Updates for the new Azure Active Directory V2 PowerShell module

User and group account maintenance is an important part of Office 365 administration. For Office 365 PowerShell, the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell has been available for years. This module contains cmdlets to connect and to manage user accounts, groups, and licenses. More recently, the Azure Active Directory (AD) product team has…

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Yes, you can put “toxic” data in Office 365

As a writer for our enterprise customers at Microsoft I understand how challenging it can be to sort out security capabilities, especially for the most sensitive data, often referred to as “toxic” data. This is trade secret, highly regulated, classified, or any type of data a customer wants to ensure remains encrypted and undecipherable to…


Get the new Federated Authentication for Office 365 in Azure Deployment Kit

To assist you in creating the Azure infrastructure and configuring the servers for high-availability federated authentication for Office 365 in this configuration: Use the Federated Authentication for Office 365 in Azure Deployment Kit, a ZIP file in the TechNet Gallery that contains the following files: O365FedAuthInAzure_Figures.vsdx and O365FedAuthInAzure_Figures.pptx – Microsoft Visio and Microsoft PowerPoint files…

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Connect to Office 365 services with multifactor authentication (MFA) and PowerShell

Multifactor authentication (MFA) is an Office 365 security best practice, especially for administrator accounts. The Office 365 portal enforces MFA for accounts that have it enabled, but administrators also use PowerShell to manage Office 365. To connect to Office 365 services with MFA and PowerShell: For the Azure Active Directory (AD) tenant with the Windows Azure…

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New step-by-step deployment for Office 365 federated authentication in Azure

Inspired by CAAB member Trevor Seward’s presentation at the October 2016 CAAB webinar, there is a new Deploy high availability federated authentication for Office 365 in Azure set of articles that step you through a production deployment of the following: This configuration provides a highly-available and scalable infrastructure to support federated authentication with your on-premises…

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New federated authentication for Office 365 Test Lab Guide

Are you planning to deploy federated authentication for Microsoft Office 365? With federated authentication, Office 365 refers the connecting user to a separate identity provider to verify the user’s credentials. Now you can try it out in a consequence-free environment with the new Federated identity for your Office 365 dev/test environment Test Lab Guide (TLG)….

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Proposed theme and agenda for the April 2017 CAAB webinar

Hi all – In keeping with our themed approach to the monthly CAAB webinars, we’d like to propose a Professional Development theme for the April session. Here is a proposed agenda: IT Pro role evolution in a cloud-inclusive environment Training to achieve the transition The value of a professional network in career development LinkedIn is…

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Hybrid and Networking Cloud Architecture posters updated for the SharePoint Server 2016 in Azure scenario

With the recent publication of the SharePoint Server 2016 in Microsoft Azure content set, we have updated two posters in the Microsoft Cloud for Enterprise Architects Series. Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects: Includes a new section at the end of the Designing networking for Azure IaaS topic that describes the 9-server high availability SharePoint Server 2016…

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Updated Information Protection Poster for Office 365

The Information Protection for Office 365 poster has been a popular resource for tracking capabilities we recommend customers use with Office 365. The latest update includes: Enterprise Mobility + Security capabilities in the E5 plan. More comprehensive representation of Windows 10 capabilities. New Office 365 capabilities, including Advanced Data Governance, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business device…

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New Test Lab Guide shows the integration of Dynamics 365 within an Exchange Online mailbox

A key value of Microsoft’s cloud offerings (Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Dynamics 365) is integration. A great example is Office 365 and Dynamics 365, in which Exchange Online and SharePoint Online in Office 365 can access and expose the data stored in Dynamics 365. To see the integration between Exchange Online…

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