Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (February, 2019)

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OUR READERS! AskPFEPlat is in the process of a transformation to the new Core Infrastructure and Security TechCommunity, and will be moving by the end of March 2019 to our new home at https://aka.ms/CISTechComm (hosted at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com). Please bear with us while we are still under construction! We will continue bringing…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | February 17 – 23, 2019

Welcome to the February 17 – 23, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Another four additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for SharePoint pages, Admin Center, and the Microsoft 365 Mobile Admin app. There are also four cancellations, all for Service Health Dashboard enhancements. Upcoming events continue to focus…


Govern, Audit and Control G Suite with Microsoft! (Google Apps + Cloud App Security)

Does your organization use G Suite or Google Apps? Do you have these requirements? Audit activity occurring in G Suite (user logons/logoffs, settings changed, files modified, etc) Audit file activity? (what files are being accessed, from where, how they are being accessed, etc) Govern how G Suite is accessed? (Only from a managed device? Only…


AzureAD: Setup SSO to G-Suite for free, and govern access! (Google Apps)

Did you know Azure Active Directory can provide Single Sign-On (SSO) to G-Suite (Google Apps)? In this blog, we will explore how to set this up from both the Azure AD side and also the G-Suite side. Once SSO is configured, consider creating policies for Conditional Access to govern how G-Suite is accessed (e.g. only…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | February 10 – 16, 2019

Welcome to the February 10 – 16, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were four features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including an upcoming preview for a “Pro” version of Microsoft Forms, general availability of live and on-demand events in Microsoft 365, an updated experience for Office 365 eDiscovery,…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | February 10 – 16, 2019

Welcome to the February 10 – 16, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were four features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including an upcoming preview for a “Pro” version of Microsoft Forms, general availability of live and on-demand events in Microsoft 365, an updated experience for Office 365 eDiscovery,…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | February 3 – 9, 2019

Welcome to the February 3 – 9, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Nine features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week for a range of apps and services including Office ProPlus, OneDrive for Business, OneNote, Planner, SharePoint and Teams. Customer Immersion Experience sessions and Teams-related events are the focus of…


Next time you present to a room of people, try this! (and look like a Rockstar…)

Can you see the projection screen in a meeting? If you can’t would you agree it encourages multi-tasking? (This was originally posted to my LinkedIn Blog) Have you ever sat through a training class, a sales presentation, or just a regular business meeting and struggled trying to see the content on the projector or TV…

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Can Microsoft 365 Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro?

Q: (from Vince) A partner is inquiring if it would be possible for a user with Windows 10 Home to upgrade to Windows 10 Professional by purchasing Microsoft 365. A: I’m sorry to report that the upgrade benefit included in Windows 10 Enterprise through CSP or Microsoft 365 is a benefit that ONLY takes Windows…

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | January 27 – February 2, 2019

Welcome to the January 27 – February 2, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Last week there were nine additions to the Office 365 Roadmap, with several for SharePoint Online and a couple for Outlook on the Web. There was also a cancellation for Polls in the Yammer app on Android. Teams and…