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

Leagcy portals to control MFA is set to retire in September 2025

Microsoft recently introduced a new campaign to encourage users to register for Multifactor Authentication, and move away from less secure authentication methods, such as SMS and phone calls. When users sign in with these legacy methods, they will be prompted to set up the Microsoft Authenticator. Users can ignore this a couple of times, but will eventually be forced to register.

IT administrators looking for guidance on how to control the behavior, start an early migration or maybe exempt certain users, can follow this guidance

As a follow-up to this new way of controlling MFA, Microsoft recently announced that the legacy version of Multifactor Authentication will be retired on September 30th, 2025. Organizations are advised to transition their authentication methods before the deadline in 2025.