WorkplaceDudes Meetup #3
Feb09

WorkplaceDudes Meetup #3

Last February 8, 2024, we held our 3rd Meetup at NEXXT in Amersfoort. Thanks to Harm Veenstra for arranging the location and food. From 16:30 people started coming in. Not much later the lids of the food came off and we could all start eating from the available stamppot buffet. Rene Laas and Gerjon Kunst began the evening with a topic that is totally contemporary, namely Unlocking the… Continue Reading Jeroen Burgerhout’s...

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Edge profile sync not working
Jan08

Edge profile sync not working

Today there is a small blog post about the following problem. In addition to the fact that I am employed, I also have my own small company that provides Microsoft-related trainings. Nothing exciting. I have a Microsoft Learning Action Pack containing Office 365 E3 licenses and I bought the Entra ID P2 separately. In the Microsoft Edge browser, you have the option to log in with a work account… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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Remove the Dev Home app with Intune
Jan04

Remove the Dev Home app with Intune

Today another short blog post about the removal of the Dev Home app, which comes with the new Windows 11 23H2 update. Dev Home…. What on earth should you use this app in an Enterprise environment? So, I created a remediation script that we can deploy to our Intune managed systems using Microsoft Intune. The remediation consists, as you probably know, of two PowerShell scripts, namely the… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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My review of 2023
Jan03

My review of 2023

So…. 2023. That was 3 days ago. 2023 was a special year for me. In this blog post, I will mention all the highlights, on a personal level, community and website. Personal The highlight in this area is that I got to speak at Experts Live Australia. You can read the report of this further on. Earlier in 2023, I was nominated for Microsoft MVP. Unfortunately, I didn't become one. As a Microsoft… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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How to use Templates in SharePoint libraries

Microsoft introduced long-awaited templates for SharePoint libraries. It’s available for everyone so you can use it to jump-start the creation process. Is it good? What’s inside? What’s missing? Let’s check it out! Short introduction Templates for SharePoint libraries are there, finally! Simply, you can create a library using a predefined selection. This is the first […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their...

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Summary of Ignite 2023 – part 1

Microsoft Ignite 2023 is over but there are so much news and updates so it will take some time to dig through all of them. I summarized the most important things from Teams, SharePoint, and Planner areas in this post. Let’s go and find out what will come next year to Microsoft 365. Teams This […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Summary of Ignite 2023 – part 1 Microsoft Ignite 2023 is over...

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How to remove the new Outlook For Windows app with Intune
Nov13

How to remove the new Outlook For Windows app with Intune

Today a short blog post about the removal of the new Outlook For Windows app, which comes with the new Windows 11 23H2 update. Outlook For Windows is the replacement for the Windows Mail app. But that's great fun if you're using Windows 11 as a personal device. But you don't want that in an Enterprise environment, so I created a remediation script that we can deploy to our Intune managed… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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Remove the new Outlook For Windows app with Intune
Nov13

Remove the new Outlook For Windows app with Intune

Today a short blog post about the removal of the new Outlook For Windows app, which comes with the new Windows 11 23H2 update. Outlook For Windows is the replacement for the Windows Mail app. But that's great fun if you're using Windows 11 as a personal device. But you don't want that in an Enterprise environment, so I created a remediation script that we can deploy to our Intune managed… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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Speaking at the European MCT Summit 2024
Nov08

Speaking at the European MCT Summit 2024

The annual Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) summit is scheduled to take place in the Netherlands this year. The event, which is scheduled for January 14–17, will be held at "De Loods," a venue in Rijswijk that is close to The Hague. Only 200 people can get into the event, so an intimate and interesting experience is guaranteed. I'm happy to be presenting a session at this event with my… Continue Reading...

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Teams Town Hall meetings – overview

Microsoft released a brand new meeting type – Town hall. It’s a replacement for the well-known Live event, which was designed to host large events. In this post, I’m describing the main features and how to start a Town hall meeting. Introduction The town hall is a brand new type of meeting in Microsoft Teams. […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Teams Town Hall meetings – overview Microsoft...

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WorkplaceDudes Meetup #2
Oct24

WorkplaceDudes Meetup #2

On 4 October 2023 we held our 2nd Meetup at the NN Group in The Hague. Man man, what a location this was. We were guests at the NN Group's Event Center. In this room there was enough space for our visitors with a mega video wall. Around 16:00 Engin and Jeroen were on site, and we were able to go to the Event Center together with Peter Klapwijk. Here we were going to put up some banners,… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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Workplace Ninja Summit was awesome!
Oct17

Workplace Ninja Summit was awesome!

