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Productivity, Security, Accessibility in New Windows 10 Update

Productivity, Security, Accessibility in New Windows 10 Update

The new Windows 10 update is rolling out now, and there are plenty of handy features and changes included. Here are the productivity, security, and accessibility highlights from Microsoft’s announcement.  Productivity Think of the new Timeline feature as a browser history, expanded to track all user activities on all their devices. It’s

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What's an On-Premise Data Gateway? - Hybrid Tech Tips

What’s an On-Premises Data Gateway? – Hybrid Tech Tips

Right Out of the Gate –  Shane Young at Petri recently brought up the existence of Microsoft’s on-premises data gateway, an oft-forgotten but handy tool for hybrid data management. Today in Hybrid Tips & Tricks, we’ll be discussing this easy-to-set-up, (almost) free Microsoft tool.  The on-premises data gateway is a pipeline from on-premises data stores to cloud stores, apps,

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April Showers Bring SharePoint Updates

April Showers Bring SharePoint Updates

This month so far has been good for SharePoint updates—and there are plenty more still to come. Here’s the rundown.  The News is New News  –  For those tenants receiving test updates, it’s now possible to create news pages in SharePoint. These pages can then be integrated into Teams as a tab (as can normal SharePoint pages) or emailed as

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FREE WEBINAR: Automate Office 365 Common Admin Tasks

FREE WEBINAR: Automate Office 365 Common Admin Tasks

Join us for this online event and learn how to eliminate complex scripting and automate many Office 365 admin tasks. Cayosoft will demonstrate how to easily automate ongoing policy enforcement, group membership management and the deprovisioning of Office 365 user accounts. The discussion will cover both hybrid and non-hybrid tasks

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Data Retention Policies for Teams Now Available

Data Retention Policies for Teams Now Available

Teams Cleans Data Seams –  In data retention, a delicate balance must be kept. On the one hand is the need to delete older data to proactively mitigate damaging security breaches or litigation. Additionally, it’s important to clear data clutter for users, to help ensure they have only the information they need. On the other hand are pressures

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Legitimate Office 365 Emails in Junk Folders: Tech Tales from the Tiki Bar

Legitimate Office 365 Emails in Junk Folders

Straight to Trash –  If you’ve seen a rise in legitimate emails in junk folders recently, you’re not the only one.   The culprit? A new anti-spoofing update for Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). I’ve found a great post from Paul Cunningham at Practical365 discussing this change and its implications, so check it out for the details.

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Happy Birthday to Teams: More Features at No Cost?

Happy Birthday to Teams: More Features at No Cost?

They Grow Up So Fast Microsoft Teams was released almost exactly a year ago, and Microsoft has been pushing it hard to compete against Slack and other communications tools ever since. The sheer magnitude of Teams updates, both large and small, is remarkable—a quick glimpse of the Microsoft Roadmap shows roughly 45 fully released updates and 60 more currently in development. Considering the latter is roughly a third of the updates in development for all of

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Security Intelligence Report Reveals Global Threat Trends

Security Intelligence Report Reveals Global Threat Trends

Growing Threats Microsoft’s 23rd volume of its annual Security Intelligence Report is now available for download. The report’s conclusions are based on the analysis of threat trends over the past year in both on-premise and cloud services, drawing from hundreds of thousands of attacks on over a billion devices. The release announcement highlights several prominent attack types.  Malware propagating through massive botnets continues to infect millions

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Don't Get Hosed by Password Spray Attacks

Don’t Get Hosed by Password Spray Attacks

What’s a Password Spray Attack? A password spray doesn’t look like a traditional attempt to brute force an individual’s password. Instead, attackers go wide, attempting a login for as many users as possible using an (unfortunately) very common password like “P@$$w0rd” or “123456.”   It neatly circumvents most detection techniques—after all, from the

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Enabled vs Enforced MFA

MFA Enabled vs Enforced – What’s the Difference?

Last Updated On: Understanding Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication Enabled vs. Enforced One of the top ways Microsoft recommends to secure your Active Directory and Office 365 is by setting up multi-factor authentication (MFA). Passwords remain the most popular form of verifying a user’s identity but are highly vulnerable to cyberattacks,

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Attack Simulator for Office 365 Lets You Play the Hacker

Attack Simulator for Office 365 Lets You Play the Hacker

Tackling Security from Another Angle If you’ve ever wanted to throw digital darts at your end users in the name of good security, the time is now. Now in public preview, the Attack Simulator for Office 365 Threat Intelligence is designed to be a more direct tool for threat prevention.  As the name implies, the

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Avoid These Surprising Adoption Challenges of Office 365

Avoid These Surprising Adoption Challenges of Office 365

Embrace Change Moving to Office 365 can be a big task, but it’s often more complex than administrators initially believe. As recently discussed on this very blog, even the most careful IT team can run into unexpected adoption challenges of Office 365.  Reda Chouffani’s recent must-read article on this topic discusses in-depth some of these challenges. Take PowerShell, for

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Considering Hybrid? Start Here

Considering Hybrid? Start Here

How to Hybrid In some far-off future, we might all live in the cloud. But keeping one foot on the ground—so to speak—is going to be the most practical and possible solution for most enterprises for some time to come. This hybrid concept is nothing new, but adoption continues to grow enormously everywhere.  In an authoritative article for Petri, Michael

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Microsoft Office 365 Secure Score Explained in 4 Minutes

[row][column size=”2/5″] Included with FREE Analytics & Visibility Subscription [button url=”/free-microsoft-hybrid-reporting/” background=”#ff0000″ color=”#ffffff” size=”7″ center=”yes” icon=”icon: cloud-download”]Click Here for Free Subscription[/button][/column] [column size=”3/5″] [youtube_advanced url=”https://youtu.be/5GS8f8JQEiM” width=”800″ height=”600″ showinfo=”no” loop=”no” rel=”no” theme=”light” https=”yes” wmode=”transparent”] [/column] [/row] Microsoft Office 365’s Secure Score tool analyzes your Office 365 security profile, generating a cumulative score reflecting

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Faster, Easier Sign-in for Office 365 Apps

More Limber Logins Microsoft recently updated some aids for a faster, easier sign-in for Office 365 and more. That may seem like a small change—but considering how much time is spent around here signing in and out of Office 365, Azure, and connected apps, we’re welcoming the upgrade. To start, rather than navigating all the way

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