in Office 365 Using PowerShell

Manage Calendar Permissions in Office 365 Using PowerShell

As companies everywhere started working remotely, calendar sharing has become incredibly useful and vital in boosting the efficiency and productivity of the organization. It keeps you informed about users’ daily activities and know what they’re up to. Setting up calendar permissions across the organization made everything more efficient than before. But the question is, are you making the most of your calendar?   If not, you’re missing out on the major part! You’ll miss out on what everyone is doing,…

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Manage Orphan groups in ease with Group Ownership Governance Policy

Manage Orphan groups in ease with Group Ownership Governance Policy

Managing the Office 365 groups and Teams has always been a painstaking task. What if there is no one to manage them? If Microsoft Teams owner left the company or the owner’s account was deleted or disabled, it becomes an ownerless team. These are called Orphaned Teams/Groups. Then, how will you manage ownerless groups effectively?  No Owner, No Management:  An ownerless group can function, and members can still collaborate, but the lack of an owner means that:  No one will be responsible…

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