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Veeam Backup for Office 365 now offers support for the Baseline Policy ‘Require MFA for Admins’

Written on April 2, 2019 at 8:16 PM, by

Today’s release of version 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 […]

Creating a clean MyApps and Office Portal Experience

Written on November 22, 2018 at 2:56 PM, by

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. […]

Azure AD Connect Custom Settings vs Express Settings

Written on March 23, 2018 at 2:02 PM, by

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 […]

Your Exchange Online Contingency Plan is here with Veeam Backup for Office 365

Written on May 30, 2017 at 10:59 PM, by

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 […]

Microsoft Authenticator – One easy-to-use app for all your multi-factor authentication needs

Written on August 15, 2016 at 11:35 PM, by

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 […]

DirSync and Azure AD Sync will reach End of Support on April 13, 2017

Written on April 25, 2016 at 4:38 PM, by

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 […]