Top Mobility-Enabling Security Features in Office 365

13. October 2016 Business, Technical 0
At this point, even the staunchest conservatives among us have to admit that we live in a post-perimeter world. In recent years there have been even more developments and trends chipping away at our traditional conceptions of so-called perimeter-based security. Cloud and mobility means two things: Users can go straight to the Internet from any device ...

How-to get started with Microsoft Intune

15. September 2016 Technical 0
In previous posts, I have described MDM for Office 365, as well as some key differences between that product and Microsoft’s full-blown MDM solution, Intune. Today we’re going to begin the Intune set up and configuration process.  If you haven’t yet, go obtain a free trial of Intune (or EMS).  It should be relatively easy ...

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 ...

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 ...

How-to set up Multi-factor Authentication for Office 365

04. February 2016 Technical 0
Note that there are multiple layers to Microsoft’s Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) service. In this post, we are only covering the MFA included with Office 365.  Additional Azure MFA features are available, for example, through a subscription to the Enterprise Mobility Suite. In order to begin setup for multi-factor authentication, go to the Office 365 Admin portal. Find Settings > Services & ...

Office 365 MDM Enrollment Process

01. February 2016 Technical 0
I added an account named “clouduser1” for the purposes of this demo.  Before enabling MDM for this user, I added the email account to my iPhone. The reason I did this is so that we can see the enrollment process for a user who may have previously configured their device for company Email. You can also just ...

How-to Configure MDM for Office 365

28. January 2016 Technical 0
Hello world! Today we’re going to take a deep dive with the Mobile Device Management (MDM) features available through Office 365, powered by Microsoft’s Intune cloud service. Note: This is not the same as enabling a full Microsoft Intune subscription. Think of an Office 365 MDM solution as a “lite” offering of the Intune service. For many SMB ...