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…


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…


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)….


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…


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…