Microsoft Teams: Blur my background! (Please…)

Have you been on a conference call where everyone turns on their video, except for you? If you’re like me, I don’t like to turn mine on because of the messy house, or just ugly office behind me. Well – Microsoft Teams has you covered. You can now blur your background when in a conference…

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Why you should enable MFA RIGHT NOW!

Are you a Global Admin for Office 365 in your organization? Do you have Multi-Factor Authentication enabled for your account? Watch the following short video to hear a story about why you should secure your Office 365 identity with MFA RIGHT NOW! For how to enable Multi-Factor Authentication – see the following technical documentation.  …


A credit score for cyber security?! Tell me more!

One of the keys to success in life is understanding your financial situation and where you sit on the scale of a credit score.  When it comes to cyber security, you want to understand your organization’s security posture and how it can be improved. That’s where Microsoft Secure Score steps in. Microsoft Secure Score gives…


Send encrypted emails to anyone using Office 365!

Have you ever needed to send an email to someone, but didn’t want them to forward the email nor copy sensitive text out of the attachment or email? You probably only want the intended recipient to view the email, and not accessible to anyone else. In other words, you probably want that email to be…

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Who owns what? The shared responsibility model of cloud and compliance (HIPAA, GDPR, NIST,ISO)

Do you need to meet an industry regulation? Curious what responsibilities Microsoft has as your cloud service provider and what responsibilities you have as a customer when it comes to using Office 365, Azure or Dynamics in compliance with your industry regulation? You may want to look into Microsoft Compliance Manager as a key tool…


Preventing a data breach, avoiding the news, and keeping your job

With my dog on one side, my green tea on the end table and my tablet in hand, I sift through my Bing news feed on keywords “Cyber Security” as I do every Sunday morning. I come across a few articles that talk about how a company has been breached and tons of intellectual property…


Microsoft Teams: Protecting against advanced threats

How well do you trust your employees? What about your vendors? I’m constantly coming across organizations that are storing intellectual property and other sensitive data in Microsoft Teams, so they can collaborate with that data in a centralized manner. I’m also learning that most of those organizations are enabling guest access, and allowing outside vendors…


Microsoft Teams: Limit access to only managed devices and reduce risk!

It’s amazing watching the adoption journey of Microsoft teams among organizations and how it is quickly becoming a mission critical tool. For me, it’s mission critical because of the collaboration and teamwork that’s occurring inside, and the data that is being stored is quickly becoming the heartbeat of many organizations and their project teams. There…


Technical Readiness: Teams On-Air

You have heard me talk before how the Microsoft cloud is a dev ops platform and is constantly changing with new features being added frequently. Specifically, with Microsoft Teams it can be hard to keep up with what’s new, what’s coming and what has changed so you can be prepared to inform your organization. I’d…