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Are Citizen Developers Dangerous?

Are Citizen Developers Dangerous?

The possibilities of citizen development are ever increasing. The Power Platform and Flow (in the Microsoft ecosystem) are becoming increasingly ubiquitous and we are starting to see more and more exotic use of the capabilities that far extend (in my view) beyond the...

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Do I need an Office 365 Group or a Microsoft Team?

The most asked question in the Modern Office 365 world has to be the one about Groups vs Teams.Which should you use? Is one better than the other?The Egyptians Knew BestFundamentally, the Groups vs Teams debate is a little bit moot. It is not really a 'versus'...

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What is Modern Site Classification?

If you have come across Modern Sites, Office 365 Groups or Microsoft Teams chances are you might have considered or even explored 'Classification'. Folks seem to be going nuts about this feature, but just what exactly does it do?David, not GoliathAt the time of...

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Should I Backup Exchange Online Mailboxes?

Backup? For Office 365? Are you nuts? Microsoft takes care of it, no?Microsoft does indeed take care of the availability of the infrastructure associated to operating Office 365 and Exchange Online but the safety of your data is a shared responsibility which is...

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Why Can Users Create Microsoft Teams?

Teams for All!Microsoft Teams can be created (by default) by anyone in your Office 365 tenant. Microsoft describes this as 'preventing IT staff being inundated with requests to create Teams' which although noble, is naive. The challenges brought in SharePoint (since...

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What is a PnP Template?

Simply put, a PnP Template is a schema compliant description of an object that can be provisioned or modified by the PnP provisioning engine, or any other tool (such as ProvisionPoint) that can make use of such a template.PnP templates are typically XML documents that...

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How do I Keep Control of SharePoint Site Creation?

The simple and honest truth is that by default you cannot keep site creation under control. You need to make change.Owners are Gods!Out of the box, users can create sub-sites within site collections that they are owners of - once they're an owner, they're god!To...

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Backup for SharePoint Online – Why it Matters

Backup? For Office 365? Are you nuts? Microsoft takes care of it, no?Microsoft does indeed take care of the availability of the infrastructure associated to operating Office 365 and SharePoint Online but the safety of your data is a shared responsibility which is...

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How Does Microsoft Backup Office 365?

The short answer? No.Resilience <> BackupIn a broad sense 'backup' of Office 365 resources is managed through a number of methods that, in the main, would actually be considered resilience solutions. Multiple copies of data at rest, cross region replication and...

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Can I Keep Records in Office 365?

Keeping records in Office 365 has been a subject of much discussion for a while. Are records held in Office 365 really records? Is Office 365 really a viable records repository?The answer is our old favourite - 'it depends'.It Depends!If you have a lightweight...

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What is Azure Information Protection?

Azure Information Protection ('AIP') is Microsoft's cloud-based solution to enable classification, and (optionally) protection, of organisational information through the application of labels.LabelsLabels are system-wide 'tags', defined by the organisation, that...

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