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Azure information protection user experience with external users

Due to the coming GDPR regulation in May 2018 many customers are working very actively towards this date and check their compliance and security environment. Many requests arise around Azure Information protection which gives customers the ability to classify and protect their data in an easy, reproducible way. Data classification helps users to differentiate between data that can be shared outside an organization and data that is classified or NDA information. Many statistics show that less than 5% of all data from an organization are in that high classification range.

Azure Information protection helps you classify and protect that type of data. One of the main questions here is: how is that handled with external or guest users? What is the user experience for an external user and how can he open those protected messages (Mails or Documents). The user experience is demonstrated below.

Joining the Microsoft Graph Community Calls

Microsoft Graph is the unified endpoint to programmatically access resources and services in Office 365. To inform the developer community with the latest news, the Microsoft Graph team organizes a monthly Microsoft Graph API community call. We, Toni and I, were happy to contribute a use case at the last call showing a scenario of an Office 365 Group orchestration workflow with PowerApps, SharePoint, Azure Functions and Microsoft Graph. You can watch the recorded session here.

Multiple Users in Microsoft Teams (and other Office 365 services) with the same name

Recently a colleague asked me: How can you deal with users in large Enterprise Tenants, who share the same name? How do you know who is who?” Indeed, this can happen, as soon as your Office 365 Tenant has a lot of users in it. There are some very common names in each language, so you should know who you add to your Microsoft Team. From an organizational perspective, this should be solved with a proper identity management: Users have a unique e-mail address, but it does not end here: there are some other fields that need to be filled, like Job Title, Department and a lot more. But in fact: which fields is the Microsoft Teams user dialog using here?

Download the free Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook

Serverless Computing is popular. With Microsoft Azure, IT people can concentrate on their tasks and apps without taking care of managing any server infrastructure. One of the key Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) components from Microsoft is the new, extensive Azure Functions service. Learn how to use Azure Functions with the cost-free Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook!

Provisioning an Office 365 group with an approval flow and Azure functions-part 3

This article describes the workflow for the group provisioning process by using the Azure function from part two in combination with PowerApps, SharePoint Online and Flow to enable a good user experience. Technically, we already have the toolset with the ProvisionGroup function. Now let’s create the rest.

Provisioning an Office 365 group with an approval flow and Azure functions-part 1

Office 365 groups span over various Office 365 services and provide a great way for collaborating. By default, every user can create an Office 365 group. While self-service is a good thing and many businesses adopted into that direction, some companies still prefer the controlled approach. In real world environments, organizations usually want to restrict the group provisioning so that IT can control the wild growth of groups. This article series shows how to create an Office 365 group with an attached approval process with SharePoint Online, Flow and Azure functions. See how this works here!

Why we moved away from Exchange distribution groups to Office 365 groups

A very simple use case let us give up our Distribution lists. This article discusses why and how we did it and delivers tips how to improve your experience with Office 365 groups.
How can you replace old” distribution groups from a synced environment with new” Office 365 groups? And how to add, delete or modify email addresses to an Office 365 group? This article shows the steps.

Welcome to atwork365.com

In IT, Office 365 evolved to a standard for collaboration and Software-as-a-Service products within the Microsoft world. We at atwork are delivering highly qualified architecture, guidance and solutions based on Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. So, we wanted to point out this fact and are marketing our brand with the domain name atwork365.com in future.

How user profile synchronization works in Office 365 services

Office 365 users often ask about user profiles in various Office 365 services and where to change what. Since the Office 365 products do have a history, there are different places where user profile data is stored and how specific properties are synchronized. So, we at atwork thought that it makes sense to inform about the current user profile status in Office 365 with this article.