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

EWS in Exchange online is about to be retired

In 2018, Microsoft announced the discontinuation of feature updates to Exchange Web Services (EWS) in Exchange Online, urging developers to transition to Microsoft Graph. Now, Microsoft has announced that starting October 1, 2026, EWS requests from non-Microsoft applications to Exchange Online will be blocked.

This is a significant change that emphasizes the need for IT departments to take action. It's crucial to start mapping existing tools, scripts, or integrations that rely on EWS and plan for their transition.

There's no direct way to opt out of this change. The change only applies to Microsoft 365 and Exchange Online. EWS in Exchange Server will not be affected.