Should I Supercharge Office 365 with the Enterprise Mobility Suite?

21. April 2016 Technical 0
Hello! Now that I have amassed a few different posts that outline differences between Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) and the built-in features that are included with certain Office 365 plans, I thought it would be nice to summarize our findings in one place.  If you are having trouble deciding whether or not to purchase EMS, perhaps this ...

What is Advanced Threat Analytics?

24. March 2016 Technical 0
Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) is a security product from Microsoft that is included with the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) subscription.  Unlike most of the other EMS components that tend to be a bit more cloud-centric, ATA is an on-premises-based security solution that helps identify Advanced Persistent Threats (APT’s) and insider threats before they can cause damage on your local network. ...

Azure AD Premium vs. Azure AD with Office 365

10. March 2016 Opinion, Technical 0
If you have an Office 365 subscription, then you already rely on Azure Active Directory. If you have DirSync or Azure AD Connect enabled, then that means your on-premises user identities and passwords are being synchronized to your Azure Active Directory tenancy in the cloud. I recommend this configuration, especially if you are considering an Azure Active Directory ...

Microsoft Intune vs. MDM for Office 365

11. February 2016 Opinion, Technical 0
I have previously written about configuring Mobile Device Management for Office 365.  The Office 365 Admin Center has a great subset of features lifted from Microsoft’s cloud-based Intune service, which is admittedly a much more “full-blown” MDM solution. Whether you are using MDM for Office 365 or Microsoft Intune, the enrollment process works basically the same way from the ...

Azure Multi-factor Authentication vs. MFA included with Office 365

08. February 2016 Technical 5
I have previously described MFA for Office 365. It’s a great way to add an extra layer of security to your cloud-based applications. Here are the features included with MFA for Office 365: Administrators can protect accounts with MFA Mobile app as a second factor Phone call as a second factor SMS as a second factor ...