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.
As a consultant, I focus on helping Clients fulfill their security and compliance requirements in Microsoft 365, so I wanted to share my favorite new in Microsoft Teams feature that was released in 2022: the ability for the Teams Export API to now Support Teams Message Reactions. Many organizations have compliance requirements to retain and archive communications between employees, and with Microsoft Teams now being the go-to place where employees communicate, the Teams Export API has become increasingly important for us to meet regulatory requirements. It allows us to seamlessly bring those communications into custom or third-party tools already in use by compliance teams to implement critical compliance controls.
As part of the M365 Voice podcast, we’ll often answer questions from listeners about the Microsoft 365 platform. We recently received a great question from a listen about “Can I upload files directly from SharePoint to Teams?”. We answered the question from several perspectives, and eventually ended up in a discussion about where data is actually stored in Microsoft Teams. We wanted to follow up that session with a blog to share a helpful table with everyone that itemizes the various types of data stored in Teams, share where that data is actually stored and categorize each data type by some of the compliance capabilities that are supported.
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.
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 Office 365 Global Administrator role is all powerful and has access to all Office 365 capabilities, there is good reason to ensure that all users with Global Administrator access are securely managed and governed. At a high level, common industry standard practices are to restrict access to this role …
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As an enterprise architect, working primarily in the Microsoft Cloud, I often get asked questions about which form solution a Client should move forward with in their enterprise. It usually starts with one form that a business person has requested or suggested, or with one team that wishes to publish a few forms. The request …
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