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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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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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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Secure Your Office 365 Tenant – By Attacking It (Part 1)

By David Branscome I’ve been waiting several months for this day to arrive. The Office 365 Attack Simulator is LIVE! If you log into your Office 365 E5 tenant with the Threat Intelligence licensing, it shows up here in the Security & Compliance portal. When you click on it, the first thing it will tell…

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“Argh…My Skype for Business Recording Failed!!”

By David Branscome   I recently received a call from a colleague who had been working on a two-hour Skype for Business meeting. At the end of the call, she went into her Recording Manager to get the recorded meeting but saw that the recording for the meeting had failed. It was showing up as…

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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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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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“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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