Step by Step Demo #1 - Setup Prerequisites in Microsoft 365 & Azure for Project Archimedes & Microsoft Graph Data Connect
This video is the 1st in a series which demonstrates Big Data Analytics in SharePoint Online using Project Archimedes and the Microsoft Graph Data Connect Service. It demonstrates how to setup all the prerequisites you’ll need in Microsoft 365 and Azure.
I was kindly invited by Microsoft to speak during their full day workshop at the ARMA Canada 2023 Conference in Toronto. The workshop was titled Pre-Conference Workshop: Microsoft 365 Purview or Data Security, Information Governance, and Risk Mitigation and it was held on Sunday July 16, 2023. They asked me to talk about what I have seen in the real world, when helping our customers implement Microsoft Purview.
These are my notes from that session for both the attendees and anyone else that might be looking for recommendations or suggestions on how we implement Microsoft Purview.
Have you ever worked in a very large enterprise scale SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business environment? I mean a Microsoft 365 tenant that contains 10,000 or 20,000 sites, or 50,000 sites or even 100,000 sites? An environment with 10 Million + files? 50,000+ users?
If you have, you understand some challenges in trying to get detailed & timely analytics on the current state, including permissions for all files across all sites, the storage info for all those sites, or which groups are consuming all your space.
Microsoft recently announced that Syntex will provide some exciting new capabilities with Project Archimedes (code name) which will help to get us this data quickly and in a form that we can easily report on, across very large enterprise scale environments. Lets see what Project Archimedes is about!
It’s important for organizations to identify where in their journey to the Cloud they might take advantage of Azure IaaS and PaaS services, as well as when they will take advantage of Azure AD beyond just to authenticate and secure Microsoft 365. When such initiatives are undertaken, key decisions are required to be taken in order to move forward. The following are some key use cases that might help you decide when to look at Microsoft Azure Services as the right solution for moving a particular application or system to the Cloud.
Help your staff become advocates for your organization's security strategy by making MIP a core part of your culture! I recommend configuring a default sensitivity label and making sensitivity labels required to help integrate MIP into their daily work processes.
Step by Step Demo #2 - Configure & Run an Azure Synapse Data Pipeline for Project Archimedes & Microsoft Graph Data Connect
This video is the 2nd in a series which demonstrates Big Data Analytics in SharePoint Online using Project Archimedes and the Microsoft Graph Data Connect service. It demonstrates configuring and running a data pipeline in Azure Synapse, through Microsoft Graph Data Connect, to retrieve data sets from SharePoint Online.
We often think of applying Sensitivity Labels to content we work with every day like emails and documents to both protect those items as well as to inform recipients of their sensitivity and care with which they should be handled.
We’ve also been able to apply Sensitivity Labels to collaboration spaces such as Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites, and more recently as a default to SharePoint Document Libraries. Many are still discovering this is an option - they’re learning about how Sensitivity Labels on Teams, Sites and Libraries are different and how they can help automatically enforce data protection policies. Lets look into how we can better protect our collaboration spaces in Microsoft 365 with Purview Sensitivity Labels.
Microsoft has recently added an exciting feature set called SharePoint Advanced Management to the Microsoft Syntex product family – I’ll use the acronym SAM to refer to it throughout this blog. This feature set is specifically targeted at SharePoint Online environments and its designed to give SharePoint Administrators capabilities to better govern SharePoint and OneDrive and to enhance secure collaboration within Microsoft 365. Lets take a quick look at each feature available in SAM.
When rolling out Microsoft 365 its important to know that Microsoft Azure is a fundamental component of the Microsoft Cloud. It’s also important to understand the nature of Microsoft Azure and its relationship to Microsoft 365. Microsoft 365 is a Software as a Service (SaaS) application, which sits on and is built with Microsoft Azure IaaS and PaaS services. Let’s take a look at what those concepts and technologies mean.
Microsoft Information Protection makes your employees a key part of your security strategy. By educating your staff on how to identify and treat sensitive information, you’re building a solid defense against a world of constantly-evolving security threats.
Due to the fact that the Global Admin role in O365 is all powerful and has access to all capabilities, there is good reason to ensure that all users with this level of access are securely managed and governed.
Welcome to my Microsoft 365 blog, where I like to share knowledge and expertise with the community about Microsoft Cloud technologies. My work and writings focus mostly on security, compliance, data governance, Microsoft Purview, Defender and Syntex. I also do a lot of work in the cloud architecture, modern workplace and migration space as well. I'm a big fan of talking about my hobbies, like oil painting, wine making, maple syrup making, and books.
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