Study Guide Series: Exam MS-500 – Plan Sign-on Security

This post is part of the overall MS-500 Exam Study Guide. Links to each topic as they are posted can be found here. Protecting user identities during sign-on to Microsoft 365 services has never been more important. With the shift this year to working from home, many organizations have had to rethink their remote access strategy. …

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Study Guide Series: Exam MS-500 – Configure and Manage Identity Governance

This post is part of the overall MS-500 Exam Study Guide. Links to each topic as they are posted can be found here. Azure AD Identity Governance With the fast pace and scale required by many organizations to provision and control user identities today, it is extremely important that a robust system is in place to …

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Study Guide Series: Exam MS-500 – Implement Azure AD Group Membership

This post is part of the overall MS-500 Exam Study Guide. Links to each topic as they are posted can be found here. Implement Azure AD Group Membership There are two types of groups in Azure AD as it relates to membership: Assigned and Dynamic. Assigned membership works just like regular AD groups. You create the …

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Study Guide Series: Exam MS-500 – Implement Password Management

This post is part of the overall MS-500 Exam Study Guide. Links to each topic as they are posted can be found here. Implementing Password Management in Microsoft 365 is quite a generic exam topic, there are a number of tools available to us which contribute to password management in our tenancy. In this post we …

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Study Guide Series: Exam MS-500 – Monitor and Troubleshoot Azure AD Connect Events

This post is part of the overall MS-500 Exam Study Guide. Links to each topic as they are posted can be found here. Once we have AD Connect installed and configured, it's important to monitor the synchronization service for errors. There are a variety of errors we can experience when running AD Connect and to understand …

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Study Guide Series: Exam MS-500 – Plan Azure AD Synchronization Options

This post is part of the overall MS-500 Exam Study Guide. Links to each topic as they are posted can be found here. Microsoft 365, like most technologies, relies heavily on Identity. Maintaining a directory of users, passwords and metadata is key to the operation of business applications. Azure Active Directory is the Identity Provider (IdP) …

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Study Guide Series: Exam MS-500 – Plan Azure AD Authentication Options

This post is part of the overall MS-500 Exam Study Guide. Links to each topic as they are posted can be found here For this section of the study guide, we will look at how to plan Azure AD authentication. There are multiple ways to process authentication in Azure AD / Microsoft 365. In order …

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Study Guide Series – Exam MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration

Microsoft certification is a great way to validate your skills in a particular area. With many organizations seeking official certification as a prerequisite for a particular role, it's a fantastic time to dive into the certification paths Microsoft have available. For experienced Microsoft 365 Administrators, the MS-500 exam (Microsoft 365 Security Administration) is a fantastic …

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Quick And Easy PowerShell Report For Azure AD Guest User Last Sign In

Microsoft has some cool tools for Guest user management. Implementing Access Reviews for example is great for ensuring expiration of Guest access when needed. We can also control who can invite Guests and which domains we allow Guests from. When this is all set up we have some really great governance over our B2B strategy …

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Change To The Default Guest Access Configuration For Microsoft Teams

Guest access in Microsoft Teams is one of the best features for B2B collaboration available. It allows us to securely bring external users into Microsoft Teams for IM, Calling, meetings and file collaboration. This is distinct from Federation, where we message and share files with external users directly. As announced in Microsoft Major Change Notification …

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