“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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The End of Support for Older TLS Versions in Office 365

by David Branscome, with a callout to Joe Stocker at Patriot Consulting for the heads-up! The SSL/POODLE Attack Explained UPDATE: As per the support article listed here (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057306/preparing-for-tls-1-2-in-office-365) We will be extending support for TLS 1.0/1.1 through October 31, 2018 in order to help ensure our customers are adequately prepared for the changes.   As most…

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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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Secure Your Office 365 Tenant – By Attacking It (Part 2)

By David Branscome   In my previous post (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/cloudyhappypeople/2018/04/04/secure-your-office-365-tenant-by-attacking-it ), I showed you how to use the Office 365 Attack Simulator to set up the Password Spray and Brute Force Password (Dictionary) Attacks. What we often find, though, is that spear phishing campaigns are extremely successful in organizations and are often the very first point…

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Moving Your Office 365 Groups to Microsoft Teams – Getting Past the Gotchas

By now, most of us know that Microsoft Teams is built on Office 365 Groups. Additionally, many customers had been using Office 365 Groups for some of their collaboration before Microsoft Teams was released. That means that there are a number of Office 365 Groups out there, that may need to be converted to Microsoft…

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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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Leverage the Microsoft Graph with Azure Active Directory Identity Protection to Identify Network Threats

What is Azure Active Directory Identity Protection? Azure Active Directory Identity Protection is a feature built into the Azure AD Premium P2 license. The P2 SKU is important if you want to configure SharePoint Limited Access, CAS Proxy, or perform actions related to identity protection or control of privileged identities. The Azure AD Premium P2 (AADP…

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Are You Following Teams Tuesdays?

Microsoft Teams has proven to be one of the biggest product releases of FY18 for Microsoft, with over 200,000 customers rolling it out within just a year! If your organization hasn’t yet rolled out Teams, or if you are in the middle of planning your deployment, be sure to check out the Microsoft Teams webinar…

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Every Question Tells a Story – Mitigating Ransomware Using the Rapid Cyberattack Assessment Tool: Part 2

In my previous post, I explained how to prepare your environment to run the Rapid Cyberattack Assessment tool, and I told you that the questions in the tool would tell you a story. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/cloudyhappypeople/2018/09/10/every-question-tells-a-story-mitigating-ransomware-using-the-rapid-cyberattack-assessment-tool-part-1/ So, let’s get started with the storytelling, shall we? Survey Mode or Full Assessment? Once you start the tool, you are…

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