How to Obtain Your Microsoft 365 Administration Certification

Microsoft recently announced an update to the Microsoft 365 administration certification. Let’s begin with the fact that Microsoft has renamed the certification from “Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert” to “Microsoft 365 Certified: Administrator Expert”. They dropped enterprise from the name. Previously in order to obtain the Microsoft 365 administration certification, you had to pass both the MS-100 and the MS-101 exams. There is a new exam that has replaced the MS-100 and MS-101 and it is called the Microsoft 365 Administrator, MS-102 exam, which you’ll need to pass to obtain the new Microsoft 365 Certified: Administrator Expert certification, along with a prerequisite exam. For additional information about this exam and the… Read More

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Using Microsoft Migration Manager to Migrate Content to SharePoint Online and OneDrive

Microsoft SharePoint Online includes a free and simple migration GUI, Migration Manager, to assist you in your migration from SharePoint on-premises sites, file shares, and cloud-based document storage centers to Microsoft 365. The Migration Manager, which is located in the SharePoint Online Admin Center, can perform migrations to SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Teams. For additional information on Migration Manager including the types of migrations that it can perform, the hardware and software requirements, migration prerequisites, deployment considerations, and the steps used to complete a migration please visit my detailed article: Using Microsoft Migration Manager to Migrate Content to SharePoint Online and OneDrive available at TekkiGurus.com.

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Microsoft Renaming Azure AD (AAD) to Entra ID

Microsoft announced that they are renaming Azure AD (AAD) to Entra ID in their attempt to reflect the progression of modern multicloud identity security, eventually simplify secure access for all Microsoft 365 users, and to provide naming consistency for identity and access solutions. For additional information on why Microsoft is renaming Azure AD, and how it is going to affect you, please visit my article at “Microsoft Renames Azure AD to Microsoft Entra ID” article at Tekkigurus.com.

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Introducing Microsoft 365 AI Copilot

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken the technology industry by storm lately, and Microsoft who is always on the cutting edge of new technology is certainly dipping their feet in the AI water, with their announcement of Microsoft 365 Copilot. Copilot integrates Large Language Models (LLMs) with data in Microsoft Graph, and Microsoft apps. At this point this integration is two-fold; Embedded in Microsoft 365 apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, etc.) Business Chat (calendar, emails, chats, documents, meetings, and contacts) By saying a command similar to ‘tell me about today’s meetings topics’, it will generate outcome based on your days meetings, emails, and chat threads. After it presents its findings,… Read More

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Managing Microsoft 365 using PowerShell

  Microsoft’s PowerShell provides administrators the capability to automate routine tasks using a command-line shell that’s associated with a powerful scripting language. This command line utility is structured, intuitive, provides consistency, and is available across all Microsoft products, making it easier for an administrator to transition their PowerShell knowledge and experience from one product to another. Managing Microsoft 365 using PowerShell is an efficient way for your M365 administrators to manage users, groups, and many other M365 components in bulk. As an example, using PowerShell, you can easily add hundreds of users, or modify properties on these users, or groups located in Microsoft 365. It is a tool that every… Read More

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Managing SharePoint Online using PowerShell

Microsoft’s PowerShell for SharePoint Online (SPO) provides administrators the capability to automate routine tasks using a command-line shell that’s associated with a powerful scripting language. This command line utility is structured, intuitive, provides consistency, and is available across all Microsoft products, making it easier for an administrator to transition their PowerShell knowledge and experience from one product to another. Managing SharePoint Online using PowerShell is an efficient way for your M365 and SPO administrators to manage SharePoint sites, site members, site groups, and many other SPO components in bulk. As an example, using PowerShell, you can easily add hundreds of users to a site or modify properties of a site,… Read More

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Microsoft Teams New Capabilities and Features

Microsoft continues to enhance Microsoft Teams and recently announced some pretty big updates to Microsoft Teams this month. I will discuss the top five updates in this article so you can quickly go test them out to see how beneficial they will be to your organization. Let’s begin my exploring the new capabilities in the Meetings feature of Microsoft Teams. Within the Recordings capabilities there are a few slick updates released and one of my favorites is the multi-speed playback which allows you to control the speed at which you play back the recorded meeting. This can be adjusted to slow down or speed up (0.5 to 2x). This is… Read More

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Preparing for the MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services Exam

Information about this exam including its prerequisites, intended audience, and skills measured can be found on this Microsoft Web Site. This exam is used to obtain the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator role and the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification. After visiting the Microsoft MS-100 exam Web Site, and deciding you want to take the exam, you’ll want to take the time to prepare for the exam. To provide you some guidance I have designed and created nine Pluralsight courses specific to the MS-100 exam. These four courses can be located using the following Pluralsight’s Web Site link. I built the four MS-100 exam courses in a specific order,… Read More

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