SPOTLIGHT: Cross-product solutions with Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint Server

This week we highlight some of the solutions work that’s been done by the Microsoft Office Division Solutions Content team.  The Office Division Solutions Content team focuses on developing and documenting cross product and platform configurations that solve a business problem.  These solutions make use of Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint Server. The solutions are architectural…


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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SPOTLIGHT: Solutions at a glance with the SharePoint 2013 and Lync 2013 Platform Options posters

Platform Options posters give you an immediate visual sense of the ways that a product can be deployed, either by itself or in conjunction with other products.  Here are the two published so far: SharePoint 2013 Platform Options This poster shows various combinations of SharePoint 2013 deployment, including hybrid with SharePoint Online in Office 365…

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New video for the Azure-based federated authentication for Office 365 deployment

The high availability federated authentication for Office 365 in Azure deployment has a new video. This video has three main sections: The components and infrastructure of federated authentication (client, relying party, security token service, identity provider). The deployment of a high availability federated authentication for Office 365 in Azure as described in the articles. The authentication process…

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SAB August 2014 webinar announcement

On August 26, 2014, we will hold the fourth of our bi-monthly Solutions Advisory Board (SAB) webinars. SAB webinars are one hour and consist of brief presentations followed by time for open feedback. Here is the agenda for the August 2014 webinar: Introductions and logistics – Chris Fox or Joe Davies Enterprise cloud architecture –…

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New video for the Office 365 identity models

There are three identity models for Office 365: Cloud identity Synchronized identity Federated identity A new 3-minute video for the Understanding Office 365 identity and Azure Active Directory article explains the three models simply and helps you determine which model is most appropriate for your business. If you have 3 minutes, please watch the video and let…

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Azure presentation materials in the Azure Readiness Content download

Hey present or future Azure fans, I have always been a big fan of Microsoft publishing presentation materials so that you don’t have to spend time creating these materials from scratch. For example, when you start with a Microsoft-published PowerPoint deck on a product, feature, technology, or solution, you can use them as is or…

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SPOTLIGHT: Using IIS and Application Request Routing (ARR) to provide a reverse proxy for Exchange hybrid

Greetings SAB members! For those of you who do not subscribe to the Exchange Team Blog, I wanted to point out a very interesting new solution that was recently published. This solution uses Internet Information Services (IIS) and Application Request Routing (ARR) to provide a reverse proxy for an Exchange hybrid deployment. IIS with ARR…

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SPOTLIGHT: eDiscovery Across SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, and Windows file shares

  Hi – This week we published out the eDiscovery Across SharePoint, Lync, Exchange, and Windows file shares Test Lab Guide.  This Test Lab Guide takes you throughbuilding out the solution in the On-premises eDiscovery Flow Across SharePoint, Exchange, Lync and file shares poster.  The main components are: An Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)…