MSTeams: Apps on Microsoft 365 (Office) for Android Mobile – RTM / GA

” Microsoft 365 is the ultimate everyday productivity app that helps you create, edit, and share on the go. With Word, Excel, and PowerPoint all in one app, Microsoft 365 is the destination for creating and editing documents on the fly when you need them most. “

You can now run MS Teams “personal tab apps” right in the Microsoft 365 (Office) APP for Android Mobile[1]. An organisation can dictate access through a combination of app configuration policy (MS InTunes) and custom permission policies[2] over at the MS Teams Admin Centre.

Microsoft Teams apps are now generally available on Microsoft 365 Android app

[1] Microsoft 365 iOS APP coming next
[2] see here and here

Microsoft Teams Premium: General Availability / RTM

The better way to meet — Microsoft Teams Premium

  • Microsoft 365 / Office 365 E3 and E5 licenses required
  • Teams Premium subscription (“add-on”)
  • AI capabilities powered by OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 chatbots (ChatGPT)
  • introductory price USD7/- till 30 Jun 2023

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PowerShell: Upgrade from Azure AD PowerShell to Microsoft Graph PowerShell

Windows PowerShellFor those who still have not embarked on a plan to migrate to Microsoft Graph PowerShell SDK in order to automate and manage their Microsoft 365 tenant:

” Microsoft Graph PowerShell is the replacement for the Azure AD PowerShell and MSOnline modules and is recommended for interacting with Azure AD.

Azure AD, Azure AD Preview and MSOnline PowerShell modules are planned for deprecation. Microsoft Graph PowerShell is the PowerShell module to use for interacting with Azure AD and other Microsoft services.
… ” [1]

Microsoft Graph PowerShell v2 is now in public preview, half the size and speeds up automation

[1] Upgrade from Azure AD PowerShell to Microsoft Graph PowerShell

Microsoft 365 Basic

Microsoft 365 Basic is a new basic subscription tier scheduled to launch on 30th Jan 2023 and comes with features like:

Microsoft 365 Basic gives you 100GB of OneDrive space (but no Office) for $2

* Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook

Microsoft Teams Premium Preview Now Available

Read the official announcement here and a quick third-party overview here*.

Microsoft Teams Premium—the better way to meet. Built on the familiar, all-in-one collaboration experience of Microsoft Teams, this new add-on offering makes every meeting from 1:1s to large meetings, to virtual appointments to webinars more personalized, intelligent, and secure.

Commercial customers can join this limited trial (one month free) over at the Microsoft 365 Admin Center where you may have to explicitly search for “teams premium“.

* note the changes and new features, including E2E end-to-end encryption only for meetings with 50 and more attendees


PowerShell: AzureAD vs. AzureADPreview Modules

Windows PowerShellAs of today, the current versions of the AzureAD and AzureADPreview PowerShell modules stand at (2021-08-19) and (2022-02-01) respectively.

This means that a number of useful cmdlets such as Get-AzureADPolicy and Get-AzureADDirectorySetting  will trigger similar errors as follows if the preview module is not installed and/or loaded via Import-Module in your (production) environment:

Get-AzureADDirectorySetting : The term ‘Get-AzureADDirectorySetting’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet,
function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the
path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-AzureADDirectorySetting
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (Get-AzureADDirectorySetting:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException