Last month Microsoft announced that they enable auditing by default on every mailbox. Before this, you needed to run a script on every newly created mailbox to enable auditing for the items you wanted. Microsoft provided a script for this that can be found on GitHub. The announcement can be found on techcommunity. In this announcement, they say that every new mailbox gets the default set of auditing. This default set can be updated from Microsoft’s side, but when you have enabled auditing by yourself or the script, they provided it stays that way.
Let’s kick this post of what I mean with a break glass account. What is a break glass account? A break glass account is a non-personal in case of an emergency account that is never used and is stored in a vault where only a few people have access too. This account is a global admin on your tenant and in some sense is the top-level account of your environment.
Collaborating with Microsoft Teams is very easy, and I’m using it at several customers. At one customer the teams are getting multi-language where before every conversation was in Dutch, now with new team members that are not speaking Dutch they have trouble going back into the conversations and do not understand what is written. Luckily Microsoft Teams now offers the ability like Skype to have translations for this. We found that this was not enabled by default in the tenants that I worked checked.
Today I had the privilege to speak at SharePoint Saturday Genève. I did a session about security in a cloud environment when you are moving from an on-premises environment to the cloud. The security then moves from your perimeter network to the user’s identity. The session gave an overview of the tools in Azure AD to secure the cloud identity. [slideshare id=125157044&doc=20181206-spsgenevewearemovingtothecloudwhataboutsecurity-181206131838]
At my customer we are using Privileged Identity Management (PIM) for all admin related tasks, no employee has standing access within the company. What is PIM Let’s first start by explaining Privileged Identity Management. It is a service that is available in Azure AD and is part of Azure AD Plan 2. For a user to use it, they need this plan enabled. PIM makes it possible to give a user the privilege to elevate his or her access rights for a preset amount of time to a higher role such as User Administrator or SharePoint Administrator.
This week I had the privilege to speak at Office 365 connect. My session was scheduled on the second day at 9 am. My session was about Protecting your data in Office 365 and had the big room where the keynote was yesterday. For me, this was the first time on a big event speaking and was a bit excited on doing this. After just a few minutes it felt good and had a great presentation with good feedback from the audience.
This weekend I had the privilege to speak at SharePoint Saturday in Leicester. Here I did a session on Protecting your data in office 365. I talked about how we did security before the cloud and what Microsoft provides to keep your data safe in Office 365. I showed Multifactor authentication with Conditional Access, disabling legacy authentication, Privileged Identity Management, Identity Secure Score and Password less Authentication. See my deck below
It was that time of the year again to visit Belgium for their SharePoint Saturday. An excellent day organized by BIWUG. This year was a tribute to an amazing SharePoint teacher who passed away too soon, Patrick Tisseghem. I did not know him but heard and read about him, I only was working 1 year with SharePoint when he passed away. During the day there were videos and photos about the things he did for the community.
In the week of September 24th, Microsoft held their biggest tech event of the year and I had the privilege to be there again. This post will give you a summary of my journey thru this week. The official conference starts on Monday but on Sunday evening I got invited to the welcome party of Microsoft Netherlands to meet all Dutch participant, get to know the others and meet all we already know.