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New Rainbow Themes are available in your Office 365 Tenant

All of you who sign in to their Office 365 Home site will see three new Themes available now, considered the Rainbow Themes! One Style is a Unicorn style. So right in Pride month you get LoveIsLove Themes in Office 365 as well!To change the look of your environment, simply click on the gear icon in the upper right corner. If you do not see it, custom themes are disabled by your administrator in your tenant.So - activate your Unicorn in Office 365!

This was European Collaboration Summit 2019

The European Collaboration Summit (ECS), also known as #collabsummit, is the largest community-driven conference in the world with a focus on modern workplace technologies and digital transformation. Experts from around the world informed about topics such as Microsoft 365, Azure, SharePoint, AWS, business apps and more. We were happy to be part of that great event in May 2019 in Wiesbaden, Germany. See some impressions here.

Enjoyed SharePoint Conference 2019

Last week, the SharePoint Conference returned to Las Vegas! #SPC19 took place from May 21 - 23, 2019 at the brand-new MGM Grand conference center, Las Vegas, Nevada. The event informed about the latest news in SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Microsoft 365 and Azure. We from atwork were proud to deliver a full day workshop about Security and Governance in Microsoft 365 and some sessions. See some impressions of SPC19 here!

Groups Governance Toolkit-Working with group policies

At Microsoft Ignite conference last September, we demoed an approach for a self-built Office 365 Groups Governance Toolkit. Since Microsoft 365 is an evergreen service and continues to evolve, today we have more group settings available and we extend our provisioning function to work with group naming policies as well. See here how this can be accomplished by including new Graph requests.

Microsoft 365 Fragen und Antworten bei atwork´s kostenloser Security Sprechstunde

Microsoft und atwork laden zur Remote Teilnahme an unserer Security Sprechstunde ein! Dies ist ein Online-Event via Microsoft Teams Meeting, welches mehrmals von Frühling bis Sommer 2019 von Microsoft Österreich und atwork kostenlos angeboten wird. Teilnehmer erfahren die neueste Informationen und Praxistipps rund um Microsoft 365 und können Fragen an die Experten stellen. Hier geht es zu den Terminen!

How to add custom user properties to Delve and SharePoint

The Delve App allows to discover company and user data across Office 365. Unfortunately, while the app is very helpful, it can not be customized. Well, but we can easily add additional user information, such as personal data, a cost center, additional contact data or hyperlinks, etc. See how this works here.

Tips for PowerApps-Working Offline with PowerApps

PowerApps provide a good solution for small apps. They run on a device and connect to an online data source. But what happens if no data connection is available, for instance in a building? Well, you can develop a PowerApp that works offline and synchronizes local data to the data source when you're back online. See how this works here!

Groups Governance Toolkit Part 6-Groups statistics

To apply governance in an organization, the responsible persons require data. See here, how we can get group data of an Office 365 tenant for further use, for example for a visualization with Microsoft Power BI and all the benefits of such an attractive and interactive tool.

Groups Governance Toolkit Part 5-External Guests

Governance specifies the rules for an organization. The Office 365 collaboration platform allows to invite external users for contributing in groups. In this part, we want to monitor all groups that have external guests and inform the group owners, who has access to a group or a team. See how this works here.

How to convert your legacy Yammer Groups into Group connected Yammer Groups

Office 365 Groups bring a lot of advantages to a connected workspace within Office 365. For me they are like the glue between all different Office 365 Services. If you provision an Office 365 Group you get an Outlook Mailbox, a SharePoint TeamSite, Planner and much more. When you create a Microsoft Team, you create an Office 365 Group.
Yammer has the option to be Office 365 Groups connected as well. This article decribes how you can trigger the process on your terms.

Groups Governance Toolkit Part 2-Provisioning requirements

In part 1 of this series we described the scenario for our Office 365 groups governance toolkit. In this part we will setup a workflow for the Office 365 and Microsoft Teams provisioning. Workflows help to follow specific processes for a successful collaboration.
Offering self-services for users is a key to reduce workloads on the IT department and to allow users to cover their requirements quickly while the organization's policies are enforced during the process. A frequently asked request is how to provision a new Microsoft Team in Office 365 in a secure and monitored way. See how this can be implemented here.
To allow an app to create a Microsoft group or team programmatically in a workflow, we will use the Microsoft Graph API, Azure Functions and Flow or Logic Apps. With these technologies, we can create powerful workflows to offer a self-service for users to create a team when needed, approved by the manager and being provisioned with all the necessary properties and permissions.

Groups Governance Toolkit Part 1-Overview

IT-Governance is an important topic, especially in large organizations. At Microsoft Ignite conference, we showed the "Groups Governance Toolkit" with a bunch of useful tools to regulate and monitor Office 365 groups and Microsoft Teams. Here, we will show the step-by-step guidance how to implement that toolkit with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure. Let's start with an overview what topics we cover in this article series.