Posts tagged: Office 365

Microsoft Cloud App Security and Multiple Hacking Attempts

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By , March 13, 2018 2:35 PM

A few weeks ago I’ve turned on Cloud App security feature in my Office 365 Subscription. I was surprised today when i started getting the alerts that there were some attempts made to login as my on my account. In less than two hours there were m15 attempts and they were all outside US and from an unknown device. First I didn’t know where it came from but when I logged on the links provided and I re-called that I did setup some policies a weeks ago.

As you can see below there were three email sent to me whenever there was an attempt made to hack into my account

Email Alerts

And here is the policy matched and alert was triggered

 

The Next Step – Review the alert

The next action was to Review the alert and investigate it. I was brought on to this page

 

What did I configure? It was not enabled by default

As I said above I created a policy while ago and based upon that now I’m getting these alerts

As you can see, in GOVERNANCE I’ve options to select the action.

Pro Tip !

Enable Multi-factor authentication 

 

Transport routing in Exchange hybrid deployments

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By , March 6, 2018 6:33 AM

What is centralized transport?

If you already have heavily invested in your on-premise mail gateways and other infrastructure and you plan on moving to Office 365, Exchange Hybrid is the way to go in a long haul. When you have Exchange 2016 configured for Hybrid Setup with Office this where it come. 

So Why Centralized Transport?

It all depends on your business requirements, and if you don’t then you are good with regular setup routing via Office 365 , let’s cloud manage it for you. IF YOU DO HAVE such as regulatory and compliance requirements and even for other purpose where you want you emails MUST  route through your on-premises infrastructure then you need to configure it this way. In this video I will walk you over how does it really work.

Route mail through the on-premises organization for both on-premises and Exchange Online organizations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outbound Messages from on-premises to Internet recipients

 

MS Teams and Controlling External Collaboration

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By , February 27, 2018 6:35 AM

Microsoft Teams, does not need any introduction as there is a lot marketing going on 🙂

Team built on core services are Exchange and SharePoint and Skype too. As soon as you create a new Team for collaboration with you colleagues background services start spinning exchange group mailbox and SharePoint libraries for you and in few minutes you are ready to collaborate in real-time which even allows to make calls from any device (I like it on my iOS).

So what is external collaboration and how to control it?

You can invite external parties to contribute and collaborate in Microsoft Teams or to be specific you can invite them in Channels within your team. If you don’t change the default setting, it open to anyone means anyone can send EMAILS your channels once they know the SMTP ALIAS. So if you don’t like it and if you have some business requirement which may not want to you keep it open for all, this video while show you how to control the EXTERNAL SHARING.

 

http://https://youtu.be/AIM5kxIM0CY

Be Productive Using Microsoft Team – I’m speaking

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By , August 31, 2017 11:17 PM

Hi, I’m speaking again after the summer break. This time I’m speaking to NYC Enterprise Collaboration User Group. There is no fee to attend this event but you will need to register the event on meetup. Click the url below.

Businesses of all sizes are taking advantage of the convergence of cloud and mobile technology to enhance collaboration and productivity, accommodate different work styles, and reduce costs. Many companies now let employees work from anywhere, provide cloud-based productivity tools so those workers can communicate and collaborate more effectively, and encourage them to use their own devices for work.

In this presentation/discussion we will take a close look at the Team and how it can best fit for your day to day work.

Increase Productivity by Working Together in Microsoft Teams

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017, 6:00 PM

Microsoft Office
11 Times Square New York, NY

62 Techies Went

Businesses of all sizes are taking advantage of the convergence of cloud and mobile technology to enhance collaboration and productivity, accommodate different work styles, and reduce costs. Many companies now let employees work from anywhere, provide cloud-based productivity tools so those workers can communicate and collaborate more effectively, …

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Microsoft Teams and Office Group Are Not Synced

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By , May 10, 2017 8:08 AM

Imagine a scenario that
You create Microsoft Team, which does the magic of offering full collaboration in no time (I super love it). Microsoft Team is based on Office 365 Group so it does get an email address like this

The beauty of this Group is that you can start sending the emails directly to this group and you can leverage Outlook App to start conversation with the members who are part of the Group. Yes I said GROUP and I didn’t say Team though I created Microsoft Team.

Yes this is what I’m trying to explain, Microsoft Team does not show the conversation which is done using the Group which was created by Team. To start the conversation you need to create a new Chanel, and then either use App or Desktop client or send email directly to that Channel to appear in the Conversation in that particular Team,,,, i know is sounds complicated 🙂 – Is there fix .. not now may I’m sure very soon. 

 

Read my previous blog post why this can (Microsoft Teams) be a No Go in a large enterprise
http://www.exchangeitpro.com/2017/05/09/microsoft-teams-hello-microsoft-take-it-to-next-level/

 

Microsoft Teams – Hello Microsoft Take It To Next Level

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By , May 9, 2017 2:10 PM

Microsoft Teams – Hello Microsoft Take It To Next Level

I will keep this post short and to the point because if you want know more about Microsoft Team you can search about it. I’m writing my experience about Microsoft Team which very minor issues but how it can go to the next level which is related to a BIGGER ISSUE and A PROBLEM.

 

So what about minor ones?

If you notice this is a taskbar in MacBook and you can there is email notification for outlook but all the way on the right corner there is Microsoft Team’s and it does not show me any notification whenever there is updated related to a chat or calendar invite or anything. It does not show any notification.

The OTHER minor issues it that, now you can see all your Office Group in the Outlook App on your mobile device (I’m using iOS) but all the management/administration feature such as Add/Remove the member I still can’t do that from the Outlook App and still dependent on Groups App, wish it were managed by the same Outlook App.

 

The MAJOR Issue

It may not be a major issue for so many of you but I can say this will not work in any large enterprise organization because it will be stuck to security and it may not be compliant. Here is the thing. If are using Microsoft Team in your tenant and you Tenant for example has primary domain name as techiesonly.com , the channels in the team are mail enable and if you look at their smtp alias they are not the same as your tenant. I’m sure you know what I’m saying here. You channel conversation is routed via email using a different email route and email alias somewhere in the cloud and then coming back to your conversation history. Though your Microsoft Team is built on Office Group (a exchange mailbox) but your conversation are somewhere in the cloud and There is no information available on the that is a question. I’m sure Microsoft will address that and fix it soon.

 

 

 

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