A Better Way to Optimize Your Microsoft Licenses and Protect Your Environment — An Ignite Interview with Cayosoft

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Ignite 2019 brought incredible, memorable experiences for a lot of organizations. For Cayosoft, it was an opportunity to announce two exciting and powerful new things that are going push the limits on innovation and management within the Microsoft enterprise. Our founder and CEO, Bob Bobel, shares with us a new feature to the Cayosoft Administrator [...]

Microsoft Azure Active Directory Outage Blocks Access for 2.5 Hours

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On Oct. 18th, Issues affecting the Azure Active Directory service blocked customers from accessing applications for around 2.5 hours. The problem was attributed to Microsoft’s multi-factor authentication, known as MFA, challenges not working. MFA is a process in which users validate their identity via another means besides a password. MFA is part of the Azure AD service, [...]

A New Major Version of Azure AD Connect Has Been Released

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Integrating your on-premises directories with Azure AD makes your users more productive by providing a common identity for accessing both cloud and on-premises resources. With this integration users and organizations can take advantage of the following: Organizations can provide users with a common hybrid identity across on-premises or cloud-based services leveraging Windows Server Active Directory [...]

Exchange 2010 Support Has Been Extended

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The end of support for Exchange Server 2010 has been extended from January 14th, 2020 to October 13th,2020 to give customers more time to complete their migrations. This extension also aligns with the end of support for Office 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. For those ready to move to the cloud, we recommend Office 365 and [...]

Microsoft Urges LDAP Workaround Fix for Windows Systems

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Microsoft updated an August security advisory this week to urge organizations using the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) in supported Windows systems to implement some configuration changes manually. The details are described in this Windows support article, dated September 10. In addition, Microsoft updated its August security advisory ADV190023, which now includes similar information about carrying out [...]

Microsoft Teams vs. Sharepoint — Management Basics

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For many years, SharePoint was the leading method of communication and collaboration within the Microsoft ecosystem. However, there’s a reason why many companies never experienced complete SharePoint adoption. Microsoft has acknowledged an organizational information overload within SharePoint: an overload that often makes it difficult for employees to manage and prioritize the information delivered.  To combat [...]

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Cayosoft is excited to announce the release of Cayosoft Administrator v6.3. This new version adds advanced Microsoft Teams Enterprise Managementcapabilities for Hybrid AD and Office 365 Environments. v6.3 extends to Cayosoft’s lead as the best solution for Microsoft Enterprise Management through every step of IT’s Microsoft Cloud Journey. Cayosoft Administrator v6.3 solves the Microsoft Teams Management [...]

Microsoft Releases Security Updates to Address Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Microsoft has released security updates to address two remote code execution vulnerabilities, CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182, in the following operating systems: Windows 7 SP1 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Windows Server 2012 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 10 Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2019 An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of [...]

Try Out the Next Version of Microsoft Edge on Every Major Desktop Platform Now

Microsoft released preview builds from the MS Edge Canary channel available on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. This rounds out the initial set of platforms that they began to roll out back in April, so developers and users alike can try out the next version of Microsoft Edge on every major desktop platform. Visit [...]

US Government Security Agency Warns of Office 365 Security Misconfigurations

On Monday, 5/13/2019, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned Office 365 users and their technology partners about common Office 365 misconfigurations. Note: CISA is the new standalone agency within the Department of Homeland Security that functions as the lead national government unit on civilian cybersecurity. A CISA analysis report titled “Microsoft Office 365 [...]