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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New multi-factor authentication for Office 365 Test Lab Guide

Are you curious about multi-factor authentication in Office 365? Multi-factor authentication requires an additional form of identification beyond the user account name and its password. Now you can try it out in a consequence-free environment with the new Multi-factor authentication for your Office 365 dev/test environment Test Lab Guide. This new article steps you through…

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Design and deploy SharePoint Server 2016 farms in Azure

Although Microsoft recommends SharePoint Online in Office 365, if that is not the best option for you right now, you should use SharePoint Server 2016. You can deploy SharePoint Server 2016 farms in your on-premises datacenter or in Microsoft Azure infrastructure services, where you can take advantage of faster deployment of servers, easier scaling, and…

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PowerShell command sets for dev/test environments in the TechNet Script Gallery

Cloud adoption Test Lab Guides (TLGs) step you through creating dev/test environments to demonstrate key features and provide you with consequence-free configurations to learn about and experiment with Microsoft’s cloud offerings and Office server products. Several of these dev/test environments include servers running in Azure infrastructure services, which you create and configure with sets of…

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