Author: Steve Goodman

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Why a Potential Autodiscover Flaw is Just the Tip of an Iceberg

It's often helpful when security researchers like Guardicore shed light on flaws in Microsoft Exchange - however, the Autodiscover protocol isn't flawed in the way they describe. Even though the issue is hard to replicate, it shouldn't distract from the work you need to do to protect your organization from the underlying reason why people want your credentials.

September 28, 2021

Why can’t you remove the last Exchange Server?

So, you've completed your migration to Exchange Online. Email flows smoothly into and out of the cloud, and all your mailboxes are now online. What's next for your Exchange Servers, now that you've made the transition? After completion you will have several tasks to perform to remove Exchange Servers from your environment, but there is one important caveat you need to know about; if you run Azure AD Connect then you can't remove every Exchange Server from your environment. You will need to keep at least one around for management purposes. In this article, I'll walk through what you can do to minimise what you keep and need to maintain, and what you can consider planning for in the future. You can also join me at TEC this week, on September 2nd.

August 30, 2021

Exchange Vulnerabilities Still Being Exploited and Blackhat USA 2021 highlights what’s still to come. What should you do?

It has been a tiring year for Exchange on-premises and hybrid administrators and unfortunately, it's not getting any easier. The HAFNIUM exploits cast a negative light on Microsoft Exchange, re-emphasizing why email is a crucial part of any organization and that nothing and no one is exempt from an attack. Find out why and what you can do to protect your organization NOW.

August 10, 2021

The Practical 365 Update: S2, Ep 24 – Skype Retires (or does it?), Windows 365 pricing & Teams 2.0 surprises us – plus MVP Ingo Gegenwarth talks managing Exchange Online at scale

In the show this week, Ingo Gegenwarth joins Steve and Paul to talk about how to manage Exchange Online at scale in advance of his TEC talk; and we look at the pricing for Windows 365, test drive Teams 2.0 and check in on Skype in retirement - has it really retired?

August 6, 2021