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Update a conditional access named location with the new external (public) IP address

With all the working from home, I would like to access my Microsoft 365 tenant from my home office, without Multi-factor authentication (MFA). So I added my external IP to my Conditional access named locations and marked it as trusted. That worked just fine since the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 (a/k/a Covid-19) crisis. But now my DSL modem starts to disconnect from time to time. To bad, at home I have a regular DSL contract (non Business), and you can’t get a fixed IP for those! So I have to update the conditional access named location object manually whenever my modem reconnects. That manual process sucked, so I decided to write a quick and dirty scripted approach that will to the Job for me!

Facebook acquired Giphy – How to disable it in Microsoft Teams

On may 15, 2020 Facebook announced that they acquired Giphy and that Giphy is now a part of the Instagram Team. Some ask what this acquisition means for other services, because Giphy is integrated into some of the internet’s most popular apps and services. Like Microsoft Teams!

I immediately asked myself: What is Facebook going to do with Giphy data? The Data of 700 million users and billions of hits that comes from the apps and services?

Microsoft 365 Common Area Phone

Sometimes you might want a Phone located in your lobby, or in meeting room. These phones are typical use cases for “Common Area Phone“!

There is a license SKU available in Microsoft 365: Common Area Phone (MCOCAP)
The price in Germany is about 6,70 Euro per month and device (80,40 Euro per year and device), so basically the same as the Microsoft 365 Phone System.

You get the following components as part of this SKU:

  • Microsoft 365 Phone System (MCOEV)
  • Microsoft Teams (TEAMS1)
  • Skype for Business Online Plan 2 (MCOSTANDARD)
Common Area Phone option in Microsoft 365
Common Area Phone option in Microsoft 365