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…

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Video: Do you know the Microsoft Security Story?

Do you know the Microsoft security story? Watch the video below as I present how Microsoft can help protect your ever expanding digital estate through cyber security for your digital transformation. In the video I discuss the following topics (click to learn more): Intelligent Security Graph Data Center Security Cyber Defense Operations Center Digital Crimes…

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MFA: Don’t worry, your phone number won’t be published!

What happens if your identity is stolen and an attacker uses those credentials (username/password), to login to your business application or email? What if you are a domain administrator in Active Directory or a Global Administrator in Office 365? They have keys to the kingdom, access to sensitive intellectual property, and can do some real…

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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…

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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…

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Microsoft Teams: Making meetings matter

When I first started in IT, the running joke (and more like a fact) was that in-person meetings always start 10 minutes late because of technical issues. The projector isn’t working, I don’t have network connectivity, why doesn’t my PC have the right resolution, I can’t find the PowerPoint deck, and so on. Then, during…

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Firstline Worker: Your most valuable employees

How many Firstline Workers did you interact with today? For me, I count around a dozen or so that range from the barista at the coffee shop, gas station attendant, waitress at the restaurant I ate lunch at, the gate agent when I boarded my plane to fly home, when the cable repair technician came…

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Microsoft 365 Overview and Briefing (Video)

Microsoft 365 is a compelling offering that enables organizations ranging from the small to mid-size business all the way to enterprise on their journey towards digital transformation. At a high level, Microsoft 365 combines the best of Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security into a single offering that customers can purchase. However,…

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Microsoft Teams: Overview and Demonstration (Video)

I am often asked “What is the best way to provide an overview to my organization and show them a demo of Microsoft Teams?” Of course, the answer is “it depends” based on whether you are a Microsoft Partner, IT, finance, marketing, operations, sales, customer service, etc the way I show you and tell you…

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Gaining visibility to “shadow IT” and discovering cloud apps in use today

You may not realize it, but your organization is already operating in the cloud. Even if your IT department hasn’t deployed cloud services yet, your employees already have, and your organization is 100% responsible for the security and compliance of that data. This is known as “shadow IT”, where an organization is using application services,…

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