Study Guide Series: Exam MS-500 – Configure and Manage Azure AD User Authentication Options and Self-Service 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. Previously in this study guide, we have looked at planning Azure AD Authentication Options such as Pass-Through Authentication, Password Hash Synchronization etc. We have also looked at planning and configuring AD Connect synchronization …

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Study Guide Series: Exam MS-500 – Plan and Implement Device Authentication Methods like Windows Hello

This post is part of the overall MS-500 Exam Study Guide. Links to each topic as they are posted can be found here. Like Active Directory Domain Services, Azure AD does not just hold user and group data. We can also register or join devices to our Azure AD instance. Having a connection between our devices …

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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 – 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 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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Export Microsoft Planner Instances and Details Using Graph API and PowerShell

I recently had a requirement to include Planner instances in a tenant to tenant migration I was carrying out. The options for Planner migration are few and far between and the tooling we had in place was only scoped to migrate data. After some investigation, it was a job for Microsoft Graph API. I've begun …

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Connect To Graph API Using PowerShell With Delegated Permissions

Previously on this blog, I have posted some Graph API / PowerShell examples. Most of these examples so far have used application permissions. I have a few examples planned over the next week or so which leverage Delegated Permissions which have a different authentication flow which we need to keep in mind when writing our …

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Protect Corporate Data With Microsoft Endpoint DLP

A key component of the Office 365 service for a long time has been the Data-Loss Prevention (DLP) tools. With the extremely powerful sharing and collaboration features available through tools like SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and Exchange Online, protecting sensitive data is key to allowing users to safely share data with partners and customers. The productivity …

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Onboarding Windows 10 Devices to the Microsoft 365 Compliance Portal

The Microsoft 365 Compliance Portal has a huge amount of nice features which can be used with cloud services. I've previously posted about the new Compliance Manager tool and how it can help to assess the controls in place in the tenancy while also recommending improvements. There are also tools such as DLP, Unified Labelling …

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