How to enable 2-factor or multi-factor authentication (2FA or MFA)

27. April 2017 Technical 1
Enabling a second factor for authentication is an important (and often very easy) thing to do.  Usually this can be accomplished in just a few clicks for most websites and cloud services. It is highly recommended that you take the time to do this, especially for any accounts that are tied to online banking, financial institutions, and ...

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 ...

Multifactor Authentication Server is not compatible with password sync?

11. August 2016 Technical 2
I was recently asked for help implementing Microsoft’s Multifactor Authentication Server for an on-premises Remote Desktop farm.  There is a great resource on the web at RDS Gurus that steps you through this process.  Just for the sake of doing my homework, I decided to read up on more detail on Azure’s documentation library.* And wouldn’t you ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 & ...