The audit events generated for license assignments to user accounts available in the Azure AD audit log and Office 365 audit log are inconsistent and incomplete. This is certainly true for licenses assigned to accounts through auto-claim policies and group-based licensing, but known gaps exist in the audit records generated in other areas of Office 365 and Microsoft 365 functionality. We think Microsoft needs to pay attention to ensure that auditing works consistently and predictably across all workloads. Once they improve the fit and finish of audit record generation, they can move into other areas, like charging for access to high-value audit events.
Microsoft provides many methods to manage a tenant’s data and users. PowerShell is a powerful tool to manage resources, including Conditional Access Policies using a set of cmdlets in the AzureAD module. In this article, Microsoft MVP Damian Scoles reviews the eight PowerShell cmdlets and how to use them.
On the show this week, we're talking about the Azure AD outage, new Exchange patches (yes, again!) and tools, how to get ready for Viva Connections, talking UserVoice and the biggest Roadmap and Message center news. And - Brian Desmond joins us to talk in a more positive way about the Azure AD Premium (and free) features you absolutely need to switch on.
Azure AD suffered a major outage on Monday, March 15 2021 where authentication failures stopped Microsoft 365 users working. Apps which didn't need to authenticate keep on working while any which needed to prove its credentials ran into an immediate roadblock.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a feature of Office 365 E3 and E5 plans. Most DLP policies focus on matching sensitive information types created by Microsoft, like credit card numbers, but it is relatively easy to create a custom sensitive information type for use in DLP policies to detect information specific to your organization. In this example, we create a sensitive information type for Azure AD passwords and explore its use in Teams DLP policies.
Microsoft recently announced that Azure AD Connect cloud sync had reached GA (general availability), adding another option for directory synchronization with Microsoft 365. This article provides a background on directory synchronization and why it is fundamental for your journey to the cloud. Then we will discuss the solutions and give you the information you need to pick the right solution. Let’s begin with some basics.
Nearly seven years after the introduction of Office 365 Groups, Microsoft has finally admitted that tenants might just have a problem with "group sprawl." In other words, tenants have too many underused or unused groups because the groups have been created without oversight and not managed thereafter. Microsoft wants to discuss the problem with tenant administrators. Practical365.com thinks this is a great idea and strongly supports the initiative to get a handle on group sprawl once and for all.
Daler Sayfiddinov demonstrates how to manage on-premises and the cloud with Azure Automation.
In this article, MVP Steve Goodman walks you through how to quickly install and configure Azure AD Connect.
In this article, MVP Steve Goodman walks you through Azure AD Security defaults and whether you should use them.
In part three of this series with J. Peter Bruzzese, he demonstrates how to set the Do Not Forward feature on Outlook.
In Part Three, MVP Vasil Michev explores granting access to users from "connected" organizations and manage their lifecycle within your own directory.