Monthly Archives - July 2019

Replacing folder redirection and mapped network drives: Controlling the OneDrive client experience on Windows 10 with Intune

For as long as we can remember, the primary way to share files in an organization was mapped network drives. This may have included a "Public" or "Company" drive (e.g. P:\ for Public), as well as a "Home" or "User" drive (H:\ or U:\ respectively). As well, there may have...
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Updates coming soon to the Azure AD Best practices checklist

Update: The best practices checklists and guides are now available at GumRoad. I will be updating the best practices checklist and guide for Azure AD again soon, but I wanted to post a couple of notes about the coming changes--since it may be a while before I get around to...
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How to manage and secure service accounts in Microsoft Office 365 (without MFA)

Okay, so hopefully everyone knows by now that MFA is not an "optional" thing that you can decide to turn on, or not, depending on your "feelings." It isn't a choice, and your feelings about it don't matter. You need to turn it on. I would recommend requiring MFA...
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Reader question: How do I setup iOS devices after disabling app permissions consent for my users?

I continue to get great feedback and questions from our readership lately. Keep it up! I love to field these questions and use them to improve my literature. This person (who is also an MVP) also wished to remain anonymous, and had a couple of good questions regarding my Azure...
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A Reader’s input for your consideration: Blocking unsupported devices with Conditional access

Consider the following scenario (from a reader who wished to remain anonymous): Let's say you have implemented my recommended baseline policies for Conditional access, which require Windows & Mac computers to become managed/compliant with Intune, and iOS & Android devices to use approved client applications. In turn, you get control and...
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Microsoft 365 Device Management / Intune best practices checklist

Update: Downloadable, printable copies of the Microsoft 365 Best practices checklists and guides are now available for purchase at GumRoad. Thanks for your support! Similar to the checklist for Azure AD which I recently published, this resource is designed to get you up and running quickly with what I consider to...
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The Azure AD Best Practices Checklist

Update: Downloadable/printable copies of the Microsoft 365 Best practices checklists and guides are now available for purchase at GumRoad. Thanks for your support! Disclaimer: This checklist is NOT a comprehensive overview of every consideration when implementing Azure AD. For instance, the list was built with a typical SMB/SME in mind. That...
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