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Exchange Online Down in Europe – EX216336

Reports are showing up online that users may be unable to connect to the Exchange Online service. Several users here at Cayosoft report not being able to connect to the full-Outlook client to Exchange Online, however the web based version of Outlook appears to be working. Current status as of

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Cayosoft Administrator v7.2 is Now Available!

Even with all of the recent cloud adoption, on-premises infrastructure still exists. Purpose-built for hybrid environments, Cayosoft Administrator provides management that follows you on the journey to the cloud.   From on-prem to Office 365, Administrator delivers a single  solution  to automate and  streamline day-to-day IT administration.   Administrator simplifies management with role-based delegation, rule-based automation, self-service, Office 365 license

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5 Keys To Successful Group Management in Hybrid Microsoft Environments

In collaboration with Microsoft MVP Joel Oleson, based on a recent webinar that we jointly delivered. It was difficult enough to keep Active Directory group memberships secure and accurate before Microsoft Azure Active Directory/Microsoft 365 which throws new group types and group settings into the mix.  Today’s hybrid environments more

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Azure Active Directory Security Defaults—not for everyone

Microsoft’s powerful array of cloud offerings—Microsoft Azure, Dynamics, and Office 365—offer paths to business growth without the huge capital investment. Most organizations on the cusp of implementing and experimenting with those services may not make security  the first priority in the quest for productivity. The first phase of the exciting journey

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Microsoft Azure AD Single Sign-on Now Free to Customers

Microsoft announced any customer using a subscription of a commercial online service can connect all their cloud applications to Azure AD for single sign-on (SSO), and protect this access with multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a security default at no extra cost.  SSO reduces the number of sign-in prompts for employees and enables one-click access

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Cayosoft Announces Solution to Recover and Protect Azure Active Directory and Hybrid Active Directory

New solution protects and recovers Azure Active Directory (AD) and hybrid AD  Supplement log-based auditing solutions with a complete view of changes made and the ability to rollback those  changes across both cloud and on-premises AD environments  Key component of the new Cayosoft Management and Protection Suite, purpose-built for hybrid Microsoft environments   Columbus, OH

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How to Recover an Azure Conditional Access Policy

According to Microsoft, “Conditional Access is the tool used by Azure Active Directory (AAD) to bring signals together, to make decisions, and enforce organizational policies.”  Conditional Access policies are an effective replacement and improvement over user login restrictions provided in on-premises Active Directory (AD). Conditional Access Policies are also present

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3 Reasons The Recycle Bin Won’t Always Protect You Against Accidental Deletions to Azure Active Directory and Hybrid AD

The Active Directory and Azure AD Recycle Bins exist as tools for protecting you against the accidental deletion of directory objects…but not all of them. If an administrator accidentally deletes an Active Directory user account, for example, it is possible to retrieve the deleted user from the Recycle Bin. Even so, the Recycle Bin has a number

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6 Tips to Optimize and Reduce Microsoft Office 365 Licensing Costs 

Multi-part blog Microsoft’s Office 365 platform provides dozens of license options, which allow customers to tailor the service to their specific requirements and budgets. This flexibility is great, but it does put the onus on each customer to make smart decisions about license usages to get the most value from Office 365.   To optimize investment in Office

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Microsoft Sees 775% Spike in Some Areas

Microsoft is experiencing a large increase in Microsoft Teams, Windows Virtual Desktop, and Power BI, which are powered by Microsoft Azure — the second largest cloud services provider behind Amazon Web Services (AWS).  “We have seen a 775 percent increase of our cloud services in regions that have enforced social

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