Is it Time for your Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Renewal?

Resources to Optimize Microsoft 365 (Formerly Office 365) License Management and Reduce Costs For organizations with 500 or more users or devices, that want a more manageable volume licensing program, the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) provides the ability to buy cloud services and software licenses under one agreement. These enterprise agreements are for three-years and require the […]

New Study Reveals Top Concerns for Microsoft Platform Management

Managing Microsoft environments can be complex and time-consuming, but they provide critical services to maintain business continuity and allow access to employees to keep them productive. Whether on-premises Active Directory, hybrid, or Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), IT executives must balance efficiency while maintaining Active Directory security, such as managing user and group permissions, and […]

What’s the difference between Microsoft user-based MFA and Azure MFA?

  If your business relies on cloud computing services, it’s essential that you set security defaults that include multi–factor authentication (MFA) to protect your resources. Protecting your user accounts during a sign in event is vital for securing accounts that require privileged access to data and other resources in the cloud. MFA has become the standard in electronic […]

Microsoft Graph Object Pagination and Ordering When Working in PowerShell SDK

Blog by: Dmitry Sotnikov Find him on LinkedIn or Twitter. Question from Justin during our webinar, “Microsoft Graph Basics for PowerShell Admins”: Is Graph data sorted in some way so TOP returns the same value every time, or will it just return the first object that happens to be returned?   Microsoft Graph implements OData pagination in order […]

How to setup a Web UI for LAPS Password Management

Microsoft’s LAPS Password Management now has a secure Web UI Cayosoft Administrator’s free web-based Active Directory Management solution comes complete with support for Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) password management. LAPS provides the ability to manage local administrative passwords individually and thereby reducing the chances of later movement should one workstation be compromised. Features and […]

How to Minimize Complexity in Managing Microsoft Office 365 Licenses

  Prior to 2014, IT administrators could simply activate their Microsoft licenses by entering a single license key and the organization was good to go. Today, Microsoft’s platform provides dozens of license plans, which allow enterprise organizations to tailor the office 365 services to their specific requirements and budgets. This incredible flexibility requires IT teams […]

Connecting to Microsoft Graph using certificate to run scripts without a user present

Blog by: Dmitry Sotnikov Find him on LinkedIn or Twitter. Questions asked during our webinar, “Microsoft Graph Basics for PowerShell Admins”: For automating with Microsoft Graph and using PowerShell. When working as a user, you needed to enter the code and then sign-in as your user. How would an automation/service account work, do you make an app password […]

6 Tips to Optimize and Reduce Microsoft Office 365 Licensing Costs – Part Two

Welcome to part two of this blog, where we’re covering six tips to optimize Office 365 license costs.  We recently introduced the first three tips in part one of the blog. Microsoft provides numerous license options and flexibility for organizations, but it’s difficult to make informed decisions on the “best” license for each user and […]