Tag - EMS

Updates coming soon to the Azure AD Best practices checklist

Update: The best practices checklists and guides are now available. 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...
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How-to setup Intune quickly (and strategically) in your environment

Update May 2024: This is now obsolete information, instead see this post: Updated Intune Scripts and a Security Profile for the SMB - ITProMentor Update March 2023: Much of what is written here eventually became the basis for my SMB Guide to Threat Defense and Microsoft Defender. Which in...
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Introducing the Microsoft Office 365 Email Security Checklist

Update March 2023: This project morphed into the Microsoft 365 Best Practices Checklists, which includes a checklist and guide for each of the major services in Microsoft 365. You can get the product here. Okay. I think I have had enough. Enough of what? Enough of reports like this...
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My favorite Conditional Access Policies for the SMB

It's not even a question in my mind anymore--every org who moves their email and other data sets into Office 365 should be protected with Enterprise Mobility + Security (also available in Microsoft 365 Enterprise plans). If you are in the Business subscription of Microsoft 365, this means adding Azure...
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Differences between Azure Information Protection labels and Office 365 Sensitivity labels

In the previous two posts, we looked at two capabilities of Azure Information Protection (AIP) P1, which is one of the many subscriptions bundled into Microsoft 365 Business: Email encryption & customization
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Protect messages and documents in Microsoft 365 Business with AIP, part 1: Email encryption

In this series, I am going to show off some of the functionality and customization that you can make in Microsoft 365 Business, which includes Azure Information Protection (AIP). There is a growing user base for this SKU, and a lot of admins out there trying to figure out how...
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Showdown: Exchange Active Sync vs. Office 365 MDM vs. Intune (MDM and MAM)

The Microsoft 365 platform offers customers not one, not two, but three distinct Mobile Device Management solutions (well, technically four, as we'll see). In my experience, most small business customers will be fine with nothing more than a well configured Exchange Active Sync policy, requiring basics like a pass code,...
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How to bundle even more security into your Office 365 subscription

In a previous post, I covered some of the most common SKU's that are frequently purchased by small businesses, who are migrating to the Office 365 platform. In a nutshell, by FAR the most common of those are Office 365 Business Premium and Office 365 Enterprise E3--and...
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Should I Supercharge Office 365 with the Enterprise Mobility Suite?

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...
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