Celebrating 10 Years as a Microsoft MVP

Back from my vacation, I am thrilled to share that I have been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for the 10th consecutive year. In addition to being recognized as an expert within Teams, I am have also been recognized as an expert with Microsoft Copilot. This means a lot to me.  Being an MVP has been an incredibly rewarding journey, both personally and professionally. It has provided me with countless opportunities to grow, learn, and connect with like-minded professionals who share a passion for technology and innovation.  The award is not just a title; it's a testament to the hard work, dedication, and contributions to the tech community. It's a privilege to be part of such an esteemed group of individuals who share the same love for technology, and sharing their knowledge about it.  As I reflect on the past decade, I am thankful for the experiences and knowledge I've gained. This recognition motivates me to continue sharing my expertise, mentor

Microsoft Authenticator lite generally available

Microsoft Authenticator Lite has been made generally available (post). This is a feature allowing Microsoft Outlook to work as the authenticator app for a user. This is a nice feature for users who are not using MFA, or maybe still use SMS MFA for their login and don't want to install the authenticator app for some reason.

I would of course, recommend to use the authenticator app itself, but admit this can simplify things for users. The feature isn't "brand new", but it has not been supported for the legacy "per user mfa" a lot of organizations are still using. 

If you do not want this new feature available to users, you would have to turn it off, as it seems it will automatically made available to everyone. There is a good description of how to do so in this article. This will be rolling out from late september and for a couple of weeks.