The Alert policies in O365 are an often overlooked or underestimated security feature for indicators of compromise (IOC). They enable especially administrators for smaller tenants to supervise their environments on a critical level in terms of security events. As part of a multilevel defense the O365 Alerts add a lot value, as they are easy to setup and part of every O365 and therefore free of additional costs.

Read more...

In this part of the series I want to talk about the most obvious and meaningful security measure for O365 – Multifactor authentication (MFA). The well-established technology can significantly reduce the attack surface of your organization and is easy to implement for O365 administrators. It should be your first line of defense against phishing and replay attacks in your security environment. In this article I want to talk about the technical/mathematical concept of the standard and show you how to activate the tool and its features in your tenant.

Read more...

This part is focused once again on mail traffic and its attack vectors. Specifically, I wanted to tag all incoming mails in Office 365 Exchange, which are not coming from trusted domains. This is really easy to implement with Exchange Online rules and doesn’t even require any kind of powershell knowlegde, so every O365 should have implemented this policy in their environment.

Read more...

How you do implement basic security policies for your company’s Office 365 system? As mail systems are usually the main target for your average cyber criminals, a quick strategy was needed to harden the first line of defense against this attack vector. The measures I came up with are luckily not any kind of rocket science and easy to implement even by not so experienced O365 admins, as they are well established and around for quite a while by now. But they are a great way to harden your network and protect your users against cyber criminals with just a few hours of work. This is a three part series, starting with how to implement DMARC for your Office 365 Exchange Server.

Read more...

Tenant Migration - Quest on Demand

in Office 365 by Jacob Meissner
1.2k words · 7 min to read

In situations like mergers, Office 365 tenants often have to be consolidated or migrated. Du to different companies having different requirements to compliance or governance standards. I would like to share my personal experiences in with the Quest’s on Demand Migration utilities.

Read more...

Template Chooser

in Office 365 by Jacob Meissner
695 words · 4 min to read

In many Office 365 projects, SharePoint migrations or document structure planning, the question often araises, where to store templates so that every user has access to them and, more importantly, always uses the latest version.

Read more...

Microsoft Findtime / Meeting Poll

in Office 365 by Jacob Meissner
246 words · 1 min to read

I often have situations, where the scheduling of meetings is not done effectively. Tools like Doodle, mail or even phone calls are used to coordinate appointments even though Office 365 - including FindTime is available.
Therefore, I would like to go over the integrated functionalities of Office 365 and FindTime again.

Read more...

Default Language Office 365 Tenant

in Office 365 by Jacob Meissner
334 words · 2 min to read

A frequent question regarding Office 365/Azure tenants is, which default language is used for the individual services and where it can be changed. In general, every user can set his own language in the user settings (MyAccount - Settings - Language and Time zone), but there are also services where the default language cannot be changed afterwards.

Read more...

Group PowerBI Measures

in Office 365 by Jacob Meissner
205 words · 1 min to read

In Microsoft PowerBI, measures are created by default within the existing table. If you have a large data model with a lot of measures it can get very confusing. Here is a little trick how to improve your measures structures.

Read more...
Author's picture

IT Insights Blog

Knowledge Delivered


author.job