CIAOPS Need to Know Office 365 Webinar–August


Video is an extremely powerful communication mechanism and this month I’m going to take you through the Stream video service that is part of Office 365. You’ll get a better understanding of exactly what Stream is and how it can be used in your business.

You can register for free at:

August Webinar Registrations

The details are:

CIAOPS Need to Know Webinar – August 2018
Wednesday 29th of August 2018
11am – 12am Sydney Time

All sessions are recorded and posted to the CIAOPS Academy.

There of course will also be open Q and A so make sure you bring your questions for me and I’ll do my best to answer them.

The CIAOPS Need to Know Webinars are free to attend but if you want to receive the recording of the session you need to sign up as a CIAOPS patron which you can do here:

or purchase them individually at:

Also feel free at any stage to email me directly via with your webinar topic suggestions.

I’d also appreciate you sharing information about this webinar with anyone you feel may benefit from the session.

Need to Know podcast–Episode 187

Brenton speaks with Tas Gray and Cam Male about their recent experiences at the Microsoft Inspire conference in Las Vegas. We get to hear what it is like for two first timers to attend one of the biggest Microsoft events of year. We also get to hear the learnings and take aways that Tas and Gray gained from attending. Of course, Brenton and I also update you with all the latest news from the Microsoft Cloud so download, plug in, sit back and enjoy yet another episode of the Need to Know podcast from the CIAOPS.

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View SharePoint external sharing setting


Many people don’t seem to appreciate that most SharePoint sites in Office 365 are configured for sharing outside the organisation by default. This is designed to allow external parties to more easily access common content.

This means that generally, by default, users of those SharePoint sites (which includes Microsoft Teams) are going to be able to share links to that information. You can obviously disable this if you want, but generally, by default, sharing is enabled.

An easy way to see what the sharing status of your sites is current set to is to run the following PowerShell command after connecting to SharePoint Online:

get-sposite | Select-object url,sharingcapability

This will show you the one of following results:

Disabled – external user sharing (share by email) and guest link sharing both disabled

ExternalUserSharingOnly – external user sharing (share by email) enabled, but guest link sharing disabled

ExistingExternalUserSharingOnly – (DEFAULT) Allow sharing only with external users that already exist in organisation’s directory

ExternalUserAndGuestSharing – external user sharing (share by email) and guest link sharing both enabled

You can then go and make any adjustments you need to.