Microsoft Office 365 Secure Score Explained in 4 Minutes

Microsoft Office 365’s Secure Score tool analyzes your Office 365 security profile, generating a cumulative score reflecting the strength of your security. But while the score itself is a useful metric, the tool is limited in the remediation of large numbers of users in an enterprise setting.

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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 a digest.   Similar to how the Site Usage [...]

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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 automation, so this webinar is [...]

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FREE WEBINAR: The Practical Way to Provision Office 365 Users

Free Webinar: The Practical Way to Provision Office 365 Users

Join us for this online event and learn how to use HR/ERP/SIS data to easily and automatically provision, license and deprovision Office 365 user accounts. We will discuss the unique challenges of hybrid provisioning as well, so the webinar is a must-see for administrators at any stage of their cloud journey. After registering, you will receive [...]

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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 to keep data. These can [...]

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What’s New, What’s to Come for Microsoft Government Clouds

What's New, What's to Come for Microsoft Government Clouds

Newly Arrived These are exciting times for Microsoft government customers. With recent and upcoming updates aplenty, more and more modern Microsoft tools and capabilities—especially cloud-based ones—are being adapted for governments, agencies, and contractors. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s come out recently and what’s still on the horizon.  This March, Microsoft announced the general availability of an Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security bundle. Microsoft [...]

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Legitimate Office 365 Emails in Junk Folders

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

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. Basically, the new intelligence in the program adds more [...]

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Happy Birthday to Teams: More Features at No Cost?

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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 Office 365, it’s clear Microsoft [...]

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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 of devices and IP addresses worldwide. [...]

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Cayosoft Introduces Cayosoft Administrator v5, the first solution to manage IT’s entire Microsoft cloud journey

March 22nd, 2018 – IT systems management software company Cayosoft announced today the availability of Cayosoft Administrator™ v5, the first solution to support Microsoft customers during their entire cloud journey from on-premises to hybrid to public or private cloud. v5 now delivers a set of Office 365 Management tools for customers that do not need [...]

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Don’t Get Hosed by Password Spray Attacks

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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 point of view of the [...]

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