After a week of Experts Live Australia, it was immediately time to head to Switzerland for the Workplace Ninja Summit 2023 held in Baden, Switzerland. For me this was the first time I was here, because I wanted to go here because of the good stories I had heard from the previous edition. My journey began on Tuesday, September 26. From Bodegraven, by train, in the direction of Utrecht and there… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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My experience at Experts Live Australia
Oct09

My experience at Experts Live Australia

Last 19 and 20 September 2023 I was in Sydney, Australia for Experts Live Australia. In my previous blog post I already wrote about this, because I was allowed to speak there. Here is a small summary of this event which was held for the first time. My journey started on Saturday 16 September around 18:00 CEST. Then the plane took off from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bangkok, Thailand. Then I… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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The Next Generation of OneDrive – recap

OneDrive 3.0 is… here! Microsoft announced the next generation of OneDrive. Redesigned home page, updates in existing features, new ones coming soon, and much more, and Copilot 😊 Let’s go and check what’s coming in OneDrive. New OneDrive home page OneDrive has a brand-new Home page. The starting page has a new look and feel, […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog The Next Generation of...

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How to send SharePoint News post via email

Do you want to send an email with SharePoint news content? Now it’s possible via the new SharePoint News for Email feature.  The content is scaled to fit different mail clients and works for mobiles. Let’s go and check what’s inside the feature and how you can use it. Introduction Microsoft released a new feature […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to send SharePoint News post via email Do you...

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Quick guide to Viva Pulse

Microsoft released Viva Pulse a few weeks ago as a public preview and now it’s globally available. It’s a tool to send targeted surveys to users and gather feedback. I played with it for a while and in this post, I will show you how to use it and get data from users. Introduction Microsoft […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Quick guide to Viva Pulse Microsoft released Viva Pulse a few weeks ago...

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How to monitor SharePoint sites with Microsoft Clarity

Want to monitor your SharePoint site and get advanced data, session recordings, and even heatmaps? Microsoft Clarity is for you. It’s not a new tool but with native support for SharePoint sites, it’s worth a try. Let’s go and check how to configure it and start working with it. Introduction You’ve just created and deployed […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to monitor SharePoint sites with...

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How to use DocuSign Approvals in Teams

Electronic signatures play a major role in most formal processes. A big process, an agreement signing, NDA documents… it’s everywhere. Teams has a dedicated feature for e-signs and it’s definitely worth checking. Although it’s limited to 2 providers it’s still a great enhancement in many cases. If you use electronic signatures using DocuSign this post […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to use...

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Speaking at ExpertsLive Australia
Aug08

Speaking at ExpertsLive Australia

For a long time, I always thought I wasn't the person to speak at an event or a meetup or whatever. But recently, especially from our Youtube show, the WorkplaceDudes, and my experiences as a Microsoft Certified Trainer, it started to itch a bit. So, I took the plunge, created a Sessionize profile and devised sessions. And then… looking for a event, or a meetup, and then submitting one of my… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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Colored Folders – How to use via Power Automate

Microsoft released a new feature called Colored Folders. It’s available both in OneDrive and SharePoint Online. You can use it to apply color to a special folder to categorize manually data based on the content inside. You can also use Power Automate and automate the whole process. In this post, I will show you basic […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Colored Folders – How to use via Power...

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Colored Folders – How to apply a color using Power Automate

Microsoft released a new feature called Colored Folders. It’s available both in OneDrive and SharePoint Online. You can use it to apply color to a special folder to categorize manually data based on the content inside. You can also use Power Automate and automate the whole process. In this post, I will show you basic […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Colored Folders – How to apply a color...

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Recap of the Microsoft Inspire 2023 Conference

Microsoft Inspire 2023 is over and we got many interesting news and announcements. AI was the number one topic (as expected), but it doesn’t mean that others were less important or boring. Let’s go for a quick walk through the most important announcements. Copilot pricing News number 1 – how much money do you need […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Recap of the Microsoft Inspire 2023 Conference...

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Collaborative Notes in Teams – Overview

A new note-taking tool has just arrived in Teams meeting! Collaborative Notes are a brand-new tool that you can use for agenda, notes, tasks, and much more. It uses Microsoft Loop components and integrated both with Teams and other Microsoft 365 services. No more Wiki-based notes! Let’s check what’s inside. Notes in Teams Note-taking is […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Collaborative Notes in...

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1st WorkplaceDudes Meetup was a success!
Jun28

1st WorkplaceDudes Meetup was a success!

