Office 365 – A multi blog posts to read about Office 365 ATP and the phishing protection

A very good multi-part / multi-post reading about Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and the anti-phishing capabilities https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/cloudready/2018/07/31/introduction-email-phishing-protection-guide-enhancing-your-organizations-security-posture/

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Office 365 – New anti-phishing capabilities added to Advanced Threat Protection

A new default policy is being deployed for Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) to protect you against phishing. The new policy is/will be available through the Security and Compliance administration portal (https://protection.office.com/) From there, reach out the Threat Management\Policy section and then click on ATP anti-phishing option Then the Default policy is not displayed in the list of policy; it is displayed using the button Default policy By clicking…

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Azure / Office 365 – You can now use your Microsoft Authenticator mobile app for SSPR (preview)

The Self Service Password Reset, available with Azure AD and Office 365, has been updated to let your end-user use the Microsoft Authenticator mobile app when using the Self Service Password Reset (SSPR). First you need to enable this new capability from your Azure AD portal (https://aad.portal.azure.com/) or Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and reach the Password reset configuration blade Then go to the Authentication methods blade and enable the Mobile app…

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Sway – Sway is moving to a new URL

This is not a big change but could impact your end-users if you whitelist Office 365 endpoints at your proxy level. Sway is moving to a new URL: http://sway.office.com So if you have whitelisted Office 365 services endpoints, you will have to update it to replace sway.com to sway.office.com; let me also remind you, you should start using the Office 365 Endpoints web service to maintain the whitelisting (see https://t.co/B4A5CMAkRh)

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Azure – New version of Azure AD Connect available for autoupgrade

If you have configured your Azure AD Connect (the directory synchronization tool for Azure AD and Office 365), a new version (1.1.880.0) has been made available. This version solves the issue with Azure AD Connect Health agent running 100% CPU – which was (incorrectly?) reported to be related to the Framework update. Also part of this update support for Windows Server 2019 Essentials and GA (general availability) of the integration…

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Office 365 – Reminder to move to TLS 1.2

A quick reminder as the date is fast approaching: you must have moved to TLS 1.2 before October 31, 2018 It has been announced about a year ago (October 2017), all client-server and browser based communication with Office 365 services will use TLS 1.2 After October 31, 2018, if you are still using older TLS version (1.0 or 1.1), you will not be able to access your Office 365 services…

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Azure AD / Office 365 – Integration with LinkedIn is finally here

It has been announced some time ago already, but now the integration is finally here. You can now enable the LinkedIn integration with your Office 365 (Azure AD) tenant. NOTE the integration is turned off by default. To enable the feature, you need to logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) or your Azure AD administration portal (https://aad.portal.azure.com) Then go to your Azure AD configuration blade Access the User settings configuration…

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Exchange Online – Mailbox Auditing will be enabled by default

A good news for compliance and security, Exchange Online Mailbox auditing will now be enabled by default. The schedule is all commercial tenant will be set by end of calendar year. All mailboxes already set for auditing will continue to be enabled, while all others will then be audited. A new parameter for the Set-OrganizationConfig cmdlet will also be introduce for Exchange administrator to override (not recommended) this new configuration.…

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Teams – Microsoft Teams goes free

It has just been announced, Microsoft Teams goes free… The free version allows users with no commercial Office 365 offers to collaborate with up to 300 people, using up to 10 Gb of file storage (with 2 Gb additional per user). Off course, this free version of Teams also integrates with Office Online Apps to open and edit Office documents. Start using it from here http://office.com/teams

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Azure / Office 365 – New registration experience coming for Azure MFA and Azure SSPR

You may already well know the Azure Multi Factor (MFA) and Azure Self Service Password Reset (SSPR) features; if not you are missing a very good piece of your Azure AD/Office 365 services. Well, a new registration experience for Azure MFA and Azure SSPR is currently being in preview to simply the end-user registration experience. With the current experience, end-users had to register twice their details (like phone number or…

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Office 365 – RSS and XML service for Office 365 endpoints management are going to be retired

This is an important announcement I already announced in April that Microsoft was introducing a new way to provide Office 365 endpoints details (IP addresses ranges for each services) using web services (see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/2018/04/04/office-365-new-and-better-way-to-manage-office-365-services-ip-addresses-updates) Well, it has now be announced that the existing RSS and XML services providing the same information are going to be retired by October 2018 so you need to quickly start looking at the new web…

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Exchange Online – Exchange Web Services (EWS) So long and thanks for all the fish

Microsoft has announced that Exchange Web Services (EWS) on Exchange Online will no longer get any further updates and Basic Authentication for EWS will be decommissioned. NOTE This does not apply to Exchange On-Premises (for now ?) Microsoft has been heavily investing in the Graph technology and it is highly recommended to start using/migrating Graph for your interaction with Exchange Online, in lieu of EWS. In parallel, because we all…

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Exchange Online – Automatic events processing from email

You can now have your Exchange Online mailbox setting up for you new events based on emails you receive, which could be either flights or hotel reservations, live events like concert or package delivery. To manage the automatic event creation based on emails, you need to go to your mailbox settings (https://outlook.office.com/owa/) and turn on/off the feature and options. NOTE this feature is turned on by default Click the Gear…

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Teams – Live Events and Policy

As you may already know, Teams is going to replace Skype for Business (in a way or another) on Office 365. As part of the ongoing improvement of Teams, a new capability is now in preview called: Live Events. The idea of Teams Live Event is to setup and host Teams meeting with large audience; sound familiar? Yep, it used to be (or still be for some time anyway) Skype…

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Exchange Online – You can download a quarantined email

A new option has been deployed on the Security and Compliance portal for quarantined emails. You can now download a quarantined email to help you analyze it. As the email has been put in quarantine it is important to download it on a secure client (aka with an up to date antivirus protection and potential additional security configuration) to avoid spreading bad stuff within your network. This option may be…

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