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Security Features Guide for Office 365 Administrators

Posted by Nathan O'Bryan MVP, MCSM on Aug 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Office 365 is Microsoft's premier cloud service, and the clear leader in the "back office" server cloud offering market. If your organization has not moved to Office 365 yet, it's a safe bet that someone within your organization will be making a strong push to get you there soon.

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Topics: Office 365, Office 365 security, Office 365 security and compliance center

Advanced Security Management in Office 365 — Part 2

Posted by Vasil Michev MVP on Sep 20, 2016 3:15:08 PM

In the previous part of this series, we did a short overview of the Advanced Security Management (ASM) feature, we discussed how to enable and access it and then did a quick tour of the ASM Management portal. Now, let’s focus on working with Policies, Alerts and the Activity log.

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Topics: Security and Compliance, Office 365, Office 365 security, Office 365 security and compliance center

Advanced Security Management in Office 365 — Part 1

Posted by Vasil Michev MVP on Sep 14, 2016 12:09:08 PM

In a series of articles here on ENow’s blog over the past few months, we covered a wide variety of security and compliance-related features in Office 365. Those included improvements in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, the Preservation policies, Azure RMS auditing, Activity Alerts and more. It only seems logical to end the series by reviewing the newest product, one that promises to take care of all your auditing needs. In this article we will take a look at the Advanced Security Management feature and introduce you to the functionalities it brings.

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Topics: Security and Compliance, Office 365, Office 365 security, Office 365 security and compliance center

Activity Alerts in Office 365

Posted by Vasil Michev MVP on Aug 10, 2016 11:49:49 AM

With the ever-increasing number of services and features in Office 365, keeping up with all the changes can be a challenge. Keeping an eye on all the different ways a user can do harm, either willingly or by mistake, is not an easy task, either.

While the on-premises versions of Exchange and SharePoint do offer some form of auditing, many organizations were surprised to find out that things were quite different after their move to the cloud. There was barely any auditing in the beginning, even for tasks performed by administrators, and in other areas it was very limited. (For example, until recently, auditing owner actions was not possible in Exchange Online). It took several years for Microsoft to address those issues, but now we have a role-based, searchable, exportable, unified log across (almost) all Office 365 workloads and operations, as well as the corresponding APIs. In case you are not familiar with the unified audit log, this article is a good starting point.

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Topics: Security and Compliance, exchange online, Office 365, Office 365 security and compliance center

Office 365 Security & Compliance Center – Part 2

Posted by Nathan O'Bryan MVP, MCSM on Jun 6, 2016 6:04:25 PM

Office 365 is a collection of online services that allow organizations to use Exchange, Skype for Business, and SharePoint in the cloud. In the nearly five years that Office 365 has been available most of the organizations using Office 365 have used it just like that; for Exchange or Skype for Business or SharePoint in the cloud. Some organizations are using more than one of those services, but for the most part they are still using them separately.

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Topics: Security and Compliance, Office 365, Office 365 security, Office 365 security and compliance center

Office 365 Security & Compliance Center – Part 1

Posted by Nathan O'Bryan MVP, MCSM on May 17, 2016 8:40:44 AM

Office 365 is a collection of online services that allow organizations to use Exchange, Skype for Business, and SharePoint in the cloud. In the nearly five years that Office 365 has been available most of the organizations using Office 365 have used it just like that; for Exchange or Skype for Business or SharePoint in the cloud. Some organizations are using more than one of those services, but for the most part they are still using them separately.

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Topics: Office 365, Office 365 security, office 365 compliance, Office 365 security and compliance center

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