Tag - MFA

(Mis)Adventures with Conditional Access in Azure Active Directory Premium (P1)

I have been playing with Azure Active Directory Premium (P1) features a lot lately. And I love to try as hard as I can to break things. Turns out, it isn't that hard to do with Conditional Access. But, having brushed up against a few obstacles, I can now share...
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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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Top Mobility-Enabling Security Features in Office 365

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...
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Multifactor Authentication Server is not compatible with password sync?

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

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

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 
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