Tag - best practices

The realities and limitations of managing personal (BYOD) devices in Microsoft 365 and Endpoint Manager

These days, I am willing to bet that I get asked about BYOD endpoints over corporate endpoints 10 to 1. Personal devices (even personal Windows devices) are creeping into the workplace more and more, especially with so many working from home. And this does present a few challenges for those...
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Managed Services Providers Are Doing IT All Wrong

As a Microsoft MVP and frequent community contributor, I have been invited to participate as a “subject matter expert” in several groups and online communities. Since I also work for an IT Managed Services Provider, some of these invites have brought me into peer groups comprised of folks who own...
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Is “Best Practices” a myth?

I often find myself musing over this question these days. Granted, I actually do publish something called The Microsoft 365 Best Practices Checklists--but really these are more like recommendations. In fact, I recently updated them to include governance decisions around collaboration (e.g. affecting apps such as OneDrive for Business, Teams...
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New Updates to the Office 365 Security Checklist and Guide, including Free eBook

With more years comes more wisdom (and more reader feedback helps)! As such, it was time to polish up the guide that kicked off this whole journey. This is a big update, and in a much more consumable format, I think. I am even renaming it to "The NEW Office...
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2020 Edition of the Recommended Conditional access policy design guide is available now

I just finished updating the Conditional access design guide, part of the Microsoft 365 Best practices checklists. The new updates reflect some carefully considered feedback from my clients (real-world scenarios), as well as some new additions and a better organizational structure, in three major groups:  Authentication Baseline policies – Replaces the Security...
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Updates to my Exchange Online and Office 365 ATP scripts

Just a quick note--this week I updated the Exchange Online and ATP scripts that I publish and use to provision new tenants--to fall more in line with the new best practices that were published by the Exchange Online Protection and Office 365 ATP teams.* You can also use the new...
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Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive best practices? Part 3: Data governance

In part 1 of this series, we discussed external sharing and chat. In part 2, we dealt with access controls and notifications. Now, we turn our focus to Data governance, a very important conversation indeed when it comes to compliance. And when it comes to compliance, every organization is going to...
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Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive best practices? Part 2: Access control and notifications

In part 1 of this series we discussed how there is really no such thing as "best practices" on a rich and flexible collaboration platform like Office 365, which includes many applications--Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive to name just a few. However, you can certainly end up with some "bad" practices...
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