Yearly Archives - 2023

Adopting the Traffic Light Protocol with Sensitivity Labels

Adopting the Traffic Light Protocol (TLP) with Microsoft 365’s Sensitivity Labels

I have previously written about Sensitivity labels, along with a template of the core labels that I like to use when introducing Small Businesses to the concept of data classification. Recently, I decided to update this standard to align more closely with the Traffic Light Protocol (TLP). Let me share...
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The Underwhelming MAM for Edge

The Underwhelming MAM for Edge and What Else We Can Do

A while back I had written about a solution that I have been anxiously awaiting since its announcement: MAM for Edge on Windows. Let me explain the background a bit. We used to have Windows Information Protection (WIP). Well, we still have it for enrolled devices, but it is being deprecated,...
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Hybrid Azure AD Join or not?

Should I use Hybrid Azure AD Join or not?

I consulted with an MSP recently about one of their larger customers, and whether or not to implement Hybrid Azure AD Join for existing Windows workstations (joined to traditional Active Directory). The classic consultant answer of course is, "It depends." In certain cases, perhaps. But in truth and in practice,...
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Why not Defender for Mobile?

Why aren’t you protecting your mobile devices with Microsoft Defender?

Recently I was on a call with Microsoft, and I was surprised to hear that adoption for Microsoft Defender on mobile devices is still extremely low. But according to other industry partners, this is true of Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) solutions in general. I think this unfortunate trend could be...
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GDAP in M365 Lighthouse

Reviewing the GDAP Wizard in Lighthouse

Hey folks! In today’s article, we will be taking a closer look at Granular Delegated Admin Permissions or GDAP.  You can think of this feature as providing similar functionality to Privileged Identity Management (PIM), including “Just-in-Time” (JIT) access, but specifically with regard to your partner tenant as you “reach across”...
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A friendly reminder

A friendly reminder about least privilege access and other simple stuff

I just spent an exhausting 36 or so hours helping a customer out of a really bad situation. Well, technically they aren't out of the woods yet, but things are clearing up anyway. And I am at the point now where I exit, handing off the bulk of remaining tasks...
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