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The Office 365 Domino Effect

Jeff Guillet (MVP, MCSM) & Justin Harris (MVP, MCSM, MCM)

Over the last several years Microsoft has made tremendous headway in showcasing the value proposition of the Office 365 platform and suite of collaboration tools. In fact, the argument can be made that the Office 365 suite of tools has helped fuel the team-based way of working. A recent report shows that 80% of your time during work hour is spent collaborating like conference calls or meetings.1  McKinsey sheds additional light on this increase in collaboration by stating that 45% of workers are using social technologies to accomplish daily tasks2.

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EMS Security Overview

Lawrence Novak

The security perimeter has changed dramatically over the last 5 years. The landscape has gone from a tightly controlled on-premise environment to data, identities, and devices being spread across on-premise and several cloud systems. How can you protect your data and identities while using a spectrum of on-premise and cloud applications and devices? How do you monitor and identify threats? How can you quickly identify the pre and post-breach of systems across on-premise and the cloud? 

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How to Guide: Microsoft Bookings

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Nathan O'Bryan MCSM

One of the best things about Office 365 is that we can always count on new features and functionality to be available. Microsoft is constantly working to improve the services already live in Office 365, as well as working to create new services. Some of the new services added do have an additional licensing fee attached, but Microsoft also adds a considerable number of features to the license SKUs already in-place.

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A Look at Office 365 Attack Simulator

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Vasil Michev MVP

A few weeks back, Microsoft announced the Public Preview of a new and very interesting feature, named Attack Simulator. The idea behind Attack Simulator is to give you a safe toolset to use in order to probe some aspects of the security of your organization when it comes to email hygiene and password strength, with more to come in the future. In this article, we will do a quick overview of Attack Simulator.

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The Importance of using Split-DNS with Office 365

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Thomas Stensitzki
The use of Office 365 services depends on proper DNS name resolution, especially when running a hybrid configuration. Without a non-functional DNS name resolution, the end user will not be able to connect to Office 365 service from within the company network or from the Internet. Locating of Office 365 services is based on the user's logon name. This logon name (users principal name) is identical to the primary email address. The reasons for keeping the primary email address and the user logon name the same has been covered in detail in a blog post by  Joe Palichario
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New Client Access Rules for Exchange Online

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Nathan O'Bryan MCSM

There are many ways you can manage and control the way your end-users connect to Office 365. Intune, and Azure Active Directory Premium are add-on feature sets for your Office 365 subscription that give you advanced controls for managing client access scenarios, but some customers want a lower level of control that they can implement without having to buy add-on licenses.

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New Features in Office 365 Message Encryption

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Nathan O'Bryan MCSM

I have long been interested in encryption. I started off my IT career in the United States Marine Corps where I had a Top-Secret security clearance and frequently worked with classified message traffic. During this time, I learned a lot about the rules of encryption and security. Most of what I learned, however, is that encryption is incredibly hard to do correctly.

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