New solution for isolated SharePoint Online team sites

SharePoint Online team sites allow you to quickly and easily create new sites for public (organization-wide) or private (confined to group membership) collaboration. If you want to lock down a SharePoint Online team site whose membership and permissions are tightly controlled by designated SharePoint administrators, create an isolated SharePoint Online team site. To help you…

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Updated Contoso in the Microsoft Cloud poster includes new Office 365 security best practices

The Contoso in the Microsoft Cloud poster has been updated with a new section that describes how the Contoso Corporation is using Office 365 security features and best practices to protect access, data, and email and to monitor for suspicious activity. See topic 6, Security, of the poster for this new section: Download this multi-page…

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Protect your Office 365 global admin accounts right now with these three steps

Typical Office 365 subscription security breaches are based on compromising a global administrator user account. Once the credentials of a global administrator user account are known, an attacker can harvest the information stored in Office 365 and perform targeted phishing attacks. To protect your global admin accounts, even as a small or medium business, you…

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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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New Microsoft Cloud Mobility and Security poster compares MDM and conditional access capabilities across products

At the Ignite Conference in Atlanta recently, we received a lot of questions about mobile device management (MDM) capabilities, including the new conditional access features. These are spread across several products. We know that it is currently hard to discover and make sense of these features. As a start, the new Microsoft Mobility and Security…

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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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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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