Last Tuesday, June 27, 2023, we held our first WorkplaceDudes Meetup at Campus Delta in Capelle a/d IJssel, near Rotterdam. After several weeks of preparation, arranging location, arranging sponsor and of course arranging the speakers, yesterday was the big day. Around 16:00 we were present. We started by converting the hall so that people could sit on chairs, but also in the stands. From… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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The BitLocker HAADJ Nightmare
Jun13

The BitLocker HAADJ Nightmare

Today a quick blog post about the problem with HAADJ devices and how to turn on BitLocker. Last month I was giving Intune training to 2 different end customers. During the first training, I was asked if I knew a solution to enable BitLocker on HAADJ devices by means of Intune. Because they ran into problems with the message that the recovery key cannot be backed up to (Azure) Active Directory…. Continue Reading Jeroen...

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Intelligent meeting recap in Teams Premium – Quick overview

It’s there – AI notes for your Teams meeting! Microsoft released it a few weeks ago as a Preview feature and it’s available (but not globally). Intelligent meeting recap automatically generates a summary of your meeting with suggested notes. Is it good or is it bad? What’s still missing? Let’s go and test this brand-new […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Intelligent meeting recap in Teams Premium...

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Looking back at Experts Live NL
May30

Looking back at Experts Live NL

On Thursday 25 May 2023, it was time for the 11th edition of Experts Live NL. Again, in Congrescentrum 1931 in 's-Hertogenbosch. For me, this adventure started much earlier. Like the previous editions, I was again in the Program Panel this year. Under the leadership of Kenneth van Surksum and Erik Loef, they provide input and shape to the program of Experts Live NL. Then, on April 3, 2023, I… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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How to Migrate Teams Wikis to OneNote

The latest Teams update enabled Wiki migration to Microsoft OneNote. This feature is the next step in Wiki retiring process which should be finalized in the upcoming months. Right now, you can move all your existing Wiki content to OneNote using a built-in migration wizard. Wiki in Teams The Wiki tab was the main note […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to Migrate Teams Wikis to OneNote The...

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Top 8 features from Microsoft 365 Conference

During the Microsoft 365 Conference 2023 in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced many new features for SharePoint, OneDrive, Lists, and other M365 products. SharePoint stole the show with the huge list of upcoming features and changes. Here are my 8 favorite features announces during the conference. 1.    Copilot in SharePoint AI is coming to SharePoint (it […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their...

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SharePoint Lists integration with Microsoft Teams Approvals

The latest update for SharePoint Lists enabled integration between Lists and Approvals in Teams. It’s available in a dedicated list template and you can use it to trigger Teams approvals directly from a list item.  You can enable it for a selected list and let your users work directly from the Teams Approval application. Let’s […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog SharePoint Lists integration with...

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Avatars in Teams – How To

Avatars are finally in Teams! Will avatars significantly reduce the number of people without cameras or is it just a gadget? Time will tell. Microsoft has released a preview version and now we can test it out in practice and see if it makes sense. In this post, I will show you how to enable […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Avatars in Teams – How To Avatars are finally in Teams! Will...

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How to enable and work with Microsoft Loop

Last week Microsoft released a preview version of Loop. It’s a dedicated tool for collaboration. You can use it for notes, task management, or meeting summaries. You can add colleagues and work together using workspaces or even embed them into Teams. Today I will show you how you can enable Loop Preview and how to […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to enable and work with Microsoft Loop Last...

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Enhanced webinars with Teams Premium – Overview

Let’s talk about the next set of features in Teams Premium – webinars. The latest features reshaped it significantly and right now it’s really a competitive webinar solution. Among the new features are enhanced presenter functions, a new attendees management process, and the addition of a “green room.” These new features aim to provide a […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog...

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Enable Windows Update for Business Reports
Mar23

Enable Windows Update for Business Reports

👋 Hi all, Just a quick post this time. On the 31th of March 2023, Microsoft will stop with the Update Compliance reports and are not longer available as from this date. Joe Lurie (Sr. Product Manager @ Microsoft in Endpoint CxE CAT team) tweeted earlier this week about this. See his tweet below. 📢Update Compliance reports will no longer be available after March 31, 2023📆.Please enroll… Continue Reading...

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How to use apps in Teams channel meetings

You can use apps in meetings for some time now. It’s a great way to quickly share content more interactively or to add additional features to a meeting. Add a poll or share a task from a task management tool. The feature was limited only to scheduled meetings but now you can use it in […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to use apps in Teams channel meetings You can use apps in meetings for...

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Search powered by GPT – quick overview of the new Bing

The new Bing is available as a limited Preview and I got a chance to play with it. It has been released in a few weeks and got a lot of attention. A totally new search experience with AI chat is something that could change the future of how we search. I found it very […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Search powered by GPT – quick overview of the new Bing The new Bing is available as a...

