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Why Using App Secrets in Production is a Bad Idea

As many organizations adapt legacy scripts to use app authentication instead of traditional service account credentials, security can be compromised if certain risks are overlooked. While app secrets can be great for testing code, there’s a reason they have an enforced expiry date - the longer a secret exists in production, the higher the risk it will become compromised. The methods described in this article will help build a good foundation for app authentication while keeping security top of mind when creating or updating automation scripts.

February 16, 2022

Azure AD App Management Method Policies Harden Application Security Posture

Still in public preview, new application authentication method policies will help Microsoft 365 customers adhere to best practices for managing application credentials, while asserting pressure on ISVs to do the same. Going forward we can expect this to turn into a standard configuration, enforced across many organizations. To address the problem, Microsoft is ready to release a set of features to help. In this article, we introduce you to Azure AD application authentication method policies, one of the features in the set.

September 22, 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
Prepopulating Outlook Contacts with the Graph API 49 Comments
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Prepopulating Outlook Contacts with the Graph API

When contacts are added to an organizations Global Address List (GAL), they do not always populate in the users personal device contacts depending on what app, device, etc. is being used. This becomes problematic when users working from outside the office are unable to contact the IT Service Desk, HR, or other internal services. To solve the problem, this article introduces a PowerShell script that will read a set of standard contacts from a CSV file and write them as personal contacts to user mailboxes. Mobile devices can then synchronize these contacts along with others created by the user.

May 20, 2021