Office for the Web (previously known as Office Web Apps) is one of the nicest features in Microsoft 365. It allows people to view and interact with documents in their web browser, without the need to install or use any of the native Microsoft 365 apps. Alas, there are some privacy concerns, and some organizations … Continue reading "HOWTO: Disable Office for the Web for your Microsoft 365 users"
Six weeks ago, we looked at how Veeam Backup for Office 365 works in tenants with multi-factor authentication required for admin roles. With Security Defaults being the norm in newly created Azure AD tenants and their respective Office 365 tenants, it’s a good time to look at how Veeam Backup for Office 365 can work … Continue reading "Veeam Backup for Office 365 v4c build 126.96.36.1999 offers support for disabled legacy protocols"
As organizations embrace the full suite of Office 365 and intend to extend their Veeam Availability Suite with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Officer 365, we often get the question on how to design the backup for Office 365 backup. When you use Veeam Backup for Office 365, it creates a local or cloud backup of … Continue reading "Analyze your Office 365 Backup requirements with ease"
Today’s release of version 188.8.131.522 of Veeam Backup for Office 365 (VBO) offers many new features and benefits, but none as significant as the ability to use multi-factor authentication for the admin account when configuring and reconfiguring VBO. Let me explain why. Azure AD Privileged access, today Microsoft is working hard to further harden … Continue reading "Veeam Backup for Office 365 now offers support for the Baseline Policy ‘Require MFA for Admins’"
As we help organizations embrace Hybrid Identity, we often encounter politics or standards that dictate that we take baby steps. I fully agree with taking the smallest steps possible, for it keeps roll-back steps small and useful, too. However, Azure Active Directory, currently, is not a cloud service you can enable without some default functionality. … Continue reading "Creating a clean MyApps and Office Portal Experience"
Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their attributes from on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environments and LDAPv3-based identity platforms to Azure Active Directory. During installation, Azure AD Connect offers a choice. This is the first choice and also the most fundamental choice for Azure AD … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect Custom Settings vs Express Settings"
As an organization delivering the full stack of the Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE) to large international customers in highly-regulated verticals, we often get the question on an ‘exit strategy’ or ‘contingency plan’ for cloud services, like Office 365. Being a Microsoft partner and Veeam partner with a Microsoft cloud focus makes us unique and allows … Continue reading "Your Exchange Online Contingency Plan is here with Veeam Backup for Office 365"
As announced on July 25, today, Microsoft’s new Microsoft Authenticator app replaces both its Azure Authenticator and Microsoft Account app as the one easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs. Now, I’m not sure whether Microsoft will use the above slogan for the app, but to me it sums up what this new app … Continue reading "Microsoft Authenticator – One easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs"
In an e-mail message from the Azure Team, many of us got a notice that the 64-bit Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) tool and the stand-alone Azure AD Sync tool are both deprecated and will reach end of support on April 13, 2017. As the Azure team described it: These older tools have been … Continue reading "DirSync and Azure AD Sync will reach End of Support on April 13, 2017"