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Device clean-up in Azure AD & Intune
Mar07

Device clean-up in Azure AD & Intune

It is been a while since I have written a blog post and it was still in the drafts, so it is time to finish it. Some time ago, I was asked if there was a method to automatically clean-up Azure Active Directory from idle devices that had not have been online for several days. I know that in Intune you have an option to automatically remove idle devices from Intune after a few days. But for… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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How to configure sensitivity labels for Teams meetings

Security features are one of the pillars of Teams Premium. Today I will show you how to use sensitivity labels in Teams. You can create multiple labels, assign them to different scenarios and manage what is enabled and what’s not in a meeting. Together with Custom meeting templates it gives you control over meeting features […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to configure sensitivity labels...

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Video Filters in Teams meeting – quick overview

Video Filters in Teams meetings are now available in the Public Preview channel. With the feature, you can modify your video stream from your camera. Want to make your video Black and White or add some balloons? You can do that! Let’s go and enable it in Teams and try to test the effects on […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Video Filters in Teams meeting – quick overview Video Filters in...

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How to enable end-to-end encryption in Teams meetings

End-to-end encryption – a new feature that helps you protect Teams meeting data is available in the Teams Premium trial license. Using this feature you add an extra protection layer to your meetings and minimize potential attacks. It supports the most important meeting features, and you can enable/disable it using Teams policies. Let’s go and […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to enable...

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A quick guide to Watermarks in Teams

We share many different types of content during Teams meetings, for example, offer documents, Excel with budget data, system architecture, or a diagram with the financial flow. Many documents contain sensitive or even highly confidential information. To protect such data you can use a brand-new feature introduced in the Teams Premium license – Watermarks. In […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog A...

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Introduction to Teams Meeting Templates

Part of the latest Teams Premium license is the ability to create a custom Teams meeting template. You can create it (as an Admin) and use it to schedule meetings from Teams or Outlook clients. A template contains preconfigured meeting settings so you don’t need to manually edit meeting settings each time you want to […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Introduction to Teams Meeting Templates Part...

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Overview of the Teams Premium features

Teams Premium features take meetings, webinars, and administration settings to the next level. Advanced branding settings, enhanced encryption, AI-powered meeting recap and much more. Those features are released as a preview, and you can test it right away. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the key features and benefits […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Overview of the...

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How to add Teams Phones into Intune
Oct24

How to add Teams Phones into Intune

This time it's more a blog post about "notes from the field". At the moment, we are working on a project to replace all analog/digital deskphones to Teams enabled phones from Yealink. Because this is a large organization, the testing actually goes through several groups. Namely, the people from network need to see if the device does get an IP address and ends up in the right VLAN. That was… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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Co-organizer of the Microsoft 365 Modern Management Meetup
Sep12

Co-organizer of the Microsoft 365 Modern Management Meetup

G'day mates, Today I have a wonderful announcement. I'm proud to announce that as of this month I'm a co-organizer of the Microsoft 365 Modern Management Meetup along with Mark O'Shea, Steven Hosking and Ben Reader. If you manage Windows, iOS, Android, Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 devices with Microsoft management tools, and want to get together with a group of like-minded people to… Continue Reading...

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How to connect Viva Goals with Jira

Using Viva Goals in an organization with a dedicated ticketing/tasks system could be tricky. Your employees will need to update tasks in one system and do check-ins with Viva Goals. Using the integration feature you can configure the ticketing/tasks system to automatically update Viva Goals. Employees will use their system and you will get data […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog How to connect...

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Quick guide to Viva Goals

Microsoft Viva Goals is now generally available. Viva Goals offers a lot of interesting features and integration with external systems, but in this post, I go through the basic setup and configuration. I will show you how to configure an organization and start working with objectives and key results. Plans and Pricing Viva Goals requires […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Quick guide to Viva...

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Welcome Viva Engage

Microsoft announced a new member of the Viva suite – Viva Engage. It is a new place where you can build community, share knowledge, build internal networks, and engage with leadership. It will get a dedicated Teams application. Viva Engage is built on top of Yammer and will provide similar features and functionalities. But what […] Continue Reading Marcin Siewnicki’s Article on their blog Welcome Viva Engage Microsoft...

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Hide Global Protect VPN client as default sign-in option
Jul07

Hide Global Protect VPN client as default sign-in option

With a client I am working on their modern workplace. Well.. it's not that modern, because they still want all the traffic to go to the Internet through their network. And that goes through the Palo Alto Global Protect VPN client. The customer is 👑, we say, right? There is no clear agreement yet whether or not a VPN client should be installed, but until then, we need a VPN client. So the… Continue Reading Jeroen...

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Reset your device with a simple app
Jul01

Reset your device with a simple app

Problem definition Recently at a customer I was asked if it was possible, in preparation for their new modern workplace, that the end user could reset his device himself. Basically, the same as the famous "wipe" button in Intune. I had indicated that this can be done by means of the following ways: End user goes to the Settings app ➡️ Update & Security ➡️ Recovery ➡️ Get…...

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