Licensing Azure AD Premium Plans (Conditional Access, MFA, etc.)

Licensing for MFA, Conditional Access, and Risk-Based Conditional Access has been coming up in many of our conversations.

Validate Azure AD Device Dynamic Membership Rules in Preview

Previously when creating queries for dynamic membership rules in Azure AD, you would have to create the group, then provide the syntax, and then wait anywhere from 5-10 minutes while Azure AD evaluates the group members.  When first starting out, this can add up to hours of timing waiting for results. 

Disable Exchange/Outlook Clutter

At the end of 2014, Microsoft released a cool new feature in Office 365 called Clutter.Clutter learns from your actions to determine the messages you are likely to ignore. As less important messages arrive, they are automatically moved to the Clutter folder. Clutter does this by leveraging Office Graph’s sophisticated machine learning techniques to determine […]

Change Office 365 Password Expiration and Policy

In Office 365, the default password policy requires users to change their password every 90 days.  To some users this is a ridiculously short period of time, but to some administrators this is too long.  You can work it out between your users and your security team what the right time period is for password […]

Automapping Mailboxes in Exchange 2010 and Outlook

There is a nice new feature in Exchange 2010 with Outlook 2007/2010/2013, called automapping.  Autodiscover automatically maps all mailboxes in Outlook to which a user has Full Access Permission.  This can also cause issues. Continue Reading

Managing Outlook Anywhere Per User

When Exchange 2003 came out, it offered Outlook Anywhere, although it was called “RPC/HTTPS”. This was an all or nothing service. In other words, if you set up Outlook Anywhere on the server then every user was able to use it. This poses a data security risk because users could connect to their mailbox from […]

Exchange 2010 Dynamic Distribution Group not working

There is a bug in the creation process for Dynamic Distribution Groups (DDG) in Exchange 2010.  When you use the Exchange Management Shell to create a DDG and specify the Organizational Unit (OU) where the DDG should reside in Active Directory, you must also specify the –RecipientContainer to search for that DDG.  Otherwise the DDG […]