Killing Sessions to a Compromised Office 365 Account

David Branscome Partner Technical Architect We live in a world full of nasty threats to our online environments. One of your end users might click on a link that they shouldn’t and they get sent to a location where a piece of malware is installed on their machine and it captures their user credentials. In…

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“NOW it makes sense!” – Microsoft’s Collaboration Story in a Single Slide

By David Branscome Partner Technical Architect   Who knew PowerPoint would make my day today? One simple, elegant, PowerPoint slide. And just like that, the picture of Microsoft’s collaboration strategy became clear and explainable. This is the slide I’m talking about. The slide was part of the presentation given by Microsoft’s Office 365 Marketing Chief,…

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Guidance Available Now for Planning and Deploying Microsoft Teams!

David Branscome September 25, 2017   For a couple months now, our partners and customers have been attempting to read the direction that Microsoft is taking with regard to Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. I think it’s safe to say there’s been some confusion and *ahem*…. “gaps” in the guidance. For example, the partners…

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Leveraging the Office 365 Service Assurance Portal in Customer Scenarios

August 23, 2017 By David Branscome In the partner organization at Microsoft, we get lots of requests from partners that are in the process of responding to an RFP for Office 365 or Azure deployments. Maybe the partner has described the Microsoft datacenters to their customers as being ISO 27001 or FedRAMP compliant. But now…

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Applying the Basics of Blockchain to a Real-World Scenario

So there I was in my kitchen yesterday, reading an article in ZDNet about how several organizations are teaming up to prevent fraudulent food production practices around the world. The group has created a “Food Trust Framework” that is designed to increase the integrity and quality of the food in a global supply chain. And…

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Microsoft Teams: Beyond the Basics

In a previous blog post, I talked through the basics of setting up a Microsoft Team and showed you how Teams are related to Office365 Groups, SharePoint Online and Skype for Business Online. Now I’d like to walk through some of the nitty-gritty details related to your Microsoft Teams deployment. A much more comprehensive set of…

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Why I Love Microsoft Teams

One of the great (and most challenging) things about working at Microsoft is the fact that we get to work on the latest, bleeding-edge stuff the company makes. In fact, we are encouraged to put each piece of software through its paces, using it in our daily life in what everyone at Microsoft refers to…

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When You Just Gotta Have a Lab

I spend a lot of time working with partners and customers setting up and performing demos of new products. In many cases, we are looking at features that are purely cloud-based – such as Skype for Business Cloud PBX or PSTN Conferencing. When that’s the case, I just go to the Office365 tenant that I…

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Skype for Business Client for Mac Goodness

I love updates. I actually get geekily excited when I get prompted to shut down Office while Click-to-Run updates my Office install. When it’s done, I can’t wait to see “what’s different”. On Sunday, my TV prompted me to apply a software update, and I had to force myself to not run the update in…

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