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German data protection conference 2022 says Microsoft 365 still not GDPR compliant

[German]The use of Microsoft 365 (including Office 365) is still not compliant with European general data protection rules (GDPR). Anyone using the product is breaching European GDPR law – at least as far as the standard configuration specified by Microsoft … Continue reading

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Microsoft kills Office; it's branded Microsoft 365 in the future

[German]During the Ignite 2022 conference, it also became known that the strategists from Redmond want to abandon the Office product brand. The applications previously marketed under Microsoft Office will be offered under the name Microsoft 365 in the future. Advertising

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

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Microsoft 365 services has been down (July 28, 2022)

[German]Not only Cisco Webex is down, I have also received reports of disruptions from AWS for North America (see Cisco Webex has been down (July 28, 2022)). Microsoft's cloud services (Microsoft 365) also seem to have been affected. At least, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Cloud down for hours (July 21, 2022)

[German]Quick note to readers: If you had problems accessing Microsoft's cloud services like OneDrive, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, Office for The Web or the complete Microsoft 365 suite this morning (July 21, 2022), you weren't alone. There was a … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365: Switch to monthly app updates for May 2022 planned

[German]Microsoft plans in May 2022 to switch systems with Microsoft 365 currently in semi-annual enterprise channel to the monthly enterprise channel. This means that the Office apps will then be updated every month. Administrators, who do not want this must … Continue reading

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Data protection: Microsoft 365 banned in Germany's Baden-Württemberg's schools by summer 2022

[German]The use of Microsoft 365 at schools in German state of Baden-Württemberg has been banned after the summer 2022. Schools must offer suitable alternatives for students and teachers. This is pointed out by the State Commissioner for Data Protection and … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365: Shared Mailboxes not updating (Jan. 2022)

[German]There currently seems to be massive issues with shared mailboxes on Microsoft 365 not being able to update automatically since January 2022. A blog reader alerted me to the problem on Jan. 20, 2022, but there are more reports about … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2022: Microsoft 365 Apps unsupported

[German]A brief note for administrators planning to move to Windows Server 2022. Microsoft has just announced that Microsoft 365 apps will not be supported on this OS. Addendum: U-Turn from Microsoft in Sept. 2022 – see Windows Server 2022: MS 365 … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365: Changes in the privacy setting as of 2021/09/01

[German]Microsoft has just announced changes to the privacy settings defaults for Microsoft 365. User data for Microsoft 365 analytics is now pseudonymized by default in Microsoft 365. This change is intended to help companies comply with their local privacy laws. … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365: New prices on March 1, 2022

[German]Enterprise customers who subscribe to Microsoft 365, which consists of Windows 10 and Office 365, will have to pay more in 2022, starting March 1. Microsoft has announced a price increase of between 10 and 20 percent. The reason given … Continue reading

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