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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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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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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Enterprise administrator content set for Microsoft Office 365

If you are an enterprise administrator for Microsoft Office 365, check out the new Enterprise organizations and Office 365 navigation experience (http://aka.ms/O365ITPro). This experience which provides a central location from which you can easily access articles about Office 365: Plan for Office 365 Set up Office 365 services Deploy Office clients Security & Compliance Manage services Hybrid…

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New Information Protection for Office 365 poster blazes the trail for increased security

Microsoft has done extensive work to ensure that your information stored in Office 365 can have the highest level of security and protection in the industry. To spotlight that work and provide you with a methodical way to increase your information protection to the level required for your organization, Brenda Carter has published Information Protection…

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November 2015 CAAB Webinar announcement

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, we will hold the eleventh Cloud Adoption Advisory Board (CAAB) (previously known as the Solutions Advisory Board [SAB]) webinar. CAAB webinars are one hour and consist of brief presentations followed by time for open feedback. The meeting will open at 7:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time. The session will begin promptly…

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New "Security in a Cloud-Enabled World" Microsoft Virtual Academy course

Good afternoon SAB, Mark Simos, an Architect in Microsoft Cybersecurity, and Tim Rains, a Microsoft Chief Security Advisor, have created a new "Security in a Cloud-Enabled World" Microsoft Virtual Academy course. Take it at https://aka.ms/securecustomermva. Here is the course description in their own words: Are you securing IT assets in a public or hybrid cloud?…

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The new service model and update channels for Office 365 ProPlus

Hello SAB, Office 365 ProPlus has moved to a new servicing model with the release of Office 2016. One of the benefits of Office 365 ProPlus is that Microsoft can provide new features for Office apps on a regular basis, through monthly updates. The new servicing model is designed to give IT departments: Flexibility in…

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SAB September 2015 webinar announcement

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, we will hold the tenth Solutions Advisory Board (SAB) webinar. SAB webinars are one hour and consist of brief presentations followed by time for open feedback. The Lync Meeting will open at 7:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time. The session will begin promptly at 8:00 AM and run to 9:00 AM….

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