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    Create all meetings online by default for Outlook mobile & Web #146

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show This has only been talked about since the acquisition of Skype. It looks like the world is finally ready for it. Make every meeting a Microsoft Teams meeting, by automatically adding Teams details to invites created in Outlook mobile and Outlook on the Web. Also on the show: – Migration Manager moves out of public preview – Outlook for iOS retires support for 27 languages – Third-party SSO for apps in Teams – Contextual search (Ctrl+F) coming to Teams – Upload Center is being replaced by in-app Files Needing Attention – Self service purchase user request workflow – Removing OneDrive admin center…

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    Invite a group or distribution list to a Microsoft Teams  meeting #145 –  365 Message Center Show

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show When scheduling a meeting using the Teams app, you'll be able to invite Office 365 groups and distribution lists. Also on the show: – Cyber Security awareness kit for end user training – New update channel for tenants to receive updates to Microsoft 365 services – AutoClaim Policy for products containing Microsoft Teams – Cortana briefing email – Invite a group or distribution list to a Teams meeting – Teams support in the SharePoint Migration Tool – SharePoint: New hyperlink and date and time editors, improved editing for list and document libraries – Office.com home page layout and navigation change – Microsoft…

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    Teams tab that references page or list on any SharePoint site #134 – 365 Message Center Show

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show The new SharePoint app for Microsoft Teams will let you link to any page or list on any SharePoint site in your tenant. Up until now, we've been limited to referencing SharePoint pages on the Team's SharePoint site. Now you can add news, support pages, communications sites, lists and more, from any site in the tenant. Though it will still respect permissions, so ensure it's a resource your team can get to first. – Publishing commands added to Pages library – Basic Authentication Retirement – Advanced Threat Protection campaign views generally available – New Default Background Image for Microsoft 365 and Azure…

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    New Office app available on iPhone and Android #133 – 365 Message Center Show

    This week on the 365 Message Center Show The new Microsoft Office app for mobiles is now available across iPhone and Android. It combines Word, Excel and PowerPoint with other quick capture tools to start that document, record that idea or pick up from where you left off, while you're on the move. – Power Apps can read context from Microsoft Teams – Sharing settings in the modern SharePoint admin center – Insider Risk Management in Microsoft 365 compliance center – Communication compliance in Microsoft 365 compliance center – Updated Feature: SharePoint Site Swap Join Daniel Glenn and Darrell as a Service Webster as they cover the latest messages in…

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    Security Depends on You in Office 365 with Liam Cleary

    Microsoft's Office 365 has built-in features that provide physical, logical, and data security for organizations large and small. While in San Francisco, I sat down with Liam Cleary [Blog – Twitter], Microsoft MVP and popular technology speaker to discuss implications of the impending GDPR legislation, as well as Office 365 security overall. 02:06 GDPR changes now affect any organization that works with any European organization 02:28 Office 365 requirements 02:59 Missing answers 03:01 When it comes to content, Microsoft [has] all the tools that you need 03:33 If haven't implemented those tools…. 04:38 GDPR dashboard 04:49 PNP dashboard – LINK 06:04 Security Compliance Center 07:31 The onus is still on…

  • SharePoint Install – Cannot connect to database master

    This morning I encountered an error I hadn't seen in a while, so I thought I would share the resolution with everyone (and keep a record for myself the next time it happens). When configuring SharePoint using PowerShell after the initial install, you may encounter the error shown below. [New-SPConfigurationDatabase: Cannot connect to database master at SQL server at ServerName. The database might not exist, or the current user does not have permission to connect to it.] The error is misleading, as it implies that either there is no Master database on the SQL server or the current user doesn’t have the correct permissions. I did check the user’s permissions in SQL:…

  • Error Connecting to Database Server

    I recently setup yet another SharePoint farm (this time using virtual machines) and ran into a problem that happens all too often. The scenario is this: I setup MS SQL server in preparation for getting SharePoint installed on a separate server. After setting up your service accounts in Active Directory and installing MS SQL on Server1, I set off installing SharePoint on Server2. When I got to the screen in the Specify Configuration Database Settings within the SharePoint configuration wizard, I received the following error: Cannot connect to database master at SQL server at ServerName. The database might not exist, or the current user does not have permission to connect…

  • Intermittent forbidden errors (403)

    After applying a new master page and related theme components, we have been receiving reports that users were being presented with 403 ‘forbidden’ errors when trying to load our intranet site. After refreshing the screen four (4) times, the page would finally load. I checked the web server’s Application log and found that every time a user received a 403 error, there was an “Information” Web Event message logged with a source of ASP.NET and an ID of ID 1314. The body of the event included, among other information: Event code: 4011 Event message: An unhandled access exception has occurred. After doing research and knowing this was most likely a…