Tag - Office 365

Announcing the Microsoft 365 SMB Data Protection Toolkit

Announcing the Microsoft 365 SMB Data Protection Toolkit

Perhaps you have noticed that it has been quieter around here in the last couple of months. Usually silence is an indicator that I've been a busy bee, working on some other endeavors. Today I am happy to announce that one of my labors has finally come to fruition (I...
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New Updates to the Office 365 Security Checklist and Guide, including Free eBook

With more years comes more wisdom (and more reader feedback helps)! As such, it was time to polish up the guide that kicked off this whole journey. This is a big update, and in a much more consumable format, I think. I am even renaming it to "The NEW Office...
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Unpopular opinion: Do not restrict users from creating Teams (Office 365 Groups)

I realize that advocating for no (or very limited) boundaries on who can create Teams puts me in the minority. When I look out across the community, I mostly see consultants in this space suggesting the opposite is a superior approach for various reasons--that the privilege should be constrained heavily....
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Updates to my Exchange Online and Office 365 ATP scripts

Just a quick note--this week I updated the Exchange Online and ATP scripts that I publish and use to provision new tenants--to fall more in line with the new best practices that were published by the Exchange Online Protection and Office 365 ATP teams.* You can also use the new...
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From Ignite 2019: Office 365 ATP Best Practices Analyzer, and other actions MS is taking to democratize security

I haven't had time to write an overall review of Ignite and all the various announcements that were made. And honestly, I might just skip that because there are so many others out there doing the same. They probably did an even do a better job than I would. So...
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Updated: Exchange Online baseline / best practices scripts

I recently updated the scripts that I use to provision new Exchange Online tenants and configure them according to best practices, and I just uploaded these edits to GitHub. The main script is Baseline-ExchangeOnline.ps1--this is like a "master" script that contains almost all of the others (with a couple of...
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How to manage and secure service accounts in Microsoft Office 365 (without MFA)

Okay, so hopefully everyone knows by now that MFA is not an "optional" thing that you can decide to turn on, or not, depending on your "feelings." It isn't a choice, and your feelings about it don't matter. You need to turn it on. I would recommend requiring MFA...
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The Azure AD Best Practices Checklist

Update: Downloadable/printable copies of the Microsoft 365 Best practices checklists and guides are now available for purchase at GumRoad. Thanks for your support! Disclaimer: This checklist is NOT a comprehensive overview of every consideration when implementing Azure AD. For instance, the list was built with a typical SMB/SME in mind. That...
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Does Microsoft backup my data in Office 365? Do I need more or additional backup?

A new reader question came in, and frankly it's one that I hear a lot. I'm sure I have smatterings referring to this issue in other articles, but this one should stand to clear up the questions once and for all--this will be something I can point people to moving...
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