Category Archives: Microsoft 365

Limiting access to SharePoint Online resources via the Graph API

Just as I was finishing up my article on support for EWS in application access policies, Microsoft announced the first iteration of a similar functionality for restricting Graph API access in SharePoint Online. While still in early stages, the feature … Continue reading

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Updated Audit log search UI in the Compliance Center (yikes!)

Over the last week or so, I was working on an article about some issues with the Azure AD Audit log for Practical 365. I was actually worried that I am being too harsh and toned down my criticism a … Continue reading

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Some more disconnects with managing users and groups in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center

For a while now, I have been stumbling into some puzzling experiences in the Microsoft 365 admin center, and I decided it’s about time to get this off my chest. In this article, we will go over few such examples … Continue reading

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Automatic assignment of licenses via Auto-claim policies in Office 365

Microsoft has a long history of trying to drive increase for its cloud services usage at the expense of admin control. One of the most blatant examples was the attempt to roll out self-service purchase capabilities for the Power platform. … Continue reading

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Reporting on Manager and/or DirectReports in Office 365

Getting a list of all the direct reports for a given user, or similarly building the manager’s chain seems to be a common question lately, so I figured I’d write a short article on this. There are few different ways … Continue reading

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