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Microsoft Turns Off Basic Authentication for Autodiscover

Now that they've disabled basic authentication for email connection protocols, Microsoft is doing the same for the Autodiscover service. This makes sense. There's no point in allowing basic authentication for Autodiscover when clients can't use basic authentication to connect. Microsoft will therefore turn off basic authentication for Autodiscover as it removes basic authentication for protocols like POP3, EAS, IMAP4, EWS, and MAPI.

November 18, 2022

The Many Ways to Send Email via the Microsoft Graph

For those wanting to eliminate the SMTP AUTH protocol, Microsoft has three ways to send email using Graph APIs. This article looks at how to use the Send-MgUserMail cmdlet and compares it to the Send-MgUserMessage cmdlet (covered in depth in a previous article). Our conclusion is that you'll probably end up using Send0-MgUserMail because it's easier to use.

November 1, 2022

Using Azure Automation to Monitor Unified Audit Log Events

The Office 365 audit log is a rich source of forensic information. This article explains how to use Azure Automation to search the log for high-priority events. We use the new support for managed identities in V3.0 of the Exchange Online management PowerShell module to search the audit log and end up sending a nice HTML-format message to administrators.

October 17, 2022